The Observer

Young travelers broaden their horizons

Young travelers broaden their horizons

By Riley Hurr and Fatima Yazdi

May 15, 2019

Traveling is an escape from reality, allowing one to experience different cultures all while creating lifelong memories and adventures along the way. Many WCHS students and teachers love to travel during breaks in order to relax and de-stress from school. From every corner of the globe, diverse coun...

MCPS redistricting considered to quell inequity issues

MCPS redistricting considered to quell inequity issues

By Fatima Yazdi, Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2019

Montgomery County Public Schools such as WCHS have consistently ranked among the best in the country and are growing at high speeds, though a great divide exists between schools in wealthy areas and schools in less wealthy ones. Recently, this divide has sparked debate over whether or not Montgomery...

April TOTM: Gary Rogers

By Fatima Yazdi, Features Editor

April 3, 2019

Ever wanted to meet a teacher who has extensive knowledge on current events, global warming, pollution, energy conservation or ecological footprints? Well look no further, as WCHS has the teacher for you. A member of the science department, Gary Rogers teaches AP Environmental Science and is a scie...

Recent events incite action from administration

Recent events incite action from administration

By Bryan Fletcher and Fatima Yazdi

March 6, 2019

Following the recent events involving N-Word usage passes being handed out to students, principal Brandice Heckert and WCHS administration are taking new measures to fight against bigotry, racism and insensitivity at school. The incident, which has since reached national news headlines, has drawn...

Remakes cannot replace the classics

Remakes cannot replace the classics

By Fatima Yazdi, Features Editor

December 20, 2018

Hakuna matata, just keep swimming, go the distance- all phrases that are guaranteed to bring back a flood of childhood memories. At one point or another, we’ve all experienced the magical sensation one feels while watching a classic Disney movie. However, recently, Disney has been releasing remakes, inc...

New bill lowers college cost

New bill lowers college cost

By Fatima Yazdi, Features Editor

November 20, 2018

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan recently signed into law a bill which makes community colleges in the state of Maryland tuition-free for qualifying residents. The legislation will create a $15 million program to provide scholarships for up to 5,000 students from families that earn less than $125,000 a...

Sierra Burgess is a Loser: not worth the controversy

Sierra Burgess is a Loser: not worth the controversy

By Fatima Yazdi, Features Editor

October 8, 2018

From “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” to “Clueless”to “Love Actually”, Netflix features all the favorite romantic comedies However, it’s newest addition to the rom com series, “Sierra Burgess is a Loser,” has stirred up quite a bit of controversy regarding the bad morals and examples por...

ASMR proves therapeutic to CHS students

ASMR proves therapeutic to CHS students

By Bryan Fletcher and Fatima Yazdi, Production Manager and Features Editor

May 10, 2018

Most people in our generation probably have that one friend who will not stop talking about how relaxing playing with slime is or their obsession with acting out role plays, but what exactly is all this newfound hype about? Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) is the term used to describe the...

Shorter school days should be considered for U.S. students

Shorter school days should be considered for U.S. students

By Fatima Yazdi, Social Media Editor

March 7, 2018

There are only 24 hours in a day, and in CHS students’ busy schedules, we often wish there was more time in order to accomplish all that must get done. Attending CHS takes up over six hours per day and around 1,080 hours per year in school. It does not have to be this way; students in many schools...

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