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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


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“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...

Nintendo unveils new console

Nintendo unveils new console

Spencer Johnson, Web & Entertainment Editor

October 31, 2016


Filed under News

Following months of rumors and speculation, Nintendo unveiled its next generation device—the Nintendo Switch— on Oct. 20 through a YouTube reveal trailer. Nintendo’s new product blends portable and home consoles in a way that users may not expect. “I think the Switch is a really innovativ...

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


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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 6, 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...

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