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Debate team advances under new sponsorship

Debate team advances under new sponsorship

By Riley Hurr, News Editor

December 17, 2018

This school year, the WCHS debate team gained three new sponsors: Scott Rivinius, Kevin Doherty and Evan Rosenthal. Previously, the team has gone through two faculty sponsors over the past two years. These three social studies teachers decided to step up and sponsor the team after a conversation during...

U.N. statehood debate sparks student discussion: Israel demands security

U.N. statehood debate sparks student discussion: Israel demands security

By Natalia Derechin, Features Production Editor

November 21, 2011

 A recent CHS student’s Facebook post over Rosh Hashanah read "You’re welcome Christians," referring to the mandatory school holidays over Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The response she received from non-Jewish students was: "We love you Jews because you give us a couple of extra days off every...

U.N. statehood debate sparks student discussion: Palestine should be a state

U.N. statehood debate sparks student discussion: Palestine should be a state

By Amna Farooqi, Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2011

 Anyone who has taken World History or Global Issues knows the tension that seeps into the room when the issue of Israel-Palestine relations comes up. On one side are the students who are die-hard Israel supporters, on the other are die-hard Palestine supporters, and in the middle are students who do...

Debate winners

By Jenna Cantor Observations Editor

March 22, 2011

Congratulations to junior Tiffany Keung and freshman Rachel Casper for finishing in the top 16 in Montgomery County Regional debate, held Mar. 3. Keung and Capser debated about whether the military should use private firms for combat.

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