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Boxes lay on the floor of senior Victoria Parks room. Many seniors will be moving out of their current residencies to pursue higher education or a career.

The Last Day of School – 2020

By Victoria Park, Opinions Editor May 14, 2020

Winston Churchill High School always seemed like an unusual name for a school. I remember laughing at it when my parents told me I would be transferring there from my school in New York. A British Prime...

Senior Mary Hinton (left) and Junior Trevor Gardemal (right) join EHS student board member Jonathan Silverman (middle) to discuss Ray Bradburys short There Will Come Soft Rains on Nov. 21.

EHS events throughout the year provide good-reads

By Victoria Park, Opinions Editor February 5, 2020

Honor societies are vital to high schools for the standard of excellence they bring to various subjects, including math, spanish and art. One of WCHS’ longest existing honor societies is the English...

Senior Mary Hinton (left) and Junior Trevor Gardemal (right) join EHS student board member Jonathan Silverman (middle) to discuss Ray Bradbury’s short story “There Will Come Soft Rains” on Nov. 21st. These book club meetings occur around once a month and members can request which books to read and discuss.

English Honor Society changes for the better

By Victoria Park, Opinions Editor January 5, 2020

Honor societies are vital to high schools for the standard of excellence they bring to various subjects, including math, spanish and art. One of WCHS’ longest existing honor societies is the English...

Angela Ren, a senior at WCHS, draws inspiration from fashion icons like John Galliano and Thom Browne.

Trendsetters: teens taking after celebrities

By Ohio Meshanko and Victoria Park December 3, 2019

One of the most important aspects of teen lives is the clothing they wear. Brand names, color, price, design, celebrity endorsements and many other factors all influence the clothes they buy. Fashion-forward...

Oxycontin is a drug produced by Purdue Pharma. It is slow releasing as compared to oxycodone, which releases into the users bloodstream immediately. It is intended to be less addictive, but as seen by the opioid crisis of the last few decades, its slow release does not prevent patients from becoming addicted.

Prescriptions of oxycodone are becoming a norm

By Victoria Park, Opinions Editor November 11, 2019

    In 1971, President Richard Nixon declared war on one of America’s greatest enemies: drugs. It claims thousands of lives each year, even more than guns or car crashes. Opioid use has skyrocketed...


The students behind Bulldog TV work in the studio in room 261. This year, there has been an increased focus on student creativity, prompting a once a week broadcast and longer student produced segments.

Bulldog TV replaces daily announcements

By Victoria Park , Opinions Editor October 27, 2019

Seniors, juniors and sophomores who once enjoyed daily announcements may have noticed their absence in the new school year. Traditions are being pushed aside with Churchill’s “Daily Dose” being exchanged...

(Left to right) Jackson Will, Amiel Bengert, Gloria Herman, Veronica Starchenko and Anastasia Avrine, all level 3 Russian students, stand with a Russian Soviet Flag at Russian Olympiada.

Scholars go for gold in Russian Olympiada in Baltimore

By Victoria Park, Opinions Editor May 9, 2019

Zdrastvuyte! That is Russian for “hello,” and if you think that is difficult to pronounce, just ask one of the many WCHS students taking Russian to help you. Their skills were recently tested on Apr....

Katy Perry (2nd from left) speaking at a Hillary Clinton rally. The singer/songwriter hinted at a presidential run in 2020 on Instagram in 2018 in a picture with Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

Celebrities mistake fame for political influence

By Victoria Park, Staff Writer March 14, 2019

In times of turmoil and trouble, America looks to its celebrities to bless their wisdom upon the people and guide them to peace… not. After the election of Donald Trump, more and more celebrities...

 Yutnori is a Korean game where you hold 4 sticks and throw them, moving a piece on the “map”, depending on how your sticks land.

Different cultures welcome in holidays

By Victoria Park, Staff Writer February 5, 2019

What do crackling fireworks, bubbly champagne (or apple cider for the kids), a kiss at midnight, 2019 LED glasses, and 4 wooden sticks have in common? Most Americans recognize New Year’s as a time to...

Yoga relaxes CHS students

Yoga relaxes CHS students

By Megan Park, Staff Writer June 8, 2018

Yoga is commonly used as a method of stress relief, however, recent studies have shown that daily yoga can also help combat depression and anxiety. With many of these tribulations being faced by high school...

People lose too much sleep over worrying about sleep

People lose too much sleep over worrying about sleep

By Megan Park, Photo Editor March 20, 2018

When did getting enough rest become burdensome? As a high school student, it’s difficult enough to try to get a full seven to eight hours of sleep each night. As a result, many students and adults...

Social media use connects teens with depression

By Megan Park, Photo Editor January 10, 2018

It’s no secret that social media platforms such as Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook have a considerable impact on their users. Many of the effects from platforms have been negative, often triggering...

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