The Observer

WCHS clubs adapt to virtual meetings

Elyssa Shenker holds a digital meeting of her club, Purposefully Repurposed. Shenker has been forced to adapt to the challenges of virtual school.
November 11, 2020

As of the 2020-2021 school year, there are 157 active clubs at WCHS. Ranging from Kpop Dance Club to Women in Politics, there is truly a fit for every student. In a normal, in-person school year, it is...

Parent Observation Day must go out the door

The back corner of classrooms are usually this empty everyday, including parent observation day where the turnouts are low.
November 12, 2019

With the turnout at last month’s Parent Observation Day being low, the purpose of this event comes into question. On the outside, Parent Observation Day seems like a great idea that allows parents to...

New advisory period keeps students informed about issues

The current bell schedule would be greatly modified to include the new advisory period.
March 6, 2019

WCHS is implementing a new monthly advisory period that started Feb. 14 for students to voice their thoughts and opinions and for teachers to share news with the student body. The idea came from Principal...

Students to be excused from school for protests

Large amounts of students line the streets in protest for gun control.
December 17, 2018

As of Dec. 5, MCPS is planning to pass a proposal which would allow students to skip classes to attend political protests. The MCPS Board of Education is expected to pass the proposal as early as Jan....

CHS Students Need to Put Selves First When it Comes to College

It is acceptable for high school students to put themselves before others.
September 29, 2017

College is a constant thought on CHS students’ minds, and it’s especially intense for juniors and seniors. Students focus so much on themselves and their future during their high school years that...

CHS Mourns Loss of Sophomore Baumann

CHS Mourns Loss of Sophomore Baumann
March 22, 2016

Sophomore Alex Baumann passed away Feb. 25 at the age of 15. Baumann is survived by parents Lissa Cooper Baumann and David Baumann and extended family members. Baumann identified as non-binary, meaning...

Bill Seeks to Increase Freedom of Speech

The New Voices Act  is intended to increase student journalists’ freedom of speech and was introduced to 20 states  last year. Many of these states, including Maryland, were inspired by North Dakota’s first passage of the act.
February 29, 2016

The Supreme Court decision in Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier in 1988 limited freedom of speech for high school journalism students by giving administrators the right to censor school publications....

The SMOB candidates have been decided for the 2016 election

The two finalists for SMOB  were selected by the board at a recent convention.
February 25, 2016

The final two candidates for the 2016 Student Member of the Board (SMOB) election were selected Feb. 22 at the annual Nomination Convention. The convention hosts student delegates from all middle and...

Addictive Trivia Crack keeps students guessing

December 22, 2014

Candy Crush, Words with Friends, Angry Birds and Temple Run are just a few of the gaming apps that enthrall CHS students everyday in the halls, at lunch and even during class. These games have been pushed...

Students qualify for exam

November 26, 2013

Congratulations to the nine CHS students who qualified for the second part of the University of Maryland Math Competition Exam: Yousuf Khan Neil Luo Daniel Liu Drew Gerber Aditya Dash Emily Jin Marisa...

Let’s Get Down to Business

October 1, 2013

The CHS student body is unstoppable.  From selling cookies to teaching Zumba classes, students know how to turn a simple idea into a moneymaking machine. Thanks to the rise of social media and the ease...

Volunteer guard keeps students safe

Volunteer guard keeps students safe
December 21, 2012

From 6:30 in the morning when the first high school buses arrive, to after 4 in the afternoon when the last activity buses have dropped off students, Jane Houston is busy keeping local kids safe. Houston,...

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