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Quarantine puppies lift students’ spirits during online school

Since Sammy is still a young puppy, she requires a lot of exercise. The Kutsons take her outside multiple times a day and she absolutely loves it.
October 19, 2020

We all expected to be home from school for a mere two weeks, but that’s not how it turned out. Being stuck in the same house with the same people doing the same thing day after day gets boring really...

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.
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...

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.
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...

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.
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...

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.
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--...

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.
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...

Supernova shows the power of good in sports

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

Seasonal drinks taste like autumn


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

Should CBD be so easily accessible?

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

Senior becomes “Shark Puncher”

Senior becomes
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,...

‘Beezing’ trend swarming through CHS student body

'Beezing' trend swarming through CHS student body
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,...

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