The Advocate

Sports overshadow other extracurriculars

Spencer Johnson, Reporter

March 21, 2016

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

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

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

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

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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