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Junior Bridget Kelly (right) walks into the Potomac Community Center on Oct. 28 for her assignment as a poll worker. Kelly's shift runs from 6 am until 11 pm and consists of setting up the precinct, checking voters in and helping them vote.

Student volunteers gear up for 2020 presidential election

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Online Editor November 1, 2020

As Nov. 3 gets closer, it's not a surprise that this year has provided more challenges than past presidential election years. Election workers, a key but often undervalued group on Election Day, has also...

An offical drop box from the state of Maryland for the 2020 election sits outside the main enterance at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Md. on Oct. 18.

Drop boxes provide safe alternative to in-person voting

By Jeremy Fredricks, Copy Editor November 1, 2020

When COVID-19 struck during an election year, the question raised was how would people vote safely. Drop boxes became the answer. These boxes have turned community centers and local high schools, including...

Because WCHS students have direct access to our nation’s capital, there are many opportunities for them to get involved politics. Instead of just attending marches and walkouts. students now have the chance to work as an Election Worker.

Elections offer new opportunities for WCHS students

By Charley Hutton, Advertising & Subscription Manager June 4, 2019

“Do More Than Vote”, and get paid while doing it. Teens are constantly being urged to get involved in the community, and becoming an Election Worker is a great way to do so. With the close proximity...

The two finalists for SMOB  were selected by the board at a recent convention.

The SMOB candidates have been decided for the 2016 election

By Nathan Deychman, Sports Editor February 25, 2016

The final two candidates for the 2016 Student Member of the Board (SMOB) election were selected Feb. 22 at the annual Nomination Convention. The convention hosts student delegates from all middle and...

Voters to decide on four hot-button issues

Voters to decide on four hot-button issues

By Emilie Plesset, Online Editor-in-Chief November 7, 2012

For the past several months, Maryland residents have been bombarded with fliers, radio announcements, and television commercials begging the public to vote in favor of or against four referendums that...

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