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Books like The Midnight Library by Matt Haig can be read on Kindle or paperback. The unique plot will surely make time pass quickly.

The best books to read during quarantine boredom

By Emily Zhang, Features Editor February 24, 2021

Bored in quarantine? Sit back and enjoy being transported into another world. Here is a list of four books from a variety of genres perfect for some quarantine binging.  “The Midnight Library”-...

Deli poses with the 2 books she got in the mail. A book lover who owns over a hundred books, she was super excited to receive and read books she does not own yet.

“Feelin My Shelf” gives English teachers a way to stay connected during the pandemic

By Emily Zhang, Features Editor February 8, 2021

14 English teachers; a myriad of books- the “Feelin My Shelf” book exchange brought the English department closer despite not being able to physically see each other. Jennifer Miller, the WCHS English...

Hill signed to play women's basketball for Princeton University. After three years of hard work, she ended up committing to one of the first schools she talked to in the recruiting process.

College sport recruiting gives student-athletes a different application experience

By Emily Zhang, Features Editor January 15, 2021

College application season usually entails countless hours of writing essays and waiting to hear back from a long list of schools. However, for student-athletes - like seniors Kaylin Yeoh, Mary James and...

Being pent up at home, socially isolated from others, can lead to detrimental consequences to one's mental health. Taking the time for self care is important during these hard times.

Self care in the time of COVID-19: how to combat pandemic fatigue

By Emily Zhang, Features Editor December 10, 2020

As cases continue to surge across the U.S., citizens are tired of the bottled up feelings of social isolation. While it is important to follow new, stricter public health guidelines to limit the spread,...

McEvoy loves working with the English Department and WCHS students. She loves the feeling of successfully helping others.

TOTM: Samantha McEvoy

By Emily Zhang, Features Editor November 19, 2020

Kind, determined and passionate are three words that perfectly describe Samantha McEvoy, a WCHS Honors English 10 and AP Literature teacher. She has been teaching for four years, which have all been at...

Gym classes are still a great way for students to get moving after long class periods of sitting down. Through videos and demonstrations, students have been able to get some of the gym experience during this period of distance learning.

Virtual art and gym classes adopt new techniques

By Emily Zhang, Features Editor October 28, 2020

With in-person school closed, art and gym teachers especially have had to adapt and adjust this school year. From curriculum changes and connections issues, it has been a whirlwind of new experiences....

For junior Ruby Howard, creating art, like this self portrait, has always been one of her passions.

Student Arts Spotlight: Ruby Howard

By Emily Zhang, Features Editor May 29, 2020

Featured in the congressional art show and WCHS’s literary magazine, junior Ruby Howard's art is her creative outlet. Howard has been making art her whole life. From creating  watercolor paintings in...

One part of Nura Dhar's fashion design process is sketching out possible designs for collections.

Student Art Spotlight: Nura Dhar

By Emily Zhang, News Editor March 3, 2020

From using watercolors and prismacolor markers for fashion illustration, to sewing with unconventional materials, senior Nura Dhar is passionate in the art of fashion design. At WCHS, Dhar has taken four...

The Newseum may no longer exist, but its spirit and dedication to exceptional journalism has inspired generations of Americans to value the freedom of speech, expression and press.

Newseum leaves more than a black and white legacy

By Emily Zhang, News Editor February 12, 2020

After 11 years and 10 million visitors, the Newseum closed Dec. 31, 2019, due to unsustainable operating costs and was sold to Johns Hopkins University. First opened by the Freedom Forum in 1997, the Newseum...

Blanken poses for a picture with her award. Blanken, an AP Psychology teacher, has been at WCHS for 13 years.

Teacher of the month: Katelyn Blanken

By Emily Zhang, News Editor November 20, 2019

Empathetic, passionate and energetic- these words perfectly describe WCHS AP Psychology and Physical Education teacher Katelyn Blanken. This year Blanken is teaching three classes of AP Psychology and...

All 15 members of the WCHS golf team worked hard this season leading to the team’s success.

WCHS golf team members swing their way to the top

By Emily Zhang, News Editor November 7, 2019

WCHS golf makes a comeback this year, persisting through everything set in front of them this season. The 15 team members were extremely motivated after missing the cut last year at states. “We have...

Shannon Hu enjoys painting, as it is a creative outlet for her to express herself. This is one of the many art pieces that Shannon has completed in the past. She often likes to use a variety of mediums to create her art.

Student Art Spotlight: Shannon Hu

By Emily Zhang, News Editor October 21, 2019

Charcoal, acrylic paint and digital- these are a few of sophomore Shannon Hu’s favorite mediums to work with when creating her spectacular pieces of art. For Hu, art’s infinite possibilities provided...

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