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Lexie Levitt runs past defenders on her way to scoring a goal for the WCHS JV Lacrosse Team.

Students and fans are finally allowed to attend MCPS games

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor May 30, 2021

443 days ago, on March 6, 2020, WCHS students and community members packed into the gym and watched as the Girls Varsity Basketball team defeated Paint Branch High School to advance to the state semi-finals....

WCHS junior Dani Primerano smiles behind here mask after recieving her COVID-19 vaccine. Getting a cool narwhal bandaid was an added perk to finally getting the shot.

Vaccine eligibility eases student concerns

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor May 17, 2021

Needles and fear: for many WCHS students those two words are synonymous. In normal years, students dread having to get shots, but everyone knows this year is not normal with desperation setting in to receive...

Clockwise from top left are freshmen Megan Demske, Jonah Goldberg, Lyndee Sklute and John McNelis. As freshmen are struggling to find connections, the Observer hopes to introduce a few new Bulldogs to readers.

WCHS freshman speed dating: meet our newest Bulldogs

By Rachel Mattison, Assistant Advertisement and Subscription Manager April 13, 2021

Finding a new lunch spot in the hallway, participating in after-school sports, joining club meetings at lunch and cheering on the WCHS Bulldogs at Friday night football games are all ways that freshmen...

A promotional poster for the upcoming season of The Bachelor shows the new lead, Matt James.

Diversity in ABC’s “The Bachelor” has increased but still has a long way to go

By Rachel Mattison, Assistant Advertising & Subscriptions Manager February 22, 2021

43 leads, 41 seasons, 18 years, two formats and one franchise that millions love. The Bachelor franchise, composed of the shows “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” has amassed millions of fans...

Tova Niles sits on the bus with a friend on the way to sleep away camp. She had attended for five summers in a row before it being cancelled last year.

Students prepare for another uncertain summer due to COVID-19

By Rachel Mattison, Assistant Advertising & Subscriptions Manager January 31, 2021

Camps closed, travel halted, internships canceled and jobs difficult to find--the scene of summer 2020 looked significantly different than anyone could have imagined. Many plans for summer 2020 were put...

As a teacher in the Special Education department, mainly in English, and as the Class of 2023 SGA sponsor, Ms. Kohr has been working extremely hard during this time of virtual learning.

TOTM: Shoshana Kohr

By Rachel Mattison, Assistant Advertisement and Subscription Manager December 23, 2020

Cracking dad jokes from her home computer, WCHS teacher Shoshana Kohr has helped to fuel success for the numerous students she supports every day. Her hard-working, caring and thoughtful attitude allow...

It is hard for the different freshmen to connect and form bonds while school is in a virtual environment and they only get interaction over zoom.

Freshmen students struggle with connections during virtual learning

By Rachel Mattison, Assistant Advertisement and Subscription Manager December 10, 2020

Virtual school has caused everyone to be separated from their school friends, activities and communities. Freshmen are now over a quarter into their first year at WCHS and many are still struggling to...

Dancing with the Stars celebrity competitor, Carole Baskin, arrives on set for a day of rehearsals wearing a mask. All celebrities are required to wear masks when they are not inside the studio alone.

“Dancing with the Stars” returns during the pandemic

By Rachel Mattison, Assistant Advertisement and Subscription Manage October 21, 2020

In a time where everyone is at home, the return of the popular dancing competition show, “Dancing With the Stars,” is a welcomed occasion to relieve boredom and bring back normalcy. Watching inexperienced...

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