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From left: WCHS juniors Alexander Wei, Soham Jinsi, Eric Zhou, Justin Zacharia and Garion Cheng eat at California Tortilla after their AP Chinese exam abruptly crashes on May 3.

Lost in translation: AP Chinese exam crashes for students

By Jeremy Chung, Editor-in-Chief June 6, 2023

Imagine paying 100 dollars and studying for months for a test that can give you college credit, only for the test to be canceled due to poor management. This is exactly what happened to all WCHS students...

With this year’s AP Exam season, students were left to study for exams, while also managing an arduous workload from classes.

WCHS can help reduce stress during AP season

By Jeremy Chung, Editor-in-Chief May 20, 2023

It is no secret that WCHS has one of the most rigorous academics in the county. With 32 AP courses offered, most WCHS students will take at least one AP course and exam in their four years of high school....

Besides playing multiple intruments, WCHS senior Lucy Chen composes her own music, with some of her pieces recognized on all levels

Student Art Spotlight: Lucy Chen

By Jeremy Chung, News Editor May 16, 2023

Imagine sitting down and waiting to hear some of the best orchestra students in the U.S. perform. The stage is set, and the musicians are ready, but instead of an older adult walking onto the stage as...

WCHS chemistry teacher Walter White poses in front of his mass supply of senioritis vaccines before they are administered to WCHS. Some say this has driven him to Breaking Bad syndrome, but its just basic feelings.

Death of senioritis: new vaccine saves senior students

By Jeremy Chung, Ha-Yeon Hater May 15, 2023

The greatest vaccine of the twenty-first century will finally eradicate this deadly disease once and for all. And no, we are not talking about COVID-19, we are talking about senioritis.  As the second...

WCHS senior Eric Chen shows off his recent NIL deal with sports clothing brand Sleefs in a joint Instagram post with the brand.

NIL deals pave the way for WCHS athletes to get paid

By Jeremy Chung May 15, 2023

Name. Image. Likeness. This combination of elements, known as NIL, gives a person the right to control the commercial use of their identity for financial gain, as stated by the MPSSAA.  You may have...

The WCHS swim and dive team celebrate after their first meeting against Blair. The team would eventually go on to dominate the competition.

Swim and dive makes a splash in local competitions

By Jeremy Chung, News Editor May 15, 2023

From the very first meet of the season, the WCHS swim and dive team showcased their dominance in the pool, setting the tone for what would be a record-breaking year. With each competition, the team proved...

With Spotify Wrapped, users can see many intriguing facts about how they listen to music. One statistic is the number of minutes one spends listening with Spotify, with WCHS senior Konner Lee garnering at least 38,000 minutes, the equivalent of 26 full days.

Students are wrapped up in their 2022 Spotify Wrapped

By Jeremy Chung, News Editor March 30, 2023

From walking through the hallways, studying, or secretly plugging in earbuds in class, music plays an integral part in WCHS students’ lives. With that, one streaming platform comes to mind for all: Apple...

On October 10, 2022, the BOE met to announce the results of the System Wide Anti-Racist Audit.

MCPS releases audit, highlights county issues

By Jeremy Chung and Clara Young December 2, 2022

Questions regarding whether racism is frequent across MCPS schools and plays a factor in students’ learning have recently been a prevalent topic inside the community. Finally, after examining countless...

Politicians such as Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich (second to right) and Taiwans Ambassador Bi-Khim Hsiao (second to left) were present alongside event organizers to kickoff the 2022 Rockville Bubble Tea Festival on Sep. 24 at the Rockville Town Square. The festival also recognized the amicable sister city relationship between Rockville and Yilan City, Taiwan, which was formed in 2019.

Happiness bubbles from attendees of festival

By Jeremy Chung, News Editor October 20, 2022

Bubble tea, otherwise known as boba, is a hot commodity loved by many at WCHS and has grown in popularity in Montgomery County. In fact, if you search “boba stores near me” on Google, at least 20 boba...

Hundreds of WCHS students crowd inside the gym on Sep. 16 for the annual Club day. With over 180 tables set up, many found it challenging to find their way around to each club.

Club day gives students the opportunity to develop new interests

By Jeremy Chung, News Editor September 27, 2022

During most school days, lunch is the time for students to relax, hang out with friends, make up assignments or talk with teachers. However, Sep. 16 had a unique opportunity. As fourth period ended and...

WCHS DECA club smiles as they celebrate their many awards and successful experience at ICDC on April 26, in Atlanta, GA.

WCHS Deca wins big at Internationals in Atlanta, GA

By Jeremy Chung and Kalena Yee June 9, 2022

“Maximize your momentum.” This year, as the theme for DECA’s International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Atlanta, GA, these words were permanently engraved into participants’ memories....

Students are already singing up for the newest edition to the WCHS P.E. classes. The wandering hallways class is filling up quickly, so make sure to sign up soon!

P.E. walked so wandering hallways could run

By Jeremy Chung, The better Jeremy?!?! April 11, 2022

It is no secret that WCHS will be offering new courses for students for the 2022-23 school year. However next year, WCHS will unveil a new groundbreaking physical education course: wandering hallways. This...

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