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WCHS seniors register to vote in the 2020 presidential election

For the 2021 election, many first time voters have decided to vote using a mail-in ballot, instead of the traditional in-person polling method. Although there are concerns about the accuracy of mail-in ballots, they are an effective way to stay safe and avoid contracting COVID-19.

By Ava Freeman, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 14, 2020

Voting for the first time is an exciting milestone in any 18-years-old’s life. It is an opportunity to voice one's opinion in politics and be a part of a decision that will affect the future of the U. S. With this year's election in full swing, some students in the class of 2021 are of age to vote, but...

Lockdown protesters need to focus getting rid of Covid-19

Protestors rally in Ohio, urging for the state to open up again, protesting the current stay at home order.

By Sapna David, Features Editor

May 11, 2020

As a result of the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in the state of Md., Gov. Larry Hogan issued a stay-at-home order--basically a lockdown. For the past few weeks, Marylanders have been holed up in their homes, uncertain of what lies ahead, and when life will return to normal. As families and friends...

WCHS students participate in politics

WCHS attenda march outside the DC Capitol. Protests are a common form of political participation

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2020

In today’s political climate, it is imperative that teens, the next generation of voters, get educated and involved in politics. WCHS students are doing all they can to create a better tomorrow, and this starts with knowledge on who is running their government.  With the Democratic Primary elections and de...

Politics have no place in popular sporting events

Politics have no place in popular sporting events

By Jeremy Fredricks, Assistant Opinions Editor

March 1, 2020

More than 102 million Americans watched Super Bowl LIV according to Adweek. This means nearly a third of the nation was watching the same channel. The game was filled with suspenseful moments, as the Kansas City Chiefs came back to defeat the San Francisco 49ers. In addition to the game, millions of Americ...

The Politician embodies current political issues

Ben Platt stars in the new hit dramedy, The Politician. The first season is available on Netflix.

By Ela Jalil, Assistant News Editor

October 26, 2019

How far are you willing to go to get what you want? Is there a difference between being a good person and just doing good things? Netflix’s new dramedy series, The Politician, intrigues watchers with its reflection of current politics in the form of a high school presidential election.  Payton Hob...

Politicians should be held accountable for previous actions

Politicians make the decisions that affect our day to day lives and help to create the laws that run our country.

By Nora Holland, Opinions Editor

April 4, 2019

A picture is worth a thousand words. The picture in Va. Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook is worth one: unforgivable. The governor recently stumbled into the spotlight after his yearbook page from Eastern Virginia Medical school resurfaced, causing an uproar of anger. The picture dep...

Gen Z must stand up to sexual assault

Gen Z must stand up to sexual assault

By Nora Holland, Opinions Editor

November 26, 2018

President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill Anthony Kennedy’s place as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court July 9. Soon after, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford wrote Senator Dianne Feinstein a letter accusing Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her. These two events led to a dramatic pair of testi...

Celebrities should not publicly endorse political nominees

Recently, celebrities have made their political beliefs known to the public.

By Anna Kronthal, Assistant Opinions Editor

November 26, 2018

Pop singer Taylor Swift shared her views on political candidates in a lengthy caption that she posted to her instagram. Swift’s picture was liked by over 2 million people. Meanwhile, our president’s inauguration was attended by only 900,000. Recently, celebrities have been impacting politics by promoting ...

Campaigning 101

By Ethan Miller, New Staff Liasion

June 8, 2018

It feels that now more than ever the political landscape is stratified; republicans and democrats entrenched in their positions with a government that is characterized by national events. As a result during this year’s 2018 primaries, candidates are falling into the trap of representing their poli...

Young Voters, This is Your Primary Concern

Many students plan to vote in the 2016 Presidential election, though many admit they are politically unaware.

By Nathan Deychman, Sports Editor

February 25, 2016

The 2016 Presidential Election is rapidly approaching, meaning that many upperclassmen at CHS will be eligible to vote and plan to do so. However, many of these students are not prepared for the responsibility of voting. Voting requires a general understanding of the candidates and their backgrounds,...

Obama’s humor keeps young people engaged

This Tweet, which references two popular shows, Game of Thrones and The West Wing, is an example of the humor the Obama administration uses.

By Ariel Levchenko, Online Opinions Editor

June 3, 2015

“These days, the House Republicans actually give John Boehner a harder time than they give me, which means orange really is the new black.” This was a quote by President Obama at the 2014 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and actually probably his best joke of the night, which isn’t to say...

Don’t balk at Cathy, just ‘eat more chikin’

Don't balk at Cathy, just 'eat more chikin'

By Joe Nolan, Opinions Editor

October 1, 2012

When the "news" came out that Chick-fil-A supported the traditional definition of marriage, dissenting CHS students biting into the restaurant chain’s iconic chicken sandwich found themselves in a dilemma difficult to digest: should they continue to patroniza a business that holds atypical views? ...

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