The Observer

Coronavirus doesn’t stop sports teams from practicing

Zoom is the most popular app that WCHS athletes have used to video conference. It has heavily used for online schooling in MCPS.

By Andrew Chan, Sports Editor

May 11, 2020

Coronavirus has shut down school entirely, ruining the year for many students. Not only has this shutdown affected academics, it has also disrupted the sports schedule for WCHS teams. However, teams like boys soccer and basketball have adapted, turning to online calls to stay in playing shape. ...

Boys basketball team looks to out-dunk the competition

Senior Jomo Goings goes for a dunk during a game against Quince Orchard. The boys basketball team is looking for a long run in their season's playoffs.

By Andrew Chan, Sports Editor

March 3, 2020

Down by one against rival division champs Blake High School, the ball is inbounded by senior Ryan Flax. The crowd is cheering, and Flax inbounds the ball. After a shot by the Bulldogs falls short, senior Jake Berlin rises, grabbing the offensive rebound and scoring the game winning putback. The WCHS ...

This year, the SMOB election comes to WCHS

WCHS President Jay Wood preparing to speak for his SMOB announcement video in the halls of WCHS.

By Andrew Chan, Sports Editor

January 30, 2020

The SMOB is the Student Member on the Board of Education in Montgomery County, and he or she has a vote on many crucial issues in the county. The last time Montgomery County has had a SMOB from WCHS was 30 years ago. However, this could soon change. Jay Wood, the current WCHS president, recently announ...

Lifelong dream comes true for Ravens fan

Robinson poses alongside Baltimore Ravens mascot, Poe, during his postgame experience at M&T Bank Stadium.

By Andrew Chan, Sports Editor

December 17, 2019

For most sports fans, getting an on-field experience is nothing but a pipe dream. But thanks to some great luck, one die-hard Ravens fan from WCHS is making that dream a reality. Michael Robinson, a WCHS junior, has been able to step on an NFL football field and see what it feels like to be a player be...

Sunday Morning Bakehouse opens up in Pike and Rose

A few of the tasty pastries that the Sunday Morning Bakehouse offers, such as the ham and swiss croissant and strawberry jelly brioche donut.

By Andrew Chan, Sports Editor

December 3, 2019

Aesthetically decorated with a simplistic style, the Sunday Morning Bakehouse has opened up in Pike and Rose. It has quickly become one of the more popular stops in the area, due to its delicious food and excellent service. The interior of the bakehouse is well-decorated and creates a pleasant env...

Club day brings convenience to annual event

The poster for the new Spikeball Club that was displayed during Club Lunch at WCHS.

By Andrew Chan, Sports Editor

October 17, 2019

On Sept. 25, WCHS put on a Club Lunch in the main gym, allowing WCHS students to showcase their clubs and gain new members. In previous years, the lunch was a Club Night where students would come to WCHS after school hours to see clubs. “I thought Club lunch was way more convenient than a Club Nigh...

IT 2: the comeback of Pennywise

Pennywise the Clown, the main terror of IT 2.

By Andrew Chan, Sports Editor

October 1, 2019

If you are looking for scary with a side of comedic, then IT 2 is the movie for you. Picking up 27 years after the first IT movie, IT 2 combines horror and a bit of dry humor to create yet another Stephen King novel blockbuster.  The movie starts off with a violent bout of homophobia to show viewers the...

The good and bad of AP season: yearly review

Various WCHS students feel the stress of APs.

By Allison Jacobs and Andrew Chan, News Editor and Sports Editor

June 5, 2019

AP season marks the time from around mid-April to mid-May when preparation for AP exams goes into full swing, with teachers handing out review guide after review guide, and the cramming begins for many. AP season also means that stress is going to be a constant feeling when thinking about the classes...

Bethesda arts festival displays work of numerous artists

A view of the entrance to the Bethesda Arts Festival.

By Andrew Chan, Sports Editor

June 5, 2019

Imagine a festival that celebrates the arts and accomplishments of various artists. Such a festival exists, and were held on May 11th and 12th called the Bethesda Arts Festival. It was hosted along the streets of Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle. The festival consisted of many different booths featuring variou...

Maryland Black-Eyed Susan nominees are released

A photo of the Black Eyed Susan voting party at WCHS.

By Andrew Chan, Sports Editor

May 17, 2019

Typically, students have to search long and hard just to find a decent book. But imagine if there was a list with the best books of the year specifically tailored for high schoolers. Such a list exists, and it is called the Black Eyed Susan novels list. Each year, a group of librarians choose seve...

Guns in the hands of teachers don’t lead to safety

Guns in the hands of teachers don't lead to safety

By Andrew Chan, Assistant Sports Editor

April 1, 2019

Imagine turning in a paper and seeing a gun on your teacher’s desk, or running to your next class and accidentally bumping into a police officer carrying a loaded gun. Due to the many incidents involving gun violence in schools, these frightening scenarios may soon become a reality. Recently, in Balt...

Students teach the community about Sikhism

A traditional book of daily prayers, known as a the Nitnem, on display at the WCHS seminar. To its right is a traditional beaded bracelet that Sikhs count while praying.

By Andrew Chan, Assistant Sports Editor

February 8, 2019

An organization at WCHS is striving to educate the community on a religion known as Sikhism. Many Sikhs are often mistaken for other religious groups or mislabeled. Sikh Kid to Kid was created to help spread awareness on the Sikh religion throughout the MCPS community. Sikh Kid to Kid’s main goal is...

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