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Two high school sophmores decide to challenge themselves by doing a 24 hour Digital Detox. Their opinions and thoughts are completely different, but shed light on the overuse of devices.

24 hour digital detox challenges students to shut off their screens

By Melissa Redlich and Sylvia Thomson May 6, 2021

Experiencing life burnout? You are not alone. Screen usage has skyrocketed since the pandemic started, and not just in teens. Partaking in a digital detox could be a crucial step towards refreshing your...

Student Lens Club is open membership where members work on videos in a variety of subjects, from STEM to humanities. Anyone looking to learn more about filmmaking and video editing is encouraged to join.

Take a look through the lens of filmmaking with this WCHS club

By Emily Zhang, Features Editor April 26, 2021

From local and national competitions to helping the community, filmmaking is a unique way to explore vast opportunities in a variety of different niches. Inspired by their time at Eastern Middle School,...

Bark Social's extensive food and drink menu offers dog owners entertainment as they watch their dogs have the time of their lives!

Close the distance between your furry friends at Bark Social

By Ally Salzberg, Opinions Editor April 23, 2021

This past year in quarantine has not allowed us humans to be very social, but does that really mean that our furry friends have to be isolated as well? Bark Social, Pike and Rose’s newest addition, allows...

Megan thee Stallion smiles for the cameras on the red carpet as her photo is taken. She swept the Grammys this year, winning 3 awards.

2021 Grammy Awards show celebrates artists during COVID-19

By Ella Kaminsky, Opinions Editor April 22, 2021

Every year music fans gather around their TVs to watch their favorite award show of the year: The Grammys. This year Trevor Noah, popular millennial talk show host, hosted the show.   Many of the...

Shown is what a typical Zoom class may look like during the 2020-2021 school year, in which there are almost no cameras on entirely.

Virtual classes give students a new perspective on the most beneficial way to learn

By Justin Greenzaid, Assistant Sports Editor April 21, 2021

The blaring radar of the default iPhone alarm is a common sound for many WCHS students in the morning (unless they have changed their alarm sound due to the trauma it may cause). But, looking back at a...

MCPS held a Business Pitch Challenge in late March for students to participate it. Ambitious students from across the county worked on products to present to the business sponsors.

MCPS Business Pitch Challenge offers future entrepreneurs the opportunity to share their ideas

By Charley Hutton, Advertisements and Subscriptions Manager April 21, 2021

Years spent in high school are typically thought of as preparation for college. High school is usually not viewed as a period of time to start developing a career. That preparation usually comes around...

WCHS senior Ella Kaminsky started her own tie dye clothing brand called Sets and Sweats. Using Etsy to sell her product, Kaminsky now makes tie dye sweat sets as well as tank tops and college apparel.

Flashback to early quarantine with these memorable trends

By Allison Jacobs, Editor-in-Chief April 21, 2021

Everyone remembers sitting in class, buzzing at the thought of a two week spring break. Almost a year later, COVID-19 has forced people to lose family, opportunities, memories and normality. While COVID-19...

Clockwise from top left are freshmen Megan Demske, Jonah Goldberg, Lyndee Sklute and John McNelis. As freshmen are struggling to find connections, the Observer hopes to introduce a few new Bulldogs to readers.

WCHS freshman speed dating: meet our newest Bulldogs

By Rachel Mattison, Assistant Advertisement and Subscription Manager April 13, 2021

Finding a new lunch spot in the hallway, participating in after-school sports, joining club meetings at lunch and cheering on the WCHS Bulldogs at Friday night football games are all ways that freshmen...

The fate of Cara Dune, which is Gina Carano's character in The Mandalorian, is still unknown to fans. However, most suspect she'll either be killed off or recast.

Social media contributes to celebrity cancel culture due to offensive posts

By Ryan Weiner, Assistant News Editor March 19, 2021

The day was Feb. 10, 2020 when “Star Wars” fans across the country woke up and checked their Twitter feeds, anxious for some news about the ten shows as well as numerous movies that were announced...

Natural Highways is the perfect solution to that stir crazy feeling you have been experiencing during the pandemic. Their organization provides opportunities to get exercise and connect with peers. Check out their Instagram for more information.

Natural Highways encourages individuals to spend time outdoors

By Sylvia Thomson, Assistant Social Media Manager March 1, 2021

49 weeks have passed since students could attend school without a Zoom link. Individuals have been confined to their homes for almost a year, so it is understandable that restlessness has settled in as...

Pop for a Cause, created by Amanda Kossoff, offers popcorn in many flavors, such as zebra and kettle, in many different sizes for all type of gatherings or parties.

Pop for a Cause: a healthy, delicious way to give back and make a difference

By Jordan Pashkoff, Assistant Online Editor February 22, 2021

Drizzled in chocolate or caramel, sprinkled with crushed Oreos or plain, air-popped popcorn is one of the most versatile snacks. WCHS sophomore Amanda Kossoff, who started Pop for a Cause, uses that to...

Students for Students provides an opportunity for students to connect and talk about important topics related to mental health. For each meeting, the program will send out information on how to access the Zoom.

Students for Students provides support in our virtual world

By Andrew Chan, Editor-in-Chief February 17, 2021

Class discussions are now dark rectangles filled with names and muted red microphone symbols; lunch is no longer lively, just lonely; and the once crowded WCHS hallways are depressingly empty. With so...

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