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John Nguyen explodes off the blocks as he begins to swim.

Boys varsity swim and dive brings home state championships

By Joe Raab, Sports Editor March 8, 2019

The boys varsity swim and dive team conquered the state championships on Feb. 24. This is the second year in a row that the boys have brought home a state title. They were led by captains Steven Mendley,...

Amazon’s proposed HQ2 location in NYC was shut down by local activist groups. The groups argued Amazon would drive the cost of living up, hurting the surrounding New Yorkers.

Amazon cancels plans to create new headquarters in N.Y.

By Brandon Li and Joe Raab March 6, 2019

After publicly revealing the creation of two new headquarter locations in Arlington, Va. and New York City, N.Y., Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos announced Feb. 14 he will cancel the construction of...

The new WCHS logo is donned on the uniforms of the WCHS varsity football team.

Changes to athletic department boost school spirit

By Joe Raab, Sports Editor January 10, 2019

If you feel a sudden rush of school spirit and you aren't quite sure why, it may be because of the new changes that the athletics department has made to the look of the school. The bulldog logo on top...

Niamh Haynos dribbles the ball down the field.

Poor weather rains on CHS Girls Varsity Soccer’s parade

By Joe Raab, Sports Editor September 28, 2018

The girls varsity soccer team was cruising through the season, until a few storms sent them hydroplaning into uncertainty. Recent and frequent storms have hindered the team’s smooth start of as many...

Photo by Joe Raab

Sports fanatics snap highlights with Rapid Replay

By Joe Raab, Sports Editor May 11, 2018

The CHS athletic department has started to use a new app that allows the crowd at sport events to share videos and highlights in a platform that gives access to parents, athletes and other students.   The...

CHS senior starts personalized shoe business

CHS senior starts personalized shoe business

By Emily Raab, Production Editor February 24, 2015

With final college decisions right around the corner, seniors have begun preparing for the next stage in their life. Beneath the pile of paperwork, everyone can finally get excited for the school they...

Powdered alcohol: an easier way to sneak a drink?

Powdered alcohol: an easier way to sneak a drink?

By Emily Raab, Production Editor May 29, 2014

Alcohol in a powdered form may seems like a dream come true for a rebellious minor: it’s such a simple way to sneak a drink into a school dance or a party, right? Well, not exactly. Mark Phillips...

Top five technical difficulties of modern history

By Matt Raab and Ben Schick March 1, 2013

The 49ers, the Ravens and fans all over the country were in despair  during this year’s Superbowl as they watched their favorite players try to stay loose while they awaited the return of the lights. The...

Future UMD students react to Big 10 switch

By Lara Fu and Matt Raab December 20, 2012

‘Tis better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all, the old proverb goes. For Terps fans come 2014, a bizarrely warped version of this wisdom will have to apply as the University of Maryland...

Athlete of the Month

Athlete of the Month

By Matt Raab and Zoe Forster December 3, 2012

Most talk of athletes generally begins with discussion of statistics. But for senior football captain Dominique Williams, the problem is where to start. Williams is a star on both the football and basketball...



By Katie Gauch, Production Editor November 30, 2012

The club hockey team came out on top with a dominating win against Walter Johnson Nov. 16 to start the season, extending last year’s undefeated regular season streak. "We won 10-1 and obviously played...

Football steams through Springbrook at Homecoming

Football steams through Springbrook at Homecoming

By Ben Schick and Matt Raab, Online Sports Editor, Sports Editor November 8, 2012

The football team has continued its run of dominance in the 4A South division, holding a 4-0 record among division teams and a 6-2 record overall with two games remaining in the regular season. "The guys...

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