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With the use of Zoom, MCPS teachers were able to host daily classes virtually. This helped protect the safety of staff and students while still engaging in learning.

MCPS must shift to virtual learning

By Caitlin Murphy, Assistant Online Editor February 25, 2022

Flashback to March 2020. As the severity of COVID-19 set in, the entire world was in a panic, and no one, especially the school systems, knew what to do. However, with the start of the 2020 school year...

Students are able to ask questions without fear of being uncomfortable and work with other students in in-person school.

In-person classes are better for students

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor February 25, 2022

A year without real human connection. A year without “normal” classes. A year without football games and school sports. A year everyone wants to put behind them.  Students already missed a year...

During sixth period on Jan. 21, students walk out in the bus loop of WCHS, to call for more transparency from MCPS on COVID-19. This was part of a countywide initative.

Students elect to stay “in” during meaningful walk out

By Jeremy Fredricks, Editor-in-Chief February 15, 2022

In hundreds of schools across the U.S., students walked out to call for more actions regarding the spike in COVID-19 cases. Among those schools were WCHS and other MCPS schools, where students walked out...

The Virtual Academy that was announced on the MCPS website includes an infographic explaining different aspects of the new schooling option. These include who is eligible, which teachers will teach virtually and how to enroll.

The “Virtual Academy” should be more accessible

By Austin Vinner, News Editor June 14, 2021

Over the past year, virtual school has become an important point of contention across the country. It is hated by some due to the learning difficulties it poses and revered by others as an easier way to...

WCHS 2020-21 schedule equipped with some common student commentary.

Online school had positive aspects

By Jeremy Fredricks, Editor-in-Chief June 12, 2021

A glass half-full person can find good in any situation. As this crazy school year comes to a close, there’s been a lot of positives, even though it has been easy to find the negatives: a deadly pandemic,...

Some students may not have access to computers or a stable internet connection, which makes it extremely difficult for them to learn on a virtual platform.

Online school has many negative effects

By Allison Fan, Assistant Features Editor June 4, 2021

As the unprecedented 2020-2021 school year comes to an end, many are now wondering what comes next. While MCPS is planning to fully return to in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year, they are...

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