The Observer

Beach Week – 2020

Senior Jordyn Green

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 14, 2020

I never really identified with WCHS. My entire high school career, I found other ways to define myself: through friends, extracurriculars, family and interests. School was like a job to me; I would go in the morning, leave in the afternoon, then begin my day and express myself. It’s kind of funny th...

WCHS students participate in politics

WCHS attenda march outside the DC Capitol. Protests are a common form of political participation

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2020

In today’s political climate, it is imperative that teens, the next generation of voters, get educated and involved in politics. WCHS students are doing all they can to create a better tomorrow, and this starts with knowledge on who is running their government.  With the Democratic Primary elections and de...

Tough cookie rankings for this Girl Scout season

Girl Scout Cookies not only teach girls lessons on business, but taste great. The best Girl Scout Cookie was Samoas, though they were all good.

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 5, 2020

You see them outside of supermarkets, in town squares and around the community. You can smell them from a mile away. The season of sweetness is upon us, a season when the lure of gluttony is too hard to resist. Girl Scout Cookies are flying off of the tables of troops in the WCHS area, so The Observ...

WCHS should stand in support of inclusion

The commercial for Zola, a wedding registry company, featured a same-sex couple tying the knot. This celebration of love was torn apart by

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 6, 2020

The Hallmark Channel is typically a place of love and warmth: this hub of holiday films is a place many WCHS students turn to in order to get into the holiday spirit. However, this year, the channel was bombarded with anti-inclusivity remarks from the conservative group “One Million Moms” after ai...

Tardiness task force called to combat attendance issues

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 30, 2020

The morning bell rings for WCHS AT 7:45 AM. Instruction begins, and students are expected to be in class. However, this is exactly the contrary. Students arrive 10, 20 even 30 minutes late, flocking the hallways instead of learning. This problem, dubbed “the Tardiness Epidemic,” is one being appro...

“Frozen 2” creates winter-y excitement among students

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief

December 18, 2019

The year is 2013. The WCHS Class of 2020 is 11-12 years old. Barack Obama was the president of the country and the “Harlem Shake” was the dance craze sweeping across the internet. The movie "Frozen" swept across theaters, grossing 1.276 billion dollars in the box office. Flash forward six years-- "Froz...

Flying high: the cheer team is rising to the top

The WCHS cheer team stunts at the MCPS regional competition. The team has been practicing these elaborate tricks all season.

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2019

The WCHS varsity cheer team is proving that they are more than just yelling on the sidelines; they are a tight-knit family working hard to represent the school name.  The team has risen to the top with a debut at the Division 1 level competitions. This has WCHS competing against schools like She...

Money transaction apps and credit cards are on the rise

More and more students are using credit cards, as opposed to cash, and this phenomenon could be detrimental if students are not properly educated about credit card usage.

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2019

    In the past, when you go out to lunch with a friend and you need to pay them back, cash is the easiest option. However, with the rise of popularity of credit cards among teens, and the skyrocketing of money transaction apps such as Apple Pay and Venmo, it’s never been easier to pay someone back...

Tall Girl falls short on the charts

The Netflix film Tall Girl is spearheaded by six foot newcomer actress Ava Michelle.

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2019

She’s smart, kind, pretty, blonde, a talented pianist and popular with two best friends. Jodi Kreyman (Ava Michelle), the main character in “Tall Girl”, appears to have it all. However, she does quite literally have one thing over the rest of the characters of the 2019 Netflix film: about a foot...

One Act productions captivate audience

The One Act, Bullies Anonymous, featured a group of stereotypical bullies. From Left, Anonymous User (Eleanor Raab), Zed (Nicky Sremac-Saari), Guidance Counselor Jane (Kate Goldberg), Kimmy (Avery Harner), Kevin (Josh Jacobson).

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 14, 2019

A horde of zombies, a crazed director, a pharmaceutical marketing team, and a man with one arm all appear on one stage over the course of two hours. No, this isn’t a horror movie, or a mistake: it’s WCHS One Act plays. The performances took place on May 1st in the auditorium, and were complet...

High cost of AP exams hinders students

Students who take AP classes spend hours studying for their exams, which may not even end up providing them with the college credit they were hoping to recieve.

By Jenna Greenzaid, Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2019

Taking AP classes at WCHS can mean high-intensity classes with hours of studying, but it can also mean another thing students don’t always think about until March: a high price tag. For students who take AP classes, there is only one true endgame: pass the AP exam in May. While there’s the go...

Hostless Oscars create memorable night

The Oscar is one of the most prestigious awards a movie or actor/actress can win.

By Jordyn Green, Assistant Online Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2019

The Oscars was a night filled with talented musical performances, comical ad-libs and a lack of a host. The flow of this show, however, was what made it so exceptional: the ceremony felt special and smooth, and was very personable. The Oscars was held on Feb. 24th, with, according to Time Magazi...

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