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Brooklyn Nine-Nine impresses WCHS students

Brooklyn Nine-Nine impresses WCHS students

By Olivia Yasharoff, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

“Noice.” “Smort.” “Cool, cool, cool.” These phrases can all be used to describe NBC’s hit comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” in addition to being the lingo that the characters on the show (and its fans) love to use. Starring comedian Andy Samberg, actor Andre Braugher and actress Melissa Fumero...

Think Big club hosts fourth annual TEDx event

Think Big club hosts fourth annual TEDx event

By Jackson Resnick, Features Editor

March 14, 2019


Filed under News, Observations, Online Exclusives, School, Top Stories

On Saturday, Feb. 23, the Think Big Club hosted the fourth annual TEDxChurchillHighSchool event. The event was held in the auditorium and featured a few guest speakers, which included some of Potomac’s leading thinkers, entrepreneurs and innovators. Lobbyist Abby Smith, entrepreneur Andy Richm...

Isn’t It Romantic inspires viewers

Isn’t It Romantic inspires viewers

By Ela Jalil, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

A stereotypical gay best friend, a clumsy but charming main character and a belief that all things will be solved by love all sound like parts of your classic romantic comedy. Nowadays, most people roll their eyes at these type of movies and the types of lessons they teach young girls and boys. Fortunate...

Celebrities mistake fame for political influence

Celebrities mistake fame for political influence

By Victoria Park, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions, Top Stories

In times of turmoil and trouble, America looks to its celebrities to bless their wisdom upon the people and guide them to peace… not. After the election of Donald Trump, more and more celebrities have not only started publicly supporting political candidates, but also hinted at running for office...

I-Illustrate club allows students to express their creativity

I-Illustrate club allows students to express their creativity

By Emily Zhang, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under Arts, CHS Community, Features, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Interested in art, but do not know where to start? One of WCHS’ many clubs, i-Illustrate is the right place to express one’s creativity. Every Thursday during lunch in room 276, WCHS students can drop by to enjoy some relaxing art sessions. Juniors Claire Yang and Kristin Zhu run the club as Co-President...

High cost of AP exams hinders students

High cost of AP exams hinders students

By Jenna Greenzaid, Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions, Top Stories

Taking AP classes at WCHS can mean high-intensity classes with hours of studying, but it can also mean another thing students don’t always think about until March: a high price tag. For students who take AP classes, there is only one true endgame: pass the AP exam in May. While there’s the go...

Top Grammy performances of 2019

Top Grammy performances of 2019

By Cherri Tung, Photo Editor

March 11, 2019


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

From Camila Cabello and Ricky Martin scaling the replicated streets of Havana, to Lady Gaga and Dolly Parton’s soaring pipes and vocal highways, the performers at the 61st Grammy Awards blew the roof off of Los Angeles’ Staples Center on Feb.10. But the question is, which one was the best of the e...

Comfort zones allow WCHS student to shine

Comfort zones allow WCHS student to shine

By Benjamin Pham, Advertising/Subscriptions Manager

March 11, 2019


Filed under CHS Community, Features, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Everyone has a comfort zone, an environment where one has a sense of familiarity, safety, and security, and there is something to be said for stepping out of it. When students step out of of their comfort zone, they accomplish things that they aren’t necessarily comfortable doing, with higher levels of st...

Marie Kondo innovates cleaning techniques

Marie Kondo innovates cleaning techniques

By Kathy Hu, Advertising/Subscriptions Manager

March 11, 2019


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Marie Kondo is seen by many as the ‘Queen of Organization,’ after the popularity of her book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” blew up and she was awarded her own Netflix series “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.” The series shows how she declutters and organizes peoples’ homes. She ha...

Boys varsity swim and dive brings home state championships

Boys varsity swim and dive brings home state championships

By Joe Raab, Sports Editor

March 8, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

The boys varsity swim and dive team conquered the state championships on Feb. 24. This is the second year in a row that the boys have brought home a state title. They were led by captains Steven Mendley, John Nguyen and Sean Nguyen. “Our team was very successful this year because of how big this year’s team was...

Hostless Oscars create memorable night

Hostless Oscars create memorable night

By Jordyn Green, Assistant Online Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2019


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

The Oscars was a night filled with talented musical performances, comical ad-libs and a lack of a host. The flow of this show, however, was what made it so exceptional: the ceremony felt special and smooth, and was very personable. The Oscars was held on Feb. 24th, with, according to Time Magazi...

Grade inflation can give WCHS students an advantage

Grade inflation can give WCHS students an advantage

By Anna Kronthal, Opinions Editor

February 26, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions

The seemingly perfect report card on WCHS student’s fridges might really be leaving them unprepared for the grading systems in college--where grade inflation simply doesn’t exist. As WCHS enters the third quarter of its school year, the nationally ranked school attributes its student’s academic...

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