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WCHS students work on their school-issued Chromebooks during class. Every student should have the same opportunities and technology equality at school.

Students should only be using school-issued Chromebooks

By Jordan Pashkoff, Arts Editor November 3, 2021

Think back to March 2020. Nobody brought personal computers to school. Students all used the Chromebooks that were provided in their classrooms without complaints. The virtual learning environment made...

Olivia Rodrigo announced her first album Sour  and its track list on April 13. The album features singles such as drivers license and was released on May 21.

“Sour” is a sweet success for Olivia Rodrigo

By Jordan Pashkoff, Arts Editor May 30, 2021

Usually when an artist is starting out, their debut album is solid but there is obvious room for growth and betterment in production and songwriting. But in the case of 18-year-old Olivia Rodrigo, whose...

Ali Kershner, a sports performance coach at Stanford posted this photo on her Instagram highlighting the differences in the mens and womens weight room for the NCAA tournament.

NCAA basketball tournament gets called out for gender inequality

By Jordan Pashkoff, Assistant Online Editor May 3, 2021

One of the most anticipated sports events for college basketball players and fans around the country is the NCAA Basketball tournament. This year, more than ever, the National Collegiate Athletic Association...

Love Story (Taylors Version) was released on February 12th with the announcement on her Instagram the morning before. The cover resembles Swifts 2008 album Fearless which the single is originally from.

Taylor Swift celebrates victory with release of “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)”

By Jordan Pashkoff, Assistant Online Editor March 15, 2021

It doesn’t always occur to a casual listener all of the behind the scene work that an artist puts into producing and creating a song, let alone an album. It also doesn’t occur to most that even after...

Pop for a Cause, created by Amanda Kossoff, offers popcorn in many flavors, such as zebra and kettle, in many different sizes for all type of gatherings or parties.

Pop for a Cause: a healthy, delicious way to give back and make a difference

By Jordan Pashkoff, Assistant Online Editor February 22, 2021

Drizzled in chocolate or caramel, sprinkled with crushed Oreos or plain, air-popped popcorn is one of the most versatile snacks. WCHS sophomore Amanda Kossoff, who started Pop for a Cause, uses that to...

WCHS spend each week on Zoom classes to be given more online homework to do. Being on a computer for this long is very stressful and exhausting for students and makes it harder for students to really absorb the information from homework assignments.

Virtual learning homework is ineffective and stressful

By Jordan Pashkoff, Assistant Online Editor December 23, 2020

Ever since the pandemic hit and schools went fully virtual in March 2020, schools have had to adapt their curriculums and change the way they teach to fit being on Zoom. Teachers are trying to incorporate...

The WCHS Reading for All Clubs logo, created by President Dan Wei Zuo, shows three students on computers. The club involves its members reading to elementary school students virtually.

The WCHS Reading for All Club gives back to local elementary school students

By Jordan Pashkoff, Assistant Online Editor December 7, 2020

For young children a huge part of learning comes from reading stories. Unfortunately, virtual school has ensured that kids today do not get to experience it the same way. To help students experience reading...

On the inside of Sarahs Handmade Ice Creams Wildwood shopping center location are photographs and descriptions of their flavors lining the entire wall.

Sarah’s Handmade Ice Cream opens in Wildwood Shopping Center

By Jordan Pashkoff, Assistant Online Editor November 11, 2020

No matter the weather, it is always a good time for ice cream. Whether you are in the mood for a scoop of ice cream, a sundae, an ice cream sandwich or a milkshake, Sarah’s Handmade Ice Cream has it...

Katherine Yi and her varsity field hockey teammates play against the Wootton team during the 2019 fall season. Unlike previous years, the virtual fall season in MCPS does not allow for in person practices and games.

Fall sports take on virtual seasons

By Jordan Pashkoff, Assistant Online Editor October 19, 2020

This time last year, many WCHS students were in the midst of their fall sports season. Whether it was soccer, field hockey, volleyball, football or cross-country, the junior varsity and varsity teams practiced...

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