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 ›