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Washington honors Veterans with assembly

Claire Nappier, Editor in Chief November 11, 2022

On Nov. 11, 2022, Washington High School held an assembly to honor Veterans in the community who have served their country. This is the first Veterans Assembly within the high school since the start of...

It’s Time for ROCKtoberfest

Brynne Pearcy, Sports/Online/Social Media Editor November 1, 2022

It’s October, so Washington High School juniors are preparing for ROCKtoberfest. All juniors and guidance counselors come together for two days and participate in making WHS a better place each and every...

Experts Anticipate Severe Flu Season

Experts Anticipate Severe Flu Season

Rachel Derner, Entertainment & Opinions Editor October 31, 2022

Each year, flu season brings an increase in flu cases throughout the fall and winter. However, experts are predicting a particularly strong flu season this year. Flu seasons have been exceptionally mild...

Take Off the Mask, Bozo!

Take Off the Mask, Bozo!

Maddy Henderson, Reporter October 31, 2022

For the past several years, there has been an uptick in the number of “faceless” online content creators. Some of the most popular examples are streamers like Dream and Corpsehusband, with 31.1 million...

McGowan discusses college applications during a student meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 28. My goal is that I do a minimum of two individual appointments with every senior in our building, McGowan said. She has worked as a guidance counselor for 18 years.

Post-high school planning

Rachel Derner , Editor September 30, 2022

This school year, former WHS guidance counselor Theresa McGowan is taking on the newly created position of college and career advisor. Throughout the year, McGowan will meet with seniors to discuss career,...

WHS students write messages of support for Ukraine outside of Northington Lobby during a peace vigil hosted by Community Advocates on Friday, March 4. [Students] were able to just gather in a safe space to maybe think and reflect about what the Ukrainian people [are] going through, said WHS Community Advocates advisor Kerri Flynn. The event also raised money to support the Ukrainian refugees.

Standing With Ukraine

Rachel Derner, Reporter April 1, 2022

WHS Community Advocates, with support from GSA and Interact, hosted a peace vigil on Friday, March 4 to honor and support victims of the Ukrainian-Russian conflict. The vigil, which took place before the...

Empty classroom photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Omicron surge forces Missouri educators to consider alternative learning

Kyle Meyer, Reporter January 28, 2022

As Omicron cases surge in Missouri, causing districts to have a shortage of staff, lawmakers’ choice to rescind on COVID-19 policies from last year has left districts with only 36 hours of excused alternate...

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What even is Omicron?

Samantha Doepker, Reporter January 19, 2022

News of the Omicron variant is dominating media coverage: how to avoid it, what politicians and government officials are doing to control it, and the dangers it poses to a society wanting to be normal...

Seniors Abigail Watson and Avery Johnson shape clay for their art projects.

WHS Reintroduces Creativity Club

Sophie Nieder, Editor-in-Chief November 12, 2021

  For students who have an imaginative nature and want a space at school to express themselves, several senior students have provided that space through the addition of Creativity Club.  “Me...

Seniors to paint parking spots

Seniors to paint parking spots

Ben Tobben, Sports Editor October 22, 2021

Senior year for students is not only a time to worry about college and take difficult classes, but is also a time to celebrate. On Saturday, October 30, from 9 am to 1 pm, students will be painting their...

New WMS library to be finished early 2022

New WMS library to be finished early 2022

Rachel Derner, Reporter September 27, 2021

Currently, a new Library Media center is under construction at Washington Middle School. The project, predicted to be finished in early 2022, will enhance learning opportunities and workspaces for both...

2020 NHS inductees pose for a picture after the ceremony May 17. Get involved, NHS advisor Colin Flynn said. Take the opportunity to take on service projects, not as a requirement, but as an opportunity. This is a club that will give members a chance to interact with people. Photo submitted by Craig Vonder Haar

2020, 2021 National Honor Society members inducted

Elena Roewe, Features Editor May 24, 2021

Out of the many clubs that are offered at WHS, one that stands out is the National Honor Society. Students can apply to become members of NHS in their sophomore and junior years, and members are determined...

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