The Observer

Administration attempts to puff out vaping

The use of vapes and e-cigarettes at WCHS have grown into a harmful and dangerous situation, and for this reason the administration is considering taking new precautions to prevent their use at school.

By Bryan Fletcher and Benjamin Pham

May 8, 2019

Following recent, notable events at school involving THC addictions and the use of vape pens, the WCHS administration is looking into new policies restricting the presence of drugs on school grounds and in classrooms. With now being a better time than ever to initiate discussions about the hazards...

Comfort zones allow WCHS student to shine

Julia Maa displays her piece of art that was painted, depicting a unique portrait.

By Benjamin Pham, Advertising/Subscriptions Manager

March 11, 2019

Everyone has a comfort zone, an environment where one has a sense of familiarity, safety, and security, and there is something to be said for stepping out of it. When students step out of of their comfort zone, they accomplish things that they aren’t necessarily comfortable doing, with higher levels of st...

Karate fosters self-defense and increases exercise

Senior Zoe Joy uses karate as a form of exercise and a way to learn self-defense. She has battled multiple injuries, but remains involved in the sport.

By Benjamin Pham, Advertising and Subscriptions Manager

February 8, 2019

WCHS does not offer karate as a class or an extracurricular activity, but that does not stop students like senior Matthew Dilsizian from pursuing the sport during their free time. Dilsizian began karate when he was in fourth grade.At first, he had trouble keeping up with the other students in the...

WCHS Jazz Ensemble hosts annual concert for good cause

Mr.Allal conducts the Jazz Ensemble in the band room.

By Benjamin Pham, Advertising/Subscriptions Manager

January 8, 2019

On Friday Dec. 14, The WCHS Jazz Ensemble hosted their annual Jazz Coffeehouse in the band room. To accompany the music, they provided snacks and refreshments outside. The jazz performance was broken up into two sets, each consisting of four songs, with a brief intermission in between. Senior Tim Ducke...

Moments of silence allow communities to heal

President Barack Obama and his cabinet staff participate in a moment of silence after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting 2012.

By Benjamin Pham, Advertising & Subscriptions Manager

December 21, 2018

Around the world, the moment of silence is practiced when a tragic event occurs as a way for communities to come together, mourn the loss of loved ones and provide support to all who were impacted by the tragedy. The shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Fla., the Capital Gazette i...

Students ride their way to equestrian success

Senior Courtney Stefan rides horses because she enjoys spending time with her horse and the sport has allowed her to gain confidence. She also participates in competitions.

By Benjamin Pham, Advertising and Subscriptions Manager

November 20, 2018

When people are asked to name a sport, they usually mention football, soccer, basketball or baseball; they are not wrong. However, what people forget to mention is horseback riding. For senior Courtney Stefan and junior Maddie Kupinsky, horseback riding is something they know like the back of their...

WCHS students aspire to be involved in military

Senior Patrick Cousins holds his squadron's flag.

By Benjamin Pham, Advertising and Subscription Manager

October 18, 2018

Having a perfectly made bed, being extremely obedient, having constant room inspections and enlisting in the military purely to serve or harm people are common misconceptions that people have about those who want to join the military. However, these stereotypes are not always true. Senior Patrick...

WCHS hosts 15th annual Maryland College Night

Luana Zimmerman introduces the 21 admission officers who came to visit CHS for Maryland College Night.

By Ben Pham, Advertising and Subscriptions Manager

October 5, 2018

CHS hosted the 15th annual Maryland College Night on Tues., Sept. 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the auditorium and several classrooms, in which 21 admissions officers from colleges across Md. met with students and parents. CHS ambassadors arrived early to decorate the halls with college flags and assist pare...

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