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Many WCHS seniors spend their classtime working on their college applications rather than taking notes and paying attention.

Teachers can ease college application stress for seniors

By Sneha David, Online Managing Editor November 17, 2023

As high school seniors embark on their final year, the journey to college approaches. It is a time filled with hope, excitement and, often, a crushing amount of stress. Moreover, the stressors seniors...

This seemingly harmless speaker plays music that is universally disliked among the WCHS community.

Observer Opinion: revamp the hallway music

By Nate Levine, Social Media Manager November 17, 2023

Have you ever found yourself wanting to listen to the same song four times a day, five days a week? Maybe if it’s your favorite song, right? Well, at WCHS, you can listen to a song you don’t want to...

WCHS senior Ayla Akhavan working on college applications, as she has to finish these applications and her school work by November 1st.

Double deadlines cause two times the amount of stress

November 12, 2023

Ever-darkening under-eye circles, brain fog and stress levels rising to an all-time high. Computer keys seem to clack every waking hour, becoming habitual. With the end of the quarter falling on November...

Helicopter footage captured a never before seen image of the roof of WCHS. The pool on the third floor was always rumored to be there, but now its presence is confirmed.

Feeling too kool for skhool? There’s a pool

By Michael Demske, Pays To Be On The Front Page May 15, 2023

Yes, the rumors are true, the pool on the third floor exists. Over the years, the WCHS pool has secretly become a prime destination for faculty recreational activities. There is no wonder why every teacher...

The WCHS swim and dive team celebrates after their first meeting against Blair. The team would eventually go on to dominate the competition.

Swim and dive makes a splash in local competitions

May 15, 2023

From the very first meet of the season, the WCHS swim and dive team showcased their dominance in the pool, setting the tone for what would be a record-breaking year. With each competition, the team proved...

Dimitiri Moshovitis, the chef and co-founder of Cava came to talk to WCHS culinary club about his experience in the culinary industry and the process of opening a business.

Take a bite of the Culinary Club’s latest craving

By Sneha David, Assistant Online Editor March 28, 2023

From salads to bowls and wraps, Cava—a Mediterranean fast casual restaurant chain—seems to have just about every option while still remaining healthy and convenient. Cava has locations all across the...

At the WCHS media center, students can enrich themselves with a brand new book discovery, or sit at a desk and catch up on homework. In whatever way students need, the media center is the perfect place for students to connect to the WCHS community.

Hidden: the potential of the humanities today

By Ananya Pandit, Assistant Features Editor March 28, 2023

Scratch paper strewn across the desk, eraser remnants scattered and deeply furrowed eyebrows. Should one happen to catch a glimpse through the doorframe of any of the plethora of advanced STEM-related...

The Germantown Lotte Plaza has been open since the 1990s, attracting customers with its Asian groceries and produce.

Iconic Lotte Market says goodbye to Germantown

By Collin Chen, Online Editor March 28, 2023

Nov. 27th marks the permanent closure of the beloved Lotte Plaza Market in Germantown. Since 1976, Lotte Plaza Market has strived to be the premier source for Asian groceries in Maryland and Virginia....

Sophomores Juliet Will (left) and Justina Gumucia (right) smile while appreciating a sticker that a teacher left on a quiz that was completed successfully.

March Gladness

By Justin Greenzaid, Sports Editor March 28, 2023

The infamous March Madness basketball tournament will take the nation by storm once again this spring. However, the first day of play will not begin until March 14. While patiently waiting for the excitement...

WCHS Fem Lit club had a fundraiser for the Maryland Food Bank organization in support of providing underprivileged children with literacy resources. They raised a total of $500 from selling baked goods.

Shattering the glass ceiling in Women’s History Month

By Catherine Chan, Staff Writer March 28, 2023

Women belong in the kitchen. Women should obey the requests of their husbands. Women should not go to school. Women should not vote. In the 1900s, these were all common stereotypical sayings about the...

Taylor Swift fans were outraged by the error message received on Nov. 15, 2022 when purchasing their tickets for her Eras Tours. Fans were excited to buy their tickets, but the Ticketmaster website shut down and restarted the customers in the queue.

Taylor fans can’t “shake off” Ticketmaster disaster

By Kendyl Groisser, Assistant Online Editor March 23, 2023

Many concert-loving fans have been recently outraged by one company: Ticketmaster. With constant freezes due to an overload of users, expensive prices and overall poor service, Ticketmaster is being smacked...

Mr. Taylor sits at his desk completing work on Feb. 14. After being away from WCHS for over a month, Mr. Taylor has returned to his normal routine.

From to middle school halls, Taylor does it all

By Caroline Harless, Observations Editor March 23, 2023

As students pass through school, going from class to class every day, it is not uncommon to see a familiar face in the hallways: Principal John Taylor. From catching up with students to meeting with staff,...

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