The Observer

Colleges waive testing requirements for fall applicants

On April 10 2020, Tulane University in New Oreleans, Louisiana announced that they will officially be going test optional for the 2020-2021 admissions.

By Ally Salzberg, Assistant Online Editor

May 13, 2020

During this quarantine, students have had a lot of extra time on their hands. Most people are trying to continue with their normal routine as much as they can, while others are taking the time to catch up on missed sleep. This time would have been perfect for high school juniors to get in some much nee...

WCHS athletes prepare for future in the NCAA

Noah Rutberg, Madison Cuthbert, and Leah Rubino all express themselves through their  sports and are able to continue doing so in college.

By Ally Salzberg, Assistant Online Editor

March 3, 2020

For most athletes, the last game they play in their senior year can seem like the end of an era. But for some WCHS sports stars, it is just the beginning.  Being able to play the sport that you love in college is very difficult, as there are so many athletes around the world that are just as good, ...

SnoCream offers competition to local ice-cream stores

One of the items on the SnoCream menu is Cookies and Cream. SnoCream is located in Pike and Rose.

By Ally Salzberg, Assistant Online Editor

March 1, 2020

As the warmer months approach, new frozen desserts are popping up everywhere you look. Before we get to the peak of the hot seasons, it is important to find the ice cream place that best suits you In Pike & Rose, everyone already knows about Baked Bear Ice Cream. The storefront opened last year in M...

MCPS should plan for more snow days

January 8 2020, students throughout montgomery county were sent home from school halfway throughout the day due to potential snow. The next morning, students and faculty awoke to much worse conditions and a larger amount of snow that did not prevent them ffrom missing school, just getting a delay.

By Ally Salzberg, Assistant Online Editor

February 23, 2020

Whether it snows or not is completely out of our hands. As much as students may want it to work--flushing ice cubes down the toilet, sleeping with a spoon under pillows or wearing pajamas inside out-- it still might not snow.  In Montgomery County, students and teachers are designated a mere two day...

Winter heat wave at WCHS

Junior Jet Raaj wears a sweatshirt and shorts during the freezing months of Decmeber in order to not overheat during the school day.

By Ally Salzberg, Assistant Online Editor

January 3, 2020

The ever changing weather has taken everyone by surprise, including the air conditioning units throughout the school. On the coldest of days, all students want in the morning is to be warmed up as they enter WCHS doors after walking in the cold. Instead, they are greeted with immense amounts of heat ac...

Supernova shows the power of good in sports

The SuperNovas represent the USA and took home gold medals at the 2019 International Cheerleading Worlds.

By Ally Salzberg, Assistant Online Editor

November 20, 2019

Being able to participate in a sport should be a guaranteed opportunity that all people should have regardless of disability. The SOMO Joy cheerleading team does just this and offers kids and adults ranging from 8-36 the opportunity to be a part of a team and to get the experience that other people ge...

Seasonal drinks taste like autumn

The infamous PSL from Starbucks shown to be seasonal with a dash of cinnamon on top of the drink.

By Ally Salzberg, Assistant Online Editor

October 22, 2019

With the wind blowing, leaves falling and the temperature dropping, we are beginning to truly get into the fall. This exciting time of year means two things: flu season and pumpkin spice. Are people getting sick of the same thing every year?  The pumpkin spice trend began in 2003 when Starbucks released th...

Should CBD be so easily accessible?

Harvest Dispensary, located in Bethesda, Maryland, features many CBD infused creations.

By Ally Salzberg, Assistant Online Editor

May 14, 2019

With vaping becoming more popular by the day, people need to be aware of the overall effects that drugs put on their body. CBD, the non psychoactive version of marijuana, has become the newest craze. Many seem to want to try it out and many stores and businesses hope to gain popularity from the th...

Senior becomes “Shark Puncher”

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By Noah Salzberg, Online Features Editor

May 30, 2014

A typical reaction upon hearing a story about a kayaker who was chased by a shark would likely either result in laughter or fear. Senior Micah Green, however, decided to react by designing his own app, Shark Puncher, which will be available on the App Store in late May. The game is a multiplayer racing...

‘Beezing’ trend swarming through CHS student body

'Beezing' trend swarming through CHS student body

By Noah Salzberg, Online Features Editor

April 30, 2014

A new phenomenon has spread through the halls of CHS like wildfire, and this new trend is unlike many others. Simply put, it involves Burt’s Bees Peppermint lip balm. “Beezing,” as it is called, is to spread Burt’s Bees peppermint lip balm on one’s eyelids to obtain a weird yet enticing...

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