The Observer

Teacher of the month: Katelyn Blanken

Blanken poses for a picture with her award. Blanken, an AP Psychology teacher, has been at WCHS for 13 years.

By Emily Zhang, News Editor

November 20, 2019

Empathetic, passionate and energetic- these words perfectly describe WCHS AP Psychology and Physical Education teacher Katelyn Blanken. This year Blanken is teaching three classes of AP Psychology and two classes of Physical Education.  Blanken was first inspired to become a teacher when she was a hi...

Conversion disorder strikes high school students

By Ben Fox, Staff Writer

March 27, 2012

 According to a recent Newsweek article, when over 20 high school girls in Westchester, NY began to experience violent spasms, parents and doctors were stunned. Though these spasms are normally a symptom of Tourette’s syndrome, that hypothesis had been ruled out almost immediately, and there seemed ...

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