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Athlete of the Month: Brittini Martin

Athlete of the Month: Brittini Martin

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

Bulldog Bash raises money for WCHS athletics program

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

See the new year with 2020 vision

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?

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

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

Spread the news: Bethesda’s best bagels are here

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

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

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

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 ...

Sports Hall of Fame honors WCHS alumni

Sports Hall of Fame honors WCHS alumni

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

‘Book’ your summer with these five great reads

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

Boys volleyball secures an impressive season

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 impresses WCHS students

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...

Body positivity songs argue that size doesn’t matter

Body positivity songs argue that size doesn’t matter

By Danielle Kiefer and Hannah Yasharoff

October 24, 2014

Media outlets constantly bombard teenagers with images and ideas about how their bodies should look, often portraying thin women as society’s idea of perfection. However, many recent popular songs have gone against that trend, focusing instead on body positivity. Songs such as Meghan Trainor’s...

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