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YouTube doesn’t make any money

YouTube doesn’t make any money

Loraine O'Brien, Reporter

October 31, 2016

One of the biggest, most well-known video sharing websites since its 2005 release has yet to make a profit. According to CBS News, YouTube makes about $4 billion annually, has over a billion users and is owned by Google, yet it still spends as much as it makes. Felix Kjellberg—a.k.a. Pewdiepie—is the ...

I can’t bottle it up anymore

I can’t bottle it up anymore

Madilynn Kipp, Reporter

October 31, 2016

Everyday, I walk down the hallway passing at least five of the seven water bottle fillers in WHS. Since the middle of September, the filter lights have been red. How are we supposed to drink water out of the filter unit when it isn’t good to drink? Being an athlete, I am constantly trying to stay ...

In parenting, to hover is to hurt

In parenting, to hover is to hurt

Cecilia Manzanilla, Reporter

October 31, 2016

“Helicopter Parenting: a style of child rearing in which an overprotective mother or father discourages a child's independence by being too involved in the child's life.” Helicopter parenting is a plague in which the autonomy of a child is afflicted. Parents everywhere are killing their kids with ...

Concerned citizens remain in Flint water crisis

Concerned citizens remain in Flint water crisis

Elyse Nitschke, Reporter

October 31, 2016

Our government’s inability to address pressing issues isn’t new; they have a track history of putting things on the back burner depending on what lines up with their agenda. Flint, Mich. has become a symbol of our government’s inaction, showcasing how inefficient budgeting and lack of represent...

Hard times for the Great Barrier Reef

Hard times for the Great Barrier Reef

Hannah Ziegler, Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2016

     The Great Barrier reef is described as “one of Australia’s most remarkable natural gifts” and “is blessed with breathtaking beauty” by greatbarrierreef.org. There have been rumors circulating that the Great Barrier Reef is dead. Is that true?      Outside Magazine recently published ...

Saying your goodbyes

Samantha Welch, Advertising Editor

May 19, 2016

I don’t know about you guys, but I always seem to make many senior friends. So, the past three years have been a whirlwind. My time is finally coming up and I may be that senior that becomes friends with a bunch of underclassmen. I have been that underclassman friend the past three years. Having...

Five golden rules for competition

Samantha Welch, Advertising Editor

May 18, 2016

First place: you win a trophy. Third place: you win a trophy. Fifth place: you win a trophy. In this day in age, everyone's a winner. There is no competition anymore. Whether people believe it or not, competition is valuable for children to learn. Competition teaches children lessons the...

Starbucks cup brews up controversy

Samantha Welch and Spencer Johnson

April 14, 2016

Poverty. Homelessness. Unemployment. Cancer. Suicide. Drugs. Terrorism. And people are concerned about a red cup? It never ceases to amaze us how the smallest events can cause outrage. On Nov. 5, conservative Internet evangelist Joshua Feuerstein posted a video criticizing Starbucks’ decisio...

Oregon militia accomplishes nothing

Kostas Kakadiaris, Reporter

March 21, 2016

A group of armed men led by Ammon Bundy intend on giving federal land back to the people and protesting the harshness of Dwight and Steven Hammonds’, two ranchers arrested for arson on federal land, prison sentences by seizing the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. Since the occupation...

Addicts suffer in current legal system

Kostas Kakadiaris, Reporter

March 21, 2016

Marcia Powell was tossed into an Arizona prison after being charged with prostitution. She sold herself to satisfy her drug addiction, but the system had a solution. They decided to cast Powell away from society and punish her. On May 19, 2009, Powell was thrown into an outdoor cage with no water or co...

Selective service needs to be abolished

Spencer Johnson, Reporter

March 21, 2016

This year, thousands of 18-year-old males (including the seniors here at WHS) will receive small slips of paper in the mail from the United States government. These seemingly benign cards are reminders to sign up for the Selective Service (a registry that harbors information for potential conscription), an...

Assault cases being disregarded

Samantha Welch, Advertising Editor

March 21, 2016

Sexual assault and battery. Sexual harassment. Gender violence. Civil harassment. Violation of California’s unfair business laws. Intentional infliction of emotional distress. Negligent infliction of emotional distress. Negligent retention and supervision. You just read all of the complaints for ...

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