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WCHS senior Lyndee Sklute dresses up as a vampire for Halloween on the night of Oct. 31.

Halloween Costumes: The Lack of Uniqueness Over The Years

By Clara Young, Copy Editor November 13, 2023

Halloween. A night meant to be filled with gut-wrenching horrors and blood-curdling screams. However, what is seen is the complete opposite. People used to wear terrifying costumes to ward off ghosts in...

WCHS students Laura Jablonover (left) and Kaylee Tasin (right) stand next to the Project Happy Feet donation box in WCHS. This donation box is near the main office and accepts shoes along with other sports equipment.

WCHS club steps towards sports equity

By Clara Young, Copy Editor October 18, 2023

In a town where one-million-dollar houses are the norm, WCHS students are not often exposed to underprivileged communities. It is hard to imagine that a few miles away, people are struggling day to day...

Antonio Canovas piece, Adam and Eve Mourning the Dead Abel, is shown in its beginning terracotta stages. The National Gallery of Art will be displaying Canovas sculpting process and practice pieces in the exhibition Canova: Sketching in Clay that will debut on June 11, 2023.

Exhibitions to fill up a monotonous summer schedule

By Clara Young, Copy Editor June 8, 2023

Temperatures rise and the air humidifies as summer climaxes. Days drag on and become repetitive as school creeps closer. Around the midway mark of the work-free season, students begin to feel boredom....

WCHS students diligently work during their classes. Although time consuming, this work does not benefit them the way it should as MCPS’ rules and standards do not truly prepare students for college.

How well does MCPS actually prepare their high schoolers for college?

By Clara Young, Copy Editor May 30, 2023

Over the course of 12 years, students are consistently being molded into preparation for their next level of education. Expectations become higher over time in order for students to understand what will...

WCHS junior Julia Levi affectionately pets her cat, Samba, as she does her schoolwork. She feels much less stressed now.

WCHS initiates new wellness protocol: bring your pets

By Clara Young, The Other News Editor May 20, 2023

Stress about schoolwork. Stress about college applications. Stress about time management. Stress about social life. WCHS students, along with other high schoolers, know the feeling of stress all too well....

MCPS wants to apply new security protocols to fight the growing drug problem in schools. WCHS restrooms are currently unmonitored. However, with five schools being randomly selected, WCHS may soon see vape detectors installed in the bathroom entrances.

MCPS attempts to smoke out potential vape users

By Clara Young, Assistant News Editor May 15, 2023

When walking into the bathroom, the familiar saccharine scent is overwhelming. In the distance the sound of coughing and giggles fill the air. This is the reality for high schoolers in MCPS. New drugs...

The new WCHS assignment schedule           1. WCHS website                         sets strict deadlines for students. Students 
                          have mixed emotions about the changes 
that were enacted on  February 28, 2023.

WCHS has done ‘well’ with taking care of their students

By Clara Young, Assistant News Editor April 27, 2023

Wellness Wednesday. Five minutes of wellness. Wellness rooms. This school year, WCHS has tried to implement a multitude of wellness opportunities for students. Now, WCHS has decided to take away one of...

The three bronze ritual wine pouring vessels will be featured at the new exhibition at the National Museum of Asian Art. The exhibition, Anyang: Chinas Ancient City of Kings, is debuting on February 25, 2023 and will display works from Anyang, the captal city of the influential Shang dynasty.

Ancient bronze exhibit deserves a gold star

By Clara Young, Assistant News Editor March 30, 2023

3500 years ago the Bronze age was at its peak: metals were, for the first time, transformed from merely a lump into intricately detailed forms of art. During this period, the Shang Dynasty was born. At...

Protestors stand outside the Supreme Court on Oct. 30, a day before the beginning of arguments regarding the status of affirmative action at U.S. colleges.

Controversy sparks over new affirmative action case

By Clara Young, Assistant News Editor March 21, 2023

Racism is deeply ingrained into this country’s history, and the decades of systematic oppression cannot be easily reversed. Affirmative action was originally intended to reduce discrimination in the...

When selecting their courses for the 2023 to 2024 school year, students can choose from the classes listed on the course catalog. WCHS provides students with a variety of options from which they can explore their interests.

WCHS students select new classes based on rigor and interests

By Clara Young, Assisant News Editor January 24, 2023

As the 2022-2023 school year progresses, students now are making their class selections for the upcoming year. Throughout their years, WCHS students choose rigorous courses to challenge themselves as they...

On October 10, 2022, the BOE met to announce the results of the System Wide Anti-Racist Audit.

MCPS releases audit, highlights county issues

By Jeremy Chung and Clara Young December 2, 2022

Questions regarding whether racism is frequent across MCPS schools and plays a factor in students’ learning have recently been a prevalent topic inside the community. Finally, after examining countless...

Students crowd the WCHS cafeteria on the morning of September 29, 2022 to buy and eat breakfast.

Limited lunch options leave students hungry for more

By Clara Young, Assistant News Editor October 20, 2022

Walk into the cafeteria and take in the sight: lines of restless students, underfilled trays of pre-packaged food and utensils littering the floor. This scene is an exact replica of last year, except now,...

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