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Election features Reese Witherspoon as Tracy Flick as an overachiever willing to do whatever it takes, with only one person willing to stand in her way being her history teacher played by Matthew Broderick. This is an iconic high school movie that all seniors should watch before graduation.

Top 10 movies to watch before graduation

By Ela Jalil, Online Editor in Chief June 2, 2021

WCHS seniors' graduation is next week, marking a departure from the community that they have been a part of for the past four years to embark on a new adventure -- college. The high school experience has...

Grease, a movie set in the '50s about the high school relationship between Sandy and Danny, is filled with music and humor which makes it a great summer watch with friends.

Must watch summer classics

By Paige Tasin, Assistant Arts Editor June 2, 2021

The best summer movies to watch for the upcoming break This past school year has left everyone wishing for one thing: summer. Though summer might not be starting for a few more weeks, the best way to...

One of the movie posters for

End of the school year watchlist: upcoming shows and movies to look forward to

By Olivia Yasharoff, Editor in Chief May 30, 2021

While WCHS students are battling through AP exams and a plethora of end of the year assignments, it can be hard to find the light at the end of the tunnel. Luckily, there are a bunch of upcoming TV shows...

Olivia Rodrigo announced her first album

“Sour” is a sweet success for Olivia Rodrigo

By Jordan Pashkoff, Arts Editor May 30, 2021

Usually when an artist is starting out, their debut album is solid but there is obvious room for growth and betterment in production and songwriting. But in the case of 18-year-old Olivia Rodrigo, whose...

During the summer, the best trips can often be taken through a good book. With these five titles set to be published from June to August of this upcoming summer, there will be no shortage of books of all genres, authors, and perspectives to be a window into all kinds of different worlds.

Books to look forward to this summer

By Ha-Yeon Jeon May 30, 2021

Dr. Seuss once said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Especially during this past year, when everyone has been stuck at...

One of sophomore Sydney Willich's hardest projects to sew was this shirt, which involved making a pattern from scratch.

Student Art Spotlight: Sydney Willich

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Copy Editor May 17, 2021

The whirring of a sewing machine as it churns out fabrics of vibrant colors is a familiar comfort for sophomore Sydney Willich. Well-accustomed to the world of art, fashion design is the perfect combination...

Superman floats in the air after saving the day near the daily planet where his lover Lois Lane works. Superman now has two sons and lives happily in metropolis where he fights crime and keeps the city safe.

“Superman & Lois” takes another look into the life of Clark Kent and his family

By Jack Gans, Photo Manager May 3, 2021

The CW network produces some of the best live-action superhero shows ever created, and they recently came out with a new masterpiece: “Superman & Lois.” There have been many mixed reviews on the...

A map of where the Follows traveled during their documentary ,

James and Deborah Follows explore small towns across America in “Our Towns”

By Jeremy Fredricks, Editor-in-Chief May 3, 2021

In Americana, a small town is the ideal place -- full of nights spent at the ballpark, outdoor plays reflecting the small town’s heritage and a sense of community. Yet, many don’t get to see this part...

This Ink drawing entitled

MCPS creates a website to display pieces of art for an online art show

By Austin Vinner, News Editor May 3, 2021

Over the past year, MCPS has done its best to provide as many normal experiences to students as possible. Many events have undergone changes to account for adequate social distancing and other precautions,...

Visual effects like the hologram showed above were just one of the things that Zack Snyder nailed in his version. Additionally, great camera angle choice makes this scene one of the best in the movie.

Zack Snyder’s cut of “Justice League” is better than the original but not worth it

By Ryan Weiner, Assistant News Editor May 3, 2021

Four years ago, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Pictures paired up for their fifth movie in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). Featuring a loaded cast and a plotline strong enough to rival any superhero movie...

Chloé Zhao, Director of

Missed the show? These are the best and worst moments of the 93rd Oscars

By Ela Jalil and Olivia Yasharoff May 3, 2021

The 93rd Oscars was a night of bold fashion choices and historical firsts, with changes to the original way of doing things that left the audience confused and shocked. For those who missed out on watching...

On senior Nathan Varner's interactive map of WCHS, students can check out different locations -- including classrooms, the gym, the auditorium and hand sanitizing stations.

WCHS senior Nathan Varner creates an interactive map of school to help students

By Jeremy Fredricks, Copy Editor April 25, 2021

As students return to the building for the first time in over a year, and for some, the first time ever, it is not a stretch to say some people have forgotten where they are going. While the lifeblood...

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