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The ECHO is a monthly publication of the newspaper staff of Webster Groves High School, 100 Selma Avenue, Webster Groves, MO. To contact staff members, call 314-963-6400 ex. 11157.

Unsigned editorials are the opinion of a majority of staff members; signed articles are the opinion of the writer.

  • Newscast: April 10, 2020

    Video editor Ethan Weihl remotely shares this week’s headlines: school buildings closed for rest of school year.  

  • Businesses make adjustments due to COVID-19

    Businesses everywhere are being forced to make changes to everyday routines due to COVID-19. The Novel Neighbor, a local business, is taking precautions to keep everyone safe.

  • Senior reflects on unsure volleyball season

    Men’s volleyball, like many sports teams, has been put on hold due to the coronavirus.
    “Not knowing if I will get to put on the #13 on my back again one last time has been really tough on me,” senior captain Quinton Nehring said.

  • News Brief: Virtual Spirit Week offers opportunity for connection

    STUCO is sponsoring a Virtual Spirit Week this week April 6-10, by taking photos for themed days for a chance at a McDonald’s gift card.
    Students are asked to tag @wghs_STUCO in their Spirit Week posts to be eligible for the McDonald’s gift card.

  • News Brief: CSPA announces Gold Circle winners

    Columbia Scholastic Press Association announced the winners from its 37th Gold Circle Awards program.
    Three Echo staffers were Gold Circle winners.  Senior Ethan Weihl won first place for his Video News Package “Students Walkout to Raise Climate Change Awareness,”senior Lindsey Bennett won third place for her News Feature “New Program Facilitates Student-Created Businesses” and graduate Sean Mullins won a certificate of merit for his Entertainment Review “Electric Retrospective – Review: ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’ Reflects Poorly Upon Interactive Media.”

  • News Brief: New STUCO officers named

    Student Council members voted for officers on April 3.
    Officers for the 2020-21 school year will be junior Sarah Ahrens as president, sophomore Bella Ferrell as vice-president, sophomore Scarlett Patton as secretary, sophomore Gabriella Ramirez as treasurer and sophomore Hannah Heimann as historian.

  • Newscast: April 3, 2020

    Video editor Ethan Weihl remotely shares this week’s headlines: school closing, spring cancellations and postponements, Top Hats and Senior Awards virtual assemblies and Student Council elections.  

  • STUCO elections will continue

    Even though the coronacation is in full effect, all STUCO members are still trying their best to continue to uplift spirits and encourage Statesman positivity through social media and the use of technology. 

  • Op-ed: Greta Thungberg speaks up about reality of future

    People have been talking about Greta Thungberg and her statement about climate change. She spoke at the conference in Washington about climate change. She spoke in front of many world leaders and people who talk/deal with climate change. 

  • News Brief: Echo staff earns MIPA honors

    Missouri Scholastic Press Association announced its 2020 winners March 25.  This usually occurs at the MIPA J-Day at Mizzou, but this year’s gathering was cancelled due to concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus. The Echo staff earned an All… Read More ›

  • Douglass history remains unforgotten

    Douglass High School was among the only black high schools in the St. Louis and Jefferson County area. Established in 1926, the school closed in 1956 following integration.

  • District extends building closure

    Webster Groves School District will extend building closure through April 22.
    The extension follows Stay at Home Orders issued in St. Louis County and St. Louis City to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.

  • Op-Ed: Cancel culture causes controversy

    Jaden Fields Junior Editor With the population of media services like TikTok, teens becoming famous is easier than it’s ever been. The surge of accessibility has thrusted many young influencers into the spotlight.  Being in the spotlight can be an… Read More ›

  • Women’s swim competes at State

    Women’s swim competed for State on Feb. 20-21, at the Saint Peters Rec Plex.
    The team placed fifth at State, following Parkway West (first), Parkway Central (second), Ladue (third) and Nerinx Hall (fourth).

  • Black alumni recall stories of success, lasting impact of community

    During the month of February, students walked the halls surrounded by decades of black history and culture.
    In honor of Black History Month, the social studies department held a friendly door-decorating competition, complete with the celebration of black activists, athletes, artists, scientists and alumni.