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The boys basketball team poses together on media day in their four different sets of jersey colors. The team will rotate through the different jerseys for various home and away games. The team looks to open their season on Dec. 7 at Gaithersburg.

Boys basketball sets high expectations after long hiatus

By Justin Greenzaid, Sports Editor January 4, 2022

Strutting the halls in their brand new gray Nike tech fleece sweatsuits, the boys basketball team knows expectations are high for the upcoming season. Due to the pandemic, the team hasn’t played an actual...

The iconic Spotify Wrapped personal recap that millions of people post on social media is depicted above. Representing some of the things people look forward to the most, their specific top artists and songs.

Spotify listeners are Wrapped up in their yearly music review

By Justin Greenzaid, Sports Editor December 14, 2021

Many people look forward to December for various reasons, the most significant being the holiday season that entails presents and vacations. However, WCHS students along with millions of people world-wide...

Extending his arm back while throwing a football, WCHS junior plays football on a local field in anticipation for his Mud Bowl game on Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving football: a culture like no other

By Justin Greenzaid, Sports Editor November 25, 2021

As the fall season rushes in and crispy brown leaves begin to drop from trees, it becomes time for the nationwide holiday of Thanksgiving. For most people, Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for all...

(Clockwise from top left) The album cover for J. Coles The Off-Season, Tyler, the Creators Call Me If You Get Lost, Kanye Wests Donda, and Drakes Certified Lover Boy.

New rap albums set to go down in history

By Justin Greenzaid, Sports Editor October 26, 2021

Within the last five months, four extremely sought after albums were released. J. Cole, Tyler, the Creator, Kanye West and Drake all released albums for the first time in well over a year. The last time...

Shown is what a typical Zoom class may look like during the 2020-2021 school year, in which there are almost no cameras on entirely.

Virtual classes give students a new perspective on the most beneficial way to learn

By Justin Greenzaid, Assistant Sports Editor April 21, 2021

The blaring radar of the default iPhone alarm is a common sound for many WCHS students in the morning (unless they have changed their alarm sound due to the trauma it may cause). But, looking back at a...

Inside one of his many Super Bowl Halftime Show backdrops, The Weeknd stands side by side a few of his extras for the performance. The extras were dressed to look like clones of The Weeknd for the February 7th performance.

The Weeknd’s halftime show leaves Super Bowl viewers torn

By Justin Greenzaid, Assistant Sports Editor March 7, 2021

“Blinding Lights.” Not only is this the name of the song that The Weeknd closed out his performance with, but they are also two words that could describe almost any Super Bowl halftime show. Except...

After winning their sixth straight Maryland State Championship in 2020, the WCHS hockey team poses for a group photo on the ice right after the game. The players are wearing their championship medals and hats.

Hockey team begins quest for seventh consecutive state championship

By Justin Greenzaid, Assistant Sports Editor December 20, 2020

Immediately after winning their sixth consecutive Maryland State Hockey League championship, COVID-19 arrived and swept away all remaining sports for the 2020 school year. Exactly a year after beginning...

The 2020 WCHS Boys Varsity basketball team is shown in the picture with two of their coaches. The photo was taken at the beginning of the basketball season. The text next to the image shows how dominant the team was, starting their season off with a 7-1 record.

Boys basketball team prepares for season

By Justin Greenzaid, Assistant Sports Editor November 22, 2020

After winning the 2020 Regional Championship for 4A West Region 1, the WCHS varsity boys basketball team looks to defend their title this coming winter. With a delayed season scheduled to start on Feb....

Confetti falling from the sky, LeBron James and Rajon Rondo are pictured hugging eachother and exchanging emotional words. Rondo and James won their first championship together as teammates on the Los Angeles Lakers.

Los Angeles Lakers beat Miami Heat in NBA finals

By Justin Greenzaid, Assistant Sports Editor November 11, 2020

Though conditions were unlike any other National Basketball Association championship ever, the 2020 NBA Finals did not disappoint. The fifth-seeded Miami Heat from the NBA’s Eastern Conference were set...

Dribbling a basketball towards a defender, Zack Mantz (left) plays basketball during his freetime at Cabin John Middle School against some of his closest friends.

WCHS students find creative ways to spend their free time

By Justin Greenzaid, Assistant Sports Editor October 13, 2020

From wanting to go to your favorite sports games to being optimistic about finding a store that has Lysol in stock, Covid-19 has made life significantly more challenging. There are many pressing matters...

Junk, Ayad Akhtars Shakespearean paced satire, masterfully grips the audience and keeps this grip from scene to scene, while also packing in rife subtext critiquing moneys chokehold on our culture.

Arena Stage’s “Junk” proves to be quite valuable

By Jenna Greenzaid , Senior Writer May 10, 2019

Four desks, eight chairs and a whole lot of money—millions on millions. This is the minimalistic scene Arena Stage’s “Junk” sets in the first few minutes of the play, though the play is anything...

Hando posted a congratulatory photo for senior Halle Pogorelc on her commitment to Wisconsin. WCHS seniors have been using Instagram stories to shout out their friends in honor of their future college.

Instagram stories captivate WCHS users

By Eliza Asbury and Jenna Greenzaid April 8, 2019

Just when we thought social media could not possibly captivate our attention, energy, and time any longer, the Instagram story feature scrolled into our lives. The circles sit right at the top of the screen...

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