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Students line up in the hallway, waiting to get out of the school. The end of school is one of the most risky times for students, as every student in the building lines up to go out the same few exits.

WCHS hallways are not COVID-19 safe

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor October 29, 2021

As a student takes a step in the hallway between periods, they look over and see several students near them, all within six feet of each other. Such is life for WCHS students, and in the rush-hour-esque...

WCHS students wear masks and do their best to socially distance while transitioning between classes. Hallways are among the most dangerous times during the school day due to the large number of people in such a small space.

MCPS masks up to protect students from COVID-19

By Austin Vinner, News Editor October 26, 2021

With the 2021-2022 school year trekking on full steam ahead, let's recap what has probably been the most significant change in schools compared to previous years: masks. So how has the mask mandate been...

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many classes being left empty. However now, 16 months later, students around the world are heading back to their classrooms, while major differences still separate them.

Follow up – “Column: looking through the eyes of high school students around the world”

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor June 2, 2021

In October of 2020, I wrote an article for The Observer titled “Column: Looking through the eyes of students around the world.” This article covered what it was like to live in a different country...

Captain, Eliot Dubick, makes his way around a BCC player to then score a goal for Churchill.

Lacrosse is back after missing last year’s season

By Ella Kaminsky, Opinions Editor May 26, 2021

Although this year has been far from normal, WCHS’s boys lacrosse season has finally begun and is back in full speed. After missing an entire season, the players are excited to be back on the field.  This...

WCHS junior Dani Primerano smiles behind here mask after recieving her COVID-19 vaccine. Getting a cool narwhal bandaid was an added perk to finally getting the shot.

Vaccine eligibility eases student concerns

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor May 17, 2021

Needles and fear: for many WCHS students those two words are synonymous. In normal years, students dread having to get shots, but everyone knows this year is not normal with desperation setting in to receive...

At WCHS, sophomore Sydney Willich walks to her class in Portable 3. Portables are a new addition to WCHS this year to accommodate all students.

Portables create a unique learning experience at WCHS

By Kaylen Chang, Assistant Social Media Manager April 30, 2021

Next to the WCHS carpool loop, wooden ramps lead students to an odd learning environment: trailers crammed together like puzzle pieces, better known as portables. These portables are detached from the...

The Greenbelt Metro Station mass vaccination site administers vaccines to local residents. As one of the closest mass vaccination centers to most WCHS students, this location is a popular one to receive the vaccine.

WCHS students receive COVID-19 vaccines

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Copy Editor April 30, 2021

After months of restrictions and anxious waiting, Maryland has accelerated their COVID-19 vaccine eligibility. Appointments are now available to anyone ages 16+, and WCHS students are taking advantage...

WCHS’s Model UN team hosted their first conference on April 16th-17th over Zoom. Students and Teachers put in countless hours of work to make this conference be the best it could despite the virtual environment.

WCHS Model United Nations Club hosts its first conference

By Caitlin Murphy, Assistant Online Editor April 30, 2021

While many of WCHS’s clubs have decreased meetings or simply stopped club activities due to the challenges that the virtual environment presented this year, WCHS’s Model United Nations (MUN) Club has...

Megan thee Stallion smiles for the cameras on the red carpet as her photo is taken. She swept the Grammys this year, winning 3 awards.

2021 Grammy Awards show celebrates artists during COVID-19

By Ella Kaminsky, Opinions Editor April 22, 2021

Every year music fans gather around their TVs to watch their favorite award show of the year: The Grammys. This year Trevor Noah, popular millennial talk show host, hosted the show.   Many of the...

WCHS Senior Jeffrey Yee weaves between two Whitman defenders after catching a pass during the first game of the Bulldogs season.

The WCHS varsity football team has a short and exciting fall season

By Andrew Chan, Editor-in-Chief April 21, 2021

For months the pristine WCHS football field lay untouched, as many saw their seasons canceled by COVID-19. However, in March, WCHS football made its triumphant return. The Bulldogs stormed back onto the...

Students eagerly get back on the field to play sports after over a year long break due to COVID restrictions in the county.

WCHS sports teams prepare for an in-person spring season

By Austin Vinner, Observations Editor March 22, 2021

With the increased distribution of vaccines, a select amount of students are beginning to return to school. This not only provides improved learning for many students, but it also brings the excitement...

MoCo EmpowHERs Women in Sports was an hour and a half event. Around 40 people from around the county participated.

The Women in Sports virtual panel empowHER women in MCPS

By Emily Zhang, Features Editor March 22, 2021

A welcoming, uplifting and inspiring group of young women, MoCo EmpowHER strives to create a safe space for women to be supported and grow as leaders. First founded by past MCPS SMOB Ananya Tadikonda in...

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