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Restorative justice is known for its restorative circles where the two parties in a conflict come together to discuss what happened and how to move forward.

Restorative justice mediates conflict, one talk at a time

By Leah Kreisler, Sports Editor June 6, 2023

Detention. Grade reduction. Suspension. These are decades-old punishments commonly used in schools to keep students in check, but they have gradually faded. Instead, many school systems, including MCPS,...

Due to the addition of six LGBTQ+ inclusive books such as Born Ready to the elementary school curriculum and lack of warning to parents when reading these texts, a group of parents is suing MCPS.

Schools should choose students’ books, not parents

By Leah Kreisler, Sports Editor June 2, 2023

Lawsuits regarding curriculum and books aren't typical in Montgomery County, Maryland given its liberal leaning population. And yet in late May of 2023, a group of parents filed a federal lawsuit against...

Yom Hashoah, the Israeli Holocaust Rememberance day which this year began the evening of April 17 and ended the evening of April 18 is commemorated by Jews all over the world.

Holocaust education is essential for understanding the past

By Leah Kreisler, Online Photo Manager May 1, 2023

On May 8, 1945, the allies celebrated VE-day, also known as Victory in Europe Day, as the day Germany officially and unconditionally surrendered to end the European theater of World War II. Today, not...

Exhibition visitors get to experience two of Kusamas famous infinity rooms. The second room visitors see is Infinity Mirrored Room - My Heart is Dancing Into the Universe; a small space filled with mirrors and paper lanterns that change color, giving the effect that the dots expand and continue forever.

Reach for infinity at Yayoi Kusama’s exhibition

By Leah Kreisler, Online Photo Manager March 30, 2023

Patterns can be found in many places throughout daily life: household objects, clothes and even furniture. But imagine seeing those simple, and sometimes crazy, patterns everywhere and at all times. On...

WCHS sophomore Julia Bloise does math homework during lunch in an effort to relearn Algebra I concepts that she learned during virtual school.

Sumthing’s off: MCPS math levels decline

By Leah Kreisler, Online Photo Manager March 23, 2023

Starting in Kindergarten, students are continuously learning basic math concepts that allow them to move forward and comprehend more complicated ones. Multiplication and division lead to fractions and...

While many students’ families compost at home, both the environment and economy would benefit from school wide composting.

Composting efforts should be used to improve MCPS’s footprint

By Leah Kreisler, Online Photo Mangager March 11, 2023

Every year, approximately 268 million tons of waste are produced in the United States alone. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this means every American produces roughly 4.4...

WCHS strives to include all of its diverse student body and faculty. The culture and equity forums are an important step towards this goal.

WCHS places an emphasis on culture and equity

By Leah Kreisler, Online Photo Manager January 31, 2023

In a school as multicultural as WCHS, the administration strives to bring together and hear the varied voices of students and staff in order to create a more inclusive environment. On Jan. 18, students...

The new MCPS public engagement policy emphasizes the importance of culturally responsive and anti racist engagement. In addition to the policy, the BOE has released tools to ensure communication is effective for a diverse parent community.

WCHS community strives to reach more public engagement

By Leah Kreisler, Online Photo Manager December 2, 2022

On Oct.19, WCHS students were asked to complete a wellness survey during Pride. The survey asked for suggestions and feedback regarding the wellness time provided after second period every day. Despite...

Gap years, a time before high school and college, are a great time to experience the world and find yourself.

Gap years offer positive time to recover from academic burnout

By Leah Kreisler November 11, 2022

After four grueling years of high school, many WCHS graduates go onto four more years of demanding education in college. While for some this transition is healthy and productive, a break from homework...

Visitors not only get to see the inside of the temple, but they are also able to see the beautiful grounds which are curated by Church members. The inside and outside of the building strike an imposing day and evening view.

The “Emerald City of Oz” in D.C. is finally open to visit

By Leah Kreisler, Online Photo Manager June 9, 2022

Anyone who has driven on the beltway recognizes the six great towers of what seems to be a castle rising out of the woods. “Emerald City” as most people call it is, in fact, the D.C. Temple of the...

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