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Ellen Degeneres and wife, Portia De Rossi, are featured on an Amazon Alexa ad that was showcased during the superbowl.
March 11, 2020

Super Bowl season has come and gone, every year it is American tradition that many companies bolster their marketing budgets to bring us some of the most scrutinized commercials of the year. Some are funny,...

“Sonic the Hedgehog” races into theaters

Based on the video game character,
February 25, 2020

Video games, as popular as they are, have had a spotty history when it comes to film adaptations. While franchises like Pokémon have had success with animated features and with the recent success of Detective...

A Star Wars movie that’s not quite out of this galaxy

Astounding special effects and beautiful cinematography set this sci-fi franchise's newest film into an universe that is both colorful and terrifying. The end of the modern Star Wars trilogy,
February 4, 2020

On Dec.18, audiences worldwide were taken back to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away with the release of “Star Wars: Episode IX- The Rise of Skywalker.” In less than a month, the long-anticipated...

Shakespeare: to be or not to be taught in English classes

Books such as this copy of Hamlet are simply scripts of plays, which were meant to be watched live
December 8, 2019

“The dram of [evil] / Doth all the noble substance of a doubt / to his own scandal.” This line from William Shakespeare’s famous play, Hamlet, is meaningful yet confusing. Undoubtedly, a great...

Trendsetters: teens taking after celebrities

Angela Ren, a senior at WCHS, draws inspiration from fashion icons like John Galliano and Thom Browne.
December 3, 2019

One of the most important aspects of teen lives is the clothing they wear. Brand names, color, price, design, celebrity endorsements and many other factors all influence the clothes they buy. Fashion-forward...

Administration works to fight against vaping epidemic

Although they were originally designed to help addicts quit smoking tobacco, e-cigarettes have found a new and dangerous use among youth.
October 18, 2019

To date, more than ten teenagers have been confirmed dead as a direct result of e-cigarettes, or vapes. Last spring, some anonymous WCHS students were found intoxicated in a bathroom due to vaping. One...

Delays in college applications add to the pressure

The college application process is stressful and contains lots of forms to fill out, and being required to wait only adds to that stress.
June 6, 2019

The college application process is long, complex, and often frustrating for many rising WCHS seniors. It includes asking teachers for recommendations, writing long, personal essays, and taking several...

New product provides the key to safety

The Comfort Key’s simple design and inconspicuous appearance lends to its ease of use in dangerous situations.
June 5, 2019

For teens, especially young women, the threat of harassment on the street is a sad reality that many have to live with. Especially when alone, high school girls can be seen as easy targets by people with...

Montgomery county school’s start date sparks debate

The feeling of leaving school before a day off is one of excitement and relief, and is not felt enough by the WCHS student body.
April 5, 2019

From Feb. 19 to April 16, MCPS will not have any days off from school. This is the longest period with no days off in the entire year, beating the strait from Sept. 20 to Nov. 6 by more than two weeks....

New boundary changes proposed for schools in district

Nate Tinbite testifies in front of the Montgomery County Board of Education. The John F. Kennedy High School junior spoke in favor of an unbiased study.
February 8, 2019

The Montgomery County Board of Education held a hearing Jan. 7 to discuss potentially changing the boundaries for each of its 206 schools. The move was proposed as a solution to the disparity in socioeconomic...

WCHS English Honors Society hosts book fair

The EHS book fair sells books of every genre so that all readers will find something to choose from.
December 21, 2018

On Dec. 13, the WCHS English Honors Society (EHS) held its third annual charity book fair. The fair offered over 500 books, all of which cost less than $5. Preparations started at lunch the day before,...

WCHS movie night draws big crowds

WCHS movie night draws big crowds
October 5, 2018

On Sept. 27, the class of 2020 hosted a Movie Night to provide a fun opportunity to raise funds. An important component of movie watching is the accompanying snack, and CHS Movie Night served up a...

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