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Sophomore Zara Kanold-Tso (left) talks with her friends after a Track meet on June 1st. Although masks are no longer required, Kanold-Tso prefers to keep it on as an extra safety precaution.

Montgomery County begins to lift COVID-19 restrictions

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Copy Editor June 14, 2021

Montgomery County entered Phase 3 of reopening on May 28, lifting restrictions on face coverings, social distancing and capacity limits just in time for Memorial Day weekend. This final phase removes limits...

One of sophomore Sydney Willichs hardest projects to sew was this shirt, which involved making a pattern from scratch.

Student Art Spotlight: Sydney Willich

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Copy Editor May 17, 2021

The whirring of a sewing machine as it churns out fabrics of vibrant colors is a familiar comfort for sophomore Sydney Willich. Well-accustomed to the world of art, fashion design is the perfect combination...

The Greenbelt Metro Station mass vaccination site administers vaccines to local residents. As one of the closest mass vaccination centers to most WCHS students, this location is a popular one to receive the vaccine.

WCHS students receive COVID-19 vaccines

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Copy Editor April 30, 2021

After months of restrictions and anxious waiting, Maryland has accelerated their COVID-19 vaccine eligibility. Appointments are now available to anyone ages 16+, and WCHS students are taking advantage...

Marvel’s “WandaVision” follows telekinetic Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and her synthezoid husband Vision (Paul Bettany) as they settle into seemingly ordinary suburban life in Westview, New Jersey. Packed with humor and suspense, the sitcom-style show is enjoyable for both Marvel lovers and those unfamiliar with previous films.

Marvel Cinematic Universe spices up reality with “WandaVision”

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Online Editor March 5, 2021

Sitcoms are back -- and so are superheroes. Marvel’s “WandaVision” pairs both aspects beautifully in nine mind-warping episodes filled with laughter and plot twists around every corner.  As the...

Released on Feb. 12, 2021, To All the Boys: Always and Forever is the third and final film in the popular rom-com series.The film starts halfway through senior year as Lara Jean (Lana Condor) and Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo) face the uncertainity of their relationship after high school.

“To All the Boys: Always and Forever” stays true to romantic-comedy cliches

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Online Editor February 24, 2021

The “To All the Boys” franchise comes to a bittersweet conclusion in the third installment  “To All the Boys: Always and Forever,” a heartfelt movie that hinges on being excessively sentimental...

Many prominent social media companies, such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter have banned users that do not follow their user policy. Tech giants have an obligation to suspend the accounts that violate their guidelines.

Social media companies should ban inappropriate users

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Online Editor January 27, 2021

Twitter, Instagram and other major social media companies banned President Trump and his fellow supporters from their platform days after the horrifying Jan. 6, 2021 U.S. Capitol riot, sparking controversy...

Junior Callie Burd poses in the dressing room of a thrift store with her new finds. Burd has been thrifting for almost three years and loves finding unique items and being eco-friendly.

Thrifting rises in popularity amongst teens

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Online Editor December 11, 2020

The thrill of buying new clothes, a so-called “shoppers high,” may have a short-term benefit on your mind, but is not always good for your pockets or the environment. With thrifting on the rise, consumers...

Wallows new EP Remote was released on Oct. 23, 2020. The album was recorded and completed entirely during quarantine through facetime sessions.

“Remote” by Wallows shows how powerful virtual connections can be

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Online Editor December 2, 2020

Despite never referencing their time in quarantine, alternative rock band Wallows shows the world the power of virtual connections with their new EP “Remote,” released on Oct. 23, 2020 from the safety...

Junior Bridget Kelly (right) walks into the Potomac Community Center on Oct. 28 for her assignment as a poll worker. Kellys shift runs from 6 am until 11 pm and consists of setting up the precinct, checking voters in and helping them vote.

Student volunteers gear up for 2020 presidential election

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Online Editor November 1, 2020

As Nov. 3 gets closer, it's not a surprise that this year has provided more challenges than past presidential election years. Election workers, a key but often undervalued group on Election Day, has also...

Netflix Original Enola Holmes released September 23, 2020, stars Millie Bobby Brown as the lead. The film has consistenty remained on the top ten charts for the past two weeks.

“Enola Holmes” brings a new twist to an old story

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Online Editor October 20, 2020

Her name might spell “alone” backward, but she is anything but. With a twist on the classic Sherlock Holmes stories, Netflix’s “Enola Holmes” smacks down the historically misogynistic stigmas...

Thousands of people worldwide take to the streets to demand justice for the murder of innocent Black lives. Attending protests is just one way to advocate for change.

How to support the Black Lives Matter movement

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Online Editor June 26, 2020

The murder of George Floyd and thousands of other innocent lives has sparked a worldwide revolution against police brutality. There are so many different ways to support the Black Lives Matter movement,...

Netflix Original Outer Banks released on April 15, 2020, claiming the #1 spot for over four weeks.

Netflix’s “Outer Banks” almost hits the jackpot

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Online Editor June 1, 2020

The Outer Banks. Paradise on Earth. Love, guns and war between two social classes. And $400 million worth of undiscovered gold.  Set in North Carolina, Netflix’s “Outer Banks” follows John B...

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