The Advocate

WHS addresses homeless needs

WHS addresses homeless needs

Jennifer Somers, Reporter

March 21, 2016


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According to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, homeless youth are defined as “individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.” Within WHS alone, there are currently six homeless students. “The homeless situation has increased since I began as a counselor here,”...

Custodians work hard to keep campus clean

Danielle Scharfenberg, Reporter

March 21, 2016


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You see them in cafeterias emptying trash bins and sweeping away food debris. You see them in bathrooms wiping mirrors and mopping floors. You see them raising the flags on cold mornings and replacing or fixing light units so students are not left to study in the dark. They are the custodians of WHS,...

Social media may be more detrimental than students think

Samantha Welch, Advertising Editor

March 21, 2016


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Today we have many online sites like Lumen, Google Classroom and Schoology that enhance students’ learning experiences. Social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, though, are more widely used. With these sites at our fingertips, we can contact someone and within seconds get...

Hands-free devices still distract

Danielle Scharfenberg, Reporter

March 21, 2016


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The threat of distracted driving is apparent, especially among today’s youth. Many cell phone providers--including AT&T with their recent ‘It Can Wait’ campaign- have encouraged commuters to pull over before attending to their devices. Now society faces a new threat: hands-free devices. ...

Winter Guard Recap

Jonah Jensen, Reporter

March 21, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports

With 14 hour-45 minute practices spread out through the week between varsity and JV Winter Guard, plus many other hours of practicing on their own, Winter Guard requires much work. Through this hard work, Winter Guard achieved success in competition this year. According to choreographer Rich Kim, the var...

WHS teacher wins national award

Jonah Jensen, Reporter

March 21, 2016


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Most people at WHS know Michelle Turner as the broadcast adviser, the class that produces “Blue Jay Journal TV,” and the photography teacher. This year, however, the Journalism Education Association (JEA) knows her as the 2016 National Broadcast Adviser of the Year. Turner, after being named a...

WHS students abuzz for March Madness

Danielle Scharfenberg, Reporter

March 21, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports

March Madness came to be on March 27, 1939, when the University of Oregon defeated Ohio State University 46-33 during the first ever National College Athletic Association [NCAA] tournament. This became known as the Final Four tournament, which has since expanded both in size and popularity to become t...

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