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Rentable scooters show future of transportation

Electric scooters in Finland provide clean and safe transportation alternatives.

By Bradley Furgerson, Features Editor

April 8, 2019

The future of transportation has arrived, and despite how many thought 2019 would be like twenty years ago, it is not hovercrafts, but instead electric scooters. The motorized scooters, rentable via mobile phone app, cost $1 to unlock and around 15 cents per minute to ride, and have been hailed as t...

WCHS’ best of 2018

The Observer deems the burger chain Shake Shack, which recently opened in Cabin John Shopping Center, one of the best new things of 2018.

By Bradley Furgerson and Jackson Resnick

February 27, 2019

Best Artist: Ariana Grande Ever since exploding onto the music scene in 2013, Ariana Grande has been one of the biggest names in pop music. Recent years have been kind to the former Nickelodeon star, as she has had hit single after hit single almost every year except 2017 when she did not release a...

Anonymous apps elicit more harm than good

Anonymous apps like After School, brighten and Yik Yak are all intended to be forms of social media where users can share positive messages freely, though that isn't always the case.

By Bradley Furgerson, Features Editor

December 14, 2018

‘Hey, a friend added you on After Hours! Join the fun!’ a text message reads, indicating yet another anonymous app has been created. Marketing itself towards high schoolers, anonymous social media websites revolve around giving compliments, who’s hot (and who’s not), confessions, parties, hook-ups...

MCPS considers extending spring break

With the potential of a longer spring break, WCHS students can go to exotic resorts, like this one.

By Bradley Furgerson, Features Editor

November 21, 2018

Following student and staff input in relation to which holidays the most students are absent, MCPS is considering two proposals for the 2019-2020 calendar. Both have 182 days of instruction, which is two days over the 180 state-mandated number of school days, start on Sep. 3, 2019 and end on June 15, 2020....

New mental health club brings positive message

Sources of Strength will be replaced by the new mental health club, Thrive.

By Bradley Furgerson and Eli Gordon

January 2, 2018

The CHS counseling department has developed a new stress management and mental health club called Thrive in order to help students identify healthy stress-relieving activities and maintain good mental health.   Counselor Makeyda Soriano, who is spearheading this program, previously sponsore...

MyMCPS confusion solved by new app

The new myMCPS system has confused many students. In response, UMD student and Wootton graduate Solomon Sapiro created myMCPS+ to solve solve of those issues.

By Bradley Furgerson, Public Relations Manager

December 13, 2017

MCPS rolled out myMCPS portal and myMCPS Classroom as a replacement of Edline for the 2017-2018 school year. These services will enable students to check grades and keep up to date with school work, among other functions. The implementation of myMCPS poses a burden for students, who were previously...

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