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Instagram stories captivate WCHS users

Hando posted a congratulatory photo for senior Halle Pogorelc on her commitment to Wisconsin. WCHS seniors have been using Instagram stories to shout out their friends in honor of their future college.
April 8, 2019

Just when we thought social media could not possibly captivate our attention, energy, and time any longer, the Instagram story feature scrolled into our lives. The circles sit right at the top of the screen...

Roommate search stresses rising college students

Senior Sophia Vezis posts a collection of photos and a short bio in the University of Maryland 2023 Facebook group in order to find a roommate.
April 5, 2019

Some say it’s more stressful than applying to college. Some say it’s harder than writing all those essays. It’s more than proving yourself; it’s making yourself seem chill, smart, desirable and...

Movie memes take over social media platforms

After popular movies, like “Bird Box”, come out, people go to social media to make memes highlighting specific scenes from the movie, turning them into sources of entertainment.
February 27, 2019

The modern day movie watching experience goes as such: Movie. Meme. Repeat. You see a movie, and when you go home to check Instagram or Twitter, you see the thousands of memes created about said movie. Recently,...

LIKE documentary highlights dangers of social media

The Oct. 2018 documentary had a screening at Walter Johnson High School Jan. 15. The film highlights the effects of social media and how to monitor your technology use.
January 23, 2019

Social media is here to stay, and that’s a fact. How we use it, however, is constantly changing. The IndieFlix Original documentary LIKE, released Oct. 2018, highlights these modern effects of social...

WCHS alumni continue their athletic careers

WCHS 2002 alumnus David Kraus pins his opponent during a wrestling meet.
December 17, 2018

For most WCHS athletes, there will be a last shot, dribble, hit, stroke or pass. They will step off the field one last time in high school and move on to a new chapter in their lives. However, a select...

Juuls are now more prominent than ever among students

Juuls, an electronic cigarette (e-cig), is an alternative for smokers available to buy for those 18 and over. Even with such age restrictions, Juuls have made their way into the hands of WCHS students.
December 13, 2018

About 3.5 inches long, sleek, black and looks more similar to a flash drive than anything else, the Juul is everywhere. Walking into the bathroom, you are sure to meet someone puffing out flavored smoke,...

MCPS Mental Health Fair educates students

The MCPS Mental Health Fair was held on October 27th.
November 1, 2018

On Saturday, Oct. 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Julius West Middle School, the Office of Student and Family Support and Engagement held the MCPS Mental Health Fair in accordance with Mental Health...

CHS students need to learn the difference between cheering and taunting

CHS students need to learn the difference between cheering and taunting
March 16, 2018

Cheer(v.) - shout for joy or in praise or encouragement. Taunt(v.) - provoke or challenge (someone) with insulting remarks. There is a difference. The job of the student body at CHS games is to...

Retakes: when it comes to testing, practice makes perfect

January 10, 2018

As some people say, in life there aren’t any retakes; a mistake is a mistake. We have to live with those mistakes, and learn from them. However, there are actually many more retakes than people might...

‘The Fault in our Stars’

'The Fault in our Stars'
June 4, 2014

As the countdown until summer vacation comes to an end, another countdown reaches its final days; the number of days left until The Fault in our Stars movie is released. The much-anticipated film adaptation...

Girls start frisbee team

Girls start frisbee team
March 1, 2013

It has been over 40 years since Title IX, the bill allowing women to participate in all sports, came into effect. However, co-ed teams allowing both genders are often dominated by males, making it intimidating...

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