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Senior Julia Donnelly running at the Missouri State Cross Country Championships in Columbia, Missouri on Friday, November 4.

Donnelly Dominates in State Cross Country

Faith Gardner, Reporter November 22, 2022

On Friday, Nov. 4, the Missouri State Cross Country Championships was held in Columbia, Missouri. Senior Julia Donnelly placed second out of over 160 runners, completing with a time of 18:52. Donnelly...

Juniors Olivia Zastrow (far left), Alayna Royal (second left), Abigail Gilliat ( second right) and Jillian Huellinghoff (far right) are presenting their social media campaign to the directors on the board of Downtown Washington.

Is the CAPS business program really worth it?

CaroleAnne Ortmann, Reporter November 2, 2022

Four Rivers Career Center offers 2 to 3-hour college credit, career-based programs that high school students in the region have the opportunity to attend. FRCC's mission is that they “strive to be a...

Alyssa Repke and Teagan Zeh pose for a picture. I feel like [people] would be a lot more stressed out if we werent there. Repke said.  They enjoyed managing the cross country team this year.

Behind the Scenes: Cross Country Managers

Danielle Newhouse, Reporter October 31, 2022

Cross Country season just ended and when taking a look back on the season there are two girls you might not ever hear about, who are an important part of the team. Sophomores Teagan Zeh and Alyssa Repke...

Musicians of WHS

Musicians of WHS

Ellie Reinken, Reporter October 31, 2022

Many students within Washington High School show their creativity through music, whether it be playing an instrument on their own, being involved in band or orchestra, or listening to music.  Junior...

Photo Courtesy of Charts by Emily Barone from TIME

Why this Year’s Flu is hitting hard, And How to Prevent It

Brianna Griffin October 28, 2022

This years flu virus came early and is hitting harder than ever, and in turn it is insanely important to protect the public that has compromised immune systems. This is the first time in almost 2 years,...

Shining The Spotlight on a New Teacher at WHS

Shining The Spotlight on a New Teacher at WHS

Brynne Pearcy, Sports/Social Media/Online Editor October 5, 2022

As the school year begins, so does one of the new English teachers, Mrs. Martin. Washington High School welcomed the new teacher at the beginning of the second semester of the last school year. She may...

Houseplants: A Healthy Hobby

Katie Oreskovic, Reporter October 4, 2022

Humans are incredibly conscious beings, filled with constant thoughts-many of which include stressors. Various hobbies can help us unwind and reduce tension, all while having a good time. A thriving trend...

Photo courtesy of Cal Poly Physics

A+ Tutoring at Washington High School

Brendan Smith, Features Editor September 26, 2022

If you are an attendee of Washington High School or Middle School, in some of your classes you may have noticed that there are some students that help out the teacher directly. These students are A plus...

The Flock leaders (front) cheer on the Washington Blue Jay Varsity football team against Holt for Hick Night on September 8th, 2022. We all come up with [theme] ideas that havent really been done before, said Inman.

WHS Student Section Acquires New Senior Leaders

Megan Jones, Reporter September 26, 2022

The Washington High School student section, known as The Flock among students, have replaced last year’s members with eight excited and enthusiastic new leaders for the 2022 and 2023 athletic year. “This...

A Personal Look in the mind of Artist Emma George: A Senior at Washington High School

Brianna Griffin, Reporter September 22, 2022

Art has potential to be incredibly impactful on the person you become. More often than not artists use art as an expression of their thoughts and feelings, however some people don’t think that’s necessarily...

2022 Retiring WHS Staff

2022 Retiring WHS Staff

Rachel Derner , Reporter May 25, 2022

Carla Campbell Washington High School teacher Carla Campbell is retiring after a 17-year career in Special Education. Throughout her time as a teacher, Campbell has been inspired by students’ persistence...

Students open up about mental health, seeking help

Students open up about mental health, seeking help

Sophie Nieder, Editor-in-Chief March 27, 2022

Throughout high school, students are bound to experience a wide variety of intense emotions: joy, loneliness, excitement, embarrassment and more. However, how do you know when the intensity and prolonging...

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