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Eric Bomfims confirmation order for his battery pack ordered from TikTok Shop depicts the massive deals that TikTok shop offers. He got a $40 product for $10.

Dancing and scrolling into deals on TikTok Shop

By Ananya Pandit, Arts Editor March 1, 2024

Stanley cups to Owalla water bottles. Summer Fridays Butter Balms to the Rhodes Peptide Lip Tint. Depending on the Internet’s weekly whims, must-buy products seem to fluctuate immeasurably. Recently,...

Students spend countless hours per week scrolling on TikTok to fill their time and as a distraction.

Popular social media app “TikTok” allows for WCHS students to let time tick away

By Ananya Pandit, Arts Editor February 16, 2024

Cold, dreary, February skies and the unrelenting rigor of schoolwork plague many WCHS students around this time of year. With standardized tests and college decisions causing a sense of impending doom...

Boygenius new EP, titled the rest was released on October 13, 2023, eight months after their successful album the record.

Boygenius’ new EP “rests” well with listeners

By Ananya Pandit, Arts Editor November 10, 2023

Haunting lyrics and symphonic melodies. Reverberating choruses and eerie harmonies. On their newest four-track EP, “the rest,” released on Oct. 13th, Boygenius supersedes genre and structure, continuing...

Faceoff: It’s time for a change: let’s go back to DAR

By Ananya Pandit, Arts Editor October 23, 2023

Tearful glances and hushed murmurs radiate through the hall. Tassels swing from caps as students’ heads swivel to spot a familiar face in the crowd. The air is hung with nostalgia and the somber sense...

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...

At the WCHS media center, students can enrich themselves with a brand new book discovery, or sit at a desk and catch up on homework. In whatever way students need, the media center is the perfect place for students to connect to the WCHS community.

Hidden: the potential of the humanities today

By Ananya Pandit, Assistant Features Editor March 28, 2023

Scratch paper strewn across the desk, eraser remnants scattered and deeply furrowed eyebrows. Should one happen to catch a glimpse through the doorframe of any of the plethora of advanced STEM-related...

A book is prepared to be wrapped to be given as a gift. This wrapping paper without plastic glitter or sparkles is more sustainable.

Sustainability tips for the holidays

By Ananya Pandit, Assistant Features Editor December 21, 2022

From twinkling rooftop lights that set streets alight, to the shimmery wrapping paper that leaves little silver specks in unreachable crevices, part of the holiday season’s charm is its excess. The holiday...

To de-stress and collect her thoughts WCHS senior Sophia Danpino writes in her journal. Journaling as a coping mechanism is a positive outlet for her feelings.

Students combat the stigma against mental health

By Ananya Pandit, Assistant Features Editor December 2, 2022

Cloudy afternoons, heavy backpacks and late nights chipping farther and farther into sleep. With the knee-deep stresses of the end of the first quarter, these patterns begin to set in. For some, the routine...

Choreographers Ian Rubin and Aliya Primich lead dance rehearsal in the chorus room with the cast members playing the main children in Matlida in preparation for the performances this November.

Behind the Scenes of the WCHS Fall Musicial: “Matilda”

By Ananya Pandit, Assistant Features Editor October 20, 2022

Soft chatter from the cast members of “Matilda” floats throughout the chorus room, harmonizing with gentle hums from Olga, the portable air conditioner in the corner. Chilly and charged, the room’s...

Zoe Augusts song, Our Story is the epitome of indie-pop, with her beautful harmonies adding a special touch. Check out the Our Story music video on YouTube, and the rest of Zoes discography on Spotify, iTunes, or Apple Music.

Student Art Spotlight: Zoe August

By Ananya Pandit, Staff Writer May 10, 2022

Bright lights, big crowds and blasphemous amounts of money. To many, this comes to mind after hearing the word “musician.” To others, it signifies immersion in long-lost childhood fantasy. To Zoe August,...

On Valentines Day weekend, a group of WCHS sophomores craft heart-shaped personal pizzas to celebrate their appreciation for one another in a heart-themed gathering.

Students and teachers express themselves at WCHS

By Ananya Pandit, Staff Writer March 8, 2022

From wearing a butterfly beret, to the music sneakily playing in one’s headphones during class, self-expression is everywhere. Not only does self-expression permeate almost every facet of our lives,...

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