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AP Biology students dissect frogs as a final exam

Tristyn Bruning, Co-editor May 22, 2024

Finals week is never an easy time, especially in advanced classes, but this year, as a reward for finishing the course and the year, AP biology students earned the privilege to dissect frogs as their final...

Delaney Kintz (11) reads her AP United States History textbook to prepare for the final exam. Kintz, along with the APUSH exam, took the AP Biology, AP Language and Composition and the AP Research exams.

Students prepared for AP exams with the assistance of school staff

Claire Boyer, Reporter May 22, 2024

At the end of the school year, students who have studied and prepared for months in their Advanced Placement classes finally have the chance to see their work pay off in May. Through a series of AP tests,...

Raven Bowman (12), Lauren Huntsman (12), Hanna McKay (11) and Mykalah Lulich (11) sit at the yearbook distribution booth on Wednesday, May 15, during the signing party. The staff spent all year creating the book and sold more than 785 books. (Kerri Cassity)

Yearbook staff finishes book, holds signing party

Oliver Bilotte, Reporter May 16, 2024

Taught by Kjersten Johnson (staff), the yearbook class spends the majority of the year creating the school's yearbook. Students interview students, take photos and write stories to fill the yearbook. “It's...

A shark lies on the worktable before students in the ag department dissect it. This activity was designed to help students get hands-on experience working with an actual animal.

Vet science students dive into a fun and interactive shark dissection

Haleigh Haddon, Reporter May 16, 2024

The vet science class has had a lot of hands-on experiences, but last week they took it a step further and brought sharks into the classroom for students to dissect. The students were split into groups...

Adyson Roles (10) works on an article for the Windsor Chronicle. Roles is a reporter for the school newspaper, and English classes are her favorite.

Students vote on favorite high school subjects

Sophia Jensen, Reporter May 14, 2024

At every place of education, there are a variety of classes that students can enroll in. Among these, there are typically four core classes that students must take: math, science, social studies and English. The...

Culinary students Cade Pohlen (10) and Easton Ramirez (11) prepare burritos by wrapping them. Students raised money for the culinary classes while building valuable cooking skills.

Burrito sales support culinary classes, build student skills

Haleigh Haddon, Reporter May 6, 2024

Often students come to school hungry, often even eating some or all of their lunch before 12:10 p.m. So the culinary team decided to come up with a delicious way for students to enjoy a snack and for the...

Taylor Royse (11) texts her friends on her flip phone in advisory class. Royse switched to a flip phone to escape from the addictive feelings social media gave her.

Social Media: Its effects and what we can do to lessen them

Claire Boyer, Reporter April 24, 2024

Taylor Royse (11) sits quietly in her advisory class, smiling when her friend next to her tells a joke, working on her schoolwork. Like most teens, Royse also likes to text her friends during this study...

Braely Martinez (10) runs in a pre-game cheer during a varsity game. Students can struggle with motivation between spring break and summer vacation, but sports and helpful teachers can be beneficial in overcoming this.

Students, teachers find ways to increase motivation after spring break

Adyson Roles, Reporter April 9, 2024

Now that it's been two weeks since spring break, students are more focused on the next vacation: summer. Students and teachers are seeing a lack of motivation in the classroom. Not only do students...

Lyla Bumford (10), Ruth Stephens (10) and Sonia Miller (10) gather at Colorado State University for the Northern District Event where they were titled with their district officer positions. All three students are sophomores and plan to continue with FCCLA leadership through all of high school.

Three students selected to be Northern District FCCLA Officers

Shyre Hodson, Reporter March 20, 2024

Three students from WHS were selected over the weekend of Feb. 26 for leadership roles in the northern chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) program. The three students —...

Trevor Wynn (staff) smiles while sitting at his desk. Wynn, other teachers and Matthew Annable (12) provided tips for students to prepare for the SAT.

Student, teachers provide tips to prepare for the SAT

Oliver Bilotte, Reporter March 19, 2024

This year WHS is conducting its SAT testing on Tuesday, April 16. These are some teachers/students' top tips to feel prepared for the assessment.

Aris Billapando (09) works on organizing a list of forms for actors and technicians, one of their many duties as an assistant-assistant director. Billapando is the assistant-assistant director for the spring musical, 9 to 5 and a student director in their theatre I class.

Theatre I classes begin student-directed play project

Claire Boyer, Reporter February 22, 2024

Every spring semester for the last 21 years, Julie Estrada's (staff) theatre I class splits into small groups and plans, blocks and performs a one-act play. One-act plays are shorter plays that only consist...

Angela Zier (staff) prepares fruit fly vials that students will use to learn about fly phenotypes. Zier prioritizes hands-on activities in the classroom to increase student learning and engagement.

AP Biology teacher keeps class fun while ensuring students learn

Oliver Bilotte, Reporter February 21, 2024

Angela Zier (staff) is the new AP Biology and advanced biology teacher this year. The position opened up after former teacher Tamara Pennington retired last year. Zier graduated with a wildlife and...

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