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The history and impact of Lent, Ash Wednesday

The history and impact of Lent, Ash Wednesday

Jadyn Whittall, Reporter

March 31, 2020

There are many different religions throughout the world. The Catholic religion is probably the most common that celebrates Lent and Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is a Christian holy day of prayer and fasting, which is the first day of Lent. The word ‘Lent’ actually means March, which is the month ...

Student-created game sweeps across campus

Student-created game sweeps across campus

Emma Hillermann, Reptorter

March 30, 2020

A new game has taken Washington High School by storm. A game called “Assassins,” created by Levi Weber, Cameron McElhaney and Jeremiah Broadbent, a large number of students have become involved in the new game.  “We got the game from the TV show 'iCarly' on Nickelodeon,” Weber said.  ...

Former tennis amateur-pro coaches in hometown

Former tennis amateur-pro coaches in hometown

Sophie Nieder, Reporter

March 19, 2020

As spring break draws to a close, many students are looking for ways to hold onto their first taste of summer by getting outside. A great activity to try might be tennis lessons, taught by tennis coach Mark Lohan. Lohan has traveled to several states playing tennis, but he first discovered his love of...

Post preserves memories by recording YouTube videos

Post preserves memories by recording YouTube videos

Emma Busch, Reporter

March 3, 2020

Watching YouTube videos is one of the many things some students do in their free time, and senior Drew Post not only likes watching YouTube videos, but he also enjoys making them.  “I've been recording videos kind of my whole life. My sister would always steal the video camera and then we would ...

WHS teacher performs in ECC musical

WHS teacher performs in ECC musical

Elena Roewe, Reporter

March 2, 2020

At WHS, students are typically well-informed of the plays and musicals the theatre group will be presenting. Many students show their support by attending the productions and cheering on those who make it happen. This time, however, one of the school's own staff members participated in a musical on he...

Scholar Bowl scores again

Scholar Bowl scores again

Kaylee Karll, Reporter

February 24, 2020

On Feb. 15, a WHS Scholar Bowl team competed at Washington University and placed fourth out of 36 teams. The teams were split into six groups of six, and WHS was placed to compete against Parkway West B, South Callaway, Glendale White, John Burroughs and Mexico A. The four students on the WHS team w...

Building a ‘community of readers’

Building a ‘community of readers’

Elizabeth Derner, Reporter

February 24, 2020

Books labeled “C. Flynn” circulate WHS, home to the bookshelf-lined Room 1514 where students have access to English teacher Colin Flynn’s classroom library of over 2,000 books. Flynn started building the classroom library and implementing independent reading time in 2016 after reading Book Love...

A future firefighter among the flock

A future firefighter among the flock

Emma Hillermann, Reporter

November 9, 2019

Among the students walking the halls at WHS, there is one student in particular who risks his life every day to serve his community with the Marthasville Volunteer Fire Department . Junior Sam Backhaus, who is the son of the Marthasville Volunteer Fire Department Chief, has been doing training for ove...

Brinker embraces artistic talent

Brinker embraces artistic talent

Willa Reust, Editor-in-chief

October 29, 2019

Senior Joette Brinker has found their passion at an early age—art. By experimenting with different techniques and mediums, along with learning from the critiques of others, Brinker has not only improved as an artist, but developed their own signature style. “I am really into mixed media art, whic...

WHS Sixth Man tailgates become a success

WHS Sixth Man tailgates become a success

Katelyn Garrett, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2019

This past school year, the Blue Jay Sixth Man decided to start tailgates again after a few years of just going to the game.  “They did [the tailgates] our freshman year, and they were always cool because it brought everyone to the game before and it got more people to be at the student section...

Influential 19

Influential 19

McKenzie Dohm, Sports and Photo Editor

May 19, 2019

Making Music in Advanced Woodworking

Making Music in Advanced Woodworking

McKenzie Dohm, Sports and Photo Editor

March 30, 2019

Over two months ago, junior Landon Zack started a new project that would combine two of his passions—music and advanced woodworking. After taking woodworking classes with Jesse Anderson since his freshman year, Zack has developed his skills and used them to create pieces that are both functional...

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