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Spring theater cancellations saddens WCHS seniors

The dance ensemble for the Blast 31: Spectrum performance of Kacey Musgraves' Rainbow rehearse their dance choreographed by senior Michael Castelli and junior Sydney Rubin.

By Olivia Yasharoff, Assistant Sports Editor

May 13, 2020

Seniors have looked forward to this year since their freshman year of high school, or maybe even longer. Senior year is the year where you get to celebrate all the work you have put in over the years by dancing at prom, walking across the stage at graduation and, for 52 WCHS seniors, participating in ...

Athlete of the Month: Brittini Martin

Martin playing at the Governor's Challenge in Salisbury, Md. She won honorable mention accolades in their elite showcase over winter break.

By Olivia Yasharoff, Assistant Sports Editor

March 3, 2020

It is only the third game of the girl’s varsity basketball season. Senior captain Brittini Martin takes a shot and scores just like any other game. But it is not just any other bucket. With this shot, Martin has reached the 1,000th point in her WCHS career. In the history of girls basketball at WCHS, on...

Bulldog Bash raises money for WCHS athletics program

The invitation for the Bulldog Bash event provided by the WCHS Booster Club. For more information and purchasing tickets, visit the Booster Club website.

By Olivia Yasharoff, Assistant Sports Editor

March 1, 2020

Sorry kids, you must be 21 or over to go to the Bulldog Bash, the annual fundraiser for the WCHS athletics department hosted by the Booster Club. The event will take place on Saturday, March 14 at The Barking Dog in Bethesda. From 6:30 to 10 p.m., attendees can bid on silent auction items, eat appet...

See the new year with 2020 vision

Sophomores Juli Magud and Maddie Reeve pose with handmade posters at a protest for gun control in D.C. They made it a goal to be more politically active.

By Olivia Yasharoff, Assistant Sports Editor

February 6, 2020

Every January, people always promise themselves that they will be a better person in the upcoming year. They often vow to go to the gym everyday, to eat healthier foods or to spend less money. All of these goals sound good in theory but are rarely successfully executed. Instead of assigning yourself i...

Maryland has gone viral on Tik-Tok: scary or beneficial?

Many students like Austin Betz (above) took advantage of the popularity of Maryland Tik Toks, and made a viral video that got on many students for you pages.

By Ela Jalil and Olivia Yasharoff

January 14, 2020

TikTok has been sweeping the nation with its viral dance trends, comedy skits and lipsyncing videos. But when WCHS students noticed lots of Maryland and Montgomery County themed videos randomly appearing, they knew something was off.  Picture this: you are mindlessly scrolling through the “For Yo...

Spread the news: Bethesda’s best bagels are here

The exterior of the new Bethesda Bagels in Wildwood which is located on Old Georgetown Road. First opening in 1982, Bethesda Bagels remains a popular breakfast and lunch spot.

By Olivia Yasharoff, Assistant Sports Editor

December 3, 2019

Being one of several new additions to Wildwood Shopping Center such as Joe & the Juice and Flowerchild, Bethesda Bagels brings New York style bagels to the D.C. area with heart and a side of cream cheese. Though the name might be misleading, Bethesda Bagels actually has five locations, including ...

Lobby Baby: Seth Meyers in this Netflix special lives up to expectations

Comedian Seth Meyers came out with his first stand-up special premiering on Netflix on Nov. 5 titled

By Olivia Yasharoff, Assistant Sports Editor

November 25, 2019

Joining fellow comedians John Mulaney, Leslie Jones and Dave Chappelle, Seth Meyers debuts his own stand-up comedy special on Netflix, stepping away from his usual desk scene and leaving his suit behind. Being the host of Late Night with Seth Meyers for five years, Meyers mixes things up with his very own c...

Bulldogs honor WCHS history at Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Former track student-athletes (left to right) Audrey M. Gariepy-Bogui, Louise Hannallah Bayly and Erin McManus pose together with their Athletics Hall of Fame trophies.

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 ...

Sports Hall of Fame honors WCHS alumni

The state championship trophies of the WCHS girls varsity basketball team displayed proudly in front of a news article snippet from 2002 announcing the team's success.

By Olivia Yasharoff, Assistant Sports Editor

October 21, 2019

Sixteen years after Morgan Hatten led the WCHS girls basketball team to back-to-back state championships, she’s coming back to school with a new title, “Hall of Famer.”   Hatten is one of eight standout athletes, coaches and staff members who will be inducted into the 2019 WCHS Sports Hall ...

‘Book’ your summer with these five great reads

In, The Country We Love: My Family Divided written by actress Diane Guerrero, is an inspiring and emotional read.

By Olivia Yasharoff, Assistant Sports Editor

June 4, 2019

Whether you’re planning to spend the summer at the beach, pool or on the couch, you’ll need a good book to accompany you. The stories listed below range from inspirational memoirs to romantic comedies to thrilling mysteries. Here are the five page-turners you have to get your hands on this summ...

Boys volleyball secures an impressive season

The boys volleyball team at county finals on May 15, 2018 against Walter Johnson. WCHS lost 3-1 last year but hope to defeat them in the championship this year.

By Olivia Yasharoff, Assistant Sports Editor

May 7, 2019

This season marks the 28th year that WCHS has had a boys varsity volleyball program. The team (10-1) had a very successful season with wins against Blake, Kennedy, B-CC, Whitman, Richard Montgomery, Wooton, Paint Branch, Clarksburg, Sherwood and Springbrook high schools. The Bulldogs’ only loss came...

Brooklyn Nine-Nine impresses WCHS students

Brooklyn Nine-Nine” started airing in 2013 but it is still a very successful show. The comedy was picked up by NBC which renewed them for a sixth season that will be extended for a total of eighteen episodes.

By Olivia Yasharoff, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019

“Noice.” “Smort.” “Cool, cool, cool.” These phrases can all be used to describe NBC’s hit comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” in addition to being the lingo that the characters on the show (and its fans) love to use. Starring comedian Andy Samberg, actor Andre Braugher and actress Melissa Fumero...

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