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Student explores passion for art

Student explores passion for art

Sophie Koritz, Features Editor

May 9, 2018


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  When senior Olivia Tucker was a child, she would receive comic books, but unlike her other peers, Tucker would draw herself into the story. Tucker would illustrate a new comic strip where “The Fantastic Four” and her would go on new adventures to solve new problems. She could spend ho...

National Autism Awareness Month

National Autism Awareness Month

McKenzie Dohm, Reporter

April 16, 2018


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The month of April is nationally recognized as Autism Awareness Month. Autism is a bio-neurological developmental disability that affects nearly 1 in every 68 children, according to the National Autism Association. A diagnosis of autism normally takes place at a young age, and it means something dif...

The Influential 18

The Influential 18

McKenzie Dohm, Reporter

March 22, 2018


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Biomedical science students host blood drive

Biomedical science students host blood drive

Willa Reust, Reporter

March 19, 2018


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Biomedical science classes organized the WHS spring blood drive held March 19 to help those in need. Project Lead the Way students were able to gain medical experience while helping the community. “When we talk about medical issues, we don’t usually get to see the patients, but today they get...

All Abilities Athletics expands, continues to impact community

All Abilities Athletics expands, continues to impact community

McKenzie Dohm, Reporter

March 4, 2018


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Almost a year ago, history was made on the grounds of WHS when All Abilities Athletics held its first official event on its campus’ football field and track. All Abilities Athletics was started by Chris Homyk, the father of a child with autism. After his son attended similar groups in St. Louis, Ch...

Theater, orchestra and choir…Oh my!

Theater, orchestra and choir…Oh my!

Sophie Koritz, Features Editor

February 26, 2018


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Junior Ezra Miles is not the average high schooler. He may hang out with his friends, take challenging AP classes and like creating memes, similar to many others his age, but Miles is the only WHS student who partakes in Chamber Choir, orchestra and the theater program.   “I’ve been doing orchestra since the fif...

WHS Scholar Bowl team challenges students, wins GAC title

WHS Scholar Bowl team challenges students, wins GAC title

Sophie Koritz, Features Editor

February 20, 2018


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Washington High School is home to many teams—ranging from football to golf to swim—but one team specifically challenges students’ academic ability while still allowing them to engage with teammates. The WHS Scholar Bowl team challenges students on their ability to answer a variety of questions r...

Student signs off of social media

Student signs off of social media

Olivia Robinson, Editor-in-Chief

February 2, 2018


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The new year means new resolutions, taking time out for yourself and a fresh start to new opportunities and a new year. One WHS junior took this opportunity to find more time for herself by signing off of social media. "A lot of my time was on social media," Ayers said. "I wasn't feeling good about...

WHS student takes gaming to new level

WHS student takes gaming to new level

Bailey Bair, Sports Editor

January 31, 2018


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For the majority of students, as soon as the final bell rings they rush home to try and relax from the hectic school day. This involves laying in bed watching Netflix, playing on their phones or playing video games. For one local student, this hobby developed into so much more. “I’ve been semi-pr...

WHS STEM classes multiply opportunities for students

WHS STEM classes multiply opportunities for students

Elizabeth Busch and Sophie Koritz

December 14, 2017


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The world is constantly growing and becoming more connected—thanks greatly to technology. However, technology has not always been around. Famous innovators who defied the status quo like Steve Wozniak, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were high schoolers once. In an effort to inspire the high schoolers o...

Student spreads Christmas spirit

Student spreads Christmas spirit

Willa Reust, Reporter

December 12, 2017


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The stress of finals leaves every student in need of a little cheer. When looking for a smile, keep a lookout for sophomore Chloe Weiss and her festive attire. In the true spirit of Christmas, Weiss has devoted her December wardrobe to one item—Christmas sweaters. “I started wearing Christmas s...

WHS family dedicates their life to Jiu Jitsu

WHS family dedicates their life to Jiu Jitsu

Katelyn Garrett, Reporter

December 1, 2017


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Does your family have family traditions that you do every year? Well this family has a “tradition” every day, five days a week: training for competitions, meeting new people and encouraging others to try the sport of Jiu Jitsu. The Luecke family have been practicing jiu jitsu at Gracie Barra...

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