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Old war anger rises in Europe

Old war anger rises in Europe

George Smith, Reporter

October 22, 2018


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The date is Sept. 1, 1939, and German forces are charging across the Polish border against weak resistance, and in a month the Nazi flag will fly over Warsaw, bringing the Holocaust to Poland. Now imagine millions of Polish Jews in concentration camps suffering for six years until the Soviets liber...

Adding an extra class is not so EPIC

Adding an extra class is not so EPIC

Jake Hillermann, Head Reporter

October 14, 2018


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Last year, the school created a new class that met throughout second and third quarter that was meant to help students explore possible future career paths and provide them with new information about skills that they need to be successful after high school. However, what ended up happening was that the...

Career choices place pressure on students

Career choices place pressure on students

Elizabeth Busch, Reporter

May 1, 2018


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While the numerous career exploratory classes and college preparatory materials offered at WHS can be a welcome and beneficial resource to students, these options also come with an implied demand: we need to decide our futures. This message places both an unhealthy and unnecessary pressure on student...

The season of flowers, life and allergies

The season of flowers, life and allergies

Samantha Montgomery, Web Editor

April 30, 2018


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Oh spring, many people’s favorite season. It brings so many things along with it, such as Prom, the end of the school year and rain of course. Some see it as a season of beauty, life and prosperity. However, I see it as a season of allergies and misery. Don’t let me get you down or anything, I jus...

Tennis should be brought to WHS

Tennis should be brought to WHS

Katelyn Garrett, Reporter

April 5, 2018


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Most schools have the traditional football, basketball, soccer and baseball/softball as their school sports. Most students play these sports during their four years of high school. Outside of the school grounds, football, basketball and baseball are watched all of the time by a majority of Washingto...

Students deserve break from stress

Students deserve break from stress

Madilynn Kipp, Advertising and Entertainment Editor

April 2, 2018


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As the end of my junior year is approaching, college and “adulting” start popping into my mind more frequently. In the next year, I will apply to colleges, get accepted into a few (hopefully), decide where I am going, apply for scholarships, decide what career I want to pursue, etc. All of my frien...

Truth about addiction

Truth about addiction

Jacki Reid, Reporter

February 28, 2018


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In the past 17 years, I haven’t known how addicting any kind of drug could be or how it could affect the people around you. But since the beginning of 2018, I've lost three people one drug: heroin. I've been around many addicts, whether that’s my intermediate family, co-workers or close friends. ...

Freezin’ for a reason

Freezin’ for a reason

Madilynn Kipp, Advertising and Entertainment Editor

February 28, 2018


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Many think that jumping into a freezing cold lake in the middle of February is absolutely crazy. And they would be correct in thinking that, if it were for no reason. But, my family jumps into a freezing cold lake every February in support of Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO). The Polar Plunge is ...

The act of becoming vegetarian

The act of becoming vegetarian

Elyse Nitschke, Editorial's Editor

February 27, 2018


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Lifestyle changes, no matter the severity, are as big of a deal as you make it. When I decided to become vegetarian, despite my excitement for the shift that would ensue, I had an understanding of what it could mean for my future. My father is known to research anything and everything if it is unfamilia...

Tragedies spotlight poor mental health

Tragedies spotlight poor mental health

Samantha Montgomery, Web Editor

February 27, 2018


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Eighteen. This may be just a number to some. To others, this may be seen as an age. Well, how about the number of school shootings so far in 2018? People say that school shootings happen because of gun laws not being strict enough. I get it, everyone is scared; however, why don’t we start thinking a...

The placebo of self diagnosis

The placebo of self diagnosis

Elyse Nitschke, Editorial's Editor

January 31, 2018


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Originating from Latin, ‘placebo’ refers to something that has no real medical or therapeutic effect, but is treated as something that does, acting as more of a psychological than physiological remedy. With the power of suggestion, doctors have been able to deceive and treat patients with falsifi...

#MeToo

#MeToo

Jacki Reid, Reporter

January 31, 2018


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David Schwimmer is a well-known American actor who played characters like Ross from "Friends" to Melman in the "Madagascar" movies. But what a lot of people didn't know is that Schwimmer is also an executive producer for the anti-harassment videos done by the "That's Harassment" campaign. Recently, in the l...

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