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The official student newspaper of Walter Johnson High School

The Pitch

The official student newspaper of Walter Johnson High School

The Pitch

PRE-GAME: Interview with Linebacker Dylan Minnick
September 23, 2022
PRE-GAME: Interview with Wide Receiver Reid Wisniewski
September 23, 2022
Day in the life of a student athlete: Leo MacDonald
September 23, 2022
High school seniors face immense levels of stress during application season, especially with the task of the college essay. For the past six years, the English department has neglected to pursue an organized strategy to help all seniors with this difficult task. Its time to make a change.
Teachers helping with college essays: inequitable or unorganized?
Liann Keren, Staff Writer • September 23, 2022
Students pass by the College and Career Center on their way back from lunch. As seniors gear up for the college application process, the critical decision of how many schools to apply to can play a significant role in determining both the magnitude of their workload and the number of colleges they will be able to choose from.
In defense of applying to a lot of schools
Alexander Lewton, Print News Editor • September 22, 2022

College application fever has returned once again....

WJ students have five minutes to get to class. This is one minute less than what they previously had last year.
Having less time to go to class is a good thing
Jose Tovar, Assistant Sports Editor • September 22, 2022

One of the big changes for this school year is that...

Dr. Katharina Matro instructs students while teaching her third period personal finance class. Classes such as personal finance, quantitative literacy and financial literacy help students gain real world skills to help them outside of high school.
Point counterpoint: Should financial literacy be required?
Robert Hsu and Nick Opipari September 22, 2022

Point: Robert Hsu To become a graduate of any MCPS...

Cafeteria manager Stefanie Atwood is seen checking out students in the lunch line. Fewer students have been seen going to the cafeteria during lunch.
End to free lunch changes student routines
Alessandro Marra, Staff Writer • September 23, 2022
Class of 2022 Wildcats Kenneth Dempster (Top) and Emma Kothari (Bottom) excelling in their sports, then and now.
Where are these WJ student athletes now
Jalen Scott, Staff Writer • September 22, 2022

“Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat”: That is the...

The Wildcats huddle under the lights as they try to fend off the reigning state champions. They were unable to put points on the board as Quince Orchard won 42-0.
Cat fight: Cougars pummel Wildcats
Elizabeth Finn, Print Sports Editor • September 22, 2022

After putting up a total of 60 points against Churchill...

The team prepares to face off against Blake. The Cats defeated the Bengals 2-0 on Sept. 17.
Field hockey celebrates undefeated start to their season
Julianna Taj, Staff Writer • September 22, 2022

The varsity field hockey team has had a promising start...

Olivia Wilde and her star-studded cast pose on the red carpet at the world premiere of Dont Worry Darling, at the Venice International Film Festival. In the past several months, the film has been at the center of celebrity drama — likely an attempt to stir up publicity for the film, which is set for release on Sept. 23.
An avid movie-goer's scoop on "Don't Worry Darling" preceding its release
Liann Keren, Staff Writer • September 22, 2022
From the R&B of Steve Lacys Gemini Rights to the dancefloor-inspired sound of Beyoncés RENAISSANCE, these four albums create respective soundscapes worth listening to. Each of these albums garnered greatly deserved popularity this past summer.
This summer’s top albums: a review
Mia Halper, Copy Editor • September 22, 2022

Summer has always been a time of blockbuster music...

Director Colleen McAdory discusses the upcoming play at the S*T*A*G*E interest meeting. The bad news is we do not have a Technical Director per se. the good news is that I am bound and determined to do a show despite the fact that we dont have a Technical Director, so, we are dispelling the rumors that there is no show, McAdory said.
S*T*A*G*E to perform Twilight Zone for fall play
Mia Magone, Business Manager • September 22, 2022

After a delay caused by losing last years technical...

Top Gun: Maverick became a big summer blockbuster hit, making $1.355 billion dollars in the box office. The film was ready for release in 2020, but it was put on hold due to Covid-19. The two years were worth the wait. Top Gun: Maverick brought back the magic to the big screen that many of us had been missing.
Top Gun: Maverick: Rediscovering the experience of the big screen
Rachael Wolfson, Print Opinion Editor • September 16, 2022

“I feel the need…the need for Top Gun: Maverick!”...

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