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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

Dealing with your downtime

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...

Five books to read in quarantine

Alyssa Luecke, Features Editor

March 26, 2020

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How to stay motivated when you’re learning online

How to stay motivated when you’re learning online

Emma Busch, Reporter

March 23, 2020

As the days of online learning begin, many students may have trouble completing assignments on time and staying on task, but with this list of tips on how to stay focused, students will be better prepared for the weeks of online schooling ahead.  Wake up and eat a good breakfast. This step is a very important on...

Easy pranks for April Fools’ Day

Easy pranks for April Fools’ Day

Amber Christeson, Reporter

March 22, 2020

One time every year, there comes a day where we are given the excuse to prank our friends and family. The excuse being April Fools' Day. As your're social distancing inside your home, there are many different ways you can prank your friends and family with some household items. 1) Rearrange the dra...

Dreams are a fascinating part of the human brain

Dreams are a fascinating part of the human brain

Katelyn Garrett, Editor-in-Chief

March 3, 2020

“I had the weirdest dream last night” is a phrase many people hear on almost a daily basis. Dreaming is something billions of people do every night, whether it be the best dream they’ve ever had or a nightmare. According to MedicalNewsToday, dreams are stories and images that our minds create wh...

History behind the leap year

History behind the leap year

Abbie Kipp, Advertising Editor

March 1, 2020

Every four years during the second month of the year, February is gifted with an extra day. Although this extra leap day is well known, the history behind the start of this tradition is something most people are unfamiliar with.  According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, around 738 BCE the calendar that was u...

St. Patrick’s Day Treats

St. Patrick’s Day Treats

Grace Hoerstkamp, Advertising Editor

February 29, 2020

March is a month of many exciting landmarks: the start of spring, the last quarter of the school year and spring break. However, March also is the time to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17 in remembrance of the patron saint of Ireland. This holiday is celebrated...

Simply Skin

Simply Skin

Emma Hillermann, Reporter

February 24, 2020

Skin is one of the most important organelles of the body. The skin protects you, skin holds you together, skin allows us to touch. The skin sounds pretty important doesn't it? Taking care of your skin should become a routine. Washing your face will help protect you against acne and oils. If your glands...

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