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When students surprised AP Biology teacher Wendy Franklin on their last day, she was overwhelmed with emotion. Their kind act eventually made it to ABC World News Tonight with David Muir.

Students celebration of WCHS teacher makes national news

By Jeremy Fredricks, Editor-in-Chief May 17, 2021

“ABC World News Tonight with David Muir” is watched by an average of 9.6 million viewers on any given night. That is now how many people know the name Wendy Franklin. The AP and Honors Biology teacher...

Senior Hannah Roberts captures photos of activists at the Climate Strike this past Sept 20 through her photography. The Climate Strike is one of the many series of strikes and protests to demand action against the impending dangers of climate change.

Student protestors take on climate change

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Assistant Online Editor October 19, 2019

The Global Youth Climate Strike inspired more than 4 million people worldwide to strike on Sept. 20 to advocate for stronger legislation and regulation.  Northwood High School junior Sophia Geiger...

WCHS Students Caitlyn McCabe, Ethan Greenstein, and Jackie Verba attended the protest for abortion rights in DC on Tuesday May 21st.

Women should have the right to chose what to do with their body

By Sapna David, Features Editor June 5, 2019

Many WCHS students have heard about the new Alabama anti-abortion law that was signed this Wednesday, May 15th, by Governor Kay Ivey. It has sparked a worldwide conversation, causing many to speak up on...


The Instagram logo is very famous for it’s various changes in color, shape and overall appearance.

Will no likes be disliked by many?

By Allison Jacobs, News Editor May 15, 2019

Instagram has recently been testing out a new idea that involves removing the ability to view likes on a post. The goal would be for users to stop focusing on popularity and clout, and more on the content...

Moco for change gave out free pins to students who attended the march.

Moco For Change organizes another walkout

By Max Kandel, News Editor April 5, 2019

On Thursday March 14, the student-led group Moco For Change arranged the movements for a walkout. They protested gun violence and pressured Congress to pass a bipartisan background check bill. Each...

Amazon’s proposed HQ2 location in NYC was shut down by local activist groups. The groups argued Amazon would drive the cost of living up, hurting the surrounding New Yorkers.

Amazon cancels plans to create new headquarters in N.Y.

By Brandon Li and Joe Raab March 6, 2019

After publicly revealing the creation of two new headquarter locations in Arlington, Va. and New York City, N.Y., Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos announced Feb. 14 he will cancel the construction of...

Kavanaugh trial has lasting implications on teens

Kavanaugh trial has lasting implications on teens

By Nora Holland, Opinions Editor November 20, 2018

President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill Anthony Kennedy’s place as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court July 9. Soon after, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford wrote Senator Dianne Feinstein...

Junior Paula Hayden attended a nursing program this summer, where she learned more about the field of nursing throuigh medical professionals.

NYU covers full medical school tuition cost for students

By Riley Hurr, News Editor October 19, 2018

The New York University (NYU) School of Medicine announced Aug. 16 that it will cover the full tuition, roughly $55,018, of all current and future students regardless of financial need or merit. The goal...

2017 CHS alumnus and current UMD freshman Dan Alpert speaks out against BDS.

Israeli-Palestinian conflict makes its way to college campuses

By Julia Lescht and Max Kandel January 2, 2018

Throughout the last few years the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement has become prevalent among U.S. college campuses as various Student Senate groups hold votes on whether to enact or promote...

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