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One of the movie posters for In The Heights featuring Anthony Ramos, previously known for his role in the Broadway musical Hamilton. The film adaptation of the Tony award winning musical will come out on June 11 in theaters and on HBO Max.

End of the school year watchlist: upcoming shows and movies to look forward to

By Olivia Yasharoff, Editor in Chief May 30, 2021

While WCHS students are battling through AP exams and a plethora of end of the year assignments, it can be hard to find the light at the end of the tunnel. Luckily, there are a bunch of upcoming TV shows...

Chloé Zhao, Director of Nomadland, made Oscar history as the first woman of color to be nominated and to win an Academy Award for best director. Zhao is also only the second female director to win an Oscar since Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker in 2010.

Missed the show? These are the best and worst moments of the 93rd Oscars

By Ela Jalil and Olivia Yasharoff May 3, 2021

The 93rd Oscars was a night of bold fashion choices and historical firsts, with changes to the original way of doing things that left the audience confused and shocked. For those who missed out on watching...

The Flavortown Review, is the review book for AP Lunch, the newest AP course. It is recommended that students planning on taking AP Lunch buy the review book in preparation for the challenging AP exam.

AP Lunch returns to satisfy hungry students*(April Fools)

By Olivia Yasharoff, Arts Editor April 9, 2021

By popular demand, The College Board has decided to bring back AP Lunch and will reintroduce it in all MCPS schools starting next year for students with an appetite for learning about lunch. Honors...

The Young Artists Music Societys logo on their website. YAMS is a student-led group that aims to spread greater access to music education.

Young Artists Music Society connects aspiring musicians virtually

By Olivia Yasharoff, Arts Editor March 22, 2021

Music has provided an outlet to inspire, uplift and connect people, even during a time when it is not safe to be physically close to others. It can serve as an escape, and with the help of the Young Artists...

A graphic displaying the 2021 Golden Globe nominees for best actresses. Out of the 20 slots, the only two women of color nominated are Viola Davis and Andra Day.

The Golden Globe nominations lack diversity and disappoint communities everywhere

By Olivia Yasharoff, Arts Editor February 25, 2021

And once again, the winner is… white, neurotypical and straight. With the release of the 2021 Golden Globe Awards nominations, entertainment fans were left frustrated by the overwhelmingly white nominees...

An infographic posted by the Free the Slaves Club Instagram advertsing their partnership with Solidarity Masks and displaying the houndstooth pattern of the Free the Slaves masks.

Free the Slaves club helps raise awareness for human trafficking

By Olivia Yasharoff, Arts Editor February 22, 2021

While most WCHS clubs raise money by holding Chipotle fundraisers, the Free the Slaves club sets itself apart by partnering with the student-run, non-profit Solidarity Masks to raise money and awareness...

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,”...

Released on Hulu on Nov. 25th, Happiest Season is the first LGBTQ+ Christmas rom-com produced by a major studio.

“Happiest Season” blazes new paths for LGBTQ+ representation in romantic comedies

By Olivia Yasharoff, Arts Editor December 6, 2020

The most wonderful time of the year is rapidly approaching and holiday season lovers are gearing up by binging their favorite feel-good Christmas movies. This year, a Christmas movie that breaks the cookie-cutter...

Solidarity Mask team members and students Meredith Eby, Lily Geshelin, Sofía Noguera and Carolina Noguera have all been working together to run the non-profit since May of 2020.

Solidarity Masks promotes safety and social justice

By Olivia Yasharoff, Arts Editor October 28, 2020

For those tired of wearing blue surgical masks and looking for a more sustainable, impactful and trendy option, Solidarity Masks is the answer. Solidarity Masks, co-founded by WCHS junior Carolina Noguera,...

The dance ensemble for the Blast 31: Spectrum performance of Kacey Musgraves Rainbow rehearse their dance choreographed by senior Michael Castelli and junior Sydney Rubin.

Spring theater cancellations saddens WCHS seniors

By Olivia Yasharoff, Assistant Sports Editor May 13, 2020

Seniors have looked forward to this year since their freshman year of high school, or maybe even longer. Senior year is the year where you get to celebrate all the work you have put in over the years by...

Martin playing at the Governors Challenge in Salisbury, Md. She won honorable mention accolades in their elite showcase over winter break.

Athlete of the Month: Brittini Martin

By Olivia Yasharoff, Assistant Sports Editor March 3, 2020

It is only the third game of the girl’s varsity basketball season. Senior captain Brittini Martin takes a shot and scores just like any other game. But it is not just any other bucket. With this shot,...

The invitation for the Bulldog Bash event provided by the WCHS Booster Club. For more information and purchasing tickets, visit the Booster Club website.

Bulldog Bash raises money for WCHS athletics program

By Olivia Yasharoff, Assistant Sports Editor March 1, 2020

Sorry kids, you must be 21 or over to go to the Bulldog Bash, the annual fundraiser for the WCHS athletics department hosted by the Booster Club. The event will take place on Saturday, March 14 at The...

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