The official student newspaper of Walter Johnson High School

The Pitch

The official student newspaper of Walter Johnson High School

The Pitch

The official student newspaper of Walter Johnson High School

The Pitch

My favorite winter drink is apple juice because, sometimes its chilly  outside and you just need to sit on the couch in a fuzzy blanket and get all warm and toasty by the fire while enjoying a nice glass of apple juice. - Will Karasik, 10
Up-At-Bat: What's your favorite winter drink?
Noel Haptemariam, Staff Writer • January 27, 2023
Sports betting is the newest and most popular way of gambling in America with states such as Maryland legalizing it.
Sports betting legalized in Maryland
Luke DeZee and Andrew Plotnick January 27, 2023
Rockspring Cafe was a very popular spot among students. Often times all of the seating was taken and students would be forced to eat on the sidewalk or take out.
Looking back at the closing of Rockspring Cafe
Andrew Plotnick, Staff Writer • January 27, 2023
Screenshot of a prompt being entered into ChatGPT.
Point/Counterpoint: Should Chat GPT be allowed to be used to write essays for school?
Jael Smith and Jose Tovar January 26, 2023
Former Maryland lawmaker Dan Cox attends a campaign event during his gubernatorial campaign. Cox, a far-right Republican who took very conservative policy positions on the main issues of the race, ultimately performed historically poorly against Democratic candidate Wes Moore.
The Republican party has a Maryland problem
Alexander Lewton, Print News Editor • January 26, 2023

The Maryland Republican Party is, for lack of a better...

Point/Counterpoint: Are bike lanes on Old Georgetown Rd beneficial?
Point/Counterpoint: Are bike lanes on Old Georgetown Rd beneficial?
Sourish Dey and Cecilia Saltzman January 26, 2023

Pro Bike lane by Sourish Dey Old Georgetown Road...

We need to bring Drivers Ed back to MCPS
We need to bring Driver's Ed back to MCPS
Rachael Wolfson, Print Opinion Editor • January 24, 2023

Parents are good at a lot of things, but when it comes...

Sports betting is the newest and most popular way of gambling in America with states such as Maryland legalizing it.
Sports betting legalized in Maryland
Luke DeZee and Andrew Plotnick January 27, 2023
Sophomore guard Kendall Alexander goes up for a contested layup against the Paint Branch Panthers. Alexander scored 20 points as the Wildcats defeated the Panthers 62-29.
Wildcats' win streak halted by Barons
Joshua Singer, Print Sports Editor • January 26, 2023

The girls’ basketball team’s four-game win streak...

Sophomore Madeleine Simmons swims the 200 Individual Medley (IM) at the meet against Wootton. Senior captain Sienna Karp won this even with a time of 2:06.09 and Simmons came in second with a time of 2:07.28.
Making the laps count: swim and dive prepares for championship season
Elizabeth Finn, Print Sports Editor • January 26, 2023

The University of Maryland houses one of the most important...

The fall JV baseball team discusses the previous inning in the dugout in their fall league game at Povich Field. Though not an official team sanctioned by MCPS, the Wildcats compete against other county and club teams.
WJ sport's biggest secret: The story behind the Wildcat offseason teams
Andrew Plotnick, Joshua Singer, and Blake Bailey January 25, 2023

Most students know that the road to great seasons for...

Detroit rapper Babytron preforms at Union Stage in Washington DC. His arrival to the DMV has created much fanfare among fans as this is his first show in the area.
Rise of Scam Rap/SB + Babytron
Robert Hsu, Print EIC • January 26, 2023
Senior co-leader Norah Mannle solos as Vanilla performs Rolling in the Deep by Adele at the winter choral concert. The group is looking to do more upbeat music for the spring.
Desserts turn Pitch Perfect through a capella
Ely Snow, Assistant News Editor • January 24, 2023

There are currently three a capella groups singing...

Veteran social studies teacher Mitchell Joy plays drums with his band, The Local. They play covers at a variety of events, including festivals and outdoor gigs.
Drummer Joy: master of jam
Matthew Ashman, Staff Writer • January 18, 2023

Teachers, like students, enjoy hobbies and pastimes...

Junior Katie Berkman poses for the camera for her current dance studio, C-Unit Dance Studio. She chose an elegant outfit that would portray her graceful moves.
Dancer Katie Berkman pirouettes into success
Keira Poersch, Special To The Pitch • January 18, 2023

Junior Katie Berkman has experienced a lot in the field...

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