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Since NIL deals have been legalized, athletes Haley and Hanna Cavinder have partnered with clothing companies to produce merchandise.

College athletes finally cash in on NIL deals

By Ryan Weiner, Sports Editor October 26, 2021

The average 18- to 22-year-old American college student will likely have a job or an internship centered around their skills in order to make up debt, pocket some quick money to spend for fun or even save...

Although many staple ballpark traditions arent taking place anymore due to COVID, fans can still get game balls from players. Here, Max Brodsky shows off one he recieved from the Nationals game on May 22nd.

Eager Nationals fans get to return to games

By Ryan Weiner, Sports Editor May 30, 2021

Turnstiles unused, restaurants closed, 41,339 seats empty and little to no noise is the best way to describe Nationals Park last season. In fact, it was almost a perfect metaphor for the team’s 2020...

Visual effects like the hologram showed above were just one of the things that Zack Snyder nailed in his version. Additionally, great camera angle choice makes this scene one of the best in the movie.

Zack Snyder’s cut of “Justice League” is better than the original but not worth it

By Ryan Weiner, Assistant News Editor May 3, 2021

Four years ago, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Pictures paired up for their fifth movie in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). Featuring a loaded cast and a plotline strong enough to rival any superhero movie...

The fate of Cara Dune, which is Gina Caranos character in The Mandalorian, is still unknown to fans. However, most suspect shell either be killed off or recast.

Social media contributes to celebrity cancel culture due to offensive posts

By Ryan Weiner, Assistant News Editor March 19, 2021

The day was Feb. 10, 2020 when “Star Wars” fans across the country woke up and checked their Twitter feeds, anxious for some news about the ten shows as well as numerous movies that were announced...

HBO Max offers a wide variety of new movies, and often cycles through them every two to three weeks. Fortunately for subscribers, there are multiple award winning movies offered at any time.

New streaming services offer viewers ways to watch their favorite programs

By Ryan Weiner, Assistant News Editor February 23, 2021

When COVID-19 forced people across the nation to stay indoors, many industries lost customers and more importantly, revenue. However, the media industry, more specifically network television, received...

Pictured above, the design of the Great Beyond was one of the most intriguing parts of the film. The contrast it has to the setting of Earth gives it a surreal picture that was very different from the portrayal of the afterlife in other movies.

Pixar dives into unexplored territory with “Soul”

By Ryan Weiner, Assistant News Editor February 9, 2021

When companies part from what they are known for, the result is almost never pretty. There is the Amazon Fire Phone, Mobile ESPN (a phone, not the app), the Keurig KOLD, the list goes on. This is no different...

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...

Wind farms like the one pictured are part of the future of clean energy. Soon, large corporations across the globe will use these to power stores, cell towers, and even homes.

Big businesses take action with clean energy initiatives

By Ryan Weiner, Assistant News Editor November 19, 2020

In an effort to slow climate change and lower carbon footprint, many big corporations from all industries such as Apple, Starbucks and Disney have created environmental initiatives. These initiatives range...

Mr. Gherman keeps his classes interested by cracking an occassional joke. This takes some of the stress off his students and allows them to feel more relaxed in his class.

TOTM: Gregory Gherman

By Ryan Weiner, Assistant News Editor October 28, 2020

An avid reader, painter, and role model, Mr. Gregory Gherman is a key factor in the success of over 100 students at WCHS. Gherman, who is a member of WCHS’s math department, teaches Honors Pre-Calculus...

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