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Freshman Aliki Dimitoglou works on the chromebook. Taking Health online is one of the three choices that tenth graders have to complete their mandatory credit.

Summer health program clears up space in schedules

By Ela Jalil, Assistant News Editor June 10, 2019

Most WCHS students spend their summer vacationing, hanging out at the pool or going to camp. Going to three weeks of classes during the summer is not an ideal activity, but many rising 10th graders have...

Time’s up MCPS; Health course must be revamped

By Maya Rosenberg, Editor-in-Chief February 2, 2018

It’s only the first month of 2018, but society has already gone through a huge metamorphosis surrounding sexual assault and harassment. From the #MeToo movement to the Time’s Up initiative, celebrities...

Regardless of moral opinion, medical abortion should be taught in an unbiased manner to students in health classes.

Abortion Education Should be Integrated Into MCPS Health Curriculums

By Sofia Williamson, Opinions Editor January 4, 2017

In world history classes, students are taught a wide span of religion views without bias. For instance, In 1962,  the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it is unconstitutional for state officials to compose...

Senior Sarah Renberg met with Senator John Boozman  to discuss the benefits of vision therapy.

After Concussion, Senior Learns to Love Her Brain

By Kyle Emery, Staff Writer November 25, 2015

Senior Sarah Renberg was playing for the highly competitive girls Pride hockey team when tragedy struck and was illegally hit during a game, receiving a severe concussion. “My head injury resulted...

Health and Fitness Club President and founder Elliott Sloate demonstrates proper lifting technique.

New Health and Fitness Club introduced at CHS

By Nathan Deychman, Sports Editor September 25, 2015

Clubs are all but uncommon, but new ones with different ideals are hard to come by. The Health and Fitness Club is a new club debuting this year, and is the first of its kind at CHS. The club was founded...

Teachers must lift haze on marijuana education

Teachers must lift haze on marijuana education

By Greer Smith, Opinions Editor October 30, 2013

In school there are certain phrases students hear a lot: stay in school, do your homework, stop bullying. One of the most stressed of these commandments is "say no to drugs." For the most part, drugs...

Gaithersburg, Watkins Mill set up wellness centers

By Yash Nigram, Production Editor September 30, 2013

MCPS has established school-based wellness centers at Gaithersburg High School and Watkins Mill High School this school year to raise health awareness and make medical services more accessible to their...

You Oughta Know

By Gil Jacobson and Emily Jin May 30, 2013

HEALTH Plan B One-Step The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the emergency contraception pill Plan B One-Step or the "morning-after pill" to be available as an over-the-counter pill to women...

Students promote men’s health with Movember

Students promote men’s health with Movember

By Skylar Whitman, Staff Writer December 3, 2012

Many students think of November as a month when it is socially acceptable to let their facial hair grow freely, but a charitable foundation called "Movember" claims to have started this well-known occasion. Movember,...

Health-New Molecule Delivers Oxygen

Health-New Molecule Delivers Oxygen

By Spenser Easterbrook and Tyler Mead October 2, 2012

John Khier, a pediatric critical care doctor at Boston Children’s Hospital, has recently developed a microparticle capable of oxygenating an organism’s blood for a short period of time. According to...

Soup companies make transition to BPA-free

Soup companies make transition to BPA-free

By Ariana Etessami, Staff Writer October 1, 2012

You’ve just come down with the flu, it’s a rainy day and you just had a fight with your parents. It’s one of those days. You usually wouldn’t think twice about reaching for a can of some yummy,...

‘Eyeballing’ alcohol causes concern in community

By By Jordan Maser Staff Writer March 1, 2011

It is Friday night, and junior John* walks into a house party. He sees a group of people in what appears to be excruciating pain surrounding the bar. They are eyeballing vodka, and he decides to join them−a...

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