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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...

Focus on those around you this new year

Focus on those around you this new year

Madilynn Kipp, Advertising and Entertainment Editor

January 26, 2018


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With all the buzz of the new year, it’s made me think of all I’ve been through in 2017—the trials, the emotions, the fun and the blessings. And I’m grateful. For all of it. The trials made me stronger, the fun enhanced my happiness and the blessings were numerous. I’ve also reflected on how I ...

Society’s view on giving needs to be given up

Society’s view on giving needs to be given up

Madilynn Kipp, Advertising and Entertainment Editor

November 28, 2017


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Aristotle wrote that finding happiness and fulfillment is achieved “by loving rather than in being loved.” Orison Swett Marden once said, “Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great.” Our society has done away with virtue ethics. In doing aw...

A very disappointing Halloween

A very disappointing Halloween

Paige Ritson, Reporter

October 30, 2017


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     Halloween has always been my favorite holiday, and I’m disappointed that we’re never off school the next day for it. It’s not exactly fun having to do homework instead of taking your younger sibling trick-or-treating or watching a scary movie. Plus I want to stay up late and eat candy, ...

Women forced to pay for birth control ban

Women forced to pay for birth control ban

Willa Reust, Reporter

October 26, 2017


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As stated by CNN, 55 million women in the United States rely on birth control covered by the Affordable Care Act. On Oct. 6, the Trump administration moved to take away the right for covered contraception from those 55 million women. If America is a nation built on religious freedom, those in char...

The incomparable James vs Jordan

The incomparable James vs Jordan

McKenzie Dohm, Reporter

October 17, 2017


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As the NBA regular season has bounced back into action, rivalries and fan disagreements have surfaced once again. As fans know all too well, there are often faulty comparisons between some of the past and present players in the league. The endless Lebron James vs Michael Jordan debate is one that bo...

Blue Jay 6th Man leaders fail to lead

Blue Jay 6th Man leaders fail to lead

Olivia Robinson, Editor-in-Chief

August 21, 2017


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Blue Jay 6th Man has filled the stands at football, volleyball and basketball games for years at WHS. Recently, the 2017-2018 leaders of the student cheering section have abruptly changed the name. “The Flock” was announced as the new name on Aug. 20, 2017, around ll o’clock at night. As stude...

Sophomores put through the wringer

Sophomores put through the wringer

Samantha Montgomery, Reporter

April 29, 2017


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The town high school is buzzing with freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. The freshmen are excited to no longer be “those freshmen” next year, juniors barely made it through the ACT, seniors can’t wait to be rid of senioritis and sophomores are still taking tests. Are sophomores tested...

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