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The use of vapes and e-cigarettes at WCHS have grown into a harmful and dangerous situation, and for this reason the administration is considering taking new precautions to prevent their use at school.

Administration attempts to puff out vaping

By Bryan Fletcher and Benjamin Pham May 8, 2019

Following recent, notable events at school involving THC addictions and the use of vape pens, the WCHS administration is looking into new policies restricting the presence of drugs on school grounds and...

Julia Maa displays her piece of art that was painted, depicting a unique portrait.

Comfort zones allow WCHS student to shine

By Benjamin Pham, Advertising/Subscriptions Manager March 11, 2019

Everyone has a comfort zone, an environment where one has a sense of familiarity, safety, and security, and there is something to be said for stepping out of it. When students step out of of their comfort...

Senior Zoe Joy uses karate as a form of exercise and a way to learn self-defense. She has battled multiple injuries, but remains involved in the sport.

Karate fosters self-defense and increases exercise

By Benjamin Pham, Advertising and Subscriptions Manager February 8, 2019

WCHS does not offer karate as a class or an extracurricular activity, but that does not stop students like senior Matthew Dilsizian from pursuing the sport during their free time. Dilsizian began karate...

Mr.Allal conducts the Jazz Ensemble in the band room.

WCHS Jazz Ensemble hosts annual concert for good cause

By Benjamin Pham, Advertising/Subscriptions Manager January 8, 2019

On Friday Dec. 14, The WCHS Jazz Ensemble hosted their annual Jazz Coffeehouse in the band room. To accompany the music, they provided snacks and refreshments outside. The jazz performance was broken up...

President Barack Obama and his cabinet staff participate in a moment of silence after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting 2012.

Moments of silence allow communities to heal

By Benjamin Pham , Advertising & Subscriptions Manager December 21, 2018

Around the world, the moment of silence is practiced when a tragic event occurs as a way for communities to come together, mourn the loss of loved ones and provide support to all who were impacted by the...

Senior Courtney Stefan rides horses because she enjoys spending time with her horse and the sport has allowed her to gain confidence. She also participates in competitions.

Students ride their way to equestrian success

By Benjamin Pham, Advertising and Subscriptions Manager November 20, 2018

When people are asked to name a sport, they usually mention football, soccer, basketball or baseball; they are not wrong. However, what people forget to mention is horseback riding. For senior Courtney...

Senior Patrick Cousins holds his squadron's flag.

WCHS students aspire to be involved in military

By Benjamin Pham, Advertising and Subscription Manager October 18, 2018

Having a perfectly made bed, being extremely obedient, having constant room inspections and enlisting in the military purely to serve or harm people are common misconceptions that people have about those...

Luana Zimmerman introduces the 21 admission officers who came to visit CHS for Maryland College Night.

WCHS hosts 15th annual Maryland College Night

By Ben Pham, Advertising and Subscriptions Manager October 5, 2018

CHS hosted the 15th annual Maryland College Night on Tues., Sept. 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the auditorium and several classrooms, in which 21 admissions officers from colleges across Md. met with students...

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