The Advocate

Thanksgiving should get the appreciation it deserves

Thanksgiving should get the appreciation it deserves

Katelyn Garrett, Entertainment Editor

December 5, 2018

As Thanksgiving comes to a close, Christmas is coming up fairly quickly. Many start celebrating Christmas as early as the day after Halloween, but what about Thanksgiving? Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks to our family, friends and people who we appreciate in our lives. Some people don’t take...

Psychology class makes learning truly enjoyable for students

Psychology class makes learning truly enjoyable for students

Miles Hellebusch, Reporter

November 30, 2018

One of, if not my favorite class of the day, is Clint Schneider’s psychology class. I look forward to this class every day. The way he uses his teaching platform to support education is very pleasant. While in his class, he’ll never force you to learn by giving you tons of useless homework. And b...

Make holiday traditions important

Make holiday traditions important

Madilynn Kipp, Editor-in-Chief and Advertising Editor

November 29, 2018

Lots of families gather together on Thanksgiving Day to celebrate and spend quality time together. Most eat turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, pie, etc. Some go Black Friday shopping together, watch movies or take naps together. Whatever your tradition might be, the important part is that you do i...

Old war anger rises in Europe

Old war anger rises in Europe

George Smith, Reporter

October 22, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 28, 2018

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...

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