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As quarentine set in video call services have filled in as a replacment for most in person interactions.

Do cameras on have an effect on the learning environment?

By Liam Klein, Online Editor April 7, 2021

Cameras play an integral role in our everyday lives. From security cameras to movie cameras, to the digital cameras in every smartphone, cameras are responsible for a lot. But with online schools becoming...

The Young Artists Music Society's logo on their website. YAMS is a student-led group that aims to spread greater access to music education.

Young Artists Music Society connects aspiring musicians virtually

By Olivia Yasharoff, Arts Editor March 22, 2021

Music has provided an outlet to inspire, uplift and connect people, even during a time when it is not safe to be physically close to others. It can serve as an escape, and with the help of the Young Artists...

WCHS classrooms have been arranged to accommodate the CDC guidelines with desks 6 feet apart. With 12-15 desks per classroom, students who go back to school can feel safe.

WCHS families express mixed feelings over school reopening

By Caroline Harless, Staff Writer March 17, 2021

Virtual school is not something anyone could have expected. Joining classes everyday through Zoom, doing school at home and not being able to see friends and teachers would have sounded bizarre a year...

Many teachers have expressed frustration with the vaccination process. Appointments have been very hard to book and teachers often have to rely on friends, family, and colleagues for information on registration.

Teachers share concerns about COVID-19 vaccine distribution

By Allison Fan, Staff Writer March 17, 2021

When it comes to priority in getting vaccinated, teachers are relatively high on the list. According to Montgomery County’s COVID-19 information website, teachers in Montgomery County are priority group...

MCPS associate superintendent Essie McGuire speaks at a board meeting on March 9th. Board members will meet on March 23rd to finalize the new schedule.

MCPS proposes alternative to 2021-2022 school calendar

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor March 16, 2021

Last year, The Observer wrote an article on the number of days of school for the upcoming year. In that article, it was noted that MCPS had significantly reduced the number of days off, while keeping start...

WCHS's Model UN team is hosting their first ever conference in April. Students and teachers work together to make this event a reality.

WCHS prepares to host its first Model UN conference

By Ela Jalil, News Editor March 16, 2021

Virtual school has not only changed the way that students learn, but also how they do their extracurricular activities. Participation is waning for many WCHS clubs, due to the lack of incentives, such...

An already challenging class in a normal learning environment, the added burden of having to learn and review much of the content independently for the 2020-2021 school year has become stressful for AP students, but even more so for the freshmen not yet acclimated to the AP learning styles.

Freshmen adapt to AP classes during virtual learning

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Staff Writer March 14, 2021

A prominent roadmark of the freshman journey is finally being able to take Advanced Placement classes. These classes are touted as the ultimate challenge for students, and at WCHS, the most common AP class...

One of the reasons that it may be dificult for the county to reopen schools is because of the low supply of COVID vaccines around the country.

Is going back to school worth it?

By Elijah Savett, Sports Editor March 1, 2021

As the deadline for a decision to reopen schools in Montgomery County nears, questions have risen throughout the community. Students, parents and teachers are questioning the safety of going back to school...

An infographic posted by the Free the Slaves Club Instagram advertsing their partnership with Solidarity Masks and displaying the houndstooth pattern of the

Free the Slaves club helps raise awareness for human trafficking

By Olivia Yasharoff, Arts Editor February 22, 2021

While most WCHS clubs raise money by holding Chipotle fundraisers, the Free the Slaves club sets itself apart by partnering with the student-run, non-profit Solidarity Masks to raise money and awareness...

Deli poses with the 2 books she got in the mail. A book lover who owns over a hundred books, she was super excited to receive and read books she does not own yet.

“Feelin My Shelf” gives English teachers a way to stay connected during the pandemic

By Emily Zhang, Features Editor February 8, 2021

14 English teachers; a myriad of books- the “Feelin My Shelf” book exchange brought the English department closer despite not being able to physically see each other. Jennifer Miller, the WCHS English...

With many families opting to stay home during winter break, video chatting is the easiest way to stay connected. Families like the one shown here organize Zoom calls to catch up and stay socially connected.

COVID hinders people from celebrating a normal winter break

By Austin Vinner, Observations Editor January 20, 2021

When the school year started in August, students and teachers alike had hoped to be back in person by early January. Unfortunately, this did not happen, and what is normally one of the best times of the...

As a teacher in the Special Education department, mainly in English, and as the Class of 2023 SGA sponsor, Ms. Kohr has been working extremely hard during this time of virtual learning.

TOTM: Shoshana Kohr

By Rachel Mattison, Assistant Advertisement and Subscription Manager December 23, 2020

Cracking dad jokes from her home computer, WCHS teacher Shoshana Kohr has helped to fuel success for the numerous students she supports every day. Her hard-working, caring and thoughtful attitude allow...

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