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A very unlucky Friday

A very unlucky Friday

Paige Ritson, Reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number 13, and the distress of this number has written reference dating all the way back to the late 1800s. The number before it, 12, has been associated with completeness due to there being 12 months, 12 zodiac signs and 12 labors of Hercules. The true origin to...

‘Sea of Thieves’ offers a new ocean of fun

‘Sea of Thieves’ offers a new ocean of fun

Elyse Nitschke, Editorials Editor

April 5, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

With games like “Fortnite,” now a piece of internet meme culture, and “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds,” better known as “PUBG,” it can be easy for newly released video games to go unnoticed. Microsoft Studio’s latest attempt at catching the interest of its audience came as “Sea of Thie...

Easter traditions throughout countries

Easter traditions throughout countries

Samantha Montgomery, Web Editor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Easter, otherwise known as a time of celebrating religion, free candy and creepy Easter bunny costumes. While kids are visited by the Easter bunny in America, other countries have substantially different ways to celebrate the holiday. According to Reader’s Digest, the children in France receive t...

Main Street Creamery puts the cherry on top

Main Street Creamery puts the cherry on top

Bailey Bair, Sports Editor

March 31, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

I’m a sucker for ice cream and was beyond excited to hear a new ice cream shop was opening. Following the trend of over the top milkshakes, the Main Street Creamery exceeded my expectations. All of the milkshakes have a delicious treat on top, which could be a slice of apple pie, a toasted marshma...

Best ways to spend spring break

Best ways to spend spring break

Elizabeth Busch, Reporter

March 25, 2018


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As spring break approaches, WHS students begin to search for ways to stay entertained on their days off. Here are a few ideas to keep busy during break without spending time and money on traveling out-of-state. Trails and Parks The Riverfront Trail may be closed for construction, but there are st...

The truth about Saint Patrick’s Day

Paige Ritson, Reporter

March 15, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

March 17 marks the day of the Roman Catholic feast in honor of Saint Patrick, and also celebrates Irish culture. Saint Patrick was the patron saint of Ireland who converted thousands of people to Christianity and built churches all across Ireland. He used shamrocks to explain the Holy Trinity and wr...

Black Panther album is on 10

Black Panther album is on 10

Jake Hillermann, Head Reporter

February 27, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

"Black Panther" is a hit, and like many hit movies, it comes with an album. But the "Black Panther" album is entirely original songs by many known singers today with African American descent. The Kendrick Lamar-driven album was first hinted in his music video for “Love” with Zacari who is also in this...

Top 10 memorable Super Bowl halftime shows

Top 10 memorable Super Bowl halftime shows

Katelyn Garrett, Reporter

February 21, 2018


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Halftime shows are sacred to US culture, along with the actual Super Bowl and the famous Super Bowl commercials. However, many people who don’t watch football usually are excited either for the halftime show. Halftime shows can be remembered for good and bad, but people are glad they exist. Here are t...

The 15:17 to disaster

The 15:17 to disaster

Paige Ritson, Reporter

February 13, 2018


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I’m always a sucker for thriller movies, some of my favorites include "Taken," "Atomic Blonde" and "The Expendables." There’s just something I love about the way a thriller movie puts me on the edge of my seat throughout the entire film. But much to my surprise, “The 15:17 to Paris,” directed by ...

‘The Greatest Showman’ captivates audiences

‘The Greatest Showman’ captivates audiences

Samantha Montgomery, Web Editor

January 29, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

When I first heard of the movie “The Greatest Showman,” I was pretty skeptical. I had no plans to see the film until my mom insisted that we should. I walked into the theater with the intent of watching a mediocre movie, sat down and was then too amazed to even eat my popcorn. Little did I know t...

How to take care of your car during the winter

How to take care of your car during the winter

Paige Ritson, Reporter

January 23, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, they also get colder. This harsh, chilling weather can damage your vehicle and may leave you stranded on the side of the road. Taking precautions is always a smart idea whether it’s hot or cold. According to AccuWeather, extreme cold weather pulls voltage fro...

Trending Gifts of 2017

Trending Gifts of 2017

Katelyn Garrett, Reporter

December 14, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Christmas is the time for spending time with friends and family, and also eating as much as you want. Gifts have been a part of the Christmas tradition for as long as anyone can remember. They usually revolve around trendy new items that people have wanted all year. This year, many new changes have occ...

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