The Observer

WCHS should offer self-defense classes for protection

The teaching of self-defense has been subject to much controversy by WCHS students. Self-defense, as useful and important as it is, is not frequently taught in high school P. E. classes.

By Jasper Bernstein, Assistant Observations Editor

October 21, 2019

September 16 was a normal day at Walt Whitman High School until a student unexpectedly physically attacked another student with a kitchen appliance: a frying pan. Although the incident was promptly taken care of by school security, many WCHS students were worried for their own safety after the fight. Thi...

Planet Fitness offers ‘Teen Summer Challenge’

Planet Fitness gyms, like the one in Rockville, have started the Teen Summer Fitness Program that allows teens to work out for free over the summer.

By Aliki Dimitoglou, Advertising & Subscriptions Manager

June 4, 2019

Students who go to the gym for whatever reasons, to enjoy, to get in shape or to chat, are in for a sweet treat: the Teen Summer Challenge offered by Planet Fitness. The Teen Summer Challenge is an opportunity for high school students ages 15 - 18 to workout from now to Sept. 1 completely free. There...

Gym renovation ends

Gym renovation ends

By Tiffany Trankeim, Staff Writer

December 3, 2012

The main gym floor renovations were completed Nov. 12, after causing conflicts with sports teams, community activities and physical education classes. "It is good to have the gym back because before we would have class outside," freshman Alexandra Derechin said.  "Now we get to be inside, and it...

Gym-Pact app motivates users to hit the gym

Gym-Pact app motivates users to hit the gym

By Allie Curwin, Staff Writer

May 1, 2012

If the up-and-coming bathing suit season isn’t enough motivation to hit the gym, the new Gym-Pact app may be able to help. Using money as an incentive for working out, Gym-Pact offers a creative and effective way to help users get in shape.   Users commit to working out a set number of days per week, agreeing...

New gym lighting provides greener environment

By By Julia Gray, Staff Writer

November 23, 2010

Due to insufficient lighting in the gym, CHS replaced the old gym lights with new environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient lights Aug. 20. CHS employed an outside contractor from MCPS to install the new lights for the 2010-2011 school year in an effort to make the school more eco-friendly. The...


By Emily Hall, Features Production Editor, Monica Saks, Observations Production Editor

March 1, 2010

A man flies from balcony to balcony more than 50 feet in the air, he dives off the building landing smoothly onto the next, slings himself down the alleyway onto the ground. This man is not a stunt double, a spy, an escaping criminal, or even Spiderman—he’s just practicing his parkour. Parkour...

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