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Minimum wage monsters: working horror stories

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.

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 customer service horror stories, just in time for Halloween.    In our first story today, senior Dagmawi The...

Students Seek A Spook

Top left: sophomore Thomas Young; top right: sophomore Brooke Barclay; bottom left:
sophomores Emma Sumberg, Nick Wagman and Lauren Hando; bottom right: Sumberg,
Barclay and Hando.

By Eliza Asbury and Jenna Greenzaid

November 2, 2016

Halloween creeps up once again and what else is there to do besides trick-or-treating? This year, the answer is so… much… more. As CHS students have grown older and relinquished their childhood years from the early 2000s, Halloween has turned into a marathon of scary movies, partying instead of t...

Horror movies:the science behind the scare

By Ross Tanebaum, Online New Editor

October 29, 2015

Halloween is one time of the year when people love to get scared. Fear is an emotion that brings out a physical reaction. Sweat starts pouring, the heart beats faster, and adrenaline rushes through the body. Many people enjoy the feeling that fear creates. One way that people get this feeling is...

Markoff’s forest haunts those seeking a scare

Markoff’s forest haunts those seeking a scare

By Julia Heimlich, Circulation Manager

November 7, 2012

An eerie overpass, an unsettling circus scene and ghostly figures hauling around chainsaws: is this the set of a horror movie? Nope, just one of the 20-minute murky, wooded trails at Markoff’s Haunted Forest. Even the drive up to Dickerson, MD makes for a pitted stomach. Seemingly neglected farmhouses...

An MCPS Halloween: all tricks, no treats

October 26, 2011

 Halloween has, and always will be, one of the greatest holidays. Children enjoy picking out costumes, teens enjoy socializing with their friends, and adults get to act like kids. But this year, instead of a late night crammed with great partying or trick-or-treating, MCPS students from kindergarten...

Hollander’s Hot Sauce

By By Ben Hollander, Staff Columnist

October 29, 2010

Whether it was the feeling of slipping on my new red Power Ranger costume, picking out my favorite pumpkin or begging strangers for chocolatey treats, everything about Halloween made it the best holiday as a child. No holiday, even the great harvest of Sukkot, could even measure up to the exhilarating...

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