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Teacher of the month: Katelyn Blanken

Teacher of the month: Katelyn Blanken

By Emily Zhang, News Editor

November 20, 2019

Empathetic, passionate and energetic- these words perfectly describe WCHS AP Psychology and Physical Education teacher Katelyn Blanken. This year Blanken is teaching three classes of AP Psychology and two classes of Physical Education.  Blanken was first inspired to become a teacher when she was a hi...

Tech updates needed within this technological age

Tech updates needed within this technological age

By Ohio Meshanko, Promotions Manager

November 6, 2019

In recent years, many MCPS classrooms have been completely overhauled to accommodate a modern learning and teaching experience. The widespread adoption of Promethean boards and chromebooks, specifically, have allowed for lessons to be planned and organized faster and  cleaner than with markers or ch...

Possible changes push to improve mental health at WCHS

Possible changes push to improve mental health at WCHS

By Anna Kronthal, Opinions Editor

June 5, 2019

A high school teacher from San Francisco has gone viral after making a poster that allows students to indicate how they are feeling mentally with colorful post-it notes. This innovative type of mental check-in begs the question: would something like this be beneficial at WCHS? High-school teacher...

TOTM: Yih Lee

TOTM: Yih Lee

By Victoria Gunawan, Senior Writer

May 27, 2019

When choosing a language to learn at WCHS, many students think of Spanish or French, yet there is one language that is unique and taught with extraordinary knowledge: Chinese. A member of the language department, Yih Lee teaches Chinese 4 through 7 and AP Chinese. Growing up, Lee had no intentions ...

English dept. leads teacher meditations

English dept. leads teacher meditations

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor-in-Chief

December 17, 2018

English teachers Jeffrey Savett and Samantha McEvoy have began department-wide meditation meetings, where they lead English teachers in guided meditation. They meet in Savett’s classroom twice a week during the school day. The meetings began two weeks ago, and this is the first year either of the...

Fast Fashion Leads to Environment Concerns

Fast Fashion Leads to Environment Concerns

By Nora Holland, Opinions Editor

November 26, 2018

Need a cheap yet fashionable outfit fast? Never fear! Look no further than Forever 21; it has everything you could possibly hope for and more, as long as you do not mind contributing to water pollution and supporting the brand’s violations of federal law. Fast fashion, by definition, is a term used...

CHS social studies department slays school spirit

CHS social studies department slays school spirit

By Sara Heimlich, Editor-In-Chief

October 25, 2017

When it comes to the Churchill spirit, there’s no department that does “Bulldog Pride” better than the social studies department. Throughout the years, the social studies department has developed many traditions and continues to create new ones aimed at fostering a sense of school spirit and...

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