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Marvel’s “WandaVision” follows telekinetic Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and her synthezoid husband Vision (Paul Bettany) as they settle into seemingly ordinary suburban life in Westview, New Jersey. Packed with humor and suspense, the sitcom-style show is enjoyable for both Marvel lovers and those unfamiliar with previous films.

Marvel Cinematic Universe spices up reality with “WandaVision”

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Online Editor March 4, 2021

Sitcoms are back -- and so are superheroes. Marvel’s “WandaVision” pairs both aspects beautifully in nine mind-warping episodes filled with laughter and plot twists around every corner.  As the...

This is a strange year when it comes to March Madness. Fans will be very limited for the games so one of the only ways that WCHS students will be able to watch the game will be through watching the games on TV.

March Madness, the best time of year

By Elijah Savett, Sports Editor March 3, 2021

The sun sets later. The temperature is just a little warmer than the weeks prior. And school is more than halfway done. To some, this would just connote the beginning of March/April, but for others it...

 The lunchroom at WCHS has desks spread out so students can practice social distancing. The lunchroom and Auxiliary Gym will be used for students eating lunch in Phase 1.2.

WCHS administration discuss school reopening plans

By Jeremy Fredricks, Copy Editor March 3, 2021

When the Montgomery County Board of Education confirmed that students would return to in-person school in March, there were a lot of questions- most notably, surrounding how schools would open safely....

While depression and anxiety are often the most common and talked about teen mental illnesses, many teenagers struggle with a multitude of other illnesses. It is important for parents, teachers, and teens themselves to not overlook mental health, and to take the necessary steps to prevent and combat mental illnesses, such as limiting social media.

Social media damages teens’ mental health

By Caitlin Murphy, Staff Writer March 3, 2021

TikTok, Instagram and Snapchat all have one thing in common: they are forms of social media. Social media has many benefits for teens, such as keeping them in touch with friends, building communication...

AP exams are usually taken in a large test booklet that students write in, but with virtual AP exams, its harder to do some types of questions, especially ones that require students to show work.

AP exams will be offered in virtual and in-person settings

By Austin Vinner, Observations Editor March 1, 2021

With the recent MCPS decision to return to in-person school, students and teachers alike are now having to adjust to the reality of changing plans and finishing school in-person. Early in the year many...

Broken glass scatters on the ground outside of the Kung Fu Tea store in Columbia, Md. that was burglarized early morning on Feb. 12th, 2021, the day of Lunar New Year. Hate crimes against Asian Americans have increased due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Asian American hate crimes skyrocket during COVID-19

By Jeremy Chung, Staff Writer March 1, 2021

On Feb. 12, three Asian-owned restaurants at Columbia Mall in Howard County were looted and vandalized. This was heartbreaking for the Asian community since it occurred during the Lunar New Year, a holiday...

Natural Highways is the perfect solution to that stir crazy feeling you have been experiencing during the pandemic. Their organization provides opportunities to get exercise and connect with peers. Check out their Instagram for more information.

Natural Highways encourages individuals to spend time outdoors

By Sylvia Thomson, Assistant Social Media Manager March 1, 2021

49 weeks have passed since students could attend school without a Zoom link. Individuals have been confined to their homes for almost a year, so it is understandable that restlessness has settled in as...

The counseling department made this one pager to easily show resources to use if you or someone you know is going through mental health issues.

SOS lessons on depression are out of touch

By Allison Jacobs, Editor in Cheif March 1, 2021

At the end of the first semester, juniors and seniors had SOS lessons focused on depression in their English classes. The lessons included a video, as well as a presentation and a discussion from the counselor...

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...

A graphic displaying the 2021 Golden Globe nominees for best actresses. Out of the 20 slots, the only two women of color nominated are Viola Davis and Andra Day.

The Golden Globe nominations lack diversity and disappoint communities everywhere

By Olivia Yasharoff, Arts Editor February 25, 2021

And once again, the winner is… white, neurotypical and straight. With the release of the 2021 Golden Globe Awards nominations, entertainment fans were left frustrated by the overwhelmingly white nominees...

Books like The Midnight Library by Matt Haig can be read on Kindle or paperback. The unique plot will surely make time pass quickly.

The best books to read during quarantine boredom

By Emily Zhang, Features Editor February 24, 2021

Bored in quarantine? Sit back and enjoy being transported into another world. Here is a list of four books from a variety of genres perfect for some quarantine binging.  “The Midnight Library”-...

Released on Feb. 12, 2021,

“To All the Boys: Always and Forever” stays true to romantic-comedy cliches

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Online Editor February 24, 2021

The “To All the Boys” franchise comes to a bittersweet conclusion in the third installment  “To All the Boys: Always and Forever,” a heartfelt movie that hinges on being excessively sentimental...

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