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Boys basketball team prepares for season

The 2020 WCHS Boys Varsity basketball team is shown in the picture with two of their coaches. The photo was taken at the beginning of the basketball season. The text next to the image shows how dominant the team was, starting their season off with a 7-1 record.
November 22, 2020

After winning the 2020 Regional Championship for 4A West Region 1, the WCHS varsity boys basketball team looks to defend their title this coming winter. With a delayed season scheduled to start on Feb....

Los Angeles Lakers beat Miami Heat in NBA finals

Confetti falling from the sky, LeBron James and Rajon Rondo are pictured hugging eachother and exchanging emotional words. Rondo and James won their first championship together as teammates on the Los Angeles Lakers.
November 11, 2020

Though conditions were unlike any other National Basketball Association championship ever, the 2020 NBA Finals did not disappoint. The fifth-seeded Miami Heat from the NBA’s Eastern Conference were set...

WCHS students find creative ways to spend their free time

Dribbling a basketball towards a defender, Zack Mantz (left) plays basketball during his freetime at Cabin John Middle School against some of his closest friends.
October 13, 2020

From wanting to go to your favorite sports games to being optimistic about finding a store that has Lysol in stock, Covid-19 has made life significantly more challenging. There are many pressing matters...

Arena Stage’s “Junk” proves to be quite valuable

Junk, Ayad Akhtar's Shakespearean paced satire, masterfully grips the audience and keeps this grip from scene to scene, while also packing in rife subtext critiquing money's chokehold on our culture.
May 10, 2019

Four desks, eight chairs and a whole lot of money—millions on millions. This is the minimalistic scene Arena Stage’s “Junk” sets in the first few minutes of the play, though the play is anything...

Instagram stories captivate WCHS users

Hando posted a congratulatory photo for senior Halle Pogorelc on her commitment to Wisconsin. WCHS seniors have been using Instagram stories to shout out their friends in honor of their future college.
April 8, 2019

Just when we thought social media could not possibly captivate our attention, energy, and time any longer, the Instagram story feature scrolled into our lives. The circles sit right at the top of the screen...

All in the stars? Don’t live your life by celestial movement

All in the stars? Don't live your life by celestial movement
April 5, 2019

We’ve all heard how Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet are star-crossed lovers, but what exactly does that mean aside from their ill-fated love affair? For those who believe in astrology-- and the control...

New advisory period keeps students informed about issues

The current bell schedule would be greatly modified to include the new advisory period.
March 6, 2019

WCHS is implementing a new monthly advisory period that started Feb. 14 for students to voice their thoughts and opinions and for teachers to share news with the student body. The idea came from Principal...

Anything Goes is a big hit on Arena Stage

Arena Stage's Anything Goes takes place on the S.S. American ship and displays the interconnected lives of passengers on their way to London.
January 10, 2019

I’m not quite sure what I was expecting when I first went to see Anything Goes, though I can honestly say that what I watched was a hundred times better than anything I could’ve imagined. Anything...

Q&A with Deborah Schaumberg, Author of “The Tombs”

December 20, 2018

At WCHS, the media center periodically hosts authors to talk to students about their novels as well as the writing process. Deborah Schaumberg, author of ‘The Tombs’ and mother of WCHS alumnae, spoke...

New year and new principal escalate spirit

The student section was packed with students from all grades at the Sept. 21 football game against Whitman HS. Students donned Hawaiian attire to partake in the themed game.
December 12, 2018

CHS students start each school year with the same jokes about their usual lack of school spirit. This year, however, the change in school spirit is no joke. Since the beginning of her term, Principal...

WCHS confronts multiple circumstances of hate

The Anti Defamation League has a very common motto,
November 19, 2018

After recent incidents at WCHS in which anti-semitic symbols were drawn on school property and a shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, WCHS has teamed up with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to introduce...

New WCHS athlete commitments make community proud

(From right to left) Seniors Jack Butler, Nick Wagman, and Nick Smyth committed to colleges they’ll be attending in the 2019-2020 school year.
November 13, 2018

The one thing on the mind of CHS students during the fall of their senior year is college applications: where to apply, when to apply, what you need for each school. For boys varsity football seniors...

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