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WHS students write messages of support for Ukraine outside of Northington Lobby during a peace vigil hosted by Community Advocates on Friday, March 4. [Students] were able to just gather in a safe space to maybe think and reflect about what the Ukrainian people [are] going through, said WHS Community Advocates advisor Kerri Flynn. The event also raised money to support the Ukrainian refugees.
Standing With Ukraine
Rachel Derner, Reporter • April 1, 2022

WHS Community Advocates, with support from GSA and Interact, hosted a peace vigil on Friday, March 4 to honor and support victims of the Ukrainian-Russian...

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Omicron surge forces Missouri educators to consider alternative learning
Kyle Meyer, Reporter • January 28, 2022

As Omicron cases surge in Missouri, causing districts to have a shortage of staff, lawmakers’ choice to rescind on COVID-19 policies from last year has...

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2022 Retiring WHS Staff
2022 Retiring WHS Staff
Rachel Derner , Reporter • May 25, 2022

Carla Campbell Washington High School teacher Carla Campbell is retiring after a 17-year career in Special Education. Throughout her time as a teacher, Campbell has been inspired by students’ persistence and ability...

Students open up about mental health, seeking help
Students open up about mental health, seeking help
Sophie Nieder, Editor-in-Chief • March 27, 2022

Throughout high school, students are bound to experience a wide variety of intense emotions: joy, loneliness, excitement, embarrassment and more. However, how do you know when the intensity and prolonging of these emotions...

	Students dance the night away at a Courtwarming 2.0 dance held by Washington High School seniors. “I loved that there was always someone on the dance floor, there was never a dull moment,” sophomore Malayjah Hellebusch said. “Being a freshman in the prime year of COVID, I never got to experience a regular school dance. With these 2.0 dances, I’ve gotten a better insight into how school dances will hopefully look like in the near future.” After two successful dances, seniors have donated over $200 to charities and hope to hold one more event before the end of the school year.
Living in the Spotlight
February 28, 2022
Washington High School Orchestra students play in their first concert of the school year on Wednesday, October 13. “Its really cool to display something that weve put a lot of effort and work into for months,” explains Senior Molly Schaedler. Concerts allow students to share music with the community.
Orchestra Plays On
October 26, 2021
Goodbye WHS
Goodbye WHS
Jadyn Whittall, Advertising Editor • May 19, 2022

If there is one thing I have learned throughout high school, it’s that you need to believe them when they say it goes by in the blink of an eye. The...

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The importance of our school boards
Kyle Meyer, Reporter • March 31, 2022

Washington, Missouri has municipal elections on April 5, 2022, where voters will decide who will be the next mayor of Washington, several ward representatives,...

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Wheels or doors
March 15, 2022
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