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Freshmen march to a new beat this year

November 2, 2016

For the first time in recent years, the freshmen class are now a part of the Washington Marching Blue Jay Band and are getting used to the challenges that come with being a Blue Jay marching band member....

Fall musical ‘White Christmas’ switches to ‘Singin’ In The Rain’

Fall musical 'White Christmas' switches to 'Singin' In The Rain'
October 31, 2016

Putting on a play isn’t an easy thing to do. A lot could go wrong, such as a being short on practices and losing the rights to the play that is already underway. “The play was changed because we...

Who is Bernie the Blue Jay?

Who is Bernie the Blue Jay?
October 30, 2016

The true embodiment of school spirit and loyal mascot to Washington High School is our beloved Bernie the Blue Jay. But who is the person behind the beak putting on the suit before all of the varsity football...

Molly Eckelkamp named NOYS youth correspondent adviser

Molly Eckelkamp named NOYS youth correspondent adviser
October 27, 2016

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...

Seniors begin to say goodbye

Senior cheerleader Emily Groppe cheers on the sideline at the Oct. 14 football game.
October 27, 2016

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...

Teacher Feature

October 19, 2016

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...

WHS Quiz Bowl ranks 23rd in nation

WHS Quiz Bowl ranks 23rd in nation
October 11, 2016

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...

Senior class makes Powderpuff history

Senior Cassidy Nurnberger breaks away for a 85 yard touchdown on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016.
September 30, 2016

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...

Summer break may not benefit students

A screenshot of the 2016-2017 academic calendar.
September 30, 2016

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,...

Graduates of Labadie Elementary revisit their past

September 22, 2016

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...

Students petition to rename WHS

Students petition to rename WHS
September 7, 2016

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...

Sophomore Ryan Hill wins national writing award

May 19, 2016

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...

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