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Leadership members host spring blood drive

Leadership members host spring blood drive

Mackenzie Lawyer, Reporter April 1, 2021

Every year, the Washington High School leadership class hosts their annual spring blood drive. Due to COVID-19, they were not able to have one last year. However, because they lost that opportunity, they...

FFA students qualify for state

FFA students qualify for state

Jadyn Whittall, Photo Editor March 31, 2021

In April, some of the students in FFA who qualified for a competition based on their Supervised Agricultural Experience Project will be recognized. This opportunity is exciting to these students, but what...

SDOW prepares for COVID-19 vaccination clinic

SDOW prepares for COVID-19 vaccination clinic

Claire Nappier, Reporter March 24, 2021

Schools in the Washington area are taking the next step to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by administering the Moderna vaccine in a district-wide clinic.  “The clinic will be at the Blue Jay...

U.S. COVID death tolls pass 500,000

U.S. COVID death tolls pass 500,000

Ben Tobben, Sports Editor February 28, 2021

With COVID-19 taking the world by storm in 2020, the war against the virus continues on. With a large spike of cases in the past few months as winter and the holiday season went on, the death tolls rose...

Students cheer on the basketball team earlier this season.

COVID changes Courtwarming

Mackenzie Lawyer, Reporter February 1, 2021

COVID-19 has changed almost everything about the world we live in. Masks, social distancing and no large group gatherings makes it hard for parts of our society to function. One of those things is schooling....

The Planet Fitness Washington location opened around the start of the new year.

Planet Fitness opens in Washington

Sophie Nieder, Web Editor January 31, 2021

As the new year rolled in, the usual resolutions to get in shape, stay active and eat healthier motivated many in Washington to take on a healthier lifestyle. Planet Fitness opened right away in January...

The School District of Washington announces on their website that they are transitioning to scenario one.

School District of Washington secondary students to return full time

Lucas Newhouse, Reporter January 30, 2021

Recently the school board of the School District of Washington voted to move to scenario one, which will move all students back into school for five days a week, starting on Feb. 16. The decision has caused...

Stay Clean

Stay Clean

Abbie Kipp, Advertising Editor December 1, 2020

With COVID cases on the rise, the need to stay healthy is becoming even more important during this pandemic. Here is reminder of what to do to decrease the spread of COVID. Wash your hands. While...

The School District of Washington announced the change to the hybrid schedule Sept. 24 on Twitter. Secondary students will remain in a hybrid model while elementary students return to school five days a week.

Changes in the school year

Emma Busch, News Editor September 29, 2020

This school year has been vastly different from previous years in many different ways. The first four weeks have been a mix of online and in-person learning. Students with last names A through K attend...

Last year, current seniors struggle with changes to school year

Last year, current seniors struggle with changes to school year

Amber Christeson, Features Editor September 16, 2020

At the beginning of every August, the drive for starting a new school year kicks into gear. Although the 2020-2021 school year started a bit differently, seniors had some time to adapt to this year from...

Having enough personal protective equipment (PPE) has been a major issue during the pandemic. “We’ve taken precautions inside of work and outside of work,

The impact of COVID-19 on healthcare

Elena Roewe, Reporter May 21, 2020

As the world struggles against COVID-19, significant changes have been made in hospitals and healthcare centers everywhere. Local healthcare workers are working to help prevent the spread of the virus. “We...

Schnucks is wiped clean of necessities such as bread and other food items as community members prepare for a large outbreak.

An Outbreak of Fear

Bobbie Morrison, Entertainment Editor March 23, 2020

Recently, stores in Washington, Mo. and across the country have been ripped apart by customers who were desperately trying to stock up before the peak of COVID-19. The predictions blasted by media sources...

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