How can we be successful if we are not passionate?

Sa'aadat Hussain, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Many people believe that students participate in a variety of extracurricular activities only to increase their chances of getting into the college they desire. As someone who is starting a club and is currently president of an... Read more »

Clubs are created just for colleges, not out of passion

Christal Phillip, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2014
Filed under Opinion

In just two months, a large amount of new clubs have been created - fifteen to be exact! These clubs range in subject from amnesty to coding to fitness. The question at hand is this: what is the honest motive behind the formation... Read more »

Feasting on sales during Thanksgiving

Brandon Chu, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2014
Filed under Opinion

To most, Thanksgiving brings visions of family, friends, and good company feasting on an abundance of food. Although this vision may still be true in most households that celebrate Thanksgiving, there are others that choose to... Read more »

Celebrity vulgarities

Miranda Young, Columnist

November 20, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Social media has been overtaken by vulgarities that seem commonplace to today’s generation. The amount of sexual references in songs, movies, and TV shows is outstanding. Nudity does not faze people like it used to. When the... Read more »

Do you want to hear a joke about ebola?

Waylon Yen, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Want to hear an ebola joke? Never mind, you probably won’t get it. These days, ebola jokes run rampant, both on the Internet and in everyday conversation. It seems as if you can’t cough in class without someone referencing... Read more »

Parents pose problems in the parking lot

Carissa Saylor, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2014
Filed under Opinion

The senior parking lot is a place where students are able to park on campus, not a place for parents to drop off and pick up their students. Driving in and out of school, I have observed many frustrated student drivers honking... Read more »

Give me liberty and give me death

Kayla Gladish, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old Californian with terminal brain cancer, has been a topic of controversy since her recent decision to perform medically assisted suicide on Nov. 1 before she succumbed to her disease. Medically assisted... Read more »

Trickster Treat

Miranda Young, Columnist

October 23, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Once upon a dark Hallows Eve, the day known as Halloween was about celebrating the dead and reveling in the closeness of the spirits. On this day, the dead were believed to be able to mingle with the living, so people would leave... Read more »

Disappointing dress code needs updates

Matt van Sprakelaar, Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Just a week and a half ago, a Texan student was suspended for coming to school with dyed pink hair. On Oct. 13, Hailey Stone arrived at Edna Elementary only to receive an in-school suspension, and a warning to not come back with... Read more »

Assemblies are not always the answer

Neha Nagesh, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2014
Filed under Opinion

For thirty minutes every school year, hundreds of students pile into the cafeteria in order to listen to cliché presentations about bullying and harassment. The disconnect between students and the presentations is vast; students... Read more »

Spirit week: a competition that unites

Kayla Gladish, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Spirit Week

As a senior at WHS, I have many wonderful memories of past Spirit Weeks. The costumes, skits, and bright smiles from random students make this week one of my favorite parts of the school year. The stress of homework and projects... Read more »