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A vaccine mandate for all universities, public and private, will save the U.S. billions of dollars, and speed up the process for return to complete in-person instruction.

Colleges should have vaccine mandates

By Nur Yavuz, Social Media Manager June 4, 2021

As the vaccine rollout continues throughout the US, and the school year comes to a close, colleges are beginning to require vaccination for their first year students in the fall of 2021. Along with mask...

As a person who loves to travel and spend time with loved ones, Bartlebaugh does not let the COVID-19 pandemic get in the way of finding creative solutions to spending free time.

TOTM: Riley Bartlebaugh

By Nur Yavuz, Social Media Manager May 7, 2021

Despite beginning their first year at WCHS online, Riley Bartlebaugh has made their positive and lively presence widely known among AP language and composition students. Known as Mx. B to their students,...

The hallways and stairwells of WCHS have been marked with arrows to guide students and staff in the safest manner possible when reopening begins.

Returning to school poses a greater risk than reward

By Nur Yavuz, Features Editor March 8, 2021

COVID-19 continues to unleash its wrath upon the globe, affecting millions of jobs and the education of our youth. One year has passed since the start of the country’s fight with the pandemic, marking...

YouVisit offers students the ability to virtually tour campuses and buildings of colleges they want, like the local University of Maryland College Park.

In-person college visits are moved to virtual to contain the spread of COVID-19

By Nur Yavuz, Features Editor February 17, 2021

College visits-- a crucial part of picking the right school for you. The graduating classes of 2021 and 2022 are forced to find alternatives to seeing the colleges that are at the top of their lists in-person,...

Casey Merettas streaming set up is under construction at the moment. However, even the simplest set up allows for him to share his content with his viewers.

Twitch brings gamers together in a time where we are apart

By Nur Yavuz, Features Editor January 19, 2021

Being bound to our homes and computers has inevitably increased the time spent behind our  screens. The extra time we choose to spend during dull days has led to social platforms like Twitch to have a...

Obinna Obike strives to work hard and motivate his students to perform their best in the online classroom, providing a safe environment for everyone involved.

TOTM: Obinna Obike

By Nur Yavuz, Features Editor December 7, 2020

Solely from behind a computer screen, AP Computer Science Principles teacher Obinna Obike inspires, motivates and provides a safe, nurturing environment for his students. Obike’s first year of teaching...

Social media influencer Hannah Meloche wears a mask made by student run Solidarity Masks. Wearing masks are necessary to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Wearing a mask is necessary to stop COVID-19 spread

By Nur Yavuz, Features Editor November 19, 2020

It is no secret that COVID-19 has taken over 2020 and the lives of everyone across the globe. The never ending wait for it to be over has a lot of people wondering when they will be able to walk around...

Before the pandemic, teachers used Google Classroom as the main platform for online teaching and resources. Now educators use Canvas which students and teachers are beginning to get used to.

WCHS teachers switch from Google Classroom to myMCPS

By Nur Yavuz, Features Editor October 28, 2020

Last year during the fourth quarter, teachers were frantically trying to instruct classes using Zoom and Google Classroom. Eventually, it was decided that the first semester of the next school year would...

Instagram graphic advertising the VIBE clubs October speaker, James Choi.

WCHS VIBE club immerses members into the world of business and economics

By Nur Yavuz, Features Editor October 26, 2020

The Valued International Business and Economics club is thriving with new opportunities for students to engage in instruction with professors from all over the country to learn about business and economics....

Fitness youtuber Chloe Ting is notorious for her free workout programs. All of her workouts and programs are on her website for anyone to follow.

Chloe Ting workouts boost in popularity

By Nur Yavuz, Features Editor May 29, 2020

Since many places are closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and many are in quarantine, there is more than enough time in the world to focus on feeling good and looking good. Fitness youtuber Chloe Ting...

A hoops poster of the basketball star Kobe Bryant with both of his jersey numbers, eight and 24.

Kobe and Gianna Bryant memorial sparks tears from audience members

By Nur Yavuz, Assistant Observations Editor March 7, 2020

Feb. 24, 2020, the heart wrenching memorial service for the passing of Kobe and Gianna Bryant, was a very emotional day for all basketball fans and friends of the Bryant family. The service, held at the...

The 2020 Grammys outfits of Billie Eilish (left) wearing a green glittery suit with a mesh mask, Arianna Grande (middle) wearing a puffy grey dress and long grey gloves, and Lil Nas X with a neon pink cropped suit with studs.

Grammy and Oscars: The award goes to…

By Nur Yavuz, Assistant Observations Editor March 5, 2020

The 92nd Oscars Academy Awards and the 62nd Grammy Awards: considerably two of the most important award shows of the year kicked off with many surprising, powerful and controversial moments.  Here...

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