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Athlete of the Month: Andrew Xue

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.
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...

Online interviews are less effective than in-person ones

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.
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 rises to fame on TikTok

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

Coronavirus doesn’t stop sports teams from practicing

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

Boys basketball team looks to out-dunk the competition

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 season's playoffs.
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...

This year, the SMOB election comes to WCHS

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

Lifelong dream comes true for Ravens fan

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

Sunday Morning Bakehouse opens up in Pike and Rose

A few of the tasty pastries that the Sunday Morning Bakehouse offers, such as the ham and swiss croissant and strawberry jelly brioche donut.
December 3, 2019

Aesthetically decorated with a simplistic style, the Sunday Morning Bakehouse has opened up in Pike and Rose. It has quickly become one of the more popular stops in the area, due to its delicious food...

Club day brings convenience to annual event

The poster for the new Spikeball Club that was displayed during Club Lunch at WCHS.
October 17, 2019

On Sept. 25, WCHS put on a Club Lunch in the main gym, allowing WCHS students to showcase their clubs and gain new members. In previous years, the lunch was a Club Night where students would come to WCHS...

IT 2: the comeback of Pennywise

Pennywise the Clown, the main terror of IT 2.
October 1, 2019

If you are looking for scary with a side of comedic, then IT 2 is the movie for you. Picking up 27 years after the first IT movie, IT 2 combines horror and a bit of dry humor to create yet another Stephen...

The good and bad of AP season: yearly review

Various WCHS students feel the stress of APs.
June 5, 2019

AP season marks the time from around mid-April to mid-May when preparation for AP exams goes into full swing, with teachers handing out review guide after review guide, and the cramming begins for many....

Bethesda arts festival displays work of numerous artists

A view of the entrance to the Bethesda Arts Festival.
June 5, 2019

Imagine a festival that celebrates the arts and accomplishments of various artists. Such a festival exists, and were held on May 11th and 12th called the Bethesda Arts Festival. It was hosted along the...

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