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Paws for Thoughts: Bring back class rankings!

Paws for Thoughts: Bring back class rankings!

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Editor-in-Chief November 13, 2023

To the disillusioned directors of Hollywood, here’s a reality TV show plot just waiting to be born at WCHS: announce on the first day of junior year that 1) class rankings have been reinstated and 2)...

WCHS junior Emilia Desiderioscioli uses her school provided chromebook to study. This year, WCHS students must only use school-provided chromebooks while at school, this has both positive and negative consequences.

Tech takeover leads to Chromebook-only controversy

By Rebecca Dean, Assistant Arts Editor November 13, 2023

Technology is undoubtedly an integral part of education at WCHS. From history to math, every single class requires technology, particularly computers. However, WCHS has recently changed the rules regarding...

WCHS media specialist Paige Pagley and WCHS media assistants Lucya Coil and Nia Muhammad work behind the scenes in the WCHS Media Center.

The unsung heroes of WCHS: the media specialists

By Isabella Ngwana, Assistant Online Editor November 13, 2023

Themed book selections and welcoming decorations are only two of the trademarks of the WCHS media center. Whether WCHS students enter the media center to check out books or do schoolwork, they are always...

Students prepared original Latin American country displays complete with informative posters, homemade food samples, and games for Noche Latina 2023 on Oct. 18, 2023.

WCHS salsas and celebrates at Noche Latina

By Julia Levi, Observations Editor November 13, 2023

Argentina. Uruguay. Bolivia. Honduras. The galore of colorful Latin American country displays went on and on as the smell of homemade cooking and sound of excited chatter filled the air. One of the most...

WCHS senior Andrew Ashton, one of the few who participated in spirit week at WCHS, shows off his spirit by wearing elf pajamas during Homecoming Spirit Week. Themes included Pajama Day, Anything But a Backpack Day, and USA Day.

Is WCHS school spirit dead?

By Kalena Yee, Features Editor November 13, 2023

WCHS has a problem. A spirit problem. Hallways that were once filled with students dressed up for spirit days are lacking color. Crowds cheering during sports games are dwindling as the season goes by....

With this year marking her 10th year teaching at WCHS, Ms. Jana Coffey has already made a difference this year. By responding to her students based on how they feel, she is able to make sure everyone feels comfortable.

Teacher of the Month: Jana Coffey

By Cecilia Bernstein, Assistant Observations Editor November 13, 2023

While many students at WCHS believe they have been in every single hallway, many have not been able to explore the Bridge department. There, students will find one of the kindest and most passionate teachers...

WCHS students Laura Jablonover (left) and Kaylee Tasin (right) stand next to the Project Happy Feet donation box in WCHS. This donation box is near the main office and accepts shoes along with other sports equipment.

WCHS club steps towards sports equity

By Clara Young, Copy Editor October 18, 2023

In a town where one-million-dollar houses are the norm, WCHS students are not often exposed to underprivileged communities. It is hard to imagine that a few miles away, people are struggling day to day...

Potomac Elementary School located in MCPS allows high school students to volunteer to help organize classrooms and watch students at recess. This is a great opportunity to gain SSL hours.

Unlock your summer potential with exciting SSL hour opportunities!

By Nataly Behnia, Social Media Manager May 31, 2023

Many students still need their required 75 student service learning hours (SSL) and summer break is a great time for students to complete them. Service learning is an excellent way for students to fulfill...

Seniors gather around a table together hanging out at Senior Day on April 14. Senior Day consisted of many games, sports, food and drinks for all seniors.

Day at Smokey Glen provides fun time for seniors

By Vaughn Malamut, Online Editor May 16, 2023

Nearing the end of their WCHS experience, seniors have a Friday full of sports, food and games, giving them a way to escape from the typical school day. Senior Day is a tradition that nearly every senior...

Inside of the art hallway...

Inside of the art hallway…

By Dehab Deglel, Staff Writer May 16, 2023

In a special pocket between the first and second floor of WCHS, there is a stretch of hallway where glossy glass cases of beautiful artwork, hanging ceiling mobiles and wall murals belong. This is the...

The Potomac Librarys new renovations include brand new furniture, carpeting, and an expanded variety of books.

Potomac Library returns

By Ananya Pandit, Assistant Features Editor May 16, 2023

From the dull background chatter, almost like white noise, to the bright overhead lights that chase inertia away, a library is ideal for anyone seeking a place to focus. For students especially, libraries...

Ms. Malanoski smiles while holding her Teacher of the Month certificate. She has been teaching various math classes at WCHS for 23 years and teaching for 27 years in total.

Teacher of the Month: Monica Malanoski

By Kalena Yee, Arts Editor May 16, 2023

Welcome to Maloland, where Among Us doodles are scattered all over white boards and desks are rearranged almost every week. Despite the odd classroom setup, anyone who has had Ms. Monica Malanoski as a...

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