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Sophomore Emily Tong and senior Janneke Kovoor practice their speaking points and plan their arguement at the Dec. 12 debate tournament at Blair High School.

Debate team advances under new sponsorship

By Riley Hurr, News Editor December 17, 2018

This school year, the WCHS debate team gained three new sponsors: Scott Rivinius, Kevin Doherty and Evan Rosenthal. Previously, the team has gone through two faculty sponsors over the past two years. These...

U.N. statehood debate sparks student discussion: Israel demands security

U.N. statehood debate sparks student discussion: Israel demands security

By Natalia Derechin, Features Production Editor November 21, 2011

 A recent CHS student’s Facebook post over Rosh Hashanah read "You’re welcome Christians," referring to the mandatory school holidays over Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The response she received from...

U.N. statehood debate sparks student discussion: Palestine should be a state

U.N. statehood debate sparks student discussion: Palestine should be a state

By Amna Farooqi, Editor-in-Chief November 21, 2011

 Anyone who has taken World History or Global Issues knows the tension that seeps into the room when the issue of Israel-Palestine relations comes up. On one side are the students who are die-hard Israel...

Debate winners

By Jenna Cantor Observations Editor March 22, 2011

Congratulations to junior Tiffany Keung and freshman Rachel Casper for finishing in the top 16 in Montgomery County Regional debate, held Mar. 3. Keung and Capser debated about whether the military should...

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