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Molly Eckelkamp named NOYS youth correspondent adviser

Molly Eckelkamp named NOYS youth correspondent adviser

Jonah Jensen, Head Reporter

October 27, 2016


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The National Organization for Youth Safety [NOYS] is an organization whose mission, according to their online website, is to build partnerships that save lives, prevent injuries and promote safe and healthy lifestyles among all youth while encouraging youth empowerment and leadership. Junior Molly Eckelkamp wa...

Seniors begin to say goodbye

Seniors begin to say goodbye

Sophie Koritz, Reporter

October 27, 2016


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Every new school year the underclassmen start to say goodbye to the seniors.  One of the first ways the students begin to say goodbye is Senior Night—a time of recognition for the seniors involved in extracurricular activities. At the football game Oct. 14, 19 football players, two cheerleaders, five...

Teacher Feature

Teacher Feature

Jonah Jensen and Samantha Welch

October 19, 2016


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This year, WHS has gained 11 teachers as part of the Blue Jay family. Five of them were listed in our October issue and here are the other six. Questions How long have you been teaching? Why do you enjoy teaching? What made you want to be a teacher? What do you want your kids to take out ...

WHS Quiz Bowl ranks 23rd in nation

WHS Quiz Bowl ranks 23rd in nation

Jonah Jensen, Head Reporter

October 11, 2016


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Seniors Cole Phinney, Joe Stitz, Matt Chalem and Matt Dew are a part of a nationally ranked Quiz Bowl team based right here in the halls of WHS. The four-man team was ranked 23rd in the nation according to High School Quiz Bowl Rankings website after being ranked 34th at the end of last season. ...

Senior class makes Powderpuff history

Senior class makes Powderpuff history

Olivia Robinson, Features Editor

September 30, 2016


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On Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, the graduating class of 2017 made WHS history. The senior class won the annual Homecoming Powderpuff game 39-19, coming out on top for two years in a row. The junior class scored the first touchdown early into the 40 minute game. However, after the first senior possess...

Summer break may not benefit students

Summer break may not benefit students

Hannah Ziegler, Editor-in-Chief

September 30, 2016


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Is year-round or traditional schooling more beneficial for students? Is one way or another easier for parents? According to Niche, 10 percent of all public schools in the nation do year-round schooling, meaning there are three trimesters with a two to three week break in-between each trimester. ...

Graduates of Labadie Elementary revisit their past

Jonah Jensen, Head Reporter

September 22, 2016


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Coloring books, nap times, recess, movies and the essential education foundation for the rest of your life. Elementary school presents all of these things, and high school students wish to be back to the simple times of elementary school. This wish came true for 23 seniors that graduated from Labadie E...

Students petition to rename WHS

Students petition to rename WHS

Spencer Johnson

September 7, 2016


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Four months ago, a zoo worker at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden killed the western lowland gorilla Harambe after a child fell in his enclosure. Now, students at WHS are seeking to pay their respects in an unorthodox manner; over 600 people have backed a petition to rename WHS to “Harambe Mem...

Sophomore Ryan Hill wins national writing award

May 19, 2016


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Every year, hundreds of thousands of young writers diligently craft and submit novels, short stories, drawings and other forms of artistic expression in hopes that they will be recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, a nearly century-old program sponsored by the Alliance for Young Artis...

WHS Honors Past Leadership Student

Mekenna Wieda, Reporter

May 11, 2016


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“I watched him go from being a freshman that didn’t necessarily appreciate being here to a student who, because he was suddenly very, very ill, appreciated every chance he had to be here at school. He persevered,” art teacher Michelle Turner said. “He was better at handing in homework that kids...

Industrial technology teacher retraces grandfather’s legacy

Spencer Johnson, Reporter

April 1, 2016


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Following over a decade of research, industrial technology teacher Lou Baczewski traveled to France, Luxembourg, Belgium and Germany in June 2015 to honor his grandfather Louis Baczewski, an army veteran from World War II and member of the 3rd Armored Division. Baczewski’s trip, called the “Path of th...

Lottery fantasies lead to very real problems

Kostas Kakadiaris, Reporter

March 21, 2016


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Paying off debts, going on vacation, quitting your job and spending time with the people and things you care most about can all be made a reality with the help of the lottery. Winning the lottery is a miracle for anyone with financial issues, but what about the players that don’t get a happy...

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