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Presidential Debate questions voters’ decisions

Presidential Debate questions voters’ decisions

Olivia Robinson, Features Editor

October 31, 2016


Filed under News

During the second Presidential Debate, a Washington, Mo. citizen, Karl Becker, put Washington on the map by asking an innocent question at the Town Hall style debate held at Washington University Oct. 9, 2016. When Becker stood to ask Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to name one thing they respected...

Rise in Zika not cause for concern

Rise in Zika not cause for concern

Danielle Scharfenberg, Editorials Editor

September 30, 2016


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Two more cases of Zika virus were confirmed in Missouri in mid-June, escalating the previous count for the year from five to seven, the national toll reaching 755. The ailment has been found to be mosquito-borne and related to international travel to regions such as the Caribbean, Central America or...

The Dota 2 International 2016 breaks records

The Dota 2 International 2016 breaks records

Kostas Kakadiaris, News Editor

September 29, 2016


Filed under News

The very best Dota 2 players from around the world gathered in KeyArena, in Seattle, Aug. 3, to compete in The International 2016 for a prize pool that totaled $20,770,460, the largest prize pool in e-sports. “It’s good for the image and not just for Dota but for CS:GO [another e-sport]. The prize...

‘Bark for Life’ held in Washington

Olivia Robinson, Reporter

May 9, 2016


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  On Sat. April 9, a Bark for Life event was held to raise money and awareness for Relay for Life and cancer research. On the front parking lot of Hillerman’s Nursery and Florist various vendors set up booths for the public to come and buy things for dogs and humans like. It cost ten dollar...

Mock prom crash impacts students

Mock prom crash impacts students

Jennifer Somers, Reporter

May 5, 2016


Filed under Multimedia, News

  On April 13, the Washington Fire Department staged a mock prom crash at their training center to raise awareness about the dangers of drunk driving with the help from the theater guilds at both WHS and St. Francis Borgia High School. The mock crash began with the reveal of two vehic...

NJROTC acquires shooting range

Samantha Welch, Advertising Editor

April 14, 2016


Filed under News

An amenity not commonly found in high schools was recently added to ours: a shooting range. If you’ve recently walked past the JROTC room and looked inside, you’ve probably noticed a huge window into another room on the far wall. On the other side of this glass is the new shooting range to hel...

WHS students vote for Board of Education student representative

Olivia Robinson, Reporter

March 21, 2016


Filed under News, Uncategorized

  On Wed. Jan. 27 junior Mary Hinnah was sworn in as the 2016-2017 student representative for the School District of Washington’s Board of Education. “I was pretty excited to hear that I got the position,” said Hinnah. “I didn’t really expect it.” Hinnah was one of three candidat...

Rising Risks of Global Warming

Jonah Jensen, Reporter

March 21, 2016


Filed under News

A rise of global temperatures, warming oceans, shrinking ice sheets, declining Arctic sea ice and sea levels rising. These are just a few of many effects that arise from global warming. Global warming is defined as a gradual increase in the overall temperature of Earth's atmosphere generally attri...

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