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Adulting classes should be offered at WCHS

Adulting classes should be offered at WCHS

By Austin Vinner, Photo Manager

March 11, 2020

Classes in school on subjects that are useful in real life were once only a wish, but recently, classes on how to be an adult have begun to be offered at some schools. While this class does exist, there's a catch: it's only offered at select colleges. This class should be offered at WCHS as well. While school does ...

Semester class changes are necessary for students

Semester class changes are necessary for students

By Anna Kronthal, Opinions Editor

March 7, 2020

The beginning of the third quarter is not just the start of a new marking period-- it is the start of new teachers, new classmates and even new courses. At the beginning of the second semester, WCHS students receive completely new schedules. Although this change can make students have to complete...

MCPS should not bus students to different schools

MCPS should not bus students to different schools

By Allison Jacobs, News Editor

March 7, 2020

A current prominent issue in Montgomery County is school redistricting and how it will be implemented. Montgomery County has decided that students will be bussed to various schools throughout the county; however, they have supplied no information as to what bussing will be like, causing outrage amongs...

Yes to early decision

Yes to early decision

By Miranda Chung, Copy Editor

March 4, 2020

The deadline to apply early decision to college has passed and students have received their admission letters. Early decision is a college admissions process in which high school students send their application to their preferred college early in the admissions cycle and receive a decision from the ...

Feminine products should be free…period.

Feminine products should be free…period.

By Ela Jalil, Assistant News Editor

March 3, 2020

An average woman will have over 500 periods in her lifetime, each one lasting between three to seven days according to a Feb. 2020 Netdoctor article. Each day she should use between three to seven pads or tampons, where an average tampon costs about 60 cents each. Dollars and Sense approximates that a w...

Students hit snooze on the new attendance policy

By Anna Kronthal, Opinions Editor

March 3, 2020

There are countless reasons students may not be within their classroom’s door frame at the second the bell rings commencing the beginning of a period. Whether they have to use the bathroom before class, carpool to school with siblings, can’t find parking or get stuck in the sometimes unpredictable ...

Location tracking apps are not the right snap

Location tracking apps are not the right snap

By Riley Hurr, Editor-in-Chief

March 3, 2020

To what lengths will parents go to express their love for their children? As we ride into this new technological era, social media tracking apps are becoming more and more popular. With features such as Snap Maps, Life360 and Find My, technology has been a little too Big Brother.  When children are...

Fast fashion is hurting the earth at an alarmingly rapid rate

Fast fashion is hurting the earth at an alarmingly rapid rate

By Miranda Chung, Copy Editor

March 3, 2020

With the earth’s average temperature rising annually, young people all over the world are leading the fight against climate change and global warming. From using metal straws to building composts to going vegan, many are changing their habits in the attempt of living a more sustainable and environm...

Politics have no place in popular sporting events

Politics have no place in popular sporting events

By Jeremy Fredricks, Assistant Opinions Editor

March 1, 2020

More than 102 million Americans watched Super Bowl LIV according to Adweek. This means nearly a third of the nation was watching the same channel. The game was filled with suspenseful moments, as the Kansas City Chiefs came back to defeat the San Francisco 49ers. In addition to the game, millions of Americ...

MCPS should plan for more snow days

MCPS should plan for more snow days

By Ally Salzberg, Assistant Online Editor

February 23, 2020

Whether it snows or not is completely out of our hands. As much as students may want it to work--flushing ice cubes down the toilet, sleeping with a spoon under pillows or wearing pajamas inside out-- it still might not snow.  In Montgomery County, students and teachers are designated a mere two day...

WCHS should stand in support of inclusion

WCHS should stand in support of inclusion

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 6, 2020

The Hallmark Channel is typically a place of love and warmth: this hub of holiday films is a place many WCHS students turn to in order to get into the holiday spirit. However, this year, the channel was bombarded with anti-inclusivity remarks from the conservative group “One Million Moms” after ai...

Redistricting meeting opens eyes to both sides of the debate

Redistricting meeting opens eyes to both sides of the debate

By Allison Jacobs, News Editor

February 5, 2020

A current prominent issue in Montgomery County is school redistricting and how it will be implemented. Montgomery County has decided that students will be bussed to various schools throughout the county; however, they have supplied no information as to what bussing will be like, causing outrage amongs...

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