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WCHS senior Andrew Ashton, one of the few who participated in spirit week at WCHS, shows off his spirit by wearing elf pajamas during Homecoming Spirit Week. Themes included Pajama Day, Anything But a Backpack Day, and USA Day.

Is WCHS school spirit dead?

By Kalena Yee, Features Editor November 13, 2023

WCHS has a problem. A spirit problem. Hallways that were once filled with students dressed up for spirit days are lacking color. Crowds cheering during sports games are dwindling as the season goes by....

On Oct. 11, 2023, Principal John Taylor sent out an email to the WCHS community about the cancellation of the PSAT.

MCPS PSAT test cancellation: online exam mayhem

By Kalena Yee, Features Editor October 23, 2023

In less than a year, yet another digital standardized test administered by the College Board has crashed for WCHS students. On Wednesday Oct. 11, many WCHS students were around 45 minutes into PSAT, when...

Typing on her computer, WCHS senior Jaehee Lee drafts ideas for a diversity prompted supplemental essay on Oct. 1 2023.

Admission anxiety heightens per affirmative action ban

By Kalena Yee, Features Editor October 18, 2023

The college admissions process has drastically changed over the past decade, including a sharply increased number of applicants, lowered acceptance rates, lasting effects of COVID-19 and the most recent...

Displayed here are some of the many Tiktok viral makeup products including Rare Beauty Blush, LOreal Telescopic mascara, Dior Oil and the Laneige Lip Mask.

The clock is ticking for Tiktok consumerism

By Kalena Yee, Features Editor June 8, 2023

From LED lights to New Balance 550s, TikTok is constantly discovering new products that will sell out in minutes. With so many creators, trends and growing businesses on the app, purchasing items because...

Papa Louie reunites with former employee, WCHS senior Alberto Scoop, afer his Cooking-media course presentation at WCHS on March 28.

Beloved chef Papa Louie aims to run new WCHS class

By Kalena Yee, Arts Editor June 2, 2023

Freezeria. Cupcakeria. Taco Mia. These all too familiar words bring up childhood memories for WCHS students. These memories will be brought to life as Papa Louie has come to teach his first introductory...

XO, Kitty releases on May 18, starring Anna Cathcart as Kitty and featuring many new characters.

“To All the Boys” spin-off series, “Xo, Kitty,” is set to hit Netflix

By Kalena Yee, Features Editor May 16, 2023

Finished with AP exams and need a new show to binge and unwind to? For rom-com lovers, the new Netflix series “XO, Kitty” might be the answer. On May 18, Netflix will release its new spin-off series,...

Ms. Malanoski smiles while holding her Teacher of the Month certificate. She has been teaching various math classes at WCHS for 23 years and teaching for 27 years in total.

Teacher of the Month: Monica Malanoski

By Kalena Yee, Arts Editor May 16, 2023

Welcome to Maloland, where Among Us doodles are scattered all over white boards and desks are rearranged almost every week. Despite the odd classroom setup, anyone who has had Ms. Monica Malanoski as a...

Hannah Choi and her dance group perform a Korean fan dance in the WCHS cafeteria at International Night on March 23.

International night takes students around the world

By Kalena Yee, Arts Editor April 19, 2023

Taiwan. France. South Korea. Jamaica. These are just some of the many countries showcased at WCHS’s 2nd annual International Night on March 23. Hosted by the International Student Alliance, WCHS students...

This is one of Ida Chens portfolio pieces made of acrylic paint and ballpoint pen. It is about the curiosity of students shining through the mundane aspects of schooling.

Student art spotlight: Ida Chen

By Kalena Yee, Arts Editor March 30, 2023

Drawing. Painting. Film. Animation. These are distinctive and separate forms of art that many are familiar with. However, WCHS senior Ida Chen pushes the limits as she fuses all of these art forms into...

Crumbs and Whiskers houses cuddly kittens and offers delicious drinks and food to enjoy with a significant other on Valentines Day.

Purr-fect dates with the purr-fect person – fur real!

By Kalena Yee, Arts Editor March 28, 2023

The air is getting chillier and the sun is setting earlier, meaning one thing: cuffing season, a period during the colder months when people are more inclined to couple up in a romantic relationship. Whether...

Teamania is a great place to get refreshing milk teas such as coffee milk tea and matcha milk tea.

A perfect place to sip, sit or study: local coffee shops to try

By Kalena Yee, Arts Editor January 24, 2023

Nothing compares to the smell of fresh baked goods, calming music, quiet chatter, and a warm cup of coffee. Whether looking for a place to study, to catch up with friends, take aesthetic Instagram worthy...

WCHS junior Agata Dolinska poses with her friends in the student section at the Blake vs. WCHS football game on September 9.

Two minutes on the clock. It’s time to BeReal

By Kalena Yee, Arts Editor October 20, 2022

The crushing crowd packed the stands under the bright Friday night lights on September 9. At exactly 8:19 p.m., the WCHS student section erupted with cheer. Did the football team score a touchdown? No,...

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