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Poetry Out Loud 2020

Poetry Out Loud 2020

Kylie Zeman, Lily Frazier, and Kaleigh Henderson

February 13, 2020

All sophomores memorized and performed two poems in their English classes in the past few months, and the best performance of each class moved up and performed at a school-wide competition. The winner of the contest, Anna Olson, will perform at the state competition on Mar. 13.

What are the counselors doing for you?

What are the counselors doing for you?

Morgan Johnson, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2020

In the U.S., the rate of high school-aged youth considering and committing suicide continues to rise, according to Child Trends. There has been a 33% suicide increase for 15 to 19-year-old students since 2009. Out of every 100,000 high school students, ten committed suicide in 2016. More than a quarter...

Talking Green Society

Talking Green Society

Gillian McMahon, Design Editor

December 5, 2019

Delaney Southards, senior, talks Environmental club Green Society in this feature interview. Discover why we have no composting at 1:18 and skip to 5:47 to hear how you can join Green Society. StoryCorps is a non-profit challenging people to capture their families’ histories. If you want to join the...

A look inside STEM education

A look inside STEM education

Delaney Callaghan, Current Events Editor

November 14, 2019

Every early-release day, the robotics team, known as To Be Determined or TBD, hosts a STEM camp where elementary and middle schoolers have a chance to have a hands-on experience with STEM activities. Beth Landsem, junior, is one of the organizers of these events.  “For these, we have around five different ...

The Breakdown – September 2019

Nolan Lampson, Broadcast co-Editor-in-Chief

October 7, 2019

The wlhsNOW Broadcast team brings you the first Breakdown of the 2019-2020 school year. The September 2019 Breakdown

The new addition to the counseling team

The new addition to the counseling team

Emma Coke, Social Media Editor

October 4, 2019

This year, our school has a new addition to the counseling team. Austin Wilson is the new college and careers administrator.  Wilson had never really intended on becoming a college and careers administrator. "I have always enjoyed helping people," Wilson said. "becoming a college and career administrator was j...

Reimagining high school

Reimagining high school

Matilda Milner and Gigi Schweitzer

September 28, 2019

24: the number of credits needed to graduate. 24: the number of classes offered for a full-time student over the four years of high school. However, students are breaking out of their six-period constraints, with 380 enrolled in an early period, 229 in a late period, and in a 257 in a summer school cou...

By the students, for the students

By the students, for the students

Lillian Gottschling, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2019

After a slew of racially-targeted incidents on campus in 2014, United Club was formed by teachers Jackie Hamm, Dan Julian, and Alex Close. Its purpose: to be a platform for students to express their thoughts and opinions on ways to make their school and community a better place.  “It’s a pla...

JSA optimistic for new year

JSA optimistic for new year

Helena Erdahl, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2019

For students interested in having a discussion about political aspects of the school, Junior State of America is an essential club to check out.  So far in the school year, JSA has 12 students consistently in the club. While all the students have differing political opinions, they all find a pl...

Climbing the ranks

Climbing the ranks

Emma Coke and Madelyn Tabor

September 16, 2019

Most students may not think much of their administration, but it doesn’t take much to learn about a friendly face in the halls. Most people know Trevor Menne as one of the three assistant principals, who has worked at this school since 2006. But what they may not realize is that he was once a student h...

Getting to know you: Paul Hanson

Getting to know you: Paul Hanson

Ethan Gill, Opinions Editor

September 14, 2019

Paul Hanson, assistant principal to senior students, didn’t always plan to be a teacher. “Probably from high school through most of college I was planning on going into the health professions and health sciences,” Hanson said. “So kind of started as like thinking of doing things like pre-...

The Breakdown – May Senior Edition

May 28, 2019

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