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WHS staff decorates classrooms for the holidays

WHS staff decorates classrooms for the holidays

McKenzie Dohm, Sports and Photo Editor

December 20, 2018


Filed under Features, Multimedia

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially in a few classrooms here at WHS, thanks to staff that are making school feel a little more festive during this season. "I just think it creates a warm atmosphere and the kids seem to like it," English teacher Jocelyn Coates said. "I just think...

Local bookstore spreads reading spirit

Local bookstore spreads reading spirit

Emeline Heimos, Reporter

November 24, 2018


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An independent neighborhood bookstore found a great way to bring a community together with one sole purpose: sharing a love for reading. Neighborhood Reads is a local bookstore located across from the Washington Public Library. Dawn Kitchell, owner of Neighborhood Reads, opened the store in June of 2017. ...

Junior pursues passion for drawing

Junior pursues passion for drawing

Samantha Montgomery, Web Editor

November 17, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

For most high schoolers, art is seen as a hobby. For others, it’s seen as a class or maybe as a way to pass the time. However, for WHS junior Sarah Simons, art is seen as a passion. “When I was little, I really liked animals and I liked to draw animals,” said Simons. “Drawing a lot of ani...

Foreign exchange impacts lives of teens

Foreign exchange impacts lives of teens

Emeline Heimos, Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

For many, considering living in a different country seems terrifying. However, for those brave enough to try out the experience, foreign exchange can be an exciting way to immerse yourself into a language and culture. So while it may seem scary, the experiences are often more positive than negative. ...

WHS theater prepares for musical ‘Guys and Dolls’

WHS theater prepares for musical ‘Guys and Dolls’

Elizabeth Busch, Features Editor

October 28, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Twenty years ago, the WHS theater troupe performed “Guys and Dolls” in the newly built CJ Burger Fine Arts Center. The current WHS theater troupe is preparing to honor this anniversary Nov. 8-10 by performing the same musical. "Guys and Dolls" is a romantic comedy set in New York and Havana around...

WHS welcomes creativity club

WHS welcomes creativity club

Alyssa Luecke, Reporter

October 25, 2018


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“Create, Inspire, Give.” This is a new motto to look for this year at WHS. With her creation of Creativity Club, junior Joette Brinker has a plan to bring people together through the passion of art. “Basically, our mission is to use any creative means, any creative skill or idea to help peopl...

The Washington Optimist Club looks forward to its newest event

The Washington Optimist Club looks forward to its newest event

Paige Ritson, Reporter

October 12, 2018


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On Oct. 19, the Washington Parks Department and Washington Optimist Club will be showing “Wonder” in the park and hosting food trucks at the Washington Fairground, the movie starting at dusk and the food trucks available from 5-8 p.m. The Night Club group, a club within the original Optimist C...

Leadership class revamps Homecoming

Leadership class revamps Homecoming

Sophie Koritz, Editor-in-Chief

September 14, 2018


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When looking around the hallways of WHS during the week of Sept. 10, one may notice students dressed up in beach gear, twinning with a teacher or wearing clothes from decades ago. All of these students are participating in the Homecoming spirit week in hopes to win a ticket to the dance. However, if one l...

Student explores passion for art

Student explores passion for art

Sophie Koritz, Features Editor

May 9, 2018


Filed under Features, Multimedia, Showcase

  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...

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