The Observer

Early College Program graduates students with new skills

Early College Program graduates students with new skills

By Ari Dimitoglou, Photo Editor

March 5, 2020

Since 2018, WCHS students have been able to complete their last two years of high school at Montgomery College under the Early College Program. With this program, students are exposed to a new environment that gets them ready for college and possibly their future career--along with over 200 classes that are ...

Capitol Hill Classic: 968 teams, 122 courts

Capitol Hill Classic: 968 teams, 122 courts

By Aliki Dimitoglou, Advertising & Subscriptions Manager

March 3, 2020

Step up to the court. Take a deep breath. Listen to the spectators behind you cheering you on. Toss the ball into the air above your head. Wait for that perfect moment. Now. Serve the ball and send it flying over the net. The game has begun.  That’s just what most servers experience as they step up to th...

Relax into the weekend thanks to Frantic Fridays

Relax into the weekend thanks to Frantic Fridays

By Aliki Dimitoglou, Advertising & Subscriptions Manager

January 30, 2020

School and the workload can be overbearing to students and with the added weight of sports and other extracurriculars, it can be easy for students to feel like they are drowning in a swirling sea of tests, homework assignments and sports meets. Luckily, there is a solution for orchestra students: Frantic...

Freshman Chris Hacopian commits to Wake Forest

Freshman Chris Hacopian commits to Wake Forest

By Ari Dimitoglou, Photo Manager

January 30, 2020

One may wonder how a freshman baseball player from Maryland gets noticed by one of the best universities in the nation. Shortstop for the Mid-Atlantic Red Sox, Chris Hacopian, knew in his heart that he wanted to play baseball from a very young age. Starting at the age of four, Hacopian discovered hi...

Seal of Biliteracy award symbolizes dedication to mastering a language

Seal of Biliteracy award symbolizes dedication to mastering a language

By Aliki Dimitoglou, Advertising and Subscriptions Manager

January 18, 2020

There is one thing that sets certain WCHS students apart from the others: biliteracy. Some students can fluently write, speak and understand another language because it is either spoken at home or in the student’s environment in some way. One course of action for these students to gain the recognitio...

Spirits are high as WCHS athletic teams build bonds

Spirits are high as WCHS athletic teams build bonds

By Aliki Dimitoglou, Advertising & Subscriptions Manager

December 17, 2019

The WCHS family is built on many things, but one strong foundation of the Bulldogs community is athletics. Sports teams give a sense of belonging, spirit and connection with other students and these qualities are especially present when teams succeed. This past season, many WCHS teams have taken the ...

Students, teachers take side on later school start time debate

Students, teachers take side on later school start time debate

By Jeremy Fredricks and Ari Dimitoglou

November 15, 2019

For students in California public high schools, start time will be later beginning in the 2022-2023 school year. After Governor Gavin Newson signed a law for later start times, California will become the first state to legislative start times for public schools with high schools starting at 8:30 AM. ...

Spooky seasonal favorites revive Halloween spirit

Spooky seasonal favorites revive Halloween spirit

By Aliki Dimitoglou, Advertising & Subscriptions Manager

October 23, 2019

    It is finally time for fall--let the sweater-wearing, leaf-falling and candy-eating traditions commence. Along the journey of intense buildup to the special day of Halloween, there are a variety of Halloween-related customs, one of them being the binge watching of seasonal movies. Halloween is u...

Crew team rows into their successful season

Crew team rows into their successful season

By Ari Dimitoglou, Photo Manager

October 21, 2019

Major changes have been made to the WCHS crew team, setting rowers up to reach their full potential for this season and many more to come. Being a part of the rowing team allows students to work on their leadership skills, develop new friendships and participate in a competitive sport that they might...

2019 Emmy Awards inspires audience members

2019 Emmy Awards inspires audience members

By Aliki Dimitoglou, Advertising and subscriptions manager

October 8, 2019

For the fourth time in Emmy history, the Primetime awards ceremony held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, was without a host (except for the augmented-reality-style Homer Simpson who opened the show before getting flattened by an animated piano). The 71st Emmy Awards ceremony was held on Se...

WCHS appreciates teachers

WCHS appreciates teachers

By Ari Dimitoglou, Photo Manager

June 4, 2019

For decades, the first week of May has been dedicated to honoring the impact teachers have made on students and fellow staff members, but what does being a teacher at WCHS during Staff Appreciation Week exactly mean? At WCHS, it is an annual tradition for students to write thank you notes at the...

Five Feet Apart has viewers on the edge of their seats

Five Feet Apart has viewers on the edge of their seats

May 14, 2019

When you’re in the moment, it’s hard to think about what love would be like without touch. This was a thought teens Stella Grant (Haley Lu Richardson) and Will Newman (Cole Sprouse) had never faced until they met each other. “Five Feet Apart” is a tear-jerking romantic drama film based on the forbi...

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