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Roommate search stresses rising college students

Roommate search stresses rising college students

By Eliza Asbury, Online Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2019


Filed under Features, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Some say it’s more stressful than applying to college. Some say it’s harder than writing all those essays. It’s more than proving yourself; it’s making yourself seem chill, smart, desirable and fun all at once. It’s the search for a college roommate. For seniors opting out of the random roommat...

Students need to accept their part in the college scandal

Students need to accept their part in the college scandal

By Caitlyn Jennings and Jackson Resnick

April 5, 2019


Filed under Opinions

A 1570 SAT score, straight A’s all throughout high school, a boatload of extracurricular activities and a diminished high school social life. This is the typical academic resume that the average Yale University student boasts. In 2018, 32 WCHS students applied to Yale, most of whom possessed the aca...

How to survive college: a guide for incoming freshmen

How to survive college: a guide for incoming freshmen

By Allison Jacobs, Assistant News Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Features, Students

The thought of college can be scary for students of any age, especially since many do not know what to expect. College is supposed to be an amazing experience that gives young adults the chance to become independent, choose a career path and have fun, but it is also a lot to handle. The first semester...

College acceptance videos create stress

College acceptance videos create stress

By Nora Holland, Opinions Editor

December 20, 2018


Filed under Observer Opinion

As the student opens his application portal and types in his password, a swarm of his friends watch intently with looks of worry written all over their faces. After a seemingly infinite stretch of silence, screams erupt from everyone as the room turns into a mosh pit. He got in. This is a description...

New bill lowers college cost

New bill lowers college cost

By Fatima Yazdi, Features Editor

November 20, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan recently signed into law a bill which makes community colleges in the state of Maryland tuition-free for qualifying residents. The legislation will create a $15 million program to provide scholarships for up to 5,000 students from families that earn less than $125,000 a...

New WCHS athlete commitments make community proud

New WCHS athlete commitments make community proud

By Jenna Greenzaid, Editor-in-Chief

November 13, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

The one thing on the mind of CHS students during the fall of their senior year is college applications: where to apply, when to apply, what you need for each school. For boys varsity football seniors Nick Wagman, Nick Smyth and Jack Butler, their application process for college is slightly differe...

Virtual college tours allow students to visit from home

Virtual college tours allow students to visit from home

By Rebecca Jackson, News Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under News, School, Top Stories

When our parents were teenagers, if they could not take off work, or could not afford it, they would not be able to visit a college where they planned to apply. But in our technological age, it is now possible to visit a college without even leaving your bedroom.   CampusTours.com celebrated twenty years of p...

Pre-College Costs Hinder Students

Pre-College Costs Hinder Students

By Observer Opinion

March 29, 2017


Filed under Observer Opinion, Opinions

College is an expensive investment into a student’s future. At CHS, most of students’ daily lives and choices revolve around earning amazing grades and outstanding test scores so they receive admittance to their dream school. But as college tuitions continue to rise, the cost of the college application...

Focusing on Character Won’t Lead to More Compassion

Focusing on Character Won’t Lead to More Compassion

By Fiona Asbury, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2016


Filed under Opinions

College admissions officers face a daunting task: they must take piles of paper and weave them into a qualified, enthusiastic and cohesive student body, a group of students who will band together and change the world. As admissions officers sift through applications, they look for individuals with a...

CHS musicians work to attain college scholarships

By Peter Durand, Social Media Editor

October 29, 2015


Filed under Arts, Music

Scholarships often bring to mind thoughts of athletics, internships, and academic merit. However, music is a significant means of attracting prestigious schools and scholarships. Many of Churchill’s top musicians go on to pursue music in college, with about five percent of seniors in the music program...

Early High School Recruiting: Not as Effective

Early High School Recruiting: Not as Effective

By Cristian Edwards and Nathan Gertler

October 29, 2015


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Uncategorized

For most high school athletes aspiring to further their athletic experience, the next step is to play in college. However, the cruel realities of college recruiting serve as a daunting process for students. Each sport has its own unique rules, regulations and flaws in terms of the high school recruiting...

New program to replace Common Application

New program to replace Common Application

By Madison Hurr, Features Editor

October 29, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Come next summer, there will be another option for applying to college to rival the Common Application, an organization that has been used by college applicants for 40 years to apply to over 600 institutions worldwide. Current juniors and sophomores will most likely not be affected, but freshmen and...

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