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Jaycee Lee Dugard’s “A Stolen Life” portrays a story of survival

Jaycee Lee Dugard’s “A Stolen Life” portrays a story of survival

Kaden Meyer, Opinions Editor April 7, 2021

The book “A Stolen Life” by Jaycee Lee Dugard tells the true story of Dugard’s abduction at age 11 by a pedophile named Phillip Garrido. I picked out the book as a lover of true crime, but came to...

‘And the Mountains Echoed’ shows love persisting

‘And the Mountains Echoed’ shows love persisting

Sophie Nieder, Web Editor March 31, 2021

Family is complicated. In the hustle of everyday life, it can be easy to overlook the struggles and victories our family members experience daily, and only consider how they interact with us at home. In...

How to fix a tunneling candle

How to fix a tunneling candle

Emma Busch, News Editor March 19, 2021

If you’ve ever burned a candle before, you might be familiar with an outer rim of wax that never seems to melt along with the rest of the candle. This stubborn outer rim doesn't let people get the longest...

Gateway nominee sheds light on neglect, racism

Gateway nominee sheds light on neglect, racism

Elena Roewe, Features Editor March 1, 2021

Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson centers around a girl named Claudia preparing to start high school with her best friend, Monday. The summer before eighth grade, Claudia leaves for her grandmother’s...

Protecting Our Planet

Protecting Our Planet

Kaylee Karll, Reporter February 28, 2021

Over the years, we as humans have normalized actions that, little do a lot of us know, are terrorizing our planet. According to a study by, “climate change is the single most serious threat...

Eight fun ways to reuse

Eight fun ways to reuse

Claire Nappier, Reporter February 28, 2021

While climate change continues to be a problem in the world, it’s important to work on lessening the amount of waste we, as a whole, make. While there are many ways to do this, reusing materials with...

The tradition of leap year

The tradition of leap year

Emma Hillermann, Entertainment Editor February 28, 2021

Leap years has been around for ages. Every four years at the end of February, the month extends to 29 instead of 28 days. Even though 2021 is not a leap year, many people still wonder this change exists...

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Score a Scholarship

Abbie Kipp, Advertising Editor February 19, 2021

As the school year comes closer to an end and with college decisions around the corner, many seniors are finding ways to afford college. The easiest way to afford college is to apply for scholarships....

'The Alchemist' provides multiple interpretations for the meaning of life

‘The Alchemist’ provides multiple interpretations for the meaning of life

Kaden Meyer, Opinions Editor February 4, 2021

'The Alchemist' by Paulo Coelho was only published in 1988 but has quickly become a classic. The book depicts the journey of a young shepherd with a dream to reach the Egyptian Pyramids. He falls in...

Part of the Katy Trail in Missouri

Outdoor locations for a clear mind

Kyle Meyer, Reporter January 31, 2021

February is right around the corner, as well as five day in-person learning. For some students, this may relieve stress by having more time in the classroom and being closer to staff that can help with...

Natalie Nothum poses with her mom after picking out their Christmas tree.

Keeping Up Traditions

Abbie Kipp, Advertising Editor December 15, 2020

The holiday season is full of happiness and traditions. For these WHS students, it wouldn't be the holidays unless they upheld their traditions. Senior Paige Robinson- “My favorite Christmas...

Keeping up the holiday spirit while social distancing

Kaden Meyer, Opinions Editor December 7, 2020

Without being able to see your extended family or go shopping for presents this year, the holiday cheer may feel muted. Here are some things I have been doing to get myself in the holiday spirit, which...

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