The Observer

College acceptances are over romanticized and unrealistic

A senior stands smiling as she holds up her acceptance letter to University of Southern Florida. Although some feel overjoyed when they receive letters, these sentiments are not shared with all seniors.
December 23, 2020

It’s your sophomore year and your favorite YouTuber just posted a video. You quickly click on the title “College Acceptances 2020: How did I do?” You watch as the senior giggles and claps, calling...

“Emily in Paris” takes viewers on a whimsical trip abroad

The show takes place in the beautiful city of Paris. A constant theme throughout the season is Emily figuring out how to navigate the unique culture and language Paris holds.
November 11, 2020

Paris, the city of love. With a fancy language, new foreign men, and exquisite dining, nothing could go wrong. Right? On Oct. 2, Netflix released the show “Emily in Paris,” a twist on an American...

COVID-19 challenges couples to stay connected

Before the pandemic hit, Sperling and her boyfriend cuddle up at Lake Seneca in New York as a vacation together.
October 21, 2020

COVID-19 has provided more than enough challenges for society to deal with, more than anyone could have ever expected. However, one problem that some have forgotten about, yet still affects many, is trying...

NFL Draft virtually broadcasts top picks

Joe Burrow, the LSU quarterback who led his team to a National Championship, was drafted first overall by the Cincinatti Bengals in the 2020 NFL Draft.
May 29, 2020

Due to social distancing and Coronavirus, the 2020 National Football League (NFL) Draft was broadcasted on TV, but was executed via Facetime calls from team coaches to the players being drafted. The first...

How to stay entertained during quarantine

One popular way to stay entertained during Quarantine is through TikTok. Each video is different, ranging from humor to horror and it is easy to stay on the app for a while.
May 12, 2020

Day to day life in quarantine is completely different than what was happening months ago, with each day feeling the same and endless amounts of time to fill. The current situation with the Coronavirus...

Churchill for Climate raises awareness for a hot issue

Churchill for Climate members smile with representative Jamie Raskin, as they hold posters with reasons as to why they participated in the polar plunge
March 4, 2020

Recently, climate change and environmental issues have caused a sense of panic. From threats of the world ending in 50 years to never-ending forest fires, climate change and environmental issues are a...

Redistricting meeting opens eyes to both sides of the debate

At the meeting, there were seven posters that explained different facts about MCPS districts and the timeline that was going to be followed. This poster explained the different phases as well as showed the other future meetings for audience members.
February 5, 2020

A current prominent issue in Montgomery County is school redistricting and how it will be implemented. Montgomery County has decided that students will be bussed to various schools throughout the county;...

MCPS Board members showcase plans to redistrict schools

At the meeting, there were seven posters that explained different facts about MCPS districts and the timeline that was going to be followed. This poster explained the different phases as well as showed the other future meetings for audience members to see.
December 27, 2019

On Weds. Dec. 4, MCPS hosted a meeting at Gaithersburg High School to discuss the topic of redistricting. This was the first of six meetings planned to keep families up to date on the topic of redistricting,...

Athlete of the Month: Hannah Hankim

Hankim keeps perfect form as she follows through the ball. Hankim was one of the team's most consistent players throughout the season.
December 17, 2019

Practicing three to four times a week with the team, as well as on her own, junior Hannah Hankim has dedicated most of her after-school life to golf. Hankim has been golfing since she was ten years old...

Athlete of the Month: Mateo Noguera

Mateo Noguera (right, blue) has been playing soccer since he was three years old. Now as a senior captain, Noguera still shines on the field.
November 20, 2019

Training six days and playing up to two games a week, senior captain Mateo Noguera has dedicated his Falls to soccer since he was a freshman. Noguera has been playing soccer since he was only three years...

Girls volleyball dig deep for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Haley Gye and Aiden Sung smile as they model bright pink to raise awareness about the Dig Pink game and the cause.
October 22, 2019

On Oct. 7th, WCHS girls volleyball hosted their annual Dig Pink game to raise money for breast cancer awareness. With an impressive 8-2 record, WCHS won the game over opponent Whitman, 3-0. Overall, the...

The good and bad of AP season: yearly review

Various WCHS students feel the stress of APs.
June 5, 2019

AP season marks the time from around mid-April to mid-May when preparation for AP exams goes into full swing, with teachers handing out review guide after review guide, and the cramming begins for many....

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