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Hitting 100 Wins

Hitting 100 Wins

Brynne Pearcy, Editor-in-Chief February 12, 2024

On Jan. 13 at Rockwood Summit High School, junior Maggie Ortmann hit 100 wins in her wrestling career. Hitting 100 wins is a huge achievement that not everyone can celebrate in their high school career....

Overdone New Years Resolutions of 2024

Overdone New Year’s Resolutions of 2024

CaroleAnne Ortmann, Sports Editor January 31, 2024

As the new year begins, so does the start of your resolutions.     Gym memberships skyrocket in January as individuals pledge to sculpt their dream bodies. Yet, by February, many pay for memberships...

Taylor Swift 1989 Vault Tracks Review

Taylor Swift 1989 Vault Tracks Review

Brianna Griffin, Reporter December 20, 2023

On October 27, 2023, Taylor Swift re-released her 2014 pop hit album, 1989. Originally, there were only 16 re-recorded songs on the album that got released; now, we have an extra five songs in addition....

Holiday Events at Purina

Katie Oreskovic, Reporter December 19, 2023

Each year, dog lovers surrounding the St. Louis area gather at Purina farms for a dog-friendly Halloween festival. The Howl-O-Ween festival offers games, shows, and treats for owners and their dogs to...

Winter Care Tips For Your Beloved Houseplant Friends

Katie Oreskovic, Reporter December 19, 2023

It's the time of year when the land begins to adopt the winter landscape, the grass blanketed in a sheet of ice, the air crisp and thin. This change in weather poses some challenges for plant owners. The...

Photograph taken by Jon Bauer

Marching into the End

Connor Blackwood, Features Editor November 2, 2023

This past weekend, the Pride of Washington marching band closed out their season with the highest score and placement in the program’s history. The band scored a 78.2 and 21st out of the 66 bands that...

Homecoming Themes and Dress Apparrell

Homecoming Themes and Dress Apparrell

Brianna Griffin, Reporter October 2, 2023

School tradition usually follows that with every school activity there is a theme and that theme is followed through a certain dress code. Take for example, at every Washington High School event there...

Spring Festivities Around Washington

May 4, 2023

Nestled along the twists and turns of the Missouri river, the town of Washington offers a variety of spring oriented events and activities for all to indulge in. Whether you aim to enjoy the weather through...

Best Summer Spots in Washington Missouri

Best Summer Spots in Washington Missouri

CaroleAnne Ortmann, Reporter May 1, 2023

The Midwest is known for having some of the most beautiful natural sights in the nation. Knowing this we should start to appreciate these sights this summer. So I have compiled a list of places close by...

Whats New in Marthasville?

What’s New in Marthasville?

Connor Blackwood, Reporter April 3, 2023

Across the river, the small town of Marthasville has seen some recent development in its historic buildings. Multiple businesses have moved into the town's iconic buildings and revitalized them, creating...

Photo taken by WHS Golf Coach Tim Buschmann

The Shot Everyone Wants to Make

Brynne Pearcy, Sports/Online/Social Media Editor March 31, 2023

On March 30, 2023, junior Jackson Straatmann made an impressive swing that lead him to make the best shot possible in the sport of golf. While practicing Straatmann made a hole-in-one at Wolf Hollow Golf...

2023 Grammy Award Winners

2023 Grammy Award Winners

Brianna Griffin, Reporter February 28, 2023

Every year, a gala like event is hosted that distributes awards to the most famous and talented singers, actors and performers. Within these awards we have many categories and many contenders for the most...

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