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The WCHS Varsity Poms team took first place at their county competition on Feb. 1, 2020 at Blair High School.

Four WCHS winter sports teams win division champions title

By Kathy Hu, Online Editor March 1, 2020

The winter of 2019-2020 was a historic season for WCHS sports. The season featured a total of four division championships and was a great representation of all of the hard work all the athletes put in...

Senior Nick Carline drives against Landon School in one of their toughest games of the season. The game was played at Rockville Ice Arena on Dec. 4, 2019.

Five-peat team glides into another successful season

By Kathy Hu, Online Editor January 30, 2020

WCHS ice hockey has had a longstanding tradition of success, shown by the five straight state championships the team has won. The program has won eight state championships total, earning them the title...

Varsity cheerleading captains Kathy Hu, Cat Gilligan, Danielle Probert, Ally Salzberg and Peyton Kanstoroom help run practices and promote teamwork throughout the seaon.

Team captains play an important role in sports

By Kathy Hu, Online Editor January 3, 2020

Many high schools have vastly different sports but one thing these sports all have in common is the role of the captains on these teams.  Although every sport varies in the number of captains on the...

Senior Katie Stanish shoots a lay-up in a game against Wheaton. This is her fourth year on varisty basketball and she is excited for the 2019-2020 season.

Girls basketball prepares to rock another season

By Kathy Hu, Online Editor December 17, 2019

The WCHS varsity girls basketball season is in full force. After a tough loss to BCC in the playoffs last season, the team has come back stronger than ever with the addition of four talented new freshmen.  “Even...

The 2019-202 WCHS field hockey team poses for a team photo on their home field.

Field hockey closes out the season with a regional win

By Kathy Hu, Online Editor November 20, 2019

Yet another undefeated season for WCHS field hockey has passed as they head into the 2019 playoffs. Over the past 4 years, the regular-season record for the varsity field hockey team has been an astounding...


The WCHS Senior class of 2019 works hard on their homecoming mural with their “back to the past” theme.

Homecoming planning stresses WCHS students

By Kathy Hu, Online Editor October 11, 2019

Homecoming is an event that garnishes a lot of attention every year; the flashy skits and the colorful murals hung up around the halls of WCHS help get students in the homecoming spirit. While this is...

AP tests take place in late may and many students spend the weeks leading up to their exams studying.

Do AP exams mark the end of your AP class?

By Kathy Hu , Online Editor June 6, 2019

AP exams are widely accepted as the culminating final exam to test how well you know the material from an AP course. But to many students, AP exams signal the end of the class.   All classes are scheduled...

Over 100 people came together to the new scoreboard dedication to help commemorate the
legacy of Andy Erlich.

Scoreboard memorial unites baseball community

By Kathy Hu, Online Editor May 15, 2019

The Andy Ehrlich Memorial Scoreboard Dedication took place on May 6th at 5pm at Chuck Stevens Field. The varsity baseball team was scheduled to play their last regular season game following the ceremony...

Marie Kondo’s popularity has been rapidly increasing because of her useful organizational tips, and more and more people have been watching her videos of tips to declutter your home.

Marie Kondo innovates cleaning techniques

By Kathy Hu, Advertising/Subscriptions Manager March 11, 2019

Marie Kondo is seen by many as the ‘Queen of Organization,’ after the popularity of her book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” blew up and she was awarded her own Netflix series “Tidying...

Poms continues training to remain within division two

Poms continues training to remain within division two

By Kathy Hu, Advertising and Subscriptions Manager December 17, 2018

Poms often does not get the credit they deserve, as they are one of only two teams at WCHS whose season lasts through both the fall and winter seasons. Their fall season consists of performing at halftime...

A student is listening to music, which could be distracting them from their learning.

WCHS students do not hear concerns about earbud usage

By Kathy Hu, Advertising/Subscriptions Manager December 7, 2018

Many students walk down the halls of WCHS plugged into earbuds or airpods and completely tune out from their surroundings. Even in the classroom, several students listen to music during lectures. However,...

The Media Center chose the 1970s as their door decoration theme.

Contest boosts spirit

By Kathy Hu, Advertising and Subscriptions Manager November 21, 2018

To Kill a Mockingbird and “Toy Story” are two examples of the many intriguing themes teachers have used in past WCHS door decorating contests. Every year, along with many other WCHS homecoming festivities...

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