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WCHS Senior Jeffrey Yee weaves between two Whitman defenders after catching a pass during the first game of the Bulldogs season.

The WCHS varsity football team has a short and exciting fall season

By Andrew Chan, Editor-in-Chief April 21, 2021

For months the pristine WCHS football field lay untouched, as many saw their seasons canceled by COVID-19. However, in March, WCHS football made its triumphant return. The Bulldogs stormed back onto the...

World of Wonders has quickly shot into relevancy after being Barnes and Nobles Book of the Year.

“World of Wonders” wins Barnes and Noble’s “Book of the Year”

By Andrew Chan, Editor-in-Chief March 25, 2021

Each year, booksellers from around the country vote on a novel that is truly profound, beautiful and meaningful. The book is not the most popular, nor the most influential, it is simply the best-written...

Students for Students provides an opportunity for students to connect and talk about important topics related to mental health. For each meeting, the program will send out information on how to access the Zoom.

Students for Students provides support in our virtual world

By Andrew Chan, Editor-in-Chief February 17, 2021

Class discussions are now dark rectangles filled with names and muted red microphone symbols; lunch is no longer lively, just lonely; and the once crowded WCHS hallways are depressingly empty. With so...

The Smithsonian National Zoo has live cameras for several animal exhibits (https://nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams). Pictured here is a screenshot of the adorable baby panda Xiao Qi Ji sleeping on the stream.

Museums and zoos create new ways for the public to enjoy animal and art exhibits

By Andrew Chan, Editor-in-Chief January 25, 2021

Multitudes of timeless paintings, rare animals and priceless gems have all gone untouched and unseen by the average person for months. No, they have not been hidden away or kidnapped, they have been closed...

This is the ASL official logo. American Sign Language is a widely recognized sign language and many in the US are beginning to start learning it. WCHS ASL Honor Society focuses on spreading awareness on the language.

American Sign Language Honor Society focuses on outreach and awareness

By Andrew Chan, Editor-in-Chief December 23, 2020

One of the world’s most unique languages has amassed a large community within WCHS. The American Sign Language Honor Society has been a big part of the language department at WCHS since 2006, educating...

Andrew Xue (far left) races in the 100 meter event at the Urbana Track Series Meet, head-to-head with fellow WCHS runner Langston Major. Xue finished second overall in the event. With no MCPS indoor track season, Xue took it upon himself to run at club track meets for the Corentyne Coasters.

Athlete of the Month: Andrew Xue

By Andrew Chan, Editor-in-Chief November 22, 2020

It has always been the same grind. With his spikes shredding into the track, wind blowing through his hair, the only thing different for Andrew Xue is the mask on his face. Even with the world around him...

Zoom has quickly become one of the most common mediums of online interaction. Colleges are beginning to utilize Zoom for online tours, information sessions, and now online interviews.

Online interviews are less effective than in-person ones

By Andrew Chan, Editor-in-Chief November 11, 2020

With COVID-19 altering the way the world runs, nearly everything around us has changed. Whether it is getting lunch with friends or taking a unit test over Zoom, major aspects of our lives are drastically...

WCHS Senior Andy Jiangs TikTok account focuses on educational content. Each of his posts tell stories and interesting facts about various different topics.

WCHS senior rises to fame on TikTok

By Andrew Chan, Editor-in-Chief October 13, 2020

Since exploding onto app stores, TikTok has taken over high schoolers’ screen times and the social media scene. The interactive platform allows users to post and watch quick videos in rapid succession,...

Zoom is the most popular app that WCHS athletes have used to video conference. It has heavily used for online schooling in MCPS.

Coronavirus doesn’t stop sports teams from practicing

By Andrew Chan, Sports Editor May 11, 2020

Coronavirus has shut down school entirely, ruining the year for many students. Not only has this shutdown affected academics, it has also disrupted the sports schedule for WCHS teams. However, teams like...

Senior Jomo Goings goes for a dunk during a game against Quince Orchard. The boys basketball team is looking for a long run in their seasons playoffs.

Boys basketball team looks to out-dunk the competition

By Andrew Chan, Sports Editor March 3, 2020

Down by one against rival division champs Blake High School, the ball is inbounded by senior Ryan Flax. The crowd is cheering, and Flax inbounds the ball. After a shot by the Bulldogs falls short, senior...

WCHS President Jay Wood preparing to speak for his SMOB announcement video in the halls of WCHS.

This year, the SMOB election comes to WCHS

By Andrew Chan, Sports Editor January 30, 2020

The SMOB is the Student Member on the Board of Education in Montgomery County, and he or she has a vote on many crucial issues in the county. The last time Montgomery County has had a SMOB from WCHS was...

Robinson poses alongside Baltimore Ravens mascot, Poe, during his postgame experience at M&T Bank Stadium.

Lifelong dream comes true for Ravens fan

By Andrew Chan, Sports Editor December 17, 2019

For most sports fans, getting an on-field experience is nothing but a pipe dream. But thanks to some great luck, one die-hard Ravens fan from WCHS is making that dream a reality. Michael Robinson, a WCHS...

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