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Foreign language class should be mandatory for all years

Foreign language class should be mandatory for all years

By Miranda Chung, Copy Editor

May 14, 2019


Filed under Opinions

Currently at WCHS, the minimum requirement of foreign language credits that are needed to graduate is three. There are some universities in the country that make foreign language classes mandatory as well. Though these credits were put in place to encourage students to learn another language, many ar...

Colleges need to change policies to equal playing field

Colleges need to change policies to equal playing field

By Miranda Chung, Assistant Opinions Editor

April 5, 2019


Filed under Opinions

The college admission scandal that broke out March 12 has put a massive spotlight on the inequity of the college admission process, and the absurd lengths parents would go to get for their child to receive admission into an elite university. In total, 50 people were charged in the scam, including admissio...

Facebook struggles with privacy issues

Facebook struggles with privacy issues

By Miranda Chung, Assistant Opinions Editor

April 5, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions, Top Stories

For the past year, Facebook has been struggling with the government in regard to their data collection activities, and many people are aware of the scandals associated with the company. However, that’s not stopping users from agreeing to give up their digital privacy for some cash. It has been ...

Bao film impresses WCHS students

Bao film impresses WCHS students

By Miranda Chung, Assistant Opinions Editor

April 3, 2019


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Pixar has recently become an avid supporter of cultural inclusion through its films like “Sanjay’s Super Team” portraying Indian culture, and “Coco” portraying Latino culture. To add another one to the list, “Bao” is an eight minute short film taking a bite into Chinese culture in a way t...

National parks vandalized because of govt. shutdown

National parks vandalized because of govt. shutdown

By Miranda Chung, Assistant Opinions Editor

January 23, 2019


Filed under Features, Online Exclusives

As of Jan. 9, the 2018-2019 U.S. government shutdown is now the longest in history, breaking the 1996 record. An estimate of 380,000 government employees have been granted leaves of absence and another 420,000 are expected to work without pay for the duration of the shutdown, halting progress in federal dep...

MCPS school buses need to install seat belts

MCPS school buses need to install seat belts

By Miranda Chung, Assistant Opinions Editor

December 21, 2018


Filed under Observer Opinion

The Oct. 8 limo crash in New York is considered to be the deadliest U.S. car accident in nine years according to the New York Times. After killing 20 people, including the driver of the vehicle and two pedestrians, the horrifying incident directed much needed attention on transportation safety.   ...

Athletes must live up to role model standards

Athletes must live up to role model standards

By Miranda Chung, Assistant Opinions Editor

November 20, 2018


Filed under Opinions

The women’s finals match of the 2018 U.S. Open between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka has sparked controversy not only in the tennis community, but throughout the sports industry. In a major upset, legendary tennis champion Williams lost the U.S. Open to Japanese player, Osaka. It is not Williams’...

Shell Shockers video game cracks into classrooms

Shell Shockers video game cracks into classrooms

By Miranda Chung, Assistant Opinions Editor

June 13, 2018


Filed under Opinions

As soon as one signs up to play, there is banner on the screen that says, “Welcome to Shell Shockers, the world’s most advanced egg-based multiplayer shooter! It’s your favorite battlefield game...but with eggs!” While most see this as another harmless and common kids video game, there ma...

“Before My Eyes” is a must-read for CHS students

“Before My Eyes” is a must-read for CHS students

By Miranda Chung, Assistant Opinions Editor

May 15, 2018


Filed under Arts, Books

  In Before My Eyes, author Caroline Bock perfectly captures the societal problems of today, by weaving her story very closely to reality. It is a new thought-provoking young adult novel featuring the lives of three teenagers whose lives were forever changed after being held at gunpoint. ...

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