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Stuck at Home? Check out Conan Gray’s New LP

Singer-songwriter Conan Gray released his debut studio album,
May 3, 2020

Conan Gray believes that if he were an animal, he would be a crow. Perhaps all of us have two sides to ourselves; perhaps for Gray, a crow perfectly represents his inner and outer personas—his carefree...

“Emma” brings a modern flair to Jane Austen classic

Jane Austen's beloved rom-com
March 11, 2020

There is no single term that can quite define Emma from Jane Austen’s beloved rom-com “Emma” but wide-eyed, analytical, single-person-turned-lover, neat-freak and lover-of-all-things-beautiful are...

Netflix says “you belong with me” to Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift's highly-anticipated documentary
March 3, 2020

You don’t control what people think of your story, but you do control what you believe about yourself and how you tell your story to the world.  Having spent half of her life in the spotlight, Taylor...

Students Welcome Teachers into the Year of the Rat

Sophomores Jessica Qiu and Serena Shi enjoy attending the Lunar New Year event in Room 126 on Jan. 31, 2020.
February 26, 2020

As of Jan. 25, 2020, a new Chinese new year began, signaling the start of the Year of the Rat. Six days later, WCHS students in the Asian American Festival Committee hosted the Lunar New Year Breakfast...

Serious driving accidents demand action

On Jan. 13, 2020, an MCPS school bus drives students home.
February 3, 2020

Last month, two MCPS students were harmed in vehicle collisions near school bus areas. Both of these incidents have led members of the MCPS community to wonder what safety regulations are needed to ensure...

Selena Gomez’s new album is a rare hit

On Jan. 4, 2020, pop singer Selena Gomez posted a picture of a Polaroid on Instagram as part of the countdown to her newest album.
February 1, 2020

It’s 2020, and everyone’s hoping for better vision and a better year, including pop singer Selena Gomez. After breaking up with Justin Bieber in 2012, dating The Weeknd in 2017 and learning more about...

I want my youth back

Sophomore Aliki Dimitoglou holds up a paper that says “I just want to grow up and go to college,” reflecting the general attitude of many students at WCHS.
January 21, 2020

All my life, I have been influenced by the college admissions game. I was told what colleges wanted, and I chased that standard. I wanted the 1600 SAT score, the 4.0 GPA, the 275 SSL hours, the Honors...

Harry Styles walks a Fine Line in his second solo album

Pop icon Harry Styles released his highly-anticipated sophomore album on Dec. 13, 2019
January 5, 2020

Former One Direction member Harry Styles walks a fine line. He doesn’t follow the mainstream. He crafts his own unique style. Back in 2017, Styles released his self-titled debut album. He was the...

MCPS debates divisive redistricting policies

At the Nov. 18 public hearing at Calver Educational Services Center, the Board of Education gave a short presentation. This included a reminder of future regional community meetings that anyone is allowed to attend.
January 2, 2020

Members of Montgomery County are divided on the concept of redistricting, as the Board of Education pursues a comprehensive assessment of the county’s boundaries. The Board has been hosting Districtwide...

Sasha Sloan concert does not disappoint fans

Singer-songwriter Sasha Sloan performed at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. on November 23. This is a photo of her singing “Older.
December 27, 2019

She’s the girl at the party, trying to fit in. She’s the girl you can rant to at three in the morning, and she’ll understand. She’s the girl with the sad songs, the soft voice and a love for all...

Camila Cabello invites fans to the world of “romance”

On Dec. 6, pop singer Camila Cabello released her highly-anticipated second studio album,
December 18, 2019

When the clock struck twelve on Dec. 5, all the world was asleep— that is, except Camila Cabello fans. The pop singer treated her fans with an early Christmas present that night: her highly-anticipated...

No Joke: How “The Joker” became a deadly hit

Joaquin Phoenix stars as Arthur Fleck in
December 3, 2019

Hollywood’s latest comic book story, “The Joker”, has been marked on many people’s calendars for a while, but its dark themes may prevent this R-rated film from being a must-see. Critics called...

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