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I Escaped Social Media, and So Can You

I Escaped Social Media, and So Can You

Katie Ogden, Web Editor

May 18, 2020

That Tuesday morning, I felt a deep rage burn inside me over  the countless hours I had spent on doing— what, exactly? I watched the little app icons shake for a few seconds before tapping them away one by one: Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, TikTok. Immediately I reconsidered. What about my o...

Wait, Harry Potter is a Banned Book?

Wait, Harry Potter is a Banned Book?

Katrina Bailey, Reporter

February 18, 2020

Yes, the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling is a banned book series. Before we get there, let’s talk about banned books and what exactly they are.  According to Wikipedia, banned books are “prohibited by [the] law or to which free access is not permitted by other means.” The practice of ban...

A Different Stance on Feminism

A Different Stance on Feminism

Audra Wilkinson, Yearbook Editor

February 11, 2020

No, I am not a feminist, but I have to watch where I say that. I have faced more backlash from self-proclaiming feminists than any sexist or belittling comment a man has spoken. Yes, my folks raised me to be strong and independent. I remember my father telling me “Now Audra, you need to work hard fo...

Gender Roles: Opinions by Erin Hollar

Gender Roles: Opinions by Erin Hollar

Erin Hollar, Print Editor

January 7, 2020

I strongly believe that our ideals of femininity and masculinity are learned instead of natural. From a very young and impressionable age, we are taught what it means to be a man or woman by the people and propaganda that we are surrounded by. From little things like asking for male volunteers in elementa...

Dark Souls Walkthrough

Dark Souls Walkthrough

Stephen Holko, Reporter

May 7, 2019

Art is an entirely subjective experience, one that is rather difficult to explain without having all parties involved witness it firsthand. How does one explain the mysterious smile of the Mona Lisa to someone who's never seen it? How do you elaborate on the entrancing swirls of the night sky in Starry...

Avengers: Endgame Review

Avengers: Endgame Review

Keegan Pickering, Reporter

May 3, 2019

The Russo Brothers, the directors of Endgame, asked the internet not to spoil their movie, and I have a huge amount of respect for them. That being said, there are going to be spoilers in this review; so please do not read if you haven’t seen Endgame. “You still think there will be no consequences,...

Hellboy Review

Hellboy Review

Keegan Pickering, Reporter

April 22, 2019

In August of 1993, Mike Mignola’s comic-book superhero “Hellboy” made his debut in San Diego Comic-Con Comics #2. In an interview with Nightmare Magazine, Mignola talked about the process leading up to the release, “I’d been working for Marvel and DC for ten years, had done a little bit of...

Happy Death Day 2U Review

Happy Death Day 2U Review

Keegan Pickering, Reporter

March 13, 2019

    So I finally got to see the sequel to ‘Happy Death Day 2U’ and I wasn’t disappointed. Mostly because I wasn’t expecting it to be good anyways. I was pleasantly surprised by the story hidden underneath the layers of fake science mumbo-jumbo and forced drama. This wasn’t a horror movie by...

The Bachelor Review

The Bachelor Review

Kathryn Shumaker, Reporter

March 11, 2019

     Every Monday night, millions of people at 7 o’clock tune in to ABC to view one show: The Bachelor. Since its conception in 2002, the show has built a loyal fanbase that is dedicated to watching the decided bachelor each season on his quest for love. The basic premise of the show involves one...

“What the [email protected]#k?”

Stephanie Diaz, Reporter

March 9, 2019

     “What the [email protected]#k.” Walking through the halls and hearing the F-bombs doesn’t seem to faze teens nowadays, rather making them laugh when they see a fellow classmate in a questionable situation. Curse words are now are ubiquitous at WHS. Cursing has lost its shock value over the years. Many children w...

Metro Meals

Metro Meals

Audra Wilkinson, Reporter

February 18, 2019

This past week, I went to a few restaurants in the Des Moines Metro area to try some new foods. Read below to see what I found! Samurai Sushi and Hibachi Whether you’re searching for a peaceful sushi date, or a fun family outing, Samurai will leave you satisfied. Samurai Sushi and Hibachi in Jordan Creek Town Cente...

Alita Battle Angel Review

Alita Battle Angel Review

Keegan Pickering, Reporter

February 14, 2019

WARNING! SPOILERS AHEAD!      Before I begin, I would like to note that this movie was based off of an anime that I had not heard of prior to watching it. For this reason, I am going to be looking at this whole movie from the perspective of being a movie. I do tear into the story, but I’d...

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