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Scholars go for gold in Russian Olympiada in Baltimore

(Left to right) Jackson Will, Amiel Bengert, Gloria Herman, Veronica Starchenko and Anastasia Avrine, all level 3 Russian students, stand with a Russian Soviet Flag at Russian Olympiada.

By Victoria Park, Opinions Editor

May 9, 2019

Zdrastvuyte! That is Russian for “hello,” and if you think that is difficult to pronounce, just ask one of the many WCHS students taking Russian to help you. Their skills were recently tested on Apr. 2, when 11 students participated in the Olympiada of Spoken Russian at the Friends School of Baltimore. The...

Internet not for self-esteem boost

By Jessica Gold, Production Editor

May 25, 2012

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the prettiest of them all? "Not you, you’re so ugly. Get off the Internet, you attention seeker." With the simple click of a button, a video is sent spiraling into the hands of opinionated strangers. Naïve teenage girls with low self-esteem post videos on YouTube in ...

Student wins two gold medals at Paralympics

By Emilie Plesset, Online Opinions Editor

September 28, 2011

As the timer counted down the remaining seconds in the Jimi Flowers Paralympic Meet at the Colorado Olympic Training Center this past June, sophomore Ben Ertman swam his fastest and won the gold medal in both the 150-meter individual medley and the 200-meter backstroke. The Jimi Flowers Classic is...

Senior wins Gold Medal

By By Kyle Edwards News Production Editor

March 22, 2011

Congratulations to senior Andrea Mirviss for winning the 2011 National Scholastic Writing Awards National Gold Medal in short story. The gold medal is awarded to the “most outstanding works in the nation” and awarded this prestigous honor, one percent of the works submitted.

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