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Zero waste lifestyles are unrealistic

Zero waste lifestyles are unrealistic

By Caitlyn Jennings, Staff Writer

June 4, 2019

Taking care of the environment has become a new trend. This is a good thing because many nearby restaurants have started to hand out paper straws instead of plastic ones, and stores encourage customers to bring their own plastic bags with them for shopping. While it is quite possible to live a low-wa...

Students need to accept their part in the college scandal

Students need to accept their part in the college scandal

By Caitlyn Jennings and Jackson Resnick

April 5, 2019

A 1570 SAT score, straight A’s all throughout high school, a boatload of extracurricular activities and a diminished high school social life. This is the typical academic resume that the average Yale University student boasts. In 2018, 32 WCHS students applied to Yale, most of whom possessed the aca...

Teachers deserve to feel safe at their own place of work

Teachers deserve to feel safe at their own place of work

By Caitlyn Jennings, Assistant Observations Editor

December 20, 2018

From an outsider's perspective, teaching is an incredibly difficult career to love. On top of dealing with troublesome students, demanding curriculum and helicopter parents, teachers have to worry about their own safety at school. No teacher should feel unsafe at their place of work, but recent local...

CHS students represent school on television

CHS students represent school on television

By Caitlyn Jennings, Assistant Observations Editor

December 17, 2018

Have you ever thought, “I can do that,” while watching Jeopardy? On Nov. 10, three WCHS students participated in the first round of the It’s Academic quiz show for the 2018-2019 school year. Sponsored by Giant and Morgan State University, It’s Academic is not just any quiz show; it’s the longes...

Consent needs to be taught in classrooms

Consent needs to be taught in classrooms

By Caitlyn Jennings, Assistant Observations Editor

October 24, 2018

On the surface, Oregon, California, West Virginia, North Carolina, Vermont, New Jersey, Rhode Island and the District of Columbia appear to have nothing in common. According to a 2018 CNN article, however, these are the only eight states in the country that require sexual education classes to mention...

Lesser-known holidays overshadowed by AP Exams

Lesser-known holidays overshadowed by AP Exams

By Caitlyn Jennings, Assistant Observations Editor

May 15, 2018

All year long, advanced placement (AP) teachers prepare CHS students for the AP exams that come around every May, and every May, students undergo the stress that comes with studying for these exams. There are numerous lesser-known events that occur during the month of May that are overshadowed by the...

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