“Turf creates a mini-heat island. It can create toxic run-off. After maybe 8-10 years of use, because of multiple polymers, there is very limited ability to recycle the material.” Joann Stephan, community member, said via email. Continue reading Using turf moves away from environmentalism
Webster Groves High School implemented a new, controversial retake policy for the 2023-24 school year. This policy changes the requirements for an assessment retake, differing from the 2022-23 school year. Continue reading New retake policy should be changed
Environmental issues have become a hot topic of conversation as the harm that humans are doing to the environment has become more and more apparent.
Continue reading Editorial: Individuals should do more to combat climate change
“Feminism” is a word that has appeared more and more throughout the years. People interpret it in so many different ways, and quite frequently, wrongly. Continue reading The meaning of feminism is misconstrued
Webster Groves High School began with just one course, then turned into a high school. The school then became the Webster Groves Statesmen and is still known as the Statesmen today. Continue reading Statesmen mascot misrepresents WGHS
Mental health of students has been a rising topic of conversation these past few years.One area the school could do more to support mental health is to regulate students’ workload. Continue reading Editorial: School needs to better regulate the workload for students
December is the season where all the holiday festivities officially start, both in schools and around communities. Here at WGHS, a clear focus on a certain holiday, Christmas, can be seen. Continue reading Editorial: Christmas gets too much focus in school compared to other holidays
Two people were killed and seven others were injured in a shooting at the Central Visual and Performing Arts High School and Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience on Oct. 24.
This event showed the reality that guns can find their way into communities even like Saint Louis. Continue reading Editorial: Gun laws need to be stronger
Title IX states that no person on the basis of sex should be discriminated against in any educational activity receiving federal financial assistance, but today, inequalities between men’s and women’s sports can still be seen. Continue reading Women’s sports face inequalities
From buckets of candy to scary movies, Halloween almost has it all. The one thing that Halloween doesn’t seem to have is enough music. Continue reading Editorial: Someone needs to make more Halloween music
Public School teachers in Florida are now restricted from talking about gender identity or sexual orientation after what is being called the “Don’t Say Gay” bill was signed by Florida’s Governer Ron DeSantis. Continue reading Editorial: ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill targets the LGBTQ+ community
“Harry Potter,” “The Great Gatsby,” “Captain Underpants,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” What do all of these books have in common? At some point, they have all been “banned.”
As COVID-19 vaccinations become a growing possibility for high school students, it is extremely important that all who are eligible for vaccination do sign up to receive one.
A slew of misinformation across social media often contributes to the hesitancy among the global population to receive coronavirus vaccinations, even if they are completely safe. Continue reading Editorial: Covid-19 vaccine is safe, benefits everyone
History was made on Jan. 6, with the attack of the United States Capitol, the situation showing the differences between … Continue reading Voices of Webster: Editorial–Capitol riot shows inequity of police response
Current President Donald Trump has called into question the reliability of mail-in voting, claiming the mail-in ballots are a Democratic tactic to push him out of office. There is no evidence to support his claim about the inaccuracy of mail-in voting or fraudulent behavior. Continue reading Editorial: Counting mail-in ballots is essential for democracy
Honors U.S. Studies is a two-hour class for juniors that combines AP English Language with AP U.S. Studies. The class is known simply as “the block class” and is taught by English teacher Kristin Moore and history teacher Joshua Luparell.
Although the block class has a reputation as being one of the hardest classes offered at the high school, its benefits far outweigh any grade earned or score received on a test. Continue reading Editorial: Cross-subject learning should be promoted
Proposition E will create a beneficial environment for all students with the new proposed extensions. The Echo endorses proposition E. … Continue reading Editorial: Prop E will provide safety, reduce overcrowding
Mental illness affects one in 25 adults. Mental health is something that students must be aware of in order to … Continue reading Editorial: Mental health should be integrated into curriculum
The ECHO defines sexual harassment as verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct that is sexual in manner and is non-consensual/unwelcome. Sexual … Continue reading Editorial: More should be done to prevent sexual harassment