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Students spend countless hours per week scrolling on TikTok to fill their time and as a distraction.

Popular social media app “TikTok” allows for WCHS students to let time tick away

By Ananya Pandit, Arts Editor February 16, 2024

Cold, dreary, February skies and the unrelenting rigor of schoolwork plague many WCHS students around this time of year. With standardized tests and college decisions causing a sense of impending doom...

Target is just one store that offers countless different types of Valentines Day chocolate. WCHS students have many options when looking for the perfect gift.

Best Valentine’s day chocolates to show your valentine love!

By Rebecca Dean, Assistant Arts Editor February 5, 2024

As many people scramble to find Valentine’s Day gifts for their loved ones, they often turn to a timeless and trusted gift: chocolate. But the sheer amount of chocolate to choose from can become overwhelming....

Pictured from left to right: Rockville Town Squares Ice Skating Rink, Winter City Lights, Downtown Holiday Market, Ford’s Theatre “A Christmas Carol.

Embrace the season with top winter activities in the DMV area

By Caroline Harless, News Editor December 18, 2023

For many, the chilly weather synonymous with winter means one thing: cozy season. Staying inside under warm blankets, watching holiday movies and sipping on hot chocolate are all typical winter activities...

WCHS junior Kate Edwards poses as she walks down the runway at the Miss Teen Maryland USA Pageant.

Sashaying to success: Kate Edwards’ story

By Olga Engler, Assistant Copy Editor and Photo Manager December 18, 2023

Many little girls dream at least once of standing on a stage, wearing a gorgeous dress, doing a model walk down a runway, posing before a table of judges and then walking back in four-inch heels without...

Children in the Philippines are all smiles and full of laughter when receiving their shoebox from Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child Initiative. This initiative is one example of many that aims to spread the holiday joy to less fortunate children.

‘Tis the season of giving: cozy causes worth melting for

By Catherine Chan, Assistant Online Editor December 18, 2023

December. A season of external cold, but internal warmth. A season where friends and family reunite and most importantly, express their joy with one another through gift giving. The best gift anyone can...

Cookie Mug Hangers, Dark Chocolate Stars, Peppermint Cremes, and Mini Peppermint Meringues are some of Trader Joes popular seasonal treats.

Yule love this: Trader Joe’s Seasonal Snacks

By Sneha David and Claire Moylan, Online Content Editor and Assistant Features Editor and Photo Manager December 18, 2023

A new season approaching can only mean one thing: a Trader Joe’s seasonal drop. Flavors of peppermint, chocolate and gingerbread line the shelves of every Trader Joe’s as excitement builds for the...

Starbucks releases its limited edition cups around the holiday times and it is very popular amongst WCHS students.

Sipping through the sweetest rankings of hot chocolates

By Nataly Behnia, Social Media Manager December 12, 2023

For many WCHS students, hot chocolate is a holiday staple. Anywhere students go for the holidays, hot chocolate will be around the corner. However, where can students truly get the best hot chocolate? Starbucks: Starbucks...

Multiple parents line up in the side parking lot at WCHS to drop off their kids Tuesday, November 20. Although its 5 minutes until school starts, parents and student drivers are still arriving and are rushing to leave.

Crashes in the community calls for MCPS safety concerns

By Amari Suissa, Internal Communications Managers December 5, 2023

School is supposed to be a place of safety for students. Not a place to fear being hit in the parking lot or even crossing the road. Since the beginning of the school year, there have been multiple crashes...

Celebrate this holiday season by decorating cookies with your loved ones and share with neighbors, friends and family!

Ways to kick off traditions this holiday season

By Isabel Vorabhanda, Subscriptions and Promotions Manager December 3, 2023

Traditions often mean something to one and their loved ones. Small moments like these can light up a holiday season with joy and happiness. While some holiday traditions live through generations and generations...

The New York Times has a diverse selection of games that range from Connections, which is a logic deduction and trivia puzzle, to Sudoku, which focuses on numbers and patterns.

Breaking news: The New York Times games you can’t miss

By George Chang, Features Editor November 27, 2023

Forget CoolMathGames or .io websites; the puzzles and brainteasers that The New York Times (NYT) offers are the latest trend for WCHS students. The multitude of minigames—ranging from words to math to...

Mei Xiang happily chews on a bamboo shoot at the National Zoo. She is one of the three pandas set to return to China later this year.

Peace out, pandas! The zoo’s popular panda cubs take a pause

By Bella Donato, Internal Communications Manager November 13, 2023

It is time to say farewell to the giant pandas at the National Zoo. For many WCHS students, part of growing up in the DMV was visiting these furry, playful animals with family or friends. Due to an ending...

WCHS forensics teacher and his dog, Keen, have been volunteering at Western Maryland K9 Search and Rescue for about five years.

Mr. Rogers leaves paw-sitive impact as K-9 volounteer

By Isar Uslu, Assistant News Editor November 13, 2023

When most WCHS students think of volunteering, they might picture tedious and mundane tasks students do to fulfill their graduation requirements. However, for WCHS forensics teacher Gary Rogers, volunteering...

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