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How to support the Black Lives Matter movement

Thousands of people worldwide take to the streets to demand justice for the murder of innocent Black lives. Attending protests is just one way to advocate for change.

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Online Editor

June 26, 2020

The murder of George Floyd and thousands of other innocent lives has sparked a worldwide revolution against police brutality. There are so many different ways to support the Black Lives Matter movement, from peaceful protesting, to educating yourself on racism. However, some of these options may not b...

WCHS teens give back with student-run organizations

Carolina Noguera (far right) with her cousins Elena and Sonia Hupmann all wearing Solidarity Masks. For more information, go to their Instagram @solidarity.masks.

By Olivia Yasharoff, Arts Editor

June 25, 2020

Toke Ibraheem, a rising junior and Black Lives Matter activist, is one of many WCHS students who, during this time of quarantine and social distancing, have taken it upon themselves to start helping the community in its time of need. From selling baked goods and delivering groceries, to making masks and ...

Climate change disproportionately discriminates against racial minorities

A couple climate activists of color attend and hold signs at a climate change march. One of the signs importantly states

By Quinn Cook, News Editor

June 23, 2020

In a time of increased awareness in America surrounding the abhorrently unjust conditions of systemic and institutionalized racism, it is important to shine light on the many issues that disproportionately affect the African American community and are not getting the attention they deserve. This article seek...

Quarantine allows time for self reflection and improvement

The time in quarantine allows for more people to relax and improve their mental health. Meditation, journaling, and reading are some options to lift your spirits.

By Fatima Yazdi, Senior Writer

May 30, 2020

It's been two months and counting in quarantine, and we are all on the edge of our seats, wondering how, and when this nightmare is going to end. Life is uncertain right now, and aside from protecting each other and staying safe, there is nott more we can do. It can be unsettling to feel like you hav...

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 ...

“Bon Appétit” serves traditional and modern cooking content

A fanart drawing lays out all of the members of the Bon Appétit test kitchen staff. This mix of personalities and editors appear in and produce the videos that the Bon Appétit Youtube channel features.

By Quinn Cook, News Editor

May 29, 2020

Out of all the new trends and entertainment taking off because of pandemic induced free time, the Bon Appétit (or BA) Test Kitchen Youtube channel stands as the grand winner. The channel seamlessly combines the class and tradition of a decades old food magazine with the exciting, yet addicting taste o...

Worldwide shutdown amidst pandemic allows Earth to breathe

Since everyone has been in lockdown during the coronavirus and is using less transportation, pollution in the sky has cleared.

By Melissa Redlich, Sports Editor

May 21, 2020

For decades, a polluted cloud has loomed over China and murky waters have filled Venice’s canals. But recently, both the skies and the waterways have begun to clear up, leaving beautiful and clean cities. If everyone is determined enough, we can keep it this way.  It’s ironic that these positive changes ar...

How to stay entertained during quarantine

One popular way to stay entertained during Quarantine is through TikTok. Each video is different, ranging from humor to horror and it is easy to stay on the app for a while.

By Allison Jacobs, News Editor

May 12, 2020

Day to day life in quarantine is completely different than what was happening months ago, with each day feeling the same and endless amounts of time to fill. The current situation with the Coronavirus and quarantine is a big life adjustment, however, The Observer is here to provide you with the top fiv...

WCHS students participate in politics

WCHS attenda march outside the DC Capitol. Protests are a common form of political participation

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2020

In today’s political climate, it is imperative that teens, the next generation of voters, get educated and involved in politics. WCHS students are doing all they can to create a better tomorrow, and this starts with knowledge on who is running their government.  With the Democratic Primary elections and de...

March Adness

Ellen Degeneres and wife, Portia De Rossi, are featured on an Amazon Alexa ad that was showcased during the superbowl.

By Emma Chen, Ohio Meshanko, and Maya Bhattiprolu

March 11, 2020

Super Bowl season has come and gone, every year it is American tradition that many companies bolster their marketing budgets to bring us some of the most scrutinized commercials of the year. Some are funny, some are sad, some reference pop culture and some are just plain out there, but all are more mem...

High school students kill time with summer jobs

Cabin John Mall is among the many places where students at WCHS look for jobs. One of the places that has been popular recently is Playa Bowls which employs mostly highschool students.

By Austin Vinner, Photo Editor

March 7, 2020

High school can be a time to explore and learn new things, where teens are granted the freedom to decide what interests them. That is why so many high schoolers look to get jobs either during the school year or over the summer. Mason Goldstein, a sophomore at WCHS, is among these students who get jobs d...

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...

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