Features

Graduate wants to improve environment

Senior Emma Sellers poses with a cow at Gentle Barn Sanctuary.

Senior Emma Sellers has a love for science and environmental issues. She will take her passion to the University of Denver next year where she will study environmental chemistry and German.

Shrewcrew: Friends create influence

Friends seniors Trace Boglino, William Colton, Serdel Dela Cruz, T.J. Disbennett, T.Y. Disbennett, Finn Frese, Frankie Kelty, Grant Lehmann, Thomas Okamoto, Daniel Placke, Matthew Smegner, Briton Toth and Zach Mason make up the “Shrewcrew,” one of the largest friend groups at WGHS.

Oil painter invites audience to create art

Senior Eavan O’Neil prefers not to describe herself as an artist, but that doesn’t mean art isn’t an important part of her life.
“I feel uncomfortable calling myself an artist,” O’Neil said. “It feels like the term is associated with a level of success or expertise that can’t be personally assigned. Instead, I usually just say, ‘I paint.’”

Runner, leader to study marketing

Senior Parker Bont approaches everything he does with dedication and hard work.

Bont said his favorite part of high school was, “Getting involved with extracurriculars and getting to meet people of totally different backgrounds that I never would have known without the extracurricular opportunities.”

Student athlete to go on 2-year LDS mission trip

Sterling Smith is very involved as a star student, a founding member of lumberjack club, a four year cross country and track runner, and even the Friendship King.
Smith is also a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and spends every weekday morning before school attending seminary classes.

Schools use proficiency over growth

The proficiency vs. growth debate has gained steam in recent years, especially after the confirmation hearing of education secretary Betsy DeVos.During her confirmation hearing, DeVos was asked by then-senator Al Franken about her ideas on the debate. However, DeVos’s response used the definition of growth to describe proficiency, and when Franken tried to ask a follow-up question, he was cut off, and the topic was changed.

Through the screen: Cultural Appropriation

Kim Kardashian, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Marc Jacobs, Kylie Jenner-all of these stars have been accused of cultural appropriation.Cultural appropriation has several meanings and can be displayed in several different ways, but one prominent definition from Cambridge Dictionary states, “The act of taking or using things from a culture that is not your own, especially without showing that you understand or respect this culture.”