Elise Keller Editor-in-Chief As much as the year 2020 seems like a made-up number, it’s now a reality. The turn of the decade is here, and it’s a great time to reflect on the highs and lows the 2010s brought…. Read More ›
The college admissions cheating scandal, progressively lowered acceptance rates and thousands of dollars spent on private test tutoring and college consulting are just a few effects of the extreme college admittance pressure students face today. When will the increasing standard of severity regarding the college process end?
Elise Wilke-Grimm News/Opinion Editor High school students suffer from sleep deprivation everyday, sometimes without even noticing it. Lack of sleep directly affects the brain’s ability to retain memories, hold focus and concentration, and depletes motivation, according to med.stanford.edu. According to… Read More ›
I joined the staff of the WG Echo in my sophomore year of high school. I was going through some things. I was struggling to figure out who I was; I was lost in a sea of confusion. I was incredibly soft spoken, I didn’t want to talk up in class, or defend myself, and I let people treat me as if I was trash.
Abortion. What once was simply a medical procedure has morphed into the hottest political topic of the last 50 years.This dividing issue has trickled down from the rural areas of our state and infiltrated Jefferson City in the form of five bills.
With Valentine’s Day in our recent past, love is in the air. It’s hard to escape the sappy ballads, cheesy rom-coms, and couple pictures on Instagram during February.With all the good, it is easy to overlook the ugly truth of relationships: according to VAWnet.org, “One in three teens will experience physical or sexual violence in their relationships.”
Mental illness affects one in 25 adults. Mental health is something that students must be aware of in order to function in this world. It must be taught to students, so they are prepared for life. According to the National… Read More ›
Let’s get one thing straight: the term “toxic masculinity” doesn’t imply that men are evil, far from that. It simply means that the unfair expectations that society put on boys and men are toxic. Just like society believes women should… Read More ›
I am a part of the new Real World Problem Solving class. This semester, we have been studying global poverty and all of the contributing factors of it, including hunger, health care, lack of education and gender inequalities.
Students in the Special School District (SSD) need to be more included in day-to-day activities at WGHS. They are excluded from the rest of the student body, and that’s not fair. Often times, some students in SSD spend most of… Read More ›
Eleanor Marshall Opinion Columnist Juniors and seniors are allowed to purchase a parking pass, permitting them to park in the lots. Juniors share with a partner, and seniors get their own. Seems like a perfect system, right? Well, it’s not…. Read More ›
Eleanor Marshall Opinion Columnist News flash: eating disorders are a disease. I know it’s hard to picture something Hollywood glamorizes so much as a bad thing, but yes, it’s true: eating disorders are a disease, and a fairly common one… Read More ›
Rosa Parks Feature Editor Earth is dying. Contrary to the beliefs of the 45th President, global warming is real, and it’s killing the earth at a petrifying pace. According to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), “16 of the 17… Read More ›
Cole Schnell Junior Editor Whitehouse.gov released a statement titled, “Tax Cuts and Reforms are Helping American Workers and Businesses” on Jan. 31. The statement contains a list of examples from eight different newspapers of how the “Trump Bump” is “trickling… Read More ›
Eleanor Marshall Opinion Columnist Making marijuana legal would greatly benefit the United States economically and politically. It would also increase safety for its citizens. This doesn’t mean I’m necessarily promoting the use of marijuana, rather explaining the advantages of its… Read More ›
Evelyn Trampe Business Manager Kirkwood High School has decided that for the weekends following Feb. 16, and March 9, teachers will not assign homework assignments in an attempt to help lesson stress among students and teachers. With pressures to get… Read More ›
Eleanor Marshall Opinion Columnist People with HIV and AIDS are treated unfairly, mainly because of the misinformation. Many people are so confused they don’t realize that AIDS and HIV are not exactly the same thing. HIV is a virus that… Read More ›
Eleanor Marshall Opinion Columnist In honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, it’s time to tackle a difficult topic: vaping. In theory e-cigarettes are a great idea. They were created to help smokers quit, and they don’t have any tobacco (which… Read More ›
The ECHO defines sexual harassment as verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct that is sexual in manner and is non-consensual/unwelcome. Sexual assault is a form of sexual harassment. The ECHO condemns any and all conduct of this nature. A majority of… Read More ›
Eleanor Marshall Opinion Columnist Recent events in Las Vegas have brought to light the issues our country has regarding gun rights. On one hand, it’s our right to have a gun. The Second Amendment says so. On the other hand,… Read More ›
Cole Schnell Junior Editor Riley Mullgardt Print Editor Picture someone who has been taking every AP class that Webster offers, has played two Varsity sports and has over 50 hours volunteering. Despite all these things, this student athlete must still… Read More ›
Eleanor Marshall Opinion Columnist “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and… Read More ›
About 250 Webster Groves High School students participated in a peaceful protest inspired by the Jason Stockley case on Monday, Sept. 18, from 10:10 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. The students protested, staying on the school grounds and obeying guidelines from… Read More ›
Caroline Fellows Editor-in-Chief Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among 15 to 20 year olds, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Although the percentage of crashes has decreased, safety for teenage drivers remains a critical… Read More ›
School-sponsored media that isn’t established as a public forum can be censored by school administrations in Missouri. If the Cronkite New Voices Act passes, that will change. The ECHO supports this bill. The Cronkite New Voices Act has recently been… Read More ›
Caleb Bolin News/Feature Editor All Write Festival–a week-long affair that brings together respected musicians, journalists, filmmakers, comedians and other notable figures, and students with creative ambition– is entering its third year at Webster. This year’s lineup of guests will be… Read More ›
Ashli Wagner Page Kimzey Video Editor Audio Editor In Webster Groves High School, there has been little to no access to feminine hygiene products. If a student forgets to bring a… Read More ›
Fighting and bullying in school have recently become less acceptable, and students are being punished more frequently and severely than ever. Now, however, there is concern about more severe consequences to fighting than suspension/expulsion. A revision made to the Missouri… Read More ›
First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition… Read More ›
Natalie Johnson Graphics Editor Webster’s sexual education program is exclusive to heterosexuality. LGBTQ identifying students do not receive sexual education through school. Seniors Patrick Schranck, Jane Benkelman and Annie Buck, leaders in the Feminist Coalition, are participating in the Peer-to-Peer… Read More ›
Caleb Bolin Political Columnist An old, untrustworthy, grandmother/career politician and an old, reckless businessman with the behavior of a schoolyard bully walk into a bar and immediately begin to argue about the condition of the United States of America without… Read More ›
Natalie Johnson Humor Columnist With the lovely changes that this October has brought there have been several spooky occurrences, such as: The presidential election…coming down to Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump; The Cubs playing baseball…in October; Kim Kardashian’s robbery in… Read More ›
Senior contributing writer Will Conerly takes time to look at the camera while previously working diligently on his computer during fifth hour Journalism/ECHO for an upcoming issue. Senior Tyler Coleman, who sits next to him is exploring his computer and… Read More ›