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Pro/Con: Christmas Music in November

Pro/Con: Christmas Music in November

Maddy Henderson, Reporter November 22, 2022

Listening to Christmas music in Nov. is a popular issue that sparks impassioned debate. Two Washington High School students give their opinions on the matter.   Pro: Junior Madeleine Henderson...

Taylor Swifts cover for her newest album, Midnights, released on Oct. 21, 2022.

Taylor Swift “Midnights” Review

Faith Gardner, Danielle Newhouse, and Connor Blackwood October 31, 2022

Taylor Swift released her highly anticipated tenth studio album, Midnights, on Friday, Oct. 21. She broke the record for most global streams on Spotify, gaining over 185 million streams worldwide, breaking...

El Apagón is featured on Bad Bunnys fourth studio album, Un Verano Sin Ti (A Summer Without You in English.) The album was released on May 6, 2022.

Shedding Light Through “El Apagón” (“The Blackout”)

Faith Gardner, Reporter October 26, 2022

Popular Puerto Rican reggaeton artist, Bad Bunny, released a music video for his song “El Apagón” (“The Blackout” in English) on Sept, 16. In his music video, only the first three minutes were...

App-based reward programs

App-based reward programs

Claire Nappier, Editor in Chief September 15, 2022

Many nationally spread companies have begun to follow a new trend in marketing and company loyalty programs: apps. In the past, if you want coupons, many would have to hunt them down in local newspapers...

Goodbye WHS

Goodbye WHS

Jadyn Whittall, Advertising Editor May 19, 2022

If there is one thing I have learned throughout high school, it’s that you need to believe them when they say it goes by in the blink of an eye. The fact that I am graduating in less than a week is completely...

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The importance of our school boards

Kyle Meyer, Reporter March 31, 2022

Washington, Missouri has municipal elections on April 5, 2022, where voters will decide who will be the next mayor of Washington, several ward representatives, and who will fill two open seats on the school...

The Importance of Social Media

The Importance of Social Media

Brynne Pearcy, Reporter March 29, 2022

For many people, social media is a huge part of our lives. It's a reflex to wake up and check social media to see what you have missed through the night. Many argue that social media can be harmful mentally...

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Wheels or doors

Claire Nappier, Reporter March 15, 2022

Recently, social media has asked the question “Are there more wheels or doors on the planet?” which has caused a massive debate, both on and offline, leaving people questioning what the true answer...

Growing up in a pandemic

Growing up in a pandemic

Amber Christeson, Editor-in-Chief March 11, 2022

Two years ago, we all thought we were getting an extra week of spring break. Little did we know it would turn into so much more. We figured out that life could change in an instant and it would affect...

A map of the Northern polar vortex.

A View into the Future Winter Weather

Samantha Doepker, Reporter March 8, 2022

The current school year has seen seven school days canceled due to weather (as of the time of writing), six of which have been in February alone. The irregular school schedule can slow down the pace of...

Best Ways to Spend Your Snow Day

Best Ways to Spend Your Snow Day

Luke Newhouse, Reporter February 28, 2022

This week our school district, as well as many surrounding districts, was blessed with a half a week of snow days. With all this time what are the best ways to spend it. I hope to help you. A favorite...

The Global Impact of Fast Fashion

The Global Impact of Fast Fashion

Rachel Derner, Reporter January 31, 2022

As environmental concerns have grown over the past decades, scientists and consumers are becoming more aware of a more unexpected contributor to environmental problems--their clothes.  The fashion...

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