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The opposition to Trump’s wall rises.

The opposition to Trump’s wall rises.

Miles Hellebusch, Reporter

March 14, 2019


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On Feb. 15, 2019, at 2 p.m., President Donald Trump declared a national emergency regarding entering the United States southern border. A proclamation that released by the White House and signed by Trump concerning the emergency declaration stated, “The southern border is a major entry point for crim...

DECA students advance to the state level

DECA students advance to the state level

Willa Reust, Editorials Editor

February 27, 2019


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This year, nine DECA students are advancing to the state level in Kansas City on March 24. DECA is an organization of business and marketing students who participate in community service, professional development and group presentations. WHS seniors Sophie Hellebusch and Allison Montgomery were among the fe...

NJROTC hosts Fourth Annual Military Ball

NJROTC hosts Fourth Annual Military Ball

George Smith, Reporter

February 12, 2019


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On Feb. 2, 2019, the Fourth Annual Military Ball, hosted by the Washington NJROTC Booster Club, was held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, honoring former veterans and current NJROTC members. “It's fun for all people involved," senior Logan Edgington said. “It shows support for the unit, and it ...

Student becomes new student board representative

Student becomes new student board representative

Willa Reust, Editorials Editor

February 5, 2019


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On Wednesday, Jan. 23, junior Tristan Zeh was sworn in as 2019’s student representative for the School District of Washington Board of Education. “I hope to help give insight to the other board members,” Zeh said, “and be someone that can help the school board make decisions that benefit ...

Inclement weather forces SDOW to call off Jan. 11

Inclement weather forces SDOW to call off Jan. 11

Sophie Koritz, Editor-in-Chief

January 11, 2019


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The School District of Washington was closed Jan. 11 due to an expected winter storm. The snowfall started Friday in the early afternoon and left over six inches of snow and ice in Washington and surrounding areas. This is Washington School District’s second snow day (the first being Nov. 15), which m...

How the government shutdown is impacting the U.S.

How the government shutdown is impacting the U.S.

Alyssa Luecke, Reporter

January 11, 2019


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At midnight on Dec. 22, 2018, the government was put under a partial shutdown because President Trump would not agree to sign the bill without receiving $5.7 billion from democrats for the wall on the U.S. - Mexico border. Senate leaders tried to renegotiate with the House of Representatives in order to ...

Leadership class spreads kindness

Leadership class spreads kindness

Willa Reust, Editorials Editor

November 29, 2018


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This November, the WHS Leadership class has hung posters around school to spread the love. Simply take a slip reading various messages such as “you are loved,” “thank you for being so kind” and “I love you friend” and pass it on to a friend. “I was inspired to put the signs up becaus...

October recognizes sensory processing disorder awareness

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...

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