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Pastrami on Rye

Pastrami on Rye

By Trevor Gardemal, Social Media Manager May 19, 2021

When I was nine years old, I learned to play the clarinet. I wanted to play the flute, but that didn’t work out. I was in fourth grade and it was time for students to start learning classical music,...

This May, the senior class SGA will be hosting WCHS first ever drive-in movie. The purpose of this is to both celebrate seniors and give them the opportunity to safely reconnect before graduation.

Drive-in movies fill the void left behind by with the absence of senior events

By Trevor Gardemal, Social Media Manager April 26, 2021

No longer do seniors have roaring crowds at Friday night football games sending them off in the fall. Nor do they get to dress up, dine and dance with their friends on a Saturday night in spring. Senior...

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 SGA created the Beyond the Bulldog Instagram account. This account celebrates seniors who have committed to colleges.

Beyond the Bulldog showcases seniors’ college decisions

By Trevor Gardemal, Social Media Manager March 14, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been harder than ever for WCHS students to communicate with their peers. While this is a challenge for all students, it hits hardest for seniors, especially those committing...

Seniors Holly Shimabukuro and Quinn Cook plan to spend their Valentines Day on a hike. They have been forced to be more careful in planning dates due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Creative date ideas to stay safe during COVID-19

By Trevor Gardemal, Social Media Manager February 17, 2021

With Valentine’s Day coming up, many WCHS students are excited to celebrate. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dating is harder than ever. Couples can no longer go to dinner and a movie without...

Celebrate the season of love with the Observers own Spotify playlist. With songs selected by each staff member, this is the perfect for any member of the WCHS community to celebrate Valentines Day.

Enjoy Valentine’s Day with the Observer staff’s favorite love songs

By Trevor Gardemal, Social Media Manager February 14, 2021

Valentine’s Day is the time of love. Whether you’re in love, practice self-love, or just love candy this time of year is surrounded by it. And what better way to experience and express love than through...

2020 has been a crazy year filled with events from the coronavirus to social justice movements, to a contentious election.

2020 wrap up

By Trevor Gardemal and Ela Jalil December 22, 2020

In a word, 2020 has been hectic. This year has been filled with a pandemic, a tumultuous presidential election, the new experience of online school, natural disasters and more. Read below to see our highlights...

Olivia Meshanko and Natalie Heshmat pose on top of a newly decorated car. Shoshana Rosenthal has been using an app that emulates a disposable cameras in order to make lasting memories with her friends.

Disposable cameras bring back some 90’s nostalgia

By Trevor Gardemal, Social Media Manager December 1, 2020

In a year like 2020, it is no surprise that students are trying to escape to the past. Single-use disposable cameras, first popular in the 1990s, have recently made a comeback amongst teenagers. Although...

Elyssa Shenker holds a digital meeting of her club, Purposefully Repurposed. Shenker has been forced to adapt to the challenges of virtual school.

WCHS clubs adapt to virtual meetings

By Trevor Gardemal, Social Media Manager November 11, 2020

As of the 2020-2021 school year, there are 157 active clubs at WCHS. Ranging from Kpop Dance Club to Women in Politics, there is truly a fit for every student. In a normal, in-person school year, it is...

Senior Olivia Meshanko has fun in the pool while on break for working. While working as a lifeguard, Meshanko had to navigate many frustrating experiences.

Minimum wage monsters: working horror stories

By Trevor Gardemal, Social Media Manager October 14, 2020

For many students at WCHS, working part time is a great way to get experience, stay busy, and make money. However, working is not always easy. In fact, sometimes it can be downright scary. Here are three...

The student members of MoCo Pride pose for a group picture. They have been working hard all year to create the countrys first high school LGBTQ+ Studies curriculum.

New MCPS LGBTQ+ Studies course makes history

By Trevor Gardemal, Social Media Manager May 13, 2020

Over the past few years, MCPS has made efforts to diversify their curriculum. These changes include the introduction of books written by women and people in color into English curriculums, and the introduction...

All WCHS vending machines have been replaced over the last few months. Shown are two of the new kinds of vending machines that have been installed around the school.

New and improved vending machines make it to WCHS

By Trevor Gardemal, Social Media Manager March 9, 2020

Many WCHS students tend to satisfy their daily hunger with snacks from the vending machines spread throughout the school. With multiple machines and a variety of contents in each, it is hard to be unhappy...

Casey Meretta and his teammates on the WCHS Swim and Dive team pose with their trophy. The won second place at the Maryland State Championships.

WCHS Swim and Dive team takes second place at States

By Trevor Gardemal, Social Media Manager March 7, 2020

After winning first place in the Maryland Public School State Championship the last two years, the WCHS boys Swim and Dive team (CHSSD) had high hopes of bringing home another victory this year. While...

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