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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 or tampons, where an average tampon costs about 60 cents each. Dollars and Sense approximates that a w...

Students hit snooze on the new attendance policy

By Anna Kronthal, Opinions Editor

March 3, 2020

There are countless reasons students may not be within their classroom’s door frame at the second the bell rings commencing the beginning of a period. Whether they have to use the bathroom before class, carpool to school with siblings, can’t find parking or get stuck in the sometimes unpredictable ...

Location tracking apps are not the right snap

Location tracking apps are not the right snap

By Riley Hurr, Editor-in-Chief

March 3, 2020

To what lengths will parents go to express their love for their children? As we ride into this new technological era, social media tracking apps are becoming more and more popular. With features such as Snap Maps, Life360 and Find My, technology has been a little too Big Brother.  When children are...

Early Decision: a binding commitment worth rejecting

Early Decision: a binding commitment worth rejecting

By Emma Chen, Observations Editor

February 3, 2020

In today’s incredibly accomplishment-driven society, a college degree is vital to succeed in life. Most jobs require at least graduation from an undergraduate college, while many also require additional education in graduate school. When college has this much of an impact on the rest of a student’s li...

Valentine’s Day: not so sweet for the environment

Valentine’s Day: not so sweet for the environment

By Victoria Park, Opinions Editor

February 3, 2020

There is no better way to show how much you love someone than  presenting them with a bouquet of roses, a heart shaped box of chocolates and a plush teddy bear. But these flowers die in a week or so, the chocolates are left half-uneaten and the teddy bear gets shoved into a closet corner never to b...

Choosing a college major should be a decision made later

Choosing a college major should be a decision made later

By Anna Kronthal, Opinions Editor

January 17, 2020

The question, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” has always been a whimsical way of making small talk. On high school applications however, it declares and even defines your future. As the Jan. 1st deadline nears, WCHS students are scrambling to finish their applications. Almost every app...

CGI should not live on screen after death

CGI should not live on screen after death

By Fatima Yazdi, Editor-in-Chief

December 17, 2019

“If a man can bridge the gap between life and death, if he can live on after he's dead, then maybe he was a great man.” In the words of James Byron Dean, he is a prime example of a great man. He is not only an acting legend but also remembered as a cultural icon for perfecting the typical rebellio...

Increased social media use will better communication

Increased social media use will better communication

By Jasper Bernstein, Assistant Observations Editor

December 17, 2019

Social media is a great communication tool at WCHS. Social media can be used by teachers and WCHS employees to communicate important events and raise school spirit. Brandice Heckert, the principal of WCHS, uses social media to communicate with parents, students, teachers and the community about WCHS ev...

Half days only leave room for half of the learning

Half days only leave room for half of the learning

By Ohio Meshanko, Advertising & Subscription Manager

December 17, 2019

With the first quarter of the MCPS 2019-2020 school year over and done with, many students rejoiced at the beginning of a new chapter for the year. Students were also happy to spend time at home, due to the fact that the normal half day that coincides with the quarter’s end was extended this year to i...

Y the new ABC song for LMN-tary schoolers?

Y the new ABC song for LMN-tary schoolers?

By Hannah Zozobrado, Arts Editor

December 17, 2019

“A B C, easy as one, two, three; simple as Do-Re-Mi,” The Jackson 5 once sang. Yet, the gaining recognition of the new alphabet song has everyone in shock and disdain for its new rhythm and beat. Sung by Matt of the Dream English Kids youtube channel, he rids of the confusion for the 5 letters that ...

Better to beat the holiday shopping madness by finishing early

Better to beat the holiday shopping madness by finishing early

By Ari Dimitoglou, Photo Manager

December 17, 2019

With the start of this year’s holiday season, many stores have begun selling holiday items earlier than ever before, some even before Nov.. However, many customers feel overwhelmed by the early addition of holiday decorations, even though early shopping itself can be helpful in many ways during the...

New AP payment policies create stress

New AP payment policies create stress

By Anna Kronthal, Opinions Editor

December 17, 2019

Advanced Placement exams have their obvious stressors: allocating enough time to study and retain a year’s worth of information, taking practice tests, mentally preparing for a multiple hour exam and now, mandatory payments required seven months in advance. The pressure of AP tests has always hit stud...

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