The Observer

Administration attempts to puff out vaping

The use of vapes and e-cigarettes at WCHS have grown into a harmful and dangerous situation, and for this reason the administration is considering taking new precautions to prevent their use at school.

By Bryan Fletcher and Benjamin Pham

May 8, 2019

Following recent, notable events at school involving THC addictions and the use of vape pens, the WCHS administration is looking into new policies restricting the presence of drugs on school grounds and in classrooms. With now being a better time than ever to initiate discussions about the hazards...

Recent events incite action from administration

Students in leadership class work to promote a united WCHS community through artistic pieces such as banners. Also, a new advisory period will take place once a month for students and staff to discuss grade level and community-wide issues.

By Bryan Fletcher and Fatima Yazdi

March 6, 2019

Following the recent events involving N-Word usage passes being handed out to students, principal Brandice Heckert and WCHS administration are taking new measures to fight against bigotry, racism and insensitivity at school. The incident, which has since reached national news headlines, has drawn...

Technology grant awarded

Senior Michael Janis, Technology director Benjamin Schnapp, Ms. Brandice Heckert, and junior William Ahn smiling for the camera just after Schnapp received the grant.

By Bryan Fletcher, Production Manager

December 20, 2018

Throwing together a full high school musical is no small task, and no one can vouch for this more than Media Services Technician and Technical Director Benjamin Schnapp and the WCHS tech crew, responsible for creating the sets seen in our theater performances. Fortunately, in an effort to obtain more...

A Star is Born is a star in the theaters

Lady Gaga is one of the two leads in A Star Is Born.

By Bryan Fletcher, Production Manager

October 24, 2018

A significant prerequisite that determines whether a film will succeed in the box office is that it leaves an impact, and if any film has done that this year, it's “A Star is Born.” Marking both the film debut of Lady Gaga and the directorial debut of Bradley Cooper, “A Star is Born” has ...

ASMR proves therapeutic to CHS students

Two CHS students participate in Mukbanging, a common form of ASMR, in which people eat and record the sounds of chewing food. ASMR has become popular among teenagers on social media.

By Bryan Fletcher and Fatima Yazdi, Production Manager and Features Editor

May 10, 2018

Most people in our generation probably have that one friend who will not stop talking about how relaxing playing with slime is or their obsession with acting out role plays, but what exactly is all this newfound hype about? Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) is the term used to describe the...

CHS students: stop silence, speak out on sexual assault

CHS students: stop silence, speak out on sexual assault

By Bryan Fletcher, Art Director

January 10, 2018

With the seemingly never-ending stream of sexual harassment allegations emerging throughout Hollywood and politics, now is a more crucial time than ever for CHS students to understand the gravity of sexual assault. Based entirely in privilege and entitlement, the abusive behaviors of people in power...

CHS administration rings tardy bell on late students

Students head through the hallways to make it to class before the bell rings. Administration is starting to crack down on tardiness.

By Bryan Fletcher and Vicky Gunawan, Arts and Photo Editors

November 21, 2017

The 7:45 bell, an indication that students should not only be in class, but also be seated, seems to uneffective as students are still wandering the hallways in the morning.   Recently, administrators addressed the fact that students have continuously been arriving later than usual to thei...

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