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Lungs on fire: Amazon news encourage environmental action

Lungs on fire: Amazon news encourage environmental action

By Hannah Zozobrado, Arts Editor

October 11, 2019

The ongoing fires in the Amazon are a prime example of an environmental crisis that has been fueled by a political and economic agenda. As the Amazon is the most biodiverse area on earth and additionally provides approximately six to nine percent of the world’s oxygen, its current undoing should be r...

The stress of planning homecoming

The stress of planning homecoming

By Kathy Hu, Online Editor

October 11, 2019

Homecoming is an event that garnishes a lot of attention every year; the flashy skits and the colorful murals hung up around the halls of WCHS help get students in the homecoming spirit. While this is a time of excitement and celebration, to many members of SGA, homecoming is the most stressful time of t...

The Joker is no joke

The Joker is no joke

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

October 11, 2019

Hollywood’s latest comic book story, “The Joker” has been marked on many people’s calendars for a while, but its dark themes may prevent this R-rated film from being a must-see. Critics called the film a masterpiece in Aug. 28, when it debuted at the Venice Film Festival. Lately, many have voi...

WCHS varsity field hockey is as united as ever

WCHS varsity field hockey is as united as ever

By Ava Freeman, Assistant Features Editor

October 11, 2019

With their theme being UN1TY, the WCHS Varsity field hockey team, coached by Catherine Miller, has proven that a united team is a winning team. The theme is inspired by the idea that in order to be successful, it is important for a team to work as a whole rather than individual athletes.  This season, the...

Friendship between teachers strengthens WCHS community

Friendship between teachers strengthens WCHS community

By Ela Jalil, Assistant News Editor

October 8, 2019

Friendships are said to reduce stress, prevent loneliness and provide support through tough situations. At WCHS, students are not the only people who need friends.  When teachers find someone in the building that shares similar interests, is in a situation similar to theirs or someone they have a ...

2019 Emmy Awards inspires audience members

2019 Emmy Awards inspires audience members

By Aliki Dimitoglou, Advertising and subscriptions manager

October 8, 2019

For the fourth time in Emmy history, the Primetime awards ceremony held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, was without a host (except for the augmented-reality-style Homer Simpson who opened the show before getting flattened by an animated piano). The 71st Emmy Awards ceremony was held on Se...

Spikeball club is a hit with students

Spikeball club is a hit with students

By Sapna David, Features Editor

October 8, 2019

A Spikeball roundnet, a ball and four players. The game Spikeball was revived in 2008 by Chris Ruder. The game consists of a volleyball inspired play; a server spikes the ball onto the net and his or her teammate has three passes before it must be spiked onto the net again for the other team. Although it...

Technological advancements will damage the economy

Technological advancements will damage the economy

By Miranda Chung, Copy Editor

October 6, 2019

From high school to college to graduate school, students strive to pursue higher education in an attempt to build the credentials that they hope will aid them in landing the “perfect” job. The mentality is this: the more degrees, the more job offers. Logically, it makes sense. It worked for our ...

The Peanut Butter Falcon warms viewers’ hearts

The Peanut Butter Falcon warms viewers’ hearts

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

October 6, 2019

“The Peanut Butter Falcon” may be a quiet indie film that falls under many people’s radars, but it is one that we need to see. It is a feel-gold adventure and a sweet comedy-drama. This is the kind of movie that will quietly steal your heart, break it, and then piece it back together again.  It...

IT 2: the comeback of Pennywise

IT 2: the comeback of Pennywise

By Andrew Chan, Sports Editor

October 1, 2019

If you are looking for scary with a side of comedic, then IT 2 is the movie for you. Picking up 27 years after the first IT movie, IT 2 combines horror and a bit of dry humor to create yet another Stephen King novel blockbuster.  The movie starts off with a violent bout of homophobia to show viewers the...

Moving up from JV teams to varsity teams brings students excitement

Moving up from JV teams to varsity teams brings students excitement

By Hannah Zozobrado, Arts Editor

June 6, 2019

Most WCHS students grow up playing with their siblings, from biking together to playing random sports, but sometimes those sports can become an even bigger part of  their future. For junior Cammy Buckingham, she started off as a goalie for the sake of her older family members to practice their of...

Delays in college applications add to the pressure

Delays in college applications add to the pressure

By Ohio Meshanko, Promotions Manager

June 6, 2019

The college application process is long, complex, and often frustrating for many rising WCHS seniors. It includes asking teachers for recommendations, writing long, personal essays, and taking several state and national tests many times in order to maximize scores. Senior year, much like any other schoo...

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