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The teaching of self-defense has been subject to much controversy by WCHS students. Self-defense, as useful and important as it is, is not frequently taught in high school P. E. classes.

WCHS should offer self-defense classes for protection

By Jasper Bernstein, Assistant Observations Editor October 21, 2019

September 16 was a normal day at Walt Whitman High School until a student unexpectedly physically attacked another student with a kitchen appliance: a frying pan. Although the incident was promptly taken...

Planet Fitness gyms, like the one in Rockville, have started the Teen Summer Fitness Program that allows teens to work out for free over the summer.

Planet Fitness offers ‘Teen Summer Challenge’

By Aliki Dimitoglou, Advertising & Subscriptions Manager June 4, 2019

Students who go to the gym for whatever reasons, to enjoy, to get in shape or to chat, are in for a sweet treat: the Teen Summer Challenge offered by Planet Fitness. The Teen Summer Challenge is an...

Gym renovation ends

Gym renovation ends

By Tiffany Trankeim, Staff Writer December 3, 2012

The main gym floor renovations were completed Nov. 12, after causing conflicts with sports teams, community activities and physical education classes. "It is good to have the gym back because before we...

Gym-Pact app motivates users to hit the gym

Gym-Pact app motivates users to hit the gym

By Allie Curwin, Staff Writer May 1, 2012

If the up-and-coming bathing suit season isn’t enough motivation to hit the gym, the new Gym-Pact app may be able to help. Using money as an incentive for working out, Gym-Pact offers a creative and...

New gym lighting provides greener environment

By By Julia Gray, Staff Writer November 23, 2010

Due to insufficient lighting in the gym, CHS replaced the old gym lights with new environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient lights Aug. 20. CHS employed an outside contractor from MCPS to install the...


By Emily Hall, Features Production Editor, Monica Saks, Observations Production Editor March 1, 2010

A man flies from balcony to balcony more than 50 feet in the air, he dives off the building landing smoothly onto the next, slings himself down the alleyway onto the ground. This man is not a stunt double,...

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