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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...

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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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Getting involved is one of the most important aspects of high school

Ben Tobben, Sports Editor January 30, 2022

Getting involved, especially for underclassmen, can be one of the most beneficial and fulfilling opportunities in their high school experience. Other than filling up a resume for college, getting involved...

Students shouldnt be given homework

Students shouldn’t be given homework

Brynne Pearcy, Reporter January 30, 2022

For many students, eight hours of school time is enough for them to learn everything. Giving homework is not beneficial for students or teachers. Most students are involved in many activities outside of...

The Importance of Moving Forward

The Importance of Moving Forward

Jadyn Whittall, Advertising Editor January 12, 2022

As we begin each year, so many people have New Year’s resolutions. A habit they want to shake, a new hobby they want to take up, the list goes on and on. But for this year, the only thing I am focusing...

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When is the best time to start preparing Christmas?

Emma Busch, Entertainment Editor December 1, 2021

As December rolls around and I see Christmas lights starting to pop up outside houses and in neighborhoods I start to contemplate when the best time to start decorating and preparing for Christmas really...

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