The Observer

Should there be more serious consequences for those who bribe their kids way into college?

Should there be more serious consequences for those who bribe their kids way into college?

By Cherri Tung, Arts Editor

January 4, 2020

What are the consequences for individuals who are charged with involvement in bribery to get their unqualified children into prestigious  colleges?  Many of these scandals happen with celebrities. One of the most well known incidents is the one involving Lori Loughlin and Olivia Jade. According to Fox N...

Team captains play an important role in sports

Team captains play an important role in sports

By Kathy Hu, Online Editor

January 3, 2020

Many high schools have vastly different sports but one thing these sports all have in common is the role of the captains on these teams.  Although every sport varies in the number of captains on the team, ranging anywhere from one to five, the impact the captain(s) have on the team is similar thr...

Wellness Fair encourages mental health awareness

Wellness Fair encourages mental health awareness

By Jeremy Fredricks, Assistant Opinions Editor

January 3, 2020

On Thurs., Nov. 21, the Thrive Club hosted the Wellness Fair. The fair provided students with the opportunity to meet mental health professionals and vendors. Many vendors that attended the event, including One Aum Yoga, Stone Branch School of Art and Every Mind. Thrive Club’s officers, including so...

Winter heat wave at WCHS

Winter heat wave at WCHS

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...

TOTM: Christopher Forney

TOTM: Christopher Forney

By Fatima Yazdi, Editor-In-Chief

December 17, 2019

Engaging, caring, dedicated and enthusiastic: all words that accurately describe AP World History and AP Psychology teacher Mr. Forney. Forney has been teaching at WCHS for 12 years now and has since left a positive mark on WCHS and his students. “I like getting to explore content that I emit with students a...

Pink-out unites WCHS community together

Pink-out unites WCHS community together

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

November 20, 2019

Royal blue. Kelly green. WCHS students proudly rock our colors—and it turns out that we can definitely rock pink, too. WCHS’s school-wide Pink-Out Day was last Friday, Oct. 25. The amount of support for breast cancer awareness and school spirit displayed among students was apparent. Special pink-o...

Shooting threat sparks community response

Shooting threat sparks community response

By Ela Jalil, Assistant News Editor

November 15, 2019

On Oct. 24, a rumor flew around social media about a school shooting threat, causing WCHS students and parents to fear for their safety.  The original message was posted on Snapchat and soon students were posting their reactions on their Instagram and Snapchat stories, explaining how scared they we...

Bulldogs honor WCHS history at Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Bulldogs honor WCHS history at Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony

By Olivia Yasharoff, Assistant Sports Editor

November 7, 2019

Peter Menke, the WCHS Athletic Director from 1989 to 1997, began the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame in 1995. Nearly 25 years later, WCHS inducted its fourth class, and honored the man who started it all.  According to current WCHS Athletic Director Jesse Smith, Menke started the Hall of Fame to ...

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. ...

Hola to WCHS ESOL

Hola to WCHS ESOL

By Trevor Gardemal, Social Media Manager

October 17, 2019

According to a local reddit user, Montgomery County has 32,000 European immigrants, 124,000 Asian immigrants, and 54,000 African immigrants, the 4th highest of any county in the United States. Needless to say, we live in a diverse region full of different cultures, peoples, and thus, languages. English...

TOTM: Stephan Wilson

TOTM:  Stephan Wilson

By Emma Chen, Observations Editor

October 17, 2019

A gym enthusiast, family oriented guy and high school teacher at heart, Mr. Stephan Wilson is a source of light in our school. Wilson is a member of the Math department here at WCHS, and teaches Geometry and Honors Algebra 2. When Wilson was in school, he was inspired to become a teacher after he had...

School administration should stop giving out hall passes

School administration should stop giving out hall passes

By Janneke Kovoor, Staff Writer

June 5, 2019

Young people have always driven societal change, whether it be protesting the Vietnam War, spearheading the Civil Rights Movement, or creating Black Lives Matter. WCHS students are among those of the newest generation to fight for change. Students participated in March for Our Lives, one of the l...

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