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Netflix’s “Outer Banks” almost hits the jackpot

Netflix Original

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Online Editor

June 1, 2020

The Outer Banks. Paradise on Earth. Love, guns and war between two social classes. And $400 million worth of undiscovered gold.  Set in North Carolina, Netflix’s “Outer Banks” follows John B (Chase Stokes) and his crew: JJ (Rudy Pankow), the abused teen always down for an adventure; Pope (...

Seniors mourn loss of final spring season

Lauren Kuo (left) and Jessica Bowen (right) get pumped up before their 2019 State Cross Country Meet.  Kuo and Bowen have been on the team since freshman year and were disappointed when their last season was cancelled.

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Online Editor

May 30, 2020

Prom, graduation, beach week. Seniors have lost multiple important milestones this year. For senior athletes, they’re missing out on something else too: their final season.  “I was really disappointed when I heard it was cancelled,” cross country and track co-captain Jessica Bowen said.  “I wanted t...

March Adness

Ellen Degeneres and wife, Portia De Rossi, are featured on an Amazon Alexa ad that was showcased during the superbowl.

By Emma Chen, Ohio Meshanko, and Maya Bhattiprolu

March 11, 2020

Super Bowl season has come and gone, every year it is American tradition that many companies bolster their marketing budgets to bring us some of the most scrutinized commercials of the year. Some are funny, some are sad, some reference pop culture and some are just plain out there, but all are more mem...

Disney Plus outperforms their streaming competitors

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Assistant Online Editor

February 2, 2020

The era of commercial breaks is officially over. With the emergence of streaming services like Hulu and Netflix, viewers can hop on their couch and watch their favorite shows without ads. However, a new service is on the rise and aims to destroy the competition: Disney Plus.  Created by Disney, t...

Best of 2010’s

The organization Extinction Rebellion holds a climate strike outside the World Bank in Washington DC. Many students have become climate activists over the decade and attend these protests.

By Maya Bhattiprolu and Ela Jalil

December 27, 2019

The 2010s was a time of memorable events -- learning how to ride a bike, entering double digits and getting a driver’s license -- but perhaps the most memorable of them all was the experiences we lived through and how much we have grown. As the decade ends, we look back on the 10 best events of the 20...

“Let it Snow” captures the essence of the holidays in a unique way

The cast of Netflix Original “Let it Snow” poses for a photo at the premiere. The movie is based on the book by authors John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Assistant Online Editor

November 28, 2019

Let it Snow is a classic holiday movie with a twist—there are three different point of views. Told from the eyes of three young adults, Let it Snow allows the audience to get a glimpse into their lives. Based on the young adult book by John Green, Lauren Myracle and Maureen Johnson, Let it Snow features...

Out of season work-outs great for team bonding

Sophomore Sydney Norris practices her dives at her practice during the summer. Norris dives year round and does not have breaks between seasons, allowing for more developed skills.

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Assistant Online Editor

November 20, 2019

For some WCHS student-athletes, the break between sports seasons isn’t for resting, but for training. The time during offseasons allows athletes to get ready for their next sport, an opportunity many athletes take advantage of.  Senior Anjali Iyer participates in cross country during the fall,  indoor tr...

Athlete of the Month: Serena Xu

Senior Serena Xu soars high to hit an outside set. Xu is usually the one setting, but she is able to play almost any position due to her high skill level.

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Assistant Online Editor

October 21, 2019

Six years ago, senior Serena Xu stepped on the court for the very first time. Today, she is a key player in helping the WCHS volleyball team win their games.  “I started playing in sixth grade after playing beach volleyball during vacation,” Xu said. “I love playing volleyball because it's...

Student protestors take on climate change

Senior Hannah Roberts captures photos of activists at the Climate Strike this past Sept 20 through her photography. The Climate Strike is one of the many series of strikes and protests to demand action against the impending dangers of climate change.

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Assistant Online Editor

October 19, 2019

The Global Youth Climate Strike inspired more than 4 million people worldwide to strike on Sept. 20 to advocate for stronger legislation and regulation.  Northwood High School junior Sophia Geiger is the lead organizer in the DC-area climate change strike. “I started being active very recen...

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