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Mass shootings define our generation

Mass shootings define our generation

Wally Milner, Coverage Editor

June 8, 2018


Filed under Current Events, Gun Control, Gun Violence, Opinions, Politics, Top Stories

There has been yet another school shooting. This time in Santa Fe, Texas. It all feels so familiar. The scene. The victims. The parade of news reports. The vigils and the names take on the dull hue of an endless procession.   So familiar is it, indeed, that it has become almost a part of the sch...

Graduation requirements add pressure for taking electives

Graduation requirements add pressure for taking electives

Skylar Moore, Staff Reporter

June 6, 2018


Filed under Academics, Opinions

With the end of the school year quickly approaching, students are left thinking about their next year in terms of the classes they want to take, and how they want their schedule to look, although for some students, graduation requirements and course opportunities don’t line up. The forecasting lis...

Four underutilized college resources that will help send you to school

Four underutilized college resources that will help send you to school

Katherine Stallard, Arts and Culture Editor

June 3, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

As the 2017-2018 school year comes to an end, juniors alike may be considering their futures. College is but only one of the many options to consider, but even just the idea of going to college can be confusing and complicated for many prospective college students. In a reality of crippling college ...

Has “The Simpsons” gone too far?

Has “The Simpsons” gone too far?

Aleks Brooks, Advertising Manager

May 22, 2018


Filed under Opinions

In the past year there has been a discussion about “The Simpsons” and the stereotypical characters in the show. The country has been engaged in a discussion about whether the character Apu, a convenience store owner with a thick accent, negatively affects South Asians. People are also upset t...

The Snapchat Generation?

The Snapchat Generation?

Katherine Stallard, Arts and Culture Editor

May 16, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Every day as I sift through the throng of my teenage peers walking down the halls of the high school, it’s hard to miss the students peering at their phones or blankly texting while walking. While this doesn’t immediately make anyone guilty, as I watch and observe, I often find myself thinking: h...

Iowa Governor Signs Most Restrictive Abortion Ban in the Country at “Fetal Heartbeat”

Iowa Governor Signs Most Restrictive Abortion Ban in the Country at “Fetal Heartbeat”

Lauren Terry, WLHSnow Staff

May 14, 2018


Filed under Current Events, Opinions

Iowa governor Kim Reynolds signed a bill that would effectively ban abortions at 6 week of pregnancy, known as the “fetal heartbeat” bill proposed Friday, May 2nd. In consequence, this law would require women seeking abortion to undergo an ultrasound, with exceptions including victims of rape and incest. Howeve...

Why “To Kill a Mockingbird” should be taught

Why “To Kill a Mockingbird” should be taught

Samuel Misa, Current Events Editor

May 9, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

When Harper Lee set out to write “To Kill a Mockingbird,” she wasn’t trying to write an average story that taught its lessons through peaceful encounters. It was meant to be controversial. It was meant to make the reader uncomfortable. "To Kill a Mockingbird" was written in 1960, during the pea...

Breaking records

Breaking records

Brooke McKelvey, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2018


Filed under Arts and Culture, Blogs, Movie Night, Opinions

If you didn’t see “Avengers: Infinity War” over the weekend, chances are it’s already been spoiled for you from whispers in the hallways. With ticket sales surpassing every movie that came before it, Marvel and non-Marvel alike, “Infinity War” is not only the top movie of the weekend, but p...

‘Love, Simon’ proves gay representation matters

‘Love, Simon’ proves gay representation matters

Katherine Stallard, Arts and Culture Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Arts and Culture, Opinions

As hundreds of thousands of people flock to the movie theaters for yet another new film release, the name on the marquee is not the average ill-taste comedy flick or violent, fast-moving action adventure. This time around, it’s a new-fangled romantic comedy based off of a young adult book called ...

The dark side of American politics

The dark side of American politics

Aleks Brooks, Advertising Manager

April 24, 2018


Filed under Arts and Culture, Opinions

"Chappaquiddick" is a documentary film about the Chappaquiddick accident and how  Ted Kennedy attempted to cover up his role in the introduce this first accident and deceive the public regarding his involvement in the Chappaquiddick accident. The Chappaquiddick incident was a car crash that occurred on Cha...

‘A Quiet Place’ deserves praise

‘A Quiet Place’ deserves praise

Sarah Heiden, Photo Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under Arts and Culture, Blogs, Opinions

Opening on Thurs. April 6, “A Quiet Place” scored a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and there is no doubt that it deserves it. Director John Krasinski, who is well known for his role in the U.S. version of “The Office”, explores the lengths parents are willing to go to in order to protect their...

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