The Advocate

Addicts suffer in current legal system

Kostas Kakadiaris, Reporter

March 21, 2016


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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


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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


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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 ...

Sports overshadow other extracurriculars

Spencer Johnson, Reporter

March 21, 2016


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Our culture is obsessed with sports. Whether it be advertisements on television or kids playing soccer in their backyard, athletics are a fundamental part of our society. This means for public school systems, however, that many other extracurricular activities are forgotten in the craze, leaving students...

BreakDown STL falls flat

Jennifer Somers, Reporter

March 21, 2016


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The halls of WHS were buzzing with commotion as students cleared out of the crowded auditorium, each one experiencing a burst of emotion after the shocking show they had just witnessed. On Dec. 1, BreakDown STL performed three presentations for WHS students in the CJB Auditorium that combined real-life si...

What’s on your mind?

Olivia Robinson, Reporter

March 18, 2016


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At 7 a.m., I roll out of bed to look on my phone to see what my “friends” did last night. After “liking” all the recent pictures on Instagram and viewing all the “stories” on Snapchat, I click on Twitter. The first thing I see is “I want to take a shower, but my maid is cleaning the bathroom...

Fabrication overshadows true beauty

Danielle Scharfenberg, Reporter

March 18, 2016


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Loreal. Maybelline. Sephora. Revlon. Olay. What comes to mind when these brand names flash at you from countless advertisements and commercials? Beauty? Perfection? An image to compare yourself to? The cosmetic industry continues to see exponential growth each year with more and more men and women u...

Oscars so not right

Jennifer Somers, Reporter

February 21, 2016


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It’s awards season, that time of year filled with numerous prestigious awards ceremonies: People’s Choice, the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild, the Grammys and Academy Awards. Each comes together with the purpose of honoring the best work from the year’s directors, actors, writers and artists. ...

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