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Due to the addition of six LGBTQ+ inclusive books such as Born Ready to the elementary school curriculum and lack of warning to parents when reading these texts, a group of parents is suing MCPS.

Schools should choose students’ books, not parents

By Leah Kreisler, Sports Editor June 2, 2023

Lawsuits regarding curriculum and books aren't typical in Montgomery County, Maryland given its liberal leaning population. And yet in late May of 2023, a group of parents filed a federal lawsuit against...

WCHS student Thao Nguyen reads Daisy Jones & The Six in the media center during lunch. Nguyen loves the TV show as well as the book, and is excited to read more this summer.

Best books to unwind with this summer

By Rebecca Dean, Assistant Arts Edtior May 31, 2023

As the classes wind down and AP exams end, many students find themselves surprisingly bored with their newfound free time. The summer is a perfect time to dive into a good book. Here are some intriguing...

All Boys Arent Blue by George M. Johnson was the second most banned book of the 2021-2022 school year with 29 bans. Luckily, WCHS students have access to it at the media center.

Book banning: a slippery slope straight to censorship

By Sabrina Chou, Staff Writer May 20, 2023

From coming-of-age comics to biographies on the civil rights movement, the WCHS media center has it all. It’s so simple: go to the library, scan the shelves, and check out a book that piques your interest....

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...

WCHS sophomore Aida Sadjadpour browses through a packet with a list of BES nominees at the media center during lunch.

Black Eyed Susan books promote new reads

By Rebecca Dean, Staff Writer March 28, 2023

One of the hardest parts of reading is getting started. Picking out a book to read can be overwhelming for many. Luckily, the WCHS media center has a selection of specially chosen books students can read...

On December 1, 2022 Isabella Phelps reads The Queens Gambit from her bookshelf, which is on her list of books to read during break.

Great books to cozy up with during Winter Break

By Isabella Ngwana, Internal Communications Manager December 16, 2022

Bored during the winter break? Stuck on a plane on the way to a foreign destination? No matter what one is doing or where they are going, winter break is the perfect opportunity to read a great book. Treat...

The book cover for the New York Times bestseller The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo written by Taylor Jenkins Reid. It was a finalist for the Book of the Months Book of the Year award and was nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award.

Netflix to adapt popular “BookTok” novel as a film

By Cecilia Bernstein, Staff Writer May 10, 2022

Over the years, many popular books such as “Little Women” and “Harry Potter” have been turned into movies. Last month, fans of The New York Times bestseller “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo”...

“People We Meet on Vacation,” written by Emily Henry, is a charming friends-to-lovers novel, full of witty dialogue and swoon-worthy moments.

Romance novels to fill your heart and mind

By Caitlin Murphy, Assistant Online Editor March 2, 2022

Everyone has their favorite rom-com movie, laughing despite the cliches and swooning as the leads declare their love for one another. While some may not know it, their favorite movie genre is paralleled...

The LGBTQ+ Studies course, established for the first time in the 2021-2022 school year at WCHS, explores the identities, issues and history around the LGBTQ+ community. This elective is a hopeful sign that more diverse classes will continue to be developed and implemented.

Diverse texts for a diverse student body

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Opinions Editor October 23, 2021

Shakespeare, Hemingway, Steinbeck and Hawthorne. What do these four have in common? They are examples of the predominantly white male authors that have traditionally been overrepresented in school curriculums....

During the summer, the best trips can often be taken through a good book. With these five titles set to be published from June to August of this upcoming summer, there will be no shortage of books of all genres, authors, and perspectives to be a window into all kinds of different worlds.

Books to look forward to this summer

By Ha-Yeon Jeon May 30, 2021

Dr. Seuss once said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Especially during this past year, when everyone has been stuck at...

In D.C., Mr. Grant Goodman, left, in a Reading is Fundamental Interview about his series, Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve, in 2019. Series is avaliable on Amazon or https://www.grantgoodmanbooks.com/.

WCHS English teachers release new books

By Kaylen Chang, Staff Writer March 14, 2021

With in-person school starting again soon in MCPS, it may be time for students to catch up on reading. Luckily, two talented teacher-authors from WCHS have been busy throughout quarantine, writing and...

Books like The Midnight Library by Matt Haig can be read on Kindle or paperback. The unique plot will surely make time pass quickly.

The best books to read during quarantine boredom

By Emily Zhang, Features Editor February 24, 2021

Bored in quarantine? Sit back and enjoy being transported into another world. Here is a list of four books from a variety of genres perfect for some quarantine binging.  “The Midnight Library”-...

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