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Chloe Ting workouts boost in popularity

Fitness youtuber Chloe Ting is notorious for her free workout programs. All of her workouts and programs are on her website for anyone to follow.

By Nur Yavuz, Features Editor

May 29, 2020

Since many places are closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and many are in quarantine, there is more than enough time in the world to focus on feeling good and looking good. Fitness youtuber Chloe Ting has provided content to help anyone who wants to get in shape, while gyms around the country remain ...

Kobe and Gianna Bryant memorial sparks tears from audience members

A hoops poster of the basketball star Kobe Bryant with both of his jersey numbers, eight and 24.

By Nur Yavuz, Assistant Observations Editor

March 7, 2020

Feb. 24, 2020, the heart wrenching memorial service for the passing of Kobe and Gianna Bryant, was a very emotional day for all basketball fans and friends of the Bryant family. The service, held at the Staples center in Los Angeles, Calif., left the audience with heavy hearts and teary eyes.  The...

Grammy and Oscars: The award goes to…

The 2020 Grammys outfits of Billie Eilish (left) wearing a green glittery suit with a mesh mask, Arianna Grande (middle) wearing a puffy grey dress and long grey gloves, and Lil Nas X with a neon pink cropped suit with studs.

By Nur Yavuz, Assistant Observations Editor

March 5, 2020

The 92nd Oscars Academy Awards and the 62nd Grammy Awards: considerably two of the most important award shows of the year kicked off with many surprising, powerful and controversial moments.  Here are the highlights and the lowlights of the 2020 Oscars and Grammys. The Oscars highlights: One of the m...

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...

We’re going matcha green… and that’s the tea

Sophomore Naz Yavuz stands outside of Starbucks at the Cabin John Shopping Center on a chilly night, drinking a hot and iced matcha latte from Starbucks.

By Nur Yavuz, Assistant Observations Editor

December 18, 2019

Looking for a healthy and trendy beverage? Matcha tea might be for you.  Matcha tea powder is young green tea leaves that are grounded into a bright green powder. The best of its kind comes from Japan and is a staple in Japan itself. Japan is where it started, and now its spreading across the gl...

Bike accidents skyrocket in lieu of helmet-less riders

 Stephanie Zoltick wears her helmet before a bike ride. Zoltick prioritizes safety and knows the consequences of riding without a helmet.

By Nur Yavuz, Assistant Observations Editor

December 8, 2019

A lesson that is annually drilled into the heads of little kids all across the world: “Wear your helmet while riding your bike to prevent head injury.” However, according to recent studies, the number of bicycle accidents due to not wearing helmets is skyrocketing. Maybe little kids should not be...

The end of Fortnite, another marketing game

The first piece of evidence from Fortnite and EA since the black hole incident made players believe the game could have really come to an end.

By Nur Yavuz, Assistant Observations Editor

December 3, 2019

With the black empty screens of Fortnite users plastered everywhere on the Internet for more than two days and no sign of Epic, a leaked chapter 2 trailer, everyone was on edge. Fortnite set up to have the map destroyed by rockets and sucked into a black hole, but why?  It was as if the game had vanished into thin...

Hack on Naviance terrifies the MOCO community

Students have all of their important information stored within Naviance and were worried it will not be there during the college application season.

By Nur Yavuz, Assistant Observations Editor

November 13, 2019

The safety concerns of administration greatly increased after the news of two students in Montgomery County hacking into the Naviance college-prep database system came into light. The suspects were able to see the personal and school related data of 1,344 students at Wheaton High School and are now under p...

The real cost behind going viral on TikTok

When opening the app, this screen would pop up as you scroll up and down.

By Nur Yavuz, Staff Writer

June 6, 2019

With fun, quirky and creative concepts, TikTok is an app where users can create, share and discover short music videos. It is often used as a platform for people to express themselves through dance, lip syncing and comedy. TikTok was created in China and it is valued at $75 billion. A majority of th...

WCHS MSA Participates in MIST

Photo courtesy of Amir Pourmand.

By Nur Yavuz, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

The Muslim Student Association (MSA) is reaching out to WCHS students to join and participate in the 2019 Muslim Interscholastic Tournament (MIST), an educational competition about the religion of Islam, including interesting workshops for students to participate in. As the WCHS community grows in diversity, le...

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