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In an attempt to increase club attendance, flyers with QR codes to track club participation are being put around WCHS.

Observer Opinion: Club Overkill

By Caroline Harless, News Editor February 1, 2024

Juvenile Arthritis Club. Feminist Literature Club. Aeronautical Club. It is no secret that WCHS has hundreds of clubs covering all topics — 172 to be exact. With the option to create a new club for the...

This seemingly harmless speaker plays music that is universally disliked among the WCHS community.

Observer Opinion: revamp the hallway music

By Nate Levine, Social Media Manager November 17, 2023

Have you ever found yourself wanting to listen to the same song four times a day, five days a week? Maybe if it’s your favorite song, right? Well, at WCHS, you can listen to a song you don’t want to...

Observer Opinion: start school earlier, end earlier

Observer Opinion: start school earlier, end earlier

By Paige Tasin, Social Media Manager May 20, 2023

Most students spend more time wandering the halls during the last few weeks of school than sitting in their classrooms. With content dwindling during the last few weeks, it is very common for a school...

Taking AP Exams have many benefits for students such as receiving college credit and standing out to colleges. However, the early registration deadline places unnecessary limitations on students abilities to take exams.

Observer Opinion: An Advanced Placement inconvenience

By Caitlin Murphy, Copy Editor December 2, 2022

Every fall, high school students across the country are forced to make a choice: whether or not to register for AP Exams. Along with it being the start of a new month and an early action college application...

WCHS students sitting on the bleachers during PE class on September 30th.

Observer Opinion: Credit for school sports is a slam-dunk

By Collin Chen, Online Editor October 20, 2022

Currently, one of the high school graduation requirements in Maryland is one full year of physical education. However, is it necessary to spend a whole school year learning to be physically active? Could...

Students sit at graduation ready to move on to the next part of their life. In order to get to this moment students often stress themselves out jam-packing their schedule with extracurriculars in order to get into college.

Students should stack their experience, not their resume

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor January 2, 2022

Although the WCHS school day ends at 2:30 p.m., most students’ days do not end until much later. Much of this time is taken up by various extracurriculars that are meant to be a way for students to express...

Students line up in the hallway, waiting to get out of the school. The end of school is one of the most risky times for students, as every student in the building lines up to go out the same few exits.

WCHS hallways are not COVID-19 safe

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor October 29, 2021

As a student takes a step in the hallway between periods, they look over and see several students near them, all within six feet of each other. Such is life for WCHS students, and in the rush-hour-esque...

In advisory we learn about Time Management skills and Balancing Obligations; however these values taught are incompatible with the schools practiced values.

Is Advisory a good use of time?

By Melissa Redlich, Sports Editor December 20, 2020

Two months or so ago, I was sitting in my bedroom at my desk staring at my computer screen at 9:15 on a Tuesday morning. My fingers were mindlessly typing on my keyboard, answering the Nearpod questions...

Feminine products should be free...period.

Feminine products should be free…period.

By Ela Jalil, Assistant News Editor March 3, 2020

An average woman will have over 500 periods in her lifetime, each one lasting between three to seven days according to a Feb. 2020 Netdoctor article. Each day she should use between three to seven pads...

Whether they are conservative or liberal, modern day consumers are considering a brands stance on social and political issues as a factor in their purchasing decisions. Though it is an effective marketing strategy, companies need to think twice before publicly announcing any stance.

Political bias proves risky for brands

By Miranda Chung, Copy Editor November 13, 2019

There is a new trend in the shopping world, and it is not the latest shirt or shoe, but rather the disclosure of a company’s position on social and political issues.  According to a 2018 Eldman Earned...

MCPS, give more of a break, not less

April 12, 2018

As the third quarter of the school year finishes up, many students are still relishing their fond memories of their recent Spring Break. It may also be the last time that seniors travel with their friends...

Parkland brings out Gen Z’s activism

Parkland brings out Gen Z’s activism

March 7, 2018

We’ve heard it all before. Regardless of the era, the youth generation always ends up garnering the same stereotypes -- lazy, ignorant and apathetic. Back in the 60’s, the hippies were regarded as...

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