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Churchull K9 is seen brought together for their first day before senior year of high school on August 27, 2023. Theyre already seen being spirited before school even starts with the art on their cars.

The 2024 K9 brings school spirit to a new level

By Kendyl Groisser, Online Managing Editor October 5, 2023

Among many things, WCHS students pride themselves on having strong school spirit. With each Friday of the fall being a new spirit day for the Friday night football games, there has to be someone who leads...

Narcan, a life-saving medication that can quickly reverse the effects of opioid overdoses, is now permitted for students to carry in school with the hope that the number of fatal overdoses in MCPS decrease.

MCPS implements a new policy after major drug issues

By Caroline Harless, News Editor May 30, 2023

Within the walls of MCPS, an insidious force has seized control: the fentanyl epidemic. From narratives of misguided experimentation to the victims of peer pressure, fentanyl-induced overdoses have plagued...

WCHS seniors Sanaz Wycoff and Hannah Schulsinger pose together outside of the school building in shirts with their colleges on it on May 1, 2023.

May 1st: a day to celebrate Seniors

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor-in-Chief May 5, 2023

Left and right, surrounding the front entrance outside of the school, phones could be seen everywhere taking pictures of friends touting shirts announcing their plans for after graduation. May 1st is the...

On April 25, 2023 Principal John Taylor sent out an email about the graffiti found in the WCHS bathroom. This event resulted in a restorative justice lesson during pride the next day.

Restorative Justice must be served at WCHS

By Jordan Pashkoff, Editor-in-Chief May 4, 2023

On April 25, the WCHS community received an email from Principal John Taylor about hateful graffiti that was written on the wall of one of the girl's bathrooms. While what was written was disclosed, Principal...

Senior Vincent Leon stands outside the WCHS Main Entrance with his water guns that he bought from Target.

Watch your back, and don’t get wet during senior assassin

By Diya Kachoria and Collin Chen April 28, 2023

266 students. 56 teams. One winner. It’s time for Senior Assassin, WCHS’s firecest and wettest tradition. With the year coming to an end, the annual “Senior Assassin” game will be played by...

The WCHS Athletics website contains all details needed regarding mulch orders and donations for WCHS’s annual mulch Sale.

Mulch for a purpose: support WCHS athletics by refreshing your lawn

By Lily Chadwick, Staff Writer March 2, 2023

Fields, courts, goals, uniforms, coaches and athletic trainers are just a few of the expenses that the WCHS Athletic Department has to cover. Many student-athletes have no idea how much money, time and...

On Feb. 15, students completed the “No Place for Hate” Pride lesson. The lesson aimed to educate students on how to stop hate bias at WCHS.

WCHS takes new initiatives to stop hate bias

By Caroline Harless, Observations Editor March 2, 2023

School should be a safe and inclusive place for everyone. From learning in class to eating lunch with friends, students spend most of their time at school. However, when instances of hate bias occur—harmful...

Noa Assouline poses with friends at the top of a ski slope during the senior ski trip before taking a run down to the bottom of the mountain.

WCHS students get away for MLK weekend

By Caitlin Murphy, Copy Editor February 1, 2023

One of WCHS’ most beloved unofficial traditions is the senior ski trip. Every year, seniors board buses to travel to Canada over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, where they spend a few days hitting the...

Members of the WCHS Model UN Club finish their annual NAIMUN conference with different awards for their hard work and dedication to think of ways to solve worldly problems.

WCHS successfully hosts Model UN conference

By Diya Kachoria, Photo Manager December 17, 2022

With the Winston Churchill High School Model United National Conference (WINMUNC) taking place on the weekend of Dec. 9, WCHS’s Model UN Club is excited to execute what they have been preparing for since...

The aftermath of the small plane that crashed into power lines on Nov. 27 in Montgomery Village.

Plane crash causes power outages and a day off of school

By Vaughn Malamut, Online Editor December 9, 2022

On the last day of Thanksgiving break, MCPS students were physically and mentally preparing to return to school until it was unexpectedly closed on Nov. 28. Nobody would have ever guessed that a plane...

An MCPS press release provides a visual diagram of how semester grades began getting calculated starting the 2016 school year.

MCPS grades are inflated and that needs to change

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor-in-Chief December 6, 2022

In a world where college admission is already so difficult with so many high-achieving students, MCPS’ current grading system puts its top students at a disadvantage. With no differential in a 10% grading...

Mr. Miller Redden, a substitute teacher at WCHS, can recently be seen working on a law issue outside of his teaching at other high schools. He has been a substitute for WCHS for a while now and is always willing to help the students who come to him.

Behind the substitute: who are the people that come in to guest teach?

By Kendyl Groisser, Assistant online editor November 15, 2022

Substitute teachers are often the most underappreciated types of teachers in schools today. Most students will brush them off and ignore them, and not many will take the time to introduce themselves and...

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