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EHS events throughout the year provide good-reads

Senior Mary Hinton (left) and Junior Trevor Gardemal (right) join EHS student board member Jonathan Silverman (middle) to discuss Ray Bradbury's short

By Victoria Park, Opinions Editor

February 5, 2020

Honor societies are vital to high schools for the standard of excellence they bring to various subjects, including math, spanish and art. One of WCHS’ longest existing honor societies is the English Honor Society (EHS), currently run by english teacher Mary Dempsey and senior officers Clare Tobin, Ma...

Good Reads Can Alter Our Minds, Studies Show

readers may find themselves taking on the traits of their favorite characters due to a phenomenon called

By Jenna Greenzaid, Circulation Manager

February 21, 2017

Getting lost in a book is not just a common idiom people say; it’s something people actually do. This feeling comes from becoming attached to and forming a bond with a character. At the same time that readers get lost in the words of a book, they subconsciously adopt the persona of the characte...

Hate summer reading? Not with these books

Hate summer reading? Not with these books

By Danielle Kiefer, Features Editor

May 30, 2014

Nothing can ruin a summer faster than required summer reading assignments. However, reading during the summer doesn't have to be accompanied by a groan and a sense of dread. The Observer brings you a list of must-read books for this summer—essays optional. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green Jo...

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