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WHS theatre performs ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Juniors Finnigan Hess and Audrey Bush perform in the Teacher Feature Wednesday, March 6. “I like that you get to go on stage and be the person that you’re playing,” Hess said. “You don’t have to deal with whatever is in your life.” Playing the part of Lysander and Hermia, the two marry in the end.
March 8, 2019

On March 7, 8 and 9, the WHS theatre program is performing the classic Shakespearean play, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” “I’m really nervous…but I’m excited for those high energy moments...

‘Angsty Teens’ improv club brings acting experience to WHS Theatre Guild

'Angsty Teens' improv club brings acting experience to WHS Theatre Guild
March 4, 2019

‘Angsty Teens,’ the improv club at WHS, was started by a graduated senior three years ago and has helped many future actors in the WHS theatre guild. “My sister and I used to watch ‘Whose Line...

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Senior Samantha Hymer writes reviews for all book genres on the eMissourian. “I try to write one once a week,” Hymer said. “They always have reviews online once a week.
WHS senior writes reviews for eMissourian
February 28, 2019

Reading is a very important aspect of many students' lives. For WHS senior Samantha Hymer, however, reading has a different meaning, as she writes book reviews for a column in the eMissourian. “I...

WHS staff decorates classrooms for the holidays

WHS staff decorates classrooms for the holidays
December 20, 2018

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...

Local bookstore spreads reading spirit

Local bookstore spreads reading spirit
November 24, 2018

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...

Junior pursues passion for drawing

Sarah Simons' latest drawing.
November 17, 2018

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...

Foreign exchange impacts lives of teens

Lyllian Neuberger and French exchange student Louise Treuil pose in front of the St. Louis Arch.
November 1, 2018

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...

WHS theater prepares for musical ‘Guys and Dolls’

Junior Drew Post (left) and senior Ezra Miles (right) rehearse their lines at a theater practice Oct. 22 in the CJ Burger Fine Arts Center in preparation for their upcoming performances in “Guys and Dolls” as characters Nathan Detroit and Sky Masterson.
October 28, 2018

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...

WHS welcomes creativity club

WHS welcomes creativity club
October 25, 2018

“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,...

The Washington Optimist Club looks forward to its newest event

The Washington Optimist Club looks forward to its newest event
October 12, 2018

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...

Leadership class revamps Homecoming

Seniors Haley Oetterer, Jennifer Borgmann and Josie Kleinheider work to send out messages to the Homecoming court.
September 14, 2018

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...

Student explores passion for art

Student explores passion for art
May 9, 2018

  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...

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