The Observer

Worldwide shutdown amidst pandemic allows Earth to breathe

Since everyone has been in lockdown during the coronavirus and is using less transportation, pollution in the sky has cleared.

By Melissa Redlich, Sports Editor

May 21, 2020

For decades, a polluted cloud has loomed over China and murky waters have filled Venice’s canals. But recently, both the skies and the waterways have begun to clear up, leaving beautiful and clean cities. If everyone is determined enough, we can keep it this way.  It’s ironic that these positive changes ar...

Music provides a safe haven during COVID

After receiving a lot of positive attention from millions of viewers, the first Disney Family Singalong that broadcasted on Apr. 26 was given the opportunity for its sequel of live Disney-related performances for Mother's Day. With this follow-up, famous artists from all around the world used the power of music to participate in building a sense of community through these trying times.

By Hannah Zozobrado, Senior Writer

May 21, 2020

Students have witnessed a shift in their vision of the world. Cancellation of the rest of the remaining school year, cancellation of highly anticipated events and cancellation of large group gatherings with friends are just a few of the changes that make up the cancellation of a typical student life. This...

Lockdown protesters need to focus getting rid of Covid-19

Protestors rally in Ohio, urging for the state to open up again, protesting the current stay at home order.

By Sapna David, Features Editor

May 11, 2020

As a result of the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in the state of Md., Gov. Larry Hogan issued a stay-at-home order--basically a lockdown. For the past few weeks, Marylanders have been holed up in their homes, uncertain of what lies ahead, and when life will return to normal. As families and friends...

Should MCPS implement the “pass/fail” grading system for semester 2?

The MCPS board of education will be holding a meeting May 12 to decide on the marking period 2 grading system.

By Ella Kaminsky, Features Editor

May 11, 2020

Eight weeks ago, life for everyone in the United States took a turn for the absolute worst. As the Coronavirus continues to sweep the globe, not only is it severely affecting many people’s health, but each and everyone’s everyday lives have been altered. From being quarantined in our houses and n...

States shouldn’t reopen until they have a plan

 While Maryland is among the states that are still shut-down or have restrictions (gold on the map), other states like Georgia, Iowa and Montana have at least a partial reopening (dark green). Orders are lifting soon in Pennsylvania and North Carolina (pale green), even though no U. S. state has had their cases decrease for 14 days, something President Trump's plan recommended before Governors should reopen their states.

By Jeremy Fredricks, Assistant Opinions Editor

May 11, 2020

As the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths per day starts to plateau and shrink across the country, there comes the question, “What’s next?” For millions of unemployed Americans, they hope to return to work; just like students and teachers returning to the classroom environment.  Governors now...

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. ...

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