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Adulting classes should be offered at WCHS

Adulting classes should be offered at WCHS

By Austin Vinner, Photo Manager

March 11, 2020

Classes in school on subjects that are useful in real life were once only a wish, but recently, classes on how to be an adult have begun to be offered at some schools. While this class does exist, there's a catch: it's only offered at select colleges. This class should be offered at WCHS as well. While school does ...

High school students kill time with summer jobs

High school students kill time with summer jobs

By Austin Vinner, Photo Editor

March 7, 2020

High school can be a time to explore and learn new things, where teens are granted the freedom to decide what interests them. That is why so many high schoolers look to get jobs either during the school year or over the summer. Mason Goldstein, a sophomore at WCHS, is among these students who get jobs d...

Students share their heritage through ISA club

Students share their heritage through ISA club

By Austin Vinner, Photo Manager

December 19, 2019

When you are walking through the gym on club day, it can be hard to get a feel for every last club at WCHS. With so many people and all the different clubs trying to get your attention, it’s natural to overlook some of them in the frenzy. There are many important clubs and extracurriculars at WCHS, and...

Parent Observation Day must go out the door

Parent Observation Day must go out the door

By Austin Vinner, Photo Editor

November 12, 2019

With the turnout at last month’s Parent Observation Day being low, the purpose of this event comes into question. On the outside, Parent Observation Day seems like a great idea that allows parents to have a larger role in their child's education, but it can also have some negative effects that migh...

Students look forward to fall into autumn

Students look forward to fall into autumn

By Austin Vinner, Photo Manager

November 7, 2019

Fall can be an exciting time for many people, but with all the holidays and winter break rapidly approaching, it is easy to get distracted from school work. However, many students claim that Fall is their favorite season. Some of the Fall activities include Halloween and visiting Field of Screams...

WCHS drivers stressed by parking dilemma

WCHS drivers stressed by parking dilemma

By Austin Vinner, Photo Manager

October 17, 2019

With hundreds of cars, many of which being driven by inexperienced student drivers, the WCHS parking lot can be a dangerous place. The fewer car accidents are thanks to the security and police officers that help with the school’s pickup and drop off procedures, as well as overall parking procedures. ...

School ranks: the downfall of students?

School ranks: the downfall of students?

By Austin Vinner, Photo Manager

June 6, 2019

From number one to number twelve, WCHS seems to be on the decline according to US News magazine rankings of the best high schools in Maryland. There are many theories as to how this happened, but the most accepted theory is that WCHS and three other schools across the state were missing crucial info...

MCPS monitors students’ wifi usage to help maintain safety

MCPS monitors students’ wifi usage to help maintain safety

By Austin Vinner, Photo Manager

May 10, 2019

Everyone knows that the type of spies that are in movies are not likely to exist to the same degree that they do in the cinema, but other types of spying do exist and one of them is right under your nose. Your internet usage is being monitored, specifically, when you’re are at school. Students in our ...

Transplant debate should focus on increasing donors

By Amanda Vinner, Features Editor

March 21, 2011

Patient One is a seventy-five-year-old grandmother who is in need of a new kidney and has been on the transplant list for thirty years. Patient Two is a six-year-old boy who also needs a kidney, but was just added to the transplant list last year. While the government battles over who is more deserving...

Get to know SGA presidents as they kick off the year

By By Amanda Vinner, Features Editor

October 4, 2010

        SGA PRESIDENT JAMIE OPPENHEIMERI play lacrosse and am a member of B’nai B’rith Girls (BBG). How well do people know the students leading their class? This year, the Observer decided to get to know the presidents at CHS.   What other activities do you participate in?      ...

OPTIONS offers alternatives to college

By Amanda Vinner, Features Editor

May 28, 2010

Eighteen years is a long time. In that time, students go through twelve grades, four leap years and 567,648,000 seconds, but still not everyone is ready to live in a new place and on his or her own as a young adult. The thought of going to college is not exciting for everyone and so two members of the...

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