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Scholars go for gold in Russian Olympiada in Baltimore

Scholars go for gold in Russian Olympiada in Baltimore

By Victoria Park, Opinions Editor

May 9, 2019

Zdrastvuyte! That is Russian for “hello,” and if you think that is difficult to pronounce, just ask one of the many WCHS students taking Russian to help you. Their skills were recently tested on Apr. 2, when 11 students participated in the Olympiada of Spoken Russian at the Friends School of Baltimore. The...

Celebrities mistake fame for political influence

Celebrities mistake fame for political influence

By Victoria Park, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019

In times of turmoil and trouble, America looks to its celebrities to bless their wisdom upon the people and guide them to peace… not. After the election of Donald Trump, more and more celebrities have not only started publicly supporting political candidates, but also hinted at running for office...

Different cultures welcome in holidays

Different cultures welcome in holidays

By Victoria Park, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

What do crackling fireworks, bubbly champagne (or apple cider for the kids), a kiss at midnight, 2019 LED glasses, and 4 wooden sticks have in common? Most Americans recognize New Year’s as a time to make resolutions and watch the ball drop, but other cultures welcome the year in much different ways...

Yoga relaxes CHS students

Yoga relaxes CHS students

By Megan Park, Staff Writer

June 8, 2018

Yoga is commonly used as a method of stress relief, however, recent studies have shown that daily yoga can also help combat depression and anxiety. With many of these tribulations being faced by high school students, yoga is an easy way to ease their minds. Aerobic exercise is now known to help anxiet...

People lose too much sleep over worrying about sleep

People lose too much sleep over worrying about sleep

By Megan Park, Photo Editor

March 20, 2018

When did getting enough rest become burdensome? As a high school student, it’s difficult enough to try to get a full seven to eight hours of sleep each night. As a result, many students and adults resort to tracking their sleep, becoming heavily focused on the number of hours they sleep per night....

Social media use connects teens with depression

By Megan Park, Photo Editor

January 10, 2018

It’s no secret that social media platforms such as Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook have a considerable impact on their users. Many of the effects from platforms have been negative, often triggering depression and in extreme cases, suicide. Depression is on the rise America — and fast. Social...

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