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Karate fosters self-defense and increases exercise

Karate fosters self-defense and increases exercise

By Benjamin Pham, Advertising and Subscriptions Manager

February 8, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

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

WCHS Jazz Ensemble hosts annual concert for good cause

By Benjamin Pham, Advertising/Subscriptions Manager

January 8, 2019


Filed under Arts, Online Exclusives, School, Top Stories

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

Moments of silence allow communities to heal

By Benjamin Pham, Advertising & Subscriptions Manager

December 21, 2018


Filed under Observer Opinion

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

Students ride their way to equestrian success

By Benjamin Pham, Advertising and Subscriptions Manager

November 20, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

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

WCHS students aspire to be involved in military

By Benjamin Pham, Advertising and Subscription Manager

October 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Students

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

WCHS hosts 15th annual Maryland College Night

By Ben Pham, Advertising and Subscriptions Manager

October 5, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, School, Top Stories

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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