The Observer

Adulting classes should be offered at WCHS

People know that being an adult is not all that kids think it is. It comes with many challenges and local organizations like the one pictured above use this idea to make drivers laugh as they pass this sign.

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 ...

Churchill for Climate raises awareness for a hot issue

Churchill for Climate members smile with representative Jamie Raskin, as they hold posters with reasons as to why they participated in the polar plunge

By Allison Jacobs, News Editor

March 4, 2020

Recently, climate change and environmental issues have caused a sense of panic. From threats of the world ending in 50 years to never-ending forest fires, climate change and environmental issues are a constant topic of discussion. Many are always asking what they can do to stop climate change or help ...

Early voter registration allows students to prepare for the future

Junior Liz Porter is registering to vote at WCHS during lunch. The Montgomery County Board of Elections registered students three days during lunch.

By Jeremy Fredricks, Assistant Opinions Editor

February 26, 2020

For three days at lunch, the Montgomery County Board of Education had a table at WCHS to allow students over the age of 16 the opportunity to register to vote.   While you have to be 18 to vote, Maryland citizens can register when they turn 16. Maryland joined 11 other states, including Californ...

Mental health awareness week comes to WCHS

Therapy dogs were at school Tuesday and Thursday roaming the halls and provided a much needed stress relief for students.

By Emma Chen, Observations Editor

February 6, 2020

The week of November 11th at WCHS was Mental Health Awareness week. November as a whole is Mental Health Awareness month, and this was the was WCHS was implementing self care into the students' schedules. On Monday, students and staff wore lime green to show their support for the cause. Even ribbon...

Redistricting meeting opens eyes to both sides of the debate

At the meeting, there were seven posters that explained different facts about MCPS districts and the timeline that was going to be followed. This poster explained the different phases as well as showed the other future meetings for audience members.

By Allison Jacobs, News Editor

February 5, 2020

A current prominent issue in Montgomery County is school redistricting and how it will be implemented. Montgomery County has decided that students will be bussed to various schools throughout the county; however, they have supplied no information as to what bussing will be like, causing outrage amongs...

Relax into the weekend thanks to Frantic Fridays

Mr.Sanz has implemented the Frantic Friday program to help his orchestra students de-stress. On Fridays, students have the chance to study for classes, catch up on homework or even take a nap.

By Aliki Dimitoglou, Advertising & Subscriptions Manager

January 30, 2020

School and the workload can be overbearing to students and with the added weight of sports and other extracurriculars, it can be easy for students to feel like they are drowning in a swirling sea of tests, homework assignments and sports meets. Luckily, there is a solution for orchestra students: Frantic...

This year, the SMOB election comes to WCHS

WCHS President Jay Wood preparing to speak for his SMOB announcement video in the halls of WCHS.

By Andrew Chan, Sports Editor

January 30, 2020

The SMOB is the Student Member on the Board of Education in Montgomery County, and he or she has a vote on many crucial issues in the county. The last time Montgomery County has had a SMOB from WCHS was 30 years ago. However, this could soon change. Jay Wood, the current WCHS president, recently announ...

Tardiness task force called to combat attendance issues

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 30, 2020

The morning bell rings for WCHS AT 7:45 AM. Instruction begins, and students are expected to be in class. However, this is exactly the contrary. Students arrive 10, 20 even 30 minutes late, flocking the hallways instead of learning. This problem, dubbed “the Tardiness Epidemic,” is one being appro...

TOTM: Catherine Trouteaud

Catherine Trouteaud, the teacher of the month for the January publication.

By Nur Yavuz, Assistant Observations Editor

January 30, 2020

Optimistic, kind, caring and so much more. Honors and AP Physics 1 and JV girls softball coach Catherine Trouteaud has brought light and smiles to the faces at WCHS through her love of teaching. Trouteaud has been teaching for a total of 16 years and two of them have been at WCHS. The beginning of he...

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

Lori Loughlin (right) and daughter Olivia Jade (left) were involved in one of the largest college scandals in 2019.

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

Varsity cheerleading captains Kathy Hu, Cat Gilligan, Danielle Probert, Ally Salzberg and Peyton Kanstoroom help run practices and promote teamwork throughout the seaon.

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

Sophomores Arya Iyer (left) and Sonia Bhatia talking to a staff member from the Stone Branch School of Art. She helped them make buttons - the pair made narwhal buttons, that they colored in on a piece of paper, that was then pressed against the button.

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...

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