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Being pent up at home, socially isolated from others, can lead to detrimental consequences to one's mental health. Taking the time for self care is important during these hard times.

Self care in the time of COVID-19: how to combat pandemic fatigue

By Emily Zhang, Features Editor December 10, 2020

As cases continue to surge across the U.S., citizens are tired of the bottled up feelings of social isolation. While it is important to follow new, stricter public health guidelines to limit the spread,...

A view of a building at Montgomery College's Rockville campus. Because of COVID-19, classes in the Early College Program are being held virtually, instead of on campus.

Early College Program offers a unique education experience

By Jeremy Fredricks, Copy Editor November 29, 2020

Like most American 16-year-olds, Ariadne Dimitoglou is doing her schooling from home. Unlike most of her classmates, who are learning material from their junior year of high school, she is learning at...

For the 2021 election, many first time voters have decided to vote using a mail-in ballot, instead of the traditional in-person polling method. Although there are concerns about the accuracy of mail-in ballots, they are an effective way to stay safe and avoid contracting COVID-19.

WCHS seniors register to vote in the 2020 presidential election

By Ava Freeman, Online Editor-in-Chief October 14, 2020

Voting for the first time is an exciting milestone in any 18-years-old’s life. It is an opportunity to voice one's opinion in politics and be a part of a decision that will affect the future of the U....

WCHS SGA president Jay Wood (front) and another GGSF volunteer help load cars with fresh produce, hot meals, and other food supplies for those dealing with food insecurity and other food needs.

Guru Gobind Singh Foundation donates food to community members

By Quinn Cook, News Editor October 14, 2020

Outside of a Sikh temple located on Travilah Road in northern Potomac, the Guru Gobind Singh Foundation (or GGSF) has distributed thousands of pounds of food and meals to those in need. Montgomery County,...

Dribbling a basketball towards a defender, Zack Mantz (left) plays basketball during his freetime at Cabin John Middle School against some of his closest friends.

WCHS students find creative ways to spend their free time

By Justin Greenzaid, Assistant Sports Editor October 13, 2020

From wanting to go to your favorite sports games to being optimistic about finding a store that has Lysol in stock, Covid-19 has made life significantly more challenging. There are many pressing matters...

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

WCHS students participate in politics

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...

Members of WCHS varsity basketball team pose with their teachers in the media center during an appreciation coffee for staff.

Basketball team toasts teachers with an a.m. caffeine fix

By Kiran Krishnan, Staff Writer March 4, 2020

Teacher appreciation week is not until the first week of May, but some students are already showing their gratitude. On Feb. seventh, the varsity basketball teams honored their teachers by hosting a staff...

Recent cheating scandals have shed a light on the dishonest, unfaithful habits of some WCHS students.

Academic dishonesty takes root at WCHS

By Ella Kaminsky, Features Editor January 31, 2020

WCHS is known to be a high pressure, high achieving school. Being highly ranked comes with high test scores and other academic achievements that have set the bar high.  “There are families that move...

Mr. Antonucci stands in his office holding his gift of a Peppa Pig and the soysauce while he is surrounded by the written cards all over the walls.

Unique gifts boosts teachers’ spirits

By Cherri Tung, Arts Editor January 5, 2020

Each year students struggle with finding the ideal gift for others. They browse the web and wander into stores at the mall in hopes of finding the perfect present whether it be for a friend or a teacher....

Ellen Zhang waits patiently to speak with congressmen Jamie Raskin regarding gun control in order to get his take on the issue.

Student-run website sheds light on many important issues

By Emily Zhang, News Editor January 3, 2020

From the captivating design of the website to the inspiring articles on humanitarian crises, a student run website named 2 am post, strives to bring global awareness to today’s most pressing issues.  Initially,...

Angela Ren, a senior at WCHS, draws inspiration from fashion icons like John Galliano and Thom Browne.

Trendsetters: teens taking after celebrities

By Ohio Meshanko and Victoria Park December 3, 2019

One of the most important aspects of teen lives is the clothing they wear. Brand names, color, price, design, celebrity endorsements and many other factors all influence the clothes they buy. Fashion-forward...

Juniors Brian Hung and Grace Merola rock the pink-out sweatshirts during world history class. The pink-out sweatshirts were worn by many 
WCHS students.

Pink-out unites WCHS community together

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor November 20, 2019

Royal blue. Kelly green. WCHS students proudly rock our colors—and it turns out that we can definitely rock pink, too. WCHS’s school-wide Pink-Out Day was last Friday, Oct. 25. The amount of support...

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