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“Remote” by Wallows shows how powerful virtual connections can be

Wallows' new EP
December 2, 2020

Despite never referencing their time in quarantine, alternative rock band Wallows shows the world the power of virtual connections with their new EP “Remote,” released on Oct. 23, 2020 from the safety...

Glenstone museum provides a safe place to view art during the pandemic

WCHS senior Holly Shimabukuro stands outside of the entrance to the Pavilions building complex at the Glenstone art museum. The buildings hold most of Glenstone’s indoor artworks and installations, and has become the de-facto centerpiece of the mixed indoor-outdoor museum.
December 1, 2020

On hundreds of secluded acres found deep in Potomac, Md., sits a world far removed from the Washington, D.C. metro area’s dense suburban sprawl. One filled with rolling meadows, unimpeded streams, winding...

Disposable cameras bring back some 90’s nostalgia

Olivia Meshanko and Natalie Heshmat pose on top of a newly decorated car. Shoshana Rosenthal has been using an app that emulates a disposable cameras in order to make lasting memories with her friends.
December 1, 2020

In a year like 2020, it is no surprise that students are trying to escape to the past. Single-use disposable cameras, first popular in the 1990s, have recently made a comeback amongst teenagers. Although...

WCHS drama puts on a virtual production of “Clue”

Based on the popular board game, the WCHS rendition of
December 1, 2020

Ever wonder what it would be like to solve a murder mystery? Do you have a fascination with crime or detective work? If your answers to these questions are “yes” then WCHS’ upcoming production of ...

Movie and TV sets adapt to find ways to continue filming during COVID-19

The camera crew of
November 30, 2020

2020’s movie line up was supposed to be quite impressive: “No Time to Die,” “In the Heights,” “Wonder Woman 1984” and “A Quiet Place Part II” were all scheduled to come to theaters, but...

The Restorative Justice and Student Coalition sparks important conversations during advisory

The three guidance questions that students discussed during the first day of the virtual study circle. The questions allowed students the opportunity to discuss current events, including COVID-19 and the protests about race in America.
November 30, 2020

Scheduled at the beginning of B-days for WCHS students, advisory periods have been filled with various lesson plans including note-taking, self-advocacy and mental health. However, none have encouraged...

Honors Societies induction ceremonies connects members during virtual learning

Students gather together on Zoom to celebrate their induction into the Math Honors Society. Covid has forced Honors Societies to come up with innovative ways to maintain their usual traditions.
November 30, 2020

For many WCHS students, Honors Societies are not only resume boosters, but they are also ways to be a part of a large organization to hone specific skills. Many societies are offered, providing tutoring...

Yearbook team faces challenges with COVID-19 safety concerns

This page of the WCHS yearbook from last school year displays the
November 29, 2020

In 1940, Prime Minister Winston Churchill ordered his constituents to keep pushing forward, so that one day they would be praised for their courage.  “Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties,...

COVID-19 takes a toll on student mental health

Dillian George's mental health has gone down the drain because she misses school sports and doesn't have motivation to do her school work.  She procrastinates in school and wants to have that social interaction that she had on school and the relationships with her teachers.
November 29, 2020

Since the start of the school year, students around the country have been participating in online school which has affected their mental health in many ways for the better or worse. In some cases, the...

Early College Program offers a unique education experience

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.
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...

Among Us helps bring friends together during quarantine

When playing Among Us, there are two ways to play. You can play in a public lobby with people who you don't know, or if you have enough people, you can play with your friends in a private server.
November 23, 2020

Your are in a small corridor in a spaceship. The oxygen is depleting and you have one task left to complete. All of your crewmates are counting on you. Suddenly, you see your friend in the corridor with...

Boys basketball team prepares for season

The 2020 WCHS Boys Varsity basketball team is shown in the picture with two of their coaches. The photo was taken at the beginning of the basketball season. The text next to the image shows how dominant the team was, starting their season off with a 7-1 record.
November 22, 2020

After winning the 2020 Regional Championship for 4A West Region 1, the WCHS varsity boys basketball team looks to defend their title this coming winter. With a delayed season scheduled to start on Feb....

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