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ESPN provides entertainment for sports fans during COVID

Scottie Pippen (left) and Michael Jordan (right) both appeared in the documentary

By Ava Freeman, Features Editor

May 13, 2020

At the start of Mar., thousands of athletes around the globe mourned the abrupt ending to their season as a result of COVID-19. This included athletes who played for club sports, high school or college teams and professional players from all sports for the next several months. Not only has this unexp...

Netflix rom-com excites viewers with a sequel: P.S. you will love it

Based on the New York Times Best-Seller,

By Ava Freeman, Features Editor

April 26, 2020

The hit romance that appeared on Netflix in 2018, “To All the Boys I Loved Before,” stole the hearts of its audience and seemed to have had the most perfect and satisfying ending. The movie wrapped up with Lara Jean, played by Lana Condor, finally revealing her love for Peter Kavinsky, played by N...

Plunge into the campaign for two ply toilet paper

Cabin John Middle School President, Sekayi Fraser, poses with the Montgomery County Board President when he testified for the use of 2 ply toilet paper to the Board of Education.

By Ava Freeman, Features Editor

March 3, 2020

With the MCPS operating budget being $2.8 billion, many would think that replacing the current one ply toilet paper in schools with two ply would not affect the county’s finances. However, this has proven to be a difficult task, as the transition to two ply would cost the county an additional $31,15...

Creative and great ways to make money as a teenager

One of Sarah Genn's responsibilies as a retail workers at My Best Friend's Closet is to model the clothing for Instagram. This was a post from Nov. 3 promotting some of the store's newest winter styles.

By Ava Freeman, Features Editor

January 3, 2020

Making money as a teen seems like a difficult task. Often, companies prefer to hire adults with years of experience or someone with at least a high school degree. However, this does not have to be the case as nowadays there are many opportunities for high schoolers to work or make money. Here is a l...

Court is now in session: “Legally Blonde” debuts at WCHS

The cast of WCHS's fall musical,

By Ava Freeman, Features Editor

December 3, 2019

Ever since Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) infamously taught the world how to do the “bend and snap,” the 2001 film “Legally Blonde” has become a household movie, beloved by many WCHS students. Its witty humor, infamous lines such as “What? Like it’s hard?” in reference to getting into Ha...

A blast from the past: the revival of 90s trends

These various icons from the 1980s and 1990s are identifiable to both people who were alive during that era and people who were born afterwards.

By Ava Freeman, Features Editor

October 23, 2019

    Fashion, music and TV shows often work in cycles. What was completely outdated and “uncool” last year may be all the rage the next, and what is currently popular can go out of style in an instant.  In 2019, the phrase “a blast from the past” could not be anymore true with many of the m...

Student Art Spotlight: Elizabeth Kronthal

Elizabeth Kronthal's self portrait with a background of a cluster of mountains.

By Ava Freeman, Features Editor

June 4, 2019

With artwork displayed at the John Hopkins annual art show, the Montpelier Studio contest, the Congressional art contest and the Montgomery County PTSA contest, WCHS junior Elizabeth Kronthal is a talented artist who has had many opportunities to showcase her artwork and skills to the public. Leadi...

Speak Up inspires WCHS to stand up to bullies

The new

By Ava Freeman, Features Editor

May 10, 2019

Teasing is an inevitable part of growing up: almost everyone goes through it. However, when this teasing becomes repetitive with the intent to hurt someone, it becomes a more serious issue. According to the National Bullying Prevention Center, over one in five children and teenagers report to have...

Students should have the freedom to go out for lunch

Cabin John Shopping Center is a very popular destination for WCHS students who go out for lunch.

By Ava Freeman, Features Editor

May 9, 2019

Five days, 35 hours or 2,100 minutes is typically how long WCHS students spend within the walls of school each week. With the exception of seniors, students are not permitted to leave school grounds during lunch even if they are able to drive or receive a ride from someone else. Some may think that it...

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