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Moco for change gave out free pins to students who attended the march.

Moco For Change organizes another walkout

By Max Kandel, News Editor April 5, 2019

On Thursday March 14, the student-led group Moco For Change arranged the movements for a walkout. They protested gun violence and pressured Congress to pass a bipartisan background check bill. Each...


Rideonbus drives in downtown Rockville.

New Ride On bus initiative to transport students for free

By Max Kandel, News Editor April 1, 2019

As of now, the Montgomery County Council has a plan in place to expand the Kids Ride Free program. However, they must wait to see if Montgomery County allocated enough money to allow expansion. Currently,...

The Varsity Girls Basketball team huddles before the start of the event.

WCHS basketball programs hosts Midnight Madness

By Max Kandel, News Editor December 20, 2018

On Nov. 30 the boys and girls basketball teams hosted Midnight Madness. The event was intended to boost excitement/hype for the teams’ upcoming season, was free to students and other young community...

Scott Rivinius is the November TOTM.

TOTM: Scott Rivinius

By Max Kandel, News Editor November 21, 2018

Teaching in three different states and being an athletic director are not simple tasks, but Personal Finance and AP Comparative Government teacher Scott Rivinius has been able to juggle it all. A member...

Freshmen Aaron Yue uses a hall pass to use the restroom during class.

New hall passes spread germs through WCHS

By Max Kandel, News Editor September 28, 2018

This school year, CHS introduced new bathroom and hall passes in order to help teachers keep track of students who leave the classroom during class. Each classroom gets two passes, and each pass has...

TOTM: Stacye Steele-Yue

TOTM: Stacye Steele-Yue

By Max Kandel, News Editor May 17, 2018

Crediting her childhood growing up all over the world—from Columbia to Peru to Spain and to Mexico—this month’s Teacher of the Month, Stacey Steele-Yue, is able to teach her students Spanish culture...

Courtesy of Robert Rizzo

Athlete of the Month: January 2018

By Max Kandel, Observations Editor February 11, 2018

Seven years ago junior Robert Rizzo stepped on the diving board at Country Glen pool for the first time. Today he is a key contributor to the CHS swim and dive team and one of the best divers in the county.   This...

2017 CHS alumnus and current UMD freshman Dan Alpert speaks out against BDS.

Israeli-Palestinian conflict makes its way to college campuses

By Julia Lescht and Max Kandel January 2, 2018

Throughout the last few years the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement has become prevalent among U.S. college campuses as various Student Senate groups hold votes on whether to enact or promote...

Teacher of the Month: Christopher Forney

By Max Kandel, Observations Editor December 13, 2017

Even though AP Psychology and AP World History are both difficult classes, Christopher Forney engages his students in a supportive way while also trying to emulate his favorite childhood teacher. A...

Principal Joan Benz and assistant principal Doreen Brandes paired up with educators from all over the nation in an enriching experience to learn about High School in Israel opportunities.

Principals travel overseas for High School in Israel experience

By Jake Herman and Max Kandel November 1, 2017

This summer, Principal Joan Benz and Assistant Principal Doreen Brandes traveled to Israel with a group of educators from across the country, where they learned about Alexander Muss High School in Israel...

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