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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...

Jacob Pentz playing roller hockey,  I would say when playing tournaments I prefer to play roller [hockey], said Pentz. Photo submitted by Jacob Pentz.

Pentz on Ice

Faith Gardner, Reporter February 24, 2023

Many people around the St. Louis area are fans of the St. Louis Blues hockey team, but not many actually play hockey. However, junior Jacob Pentz is an avid Blues fan and has been playing hockey for many...

Pros and Cons of Real vs. Fake Christmas Trees

Pro’s and Con’s of Real vs. Fake Christmas Trees

Brianna Griffin, Reporter December 19, 2022

Whether you believe in climate change and trying to make a difference or a laid back, convenient Christmas there is always an advantage to one or the other.  Starting at the real tree, straight from...

Daylight Savings Time - Yes or No?

Daylight Savings Time – Yes or No?

Brianna Griffin, Reporter November 29, 2022

In May of 2022 Senate passed a bill mandating a permanent Daylight Savings time. At the time this seen as a good idea but after more careful consideration many were worried about the consequences.   According...

FRCC CAPS Program in Action: Promoting Washington Business Through Tiktok

CaroleAnne Ortmann, reporter November 29, 2022

The CAPS Business program, run by FRCC (Four Rivers Career Center), is living up to its mission statement of having "young businessmen and women develop new companies in our community by inspiring, educating,...

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...

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