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Online schooling was not perfect and had its shortcomings, however it proved to be a viable option.

Three different school formats all have their pros and cons

By Liam Klein, Opinions Editor June 3, 2021

The past year and a half has been extremely turbulent, filled with uncertainty in all walks of life, especially in schooling due to COVID-19. Students have gone through three or four different versions...

This Ink drawing entitled All Together Alone was created by WCHS Junior Julian Silva. This work is desplayed on the front page of the County Wide Art Show website.

MCPS creates a website to display pieces of art for an online art show

By Austin Vinner, News Editor May 3, 2021

Over the past year, MCPS has done its best to provide as many normal experiences to students as possible. Many events have undergone changes to account for adequate social distancing and other precautions,...

Snow piles up during a snow storm in Potomac, Md. during the winter of 2016.

Snow days provide normality during COVID-19

By Jeremy Fredricks, Copy Editor January 27, 2021

Sleeping in late, staying in pajamas all day and drinking hot chocolate are synonymous with two things: snow days and the first semester, at a minimum, of the 2020-21 school year. The line has blurred...

The beginning screen for Clue: Stay-At-Home Version, available on the streaming service Broadway on Demand.

WCHS virtual “Clue” production creatively reinvents theater in quarantine

By Olivia Yasharoff, Arts Editor January 25, 2021

Figuring out how to put on a play during a pandemic was a mystery, but the WCHS Theater Department solved it in an original and innovative way. The prerecorded play entitled, “Clue: Stay-At-Home Version,”...

Despite losing players due to graduation, the girls varsity basketball team feels confident in their team chemistry. Last year, the team made it to states before COVID-19 shut down the esteemed tournament. This year, they look to build on their strong chemistry and have another successful year.

Creating team chemistry is a challenge during shortened seasons

By Ryan Weiner, Assistant News Editor December 6, 2020

There are many valuable elements that are critical to the success of WCHS sports teams. Talent, work ethic and practice are just a few of these factors. However, no element can be more crucial to a team’s...

The Boys Basketball team at WCHS had a great last season and they were disapointed to here that they will most likely not be meeting in person this season.

As the winter approaches, sports continue to be online

By Austin Vinner, Observations Editor November 17, 2020

With the first quarter over, the 2020-2021 school year is heading into the winter season. Students have adjusted to virtual learning but have many unanswered questions concerning extracurricular activities...

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

WCHS clubs adapt to virtual meetings

By Trevor Gardemal, Social Media Manager 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...

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...

Students in the media center use Google Cardboard to travel to  virtual destinations.

Students travel to virtual destinations by using Google Cardboard

By Sofia Williamson, Production Editor January 5, 2016

  CHS students are learning about ancient Chinese civilizations in their Honors Ancient History class. They are learning about the construction of The Great Wall of China, and the students wish...

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