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October recognizes sensory processing disorder awareness

McKenzie Dohm, Sports and Photo Editor

October 31, 2018


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October is National Sensory Processing Awareness Month. Sensory processing disorders, also known as SPDs, affect one in 20 individuals, yet many people are unaware of what these disorders truly are. According to the Star Institute, sensory processing disorders are neurological disorders where sensory ...

WHS watches ‘Angst’

WHS watches ‘Angst’

Sophie Koritz, Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2018


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It is not every day that over 1,000 students and teachers watch a movie at the same time during the school day. However, Washington High School did just that Oct. 24. During first hour, faculty and students watched a documentary to raise awareness about anxiety among teenagers called "Angst." “We have a...

President Trump tests emergency communication system

President Trump tests emergency communication system

Sophie Koritz, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2018


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If you have had a smartphone, you know that occasionally you will receive blaring alerts notifying either a missing child, hazardous weather, etc. However, now there is a new alert that can be sent to all citizens across the United States from President Donald Trump with help from the Federal Emergency...

Food service brings new breakfast opportunity to WHS students

Food service brings new breakfast opportunity to WHS students

Willa Reust, Editorials Editor

September 28, 2018


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From the time alarms chime to the moment students walk through the doors of WHS, many teens can’t find the time to sit down to a meal, much less a healthy fruit or yogurt needed to set themselves up for success. But with a new breakfast bar in the guidance lobby, students can receive a fast and healt...

Greitens indicted with first degree felony

Greitens indicted with first degree felony

Olivia Robinson, Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2018


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On Feb. 23, 2018, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted with the first degree felony of invasion of privacy. According to the Missouri Court System, this is due to the blackmail and sexual misconduct allegations that arose in January. Greitens and his wife, Sheena, immediately issued the foll...

WHS students compete in WYSE competition, taking first place

WHS students compete in WYSE competition, taking first place

Bailey Bair, Sports Editor

February 28, 2018


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A team comprised of mostly seniors and several underclassmen brought home first place at the local Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering competition. Local schools such as Borgia and Union were also at this event. “There is a small group and a large group that competes, and we're part of th...

Recap of Team USA’s Olympic medals 2018

Recap of Team USA’s Olympic medals 2018

Elizabeth Busch, Reporter

February 19, 2018


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While another week of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games still awaits, several athletes have already triumphed in their events for Team USA. As of Sunday, Feb. 18, US Olympians from snowboarding to skiing have secured a total of 10 medals for their country. Out of Team USA’s 10 medals, half are gold....

Flu strikes the St. Louis area

Flu strikes the St. Louis area

McKenzie Dohm, Reporter

January 31, 2018


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The St. Louis area is currently facing a record high number of influenza cases, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch. In the last week of 2017, St. Louis County was home to a record breaking 1,304 cases of the flu, which is the highest number of cases ever recorded in one week in the county. Sinc...

School district invests in new security system

School district invests in new security system

Paige Ritson, Reporter

November 29, 2017


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Most of the doors around school have obtained new locking systems which consist of a keycard scanner, and people are wondering why they are necessary and how they work. “About two weeks ago, maybe three, most of the doors have gotten all the access that they need,” assistant principal Shawn Wal...

Hundreds of WHS students support boys soccer team at State

Hundreds of WHS students support boys soccer team at State

Sophie Koritz, Jake Hillermann, and Elizabeth Busch

November 11, 2017


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It’s not every day that Washington High School’s student section, The Flock, has more than 300 students chanting and cheering for fellow Blue Jays, but then again it’s not every day that the boys soccer team advances to the Final Four State Competition. On Friday, Nov. 10, over 280 students and ...

WHS student section gets praise, controversy for name change

WHS student section gets praise, controversy for name change

Sophie Koritz, Features Editor

August 21, 2017


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In the bleachers of the Washington High School student section on Aug. 18, an unknowing crowd of students cheered for the WHS football team for the last time under the name of Blue Jay 6th Man. The next day the WHS student section tweeted several tweets about making changes and released a poll asking for ...

St. Louis and its ‘ceiling shattering’ mayor election

St. Louis and its ‘ceiling shattering’ mayor election

Elyse Nitschke, Reporter

May 8, 2017


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The 18 of April 2017 became a historical day as democrat mayor candidate Lyda Krewson was inaugurated into office, a win she said "shattered a ceiling." Being the first female mayor of St. Louis, and the first new mayor in 16 years, Krewson’s win is refreshing, hopeful to bring bright change to the c...

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