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New music trends on the rise

New music trends on the rise

Ben Tobben, Reporter

May 21, 2020

Over the years, music has gone from mainly CDs to almost completely digital streams. With the popularity of the internet, more and more music trends have been influenced by this. The culture of music is shifting faster than ever. Nowadays, many songs become famous based on the app TikTok. For example, songs l...

‘Outer Banks’: TV Review

Grace Hoerstkamp, Advertising Editor

May 10, 2020

As Netflix releases its latest cliche teen mystery, "Outerbanks" (OBX) is designed to be a suspenseful masterpiece that brings viewers to the edge of their screens but has instead appeared to be a carbon copy of other Netflix shows that are unbelievably predictable. Taking place in the Outer Banks...

Things to do in quarantine

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Emma Busch, Reporter

May 5, 2020

Finding things to do in quarantine can be a challenge. Besides getting up to go to work or do online classes, it can be a challenge to find enough motivation to get out of bed in the morning, but finding something to look forward to can help increase your motivation and help start your day.  Bake So...

How to create a homemade face mask

How to create a homemade face mask

Katelyn Garrett, Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2020

Over the past month, you have been told to wash your hands, practice extreme social distancing and simple things like don't touch your face. Recently, the CDC recommended that everyone wear a face mask when going anywhere. Although we already have such a short supply, the face masks are being sent d...

Laura Ruby shines unique light on American history

Laura Ruby shines unique light on American history

Elena Roewe, Reporter

April 18, 2020

Laura Ruby’s “Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All” showcases a different, darker side of American history than most know of. The story is narrated by Pearl, the ghost of a girl who died of the Spanish flu in 1918 and is now completely fixated on the world of the living. Pearl is especially...

A delicious, delightful dessert

Cotton candy cheesecake is a delightful and yummy treat to enjoy this Easter.

Jadyn Whittall, Reporter

April 12, 2020

Looking for a yummy dessert to enjoy this Easter while in quarantine? This cotton candy cheesecake is perfect. It does not take too terribly long to prepare, and leaves everyone wanting more. It is a great, tasty food to enjoy with your family. Ingredients For the cheesecake: 16 oz cream cheese, softened ...

Sweet treats for Easter

Carrot patch brownie dessert

Abbie Kipp, Advertising Editor

April 11, 2020

Easter is a time for great memories and even better treats. My family loves to spend time in the kitchen making treats to eat while we celebrate Easter. Here are some of our favorite goodies to help lift your spirits this Easter season. Bunny Chow: If you like puppy chow or muddy buddies, this treat...

Finding the all-time best horror movie

Finding the all-time best horror movie

Kaden Meyer, Reporter

April 2, 2020

With nothing to do over quarantine break, I set my sights on two tasks: redecorating my room and finding out what the all-time best horror movie is. I made a list of popular horror movies I could think of, and kept adding to it until I had almost 100 movies. Now, I’ve watched 52 of those movies. ...

Perfect Pandemics

Perfect Pandemics

Abbie Kipp, Advertising Editor

March 31, 2020

Life as we know it has changed whether we like it or not. Quarantine has caused boredom and a lot of extra time on everyone’s hands. This extra time needs to be filled, and what better to fill it than movies about viruses and pandemics. The following movies are perfect to watch as we all navigate thr...

Dealing with your downtime

Junior Natalie Nothum poses with her RipStik during her free time.

Grace Hoerstkamp, Advertising Editor

March 31, 2020

The extended leave from WHS has left students with an unusual amount of downtime, and figuring out how to spend it has proved to be somewhat of a challenge. Here are some fun ideas on how to deal with it. Stay Educated. While WHS isn't having class in the school building, teachers are still trying...

Hair Dye: A few things to know before taking the plunge

Hair Dye: A few things to know before taking the plunge

Willa Reust, Editor-in-chief

March 31, 2020

During this time of social isolation, teens and adults nationwide have been sharing their frustrations on the internet, oftentimes with a pair of scissors or a box of hair dye. Quarantine depression and extreme boredom have inspired many to go blond, get bangs, a new bob or in my case, pink curls. Mayb...

Try some Taco Bell literature

Try some Taco Bell literature

Elizabeth Derner, Reporter

March 29, 2020

If you’re looking for unusual entertainment during quarantine, the online literary magazine Taco Bell Quarterly might be a perfect source. Its issues feature the work of poets, writers and artists with one thing in common—inspiration from Taco Bell. While the magazine is unaffiliated with the restaura...

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