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Spirit week at WHS

Spirit week at WHS

Paige Ritson, Reporter

December 20, 2018

Spirit week is known to definitely get Washington High School students pumped up for the upcoming game and seeing as this is my last high school spirit week ever, I wanted to capture some photos of the students and faculty getting excited for winter break. Monday started off with Pajama day, and whethe...

Commanding History

Commanding History

George Smith, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Well, this review is late to the party. On June 6, 2016, Paradox Interactive released their newest game "Hearts of Iron IV." And I have to say that this is one of the most fun games I have ever played. If you're a big RTS (Real Time Strategy) fan or WWII fan such as myself, you will enjoy this gam...

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ will rock you right out of your movie seat

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ will rock you right out of your movie seat

Paige Ritson, Reporter

November 23, 2018

With only 62 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and an 8.4 out of 10 on IMDb, the drama biography “Bohemian Rhapsody” scored high in my personal opinion. Farrokh Bulsara, also known as Freddie Mercury, was played by actor Rami Malek who did a stunning job in representing Freddie for who he was and who ...

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ stuns audiences with puzzling plotlines, spectacular special effects

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ stuns audiences with puzzling plotlines, spectacular special effects

Elizabeth Busch, Features Editor

November 23, 2018

Since the release of the highly anticipated sequel of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” fans have continued to flock to theaters, hoping to experience yet another magical adventure into the world of Harry Potter. Unfortunately, while the movie’s visual effects soared, its plot was scattered...

New Grinch movie shows great detail in its titular character

New Grinch movie shows great detail in its titular character

Jake Hillermann, Head Reporter

November 11, 2018

With Dr. Seuss’ "The Grinch," I was a little worried about the new content restrictions ruining a movie line I loved ever since first seeing the 2000 live-action and 1966 cartoon as a child being completely re-made in Dr. Seuss’ children's book world through animation. However, I let nostalgia get th...

Shane Dawson creates controversy with ‘The Mind of Jake Paul’

Shane Dawson creates controversy with ‘The Mind of Jake Paul’

Katelyn Garrett, Entertainment Editor

November 5, 2018

     Shane Dawson is one person that has a pretty moving and touching docuseries on YouTube. Yet this past month, this docuseries has been different. From fans slamming him on social media, stating how they weren’t promoting the series to other YouTubers saying how he shouldn’t give any more fa...

Washington, Missouri isn’t so boring after all

Washington, Missouri isn’t so boring after all

Samantha Montgomery, Web Editor

October 25, 2018

Washington, Mo. is a small town that sits on the Missouri River, otherwise known as the jewel of Franklin County. You may be wondering, “Well if the town is so small, what is there to do?” There’s actually more hidden under the surface than you might think. The town is missing things that its neighbor...

‘Scythe’ ensnares its audience

‘Scythe’ ensnares its audience

Elizabeth Busch, Features Editor

September 30, 2018

In his young adult science fiction novel “Scythe,” Neal Shusterman enthralls readers with a tale of two young teenagers living on an Earth where natural death by age has ceased to exist. To prevent the overpopulation of the planet, individuals called scythes are required to execute humans, and...

‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ is just another cliche love story

‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ is just another cliche love story

Katelyn Garrett, Entertainment Editor

September 30, 2018

The hottest movie of the summer. Very positive reviews from teenagers all over the internet. Starring the newly popular teen “heartthrob” Noah Centineo. Yes, we’re talking about the insanely popular Netflix original movie "To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before." Sit back, get some popcorn and enj...

Taylor Swift continues Reputation Stadium Tour

Taylor Swift continues Reputation Stadium Tour

Madilynn Kipp, Editor-in-Chief

September 30, 2018

“Are you ready for it,” Taylor sang as she walked on stage. And the answer was no. We weren’t ready for the night that was just getting started… Taylor Swift won our hearts, yet again, at the Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour Tuesday, Sept. 18. From her new songs, her props, her outfit chan...

Ariana Grande sweetens the music business

Ariana Grande sweetens the music business

Samantha Montgomery, Web Editor

September 24, 2018

All I have to say is, wow. Let’s all give a big applause to Ariana Grande. Her voice is absolutely incredible, as are her songs. I can’t even express how much I love her new album, “Sweetener.” Let’s bring this back to one of the first songs she released for this album, “No Tears Left T...

‘H2O’ by Virginia Bergin will leave you thirsty for more

‘H2O’ by Virginia Bergin will leave you thirsty for more

Paige Ritson, Reporter

September 7, 2018

Set in a future apocalyptic world, Ruby, nicknamed Ru by her friends, is only 15 and has to grow up quickly or die. When Ruby was younger, a huge asteroid was barreling toward Earth and the government decided to send a missile to blow it up, saving Earth. While people rejoiced, they never thought th...

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