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Senior Brandon Bland specializes in personal photography and strives to capture peoples emotions in his work. He draws inspiration from his own life, such as his encounters and relationships.

SAS: Brandon Bland

By Laura Sneller , Senior Writer May 8, 2019

When watching the beautiful WCHS theater productions, the hard work that goes on behind the scenes and during rehearsal is easy to overlook. Senior and student producer Brandon Bland is an integral part...

Emphasis on STEM hinders creativity

Emphasis on STEM hinders creativity

By Laura Sneller, Arts Editor March 7, 2019

WCHS offers a variety of interesting and creative electives. However, despite these courses catering to almost every interest, not many WCHS students decide to enroll in them. The highly-competitive...

The infamous “gilet jaune” with the French word for revolution taped on the back disrupts a popular

French protests should not intervene with tourist destinations

By Laura Sneller, Arts Editor December 20, 2018

The Arc de Triomphe is an iconic piece of French history and culture. With its beautiful design and rich history, it is one of the most popular tourist sites in the country. However, this monumental structure...

Senior Mason Catalon uses dry materials and ink to create artwork.

Student Art Spotlight Mason Catalon

By Laura Sneller, Arts Editor October 18, 2018

From the random paint colors staining her wardrobe to the doodle-filled sketchbook that is glued to her hand, it is no secret that senior Mason Catalon is a passionate artist. For her, art is an integral...

Jeffree Star is a popular beauty guru on YouTube with 10 million subscribers and also created his own line of cosmetics. A few years ago, racist videos from Star’s past were released to the public, causing him to lose subscribers and business. He has since made a video apologizing for his actions, but still remains controversial in the beauty community.

Scandals highlight Youtube beauty guru community

By Laura Sneller, Arts Editor October 2, 2018

Whether it be for a night out or just laying in bed with nothing to do, people turn to YouTube beauty gurus for product  reviews, makeup tutorials, lifestyle videos and even comedy. The beauty community...

Self-care tutorials teach students valuable tips

Self-care tutorials teach students valuable tips

By Laura Sneller, Arts Editor June 13, 2018

Social media can be used in many ways, whether it be to spread a message or to connect with people around the world. Now, a new trend on social network sites is “self-care” how-tos. These are tips...

Fashionistas cash in with Instagram re-sell shops

Fashionistas cash in with Instagram re-sell shops

By Laura Sneller, Arts Editor May 10, 2018

Usually, when students want to buy new clothes, they go to the Montgomery Mall or browse online stores. Recently, there’s been a rise in a more convenient way to shop: on Instagram. Instagram is a...

Climate change has greater effects than most know

By Laura Sneller, Opinions Editor April 9, 2018

Climate change is an issue that has been in the spotlight for several years now, and has been continuously affecting the world’s weather patterns. However, what is not as well-known is how it affects...

While Valentines Day spending is in the billions, manufacturers tend to overproduce leading to mass sales shortly after the holiday. Teens opt to spend their money on new traditions such as Galentines Day.

Avoid V-Day heartbreak: simply celebrate love

By Laura Sneller, Opinions Editor March 7, 2018

In the past, Valentine’s Day entailed heart decorations, decorated cards from classmates and class parties with candy galore. However, in high school, Valentine’s Day is a completely different experience....

Net neutrality is necessary for CHS students

Net neutrality is necessary for CHS students

By Laura Sneller, Opinions Editor January 10, 2018

The internet is an integral part of our society and imperative to our daily lives. It provides a place to share ideas, learn new things and communicate with others. In America, the internet has traditionally...

New Star Wars movie promotes inclusion

New Star Wars movie promotes inclusion

By Laura Sneller, Opinions Editor December 20, 2017

The new Star Wars movie brings an influx of worldwide excitement as people come to watch the next installment of their favorite movie series. With new characters, beautiful scenery and awesome lightsaber...

The #me too has spread across the internet creating a sense of trust and community among victims of sexual assault.

“Me too” trend creates necessary virtual community for victims

By Laura Sneller, Opinions Editor November 7, 2017

After sexual assault and harassment allegations toward movie mogul Harvey Weinstein have surfaced, women around the world are taking to social media to share their own stories in regards to rape and sexual...

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