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School district invests in a new security system

School district invests in a new security system

Paige Ritson, Reporter

November 29, 2017


Filed under News

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


Filed under News, Sports

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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...

United Airlines takes in the limelight

United Airlines takes in the limelight

Kostas Kakadiaris, News Editor

April 17, 2017


Filed under News

On April 9, a passenger aboard a United Airlines flight stationed at O’Hare International Airport departing for Louisville was forcibly removed. Due to the overbooking of the flight and several United employees needing to catch the plane to get to work the next day, United offered fiscal compensa...

Journalism students compete at MIPA

Journalism students compete at MIPA

Madilynn Kipp, Reporter

March 31, 2017


Filed under News

On Wed., March 29, WHS journalism students traveled to the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo., for the Missouri Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA) Conference. J Day is an annual celebration of journalism. Nearly 1,600 students, including our very own Blue Jays, were in attendance—a record-b...

‘The Lost Continent’ not lost at all

‘The Lost Continent’ not lost at all

Hannah Ziegler, Editor-in-Chief

March 9, 2017


Filed under News

One thing you learn early in school is that there are seven continents. Teachers ingrain this into your brain so it will stick. This seems as though it will never change because who would think that geographers could miss a piece of land that is as big as a continent? Well, that is just what happene...

Shia Labeouf begins 4-year live-stream

Shia Labeouf begins 4-year live-stream

Kostas Kakadiaris, News Editor

February 1, 2017


Filed under Multimedia, News

On the day of Donald Trump’s Inauguration as the 45th President of the United States of America a trio started their next project outside the Museum of the Moving Image, New York. Members of this triumvirate are Nastja Säde Rönkkö, Luke Turner and none other than the infamous Shia Labeouf. ...

Blood donation shortages causing trouble

Blood donation shortages causing trouble

Samantha Montgomery, Reporter

January 29, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

It’s that time of the year once again. Blood drives. You see them held at pharmacies and even high schools. But how many people have actually given blood this recently? “I do like to give blood,” junior Madison Skiljan said. “I like that it could help someone in need of my blood type especial...

Election outcome sparks protests

Election outcome sparks protests

Samantha Montgomery, Reporter

November 29, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Screaming, marching and chanting across the US nation. People aren't taking long to respond to Donald Trump being the President-elect. “I think that the protests are childish,” sophomore Anna Bossaller said. “The protesting isn’t going to change who has been elected, so I think it is pointle...

Trump or Grump

Trump or Grump

Bailey Bair, Reporter

November 9, 2016


Filed under News

The 2016 election has been a televised view into our democracy and has caused a lot of  turmoil and mixed opinions. With lots of allegations made and Facebook rants later, Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States. However, not all students at WHS are pleased with this l...

CRISPR threatens humanity’s greatest killer

CRISPR threatens humanity’s greatest killer

Kostas Kakadiaris, News Editor

November 2, 2016


Filed under News

“Genetic power’s the most awesome force the planet has ever seen, but you wield it like a kid that’s found his dad’s gun.” Jeff Goldblum’s character in Steven Spielberg's classic movie “Jurassic Park” played a vital role in foreshadowing the influence and danger of genetic modification...

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