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2020 wrap up

2020 has been a crazy year filled with events from the coronavirus to social justice movements, to a contentious election.
December 22, 2020

In a word, 2020 has been hectic. This year has been filled with a pandemic, a tumultuous presidential election, the new experience of online school, natural disasters and more. Read below to see our highlights...

Disposable cameras bring back some 90’s nostalgia

Olivia Meshanko and Natalie Heshmat pose on top of a newly decorated car. Shoshana Rosenthal has been using an app that emulates a disposable cameras in order to make lasting memories with her friends.
December 1, 2020

In a year like 2020, it is no surprise that students are trying to escape to the past. Single-use disposable cameras, first popular in the 1990s, have recently made a comeback amongst teenagers. Although...

WCHS clubs adapt to virtual meetings

Elyssa Shenker holds a digital meeting of her club, Purposefully Repurposed. Shenker has been forced to adapt to the challenges of virtual school.
November 11, 2020

As of the 2020-2021 school year, there are 157 active clubs at WCHS. Ranging from Kpop Dance Club to Women in Politics, there is truly a fit for every student. In a normal, in-person school year, it is...

Minimum wage monsters: working horror stories

Senior Olivia Meshanko has fun in the pool while on break for working. While working as a lifeguard, Meshanko had to navigate many frustrating experiences.
October 14, 2020

For many students at WCHS, working part time is a great way to get experience, stay busy, and make money. However, working is not always easy. In fact, sometimes it can be downright scary. Here are three...

New MCPS LGBTQ+ Studies course makes history

The student members of MoCo Pride pose for a group picture. They have been working hard all year to create the country's first high school LGBTQ+ Studies curriculum.
May 13, 2020

Over the past few years, MCPS has made efforts to diversify their curriculum. These changes include the introduction of books written by women and people in color into English curriculums, and the introduction...

New and improved vending machines make it to WCHS

All WCHS vending machines have been replaced over the last few months. Shown are two of the new kinds of vending machines that have been installed around the school.
March 9, 2020

Many WCHS students tend to satisfy their daily hunger with snacks from the vending machines spread throughout the school. With multiple machines and a variety of contents in each, it is hard to be unhappy...

WCHS Swim and Dive team takes second place at States

Casey Meretta and his teammates on the WCHS Swim and Dive team pose with their trophy. The won second place at the Maryland State Championships.
March 7, 2020

After winning first place in the Maryland Public School State Championship the last two years, the WCHS boys Swim and Dive team (CHSSD) had high hopes of bringing home another victory this year. While...

WCHS students express themselves through their clothing choices

Senior Wysh Anstine comes to school in outfits that not only make her stand out but make her feel good.
November 12, 2019

American photographer and designer Bill Cunningham once said: “Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life.”  This is especially true in high school, where students may feel judged...

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