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WCHS teens give back with student-run organizations

Carolina Noguera (far right) with her cousins Elena and Sonia Hupmann all wearing Solidarity Masks. For more information, go to their Instagram @solidarity.masks.

By Olivia Yasharoff, Arts Editor

June 25, 2020

Toke Ibraheem, a rising junior and Black Lives Matter activist, is one of many WCHS students who, during this time of quarantine and social distancing, have taken it upon themselves to start helping the community in its time of need. From selling baked goods and delivering groceries, to making masks and ...

C4C donates supplies and warms the hearts of many

WCHS senior Robin Bali travels to Lakeland Elementary School Middle School in Baltimore, Md. to deliver books and other supplies. In the photo, Bali is giving a presentation to students that attend this school and is extremely grateful for their reactions.

By Riley Hurr, Editor-in-Chief

January 3, 2020

Charity 4 the Children (C4C) is dedicated to reducing child poverty in the U.S. by donating educational supplies to impoverished schools in our community and country. Their mission is to empower, equip, and ameliorate the circumstances of economically disadvantaged children, ultimately unlocking their maxi...

Local restaurant aids chesapeake oyster recovery efforts

The Robert Lee restores oyster habitats in the Bay with recycled oyster shells.

By Arielle Gordon, Arts Editor

October 29, 2015

The next time you sit down to enjoy a fresh seafood meal, take a moment to consider the work that allows you to continue to enjoy your meal. The Grilled Oyster Company in Cabin John has been working with the Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) since 2012, and has been a part of the Shell Recycling Alliance...

Girls Field Hockey raises money for Make-A-Wish

The field hockey team made a goal to raise enough money to send a family of four on a vacation to Disney World.

By Thomas Atkinson, Online Features Editor

October 29, 2015

The varsity girls field hockey team fundraised for the Make-A-Wish Foundation during its game Oct. 6 and raised over $8,000. The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a non-profit organization that seeks to grant the wishes of children with deadly medical conditions. These wishes can range from receiving horseback...

Drop Squad to collect unused food for charity

Drop Squad to collect unused food for charity

By Nicole Malament, Observations Editor

November 30, 2012

For students who feel guilty throwing away their uneaten food, the new club Drop Squad is collecting uneaten food to be donated. Each week the members of Drop Squad collect non-perishable food items like cookies, granola bars, chips and crackers. The food is stored and donated at the end of the month to the...

‘Burrito Mile’ runners compete on full stomach

By Luke Frentos, Staff Writer

March 22, 2010

A relatively new sporting event has gained in popularity over the past few years. It has been hailed as one of the greatest tests of athletic and intestinal fortitude. Yes, this is the Burrito Mile. The Burrito Mile, which is a sport of speed-eating and running, was deemed a “burritolympic” event...

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