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Welcome to Walnut

September 26, 2018

The humid, pitch black air absorbs my fears as the familiar pressure of my enormous effie backpack weighs down on my shoulders. Standing at the bus stop before...

Eric Ravenscraft, Kevin “K.P.” Phelps and Hadrian Dwyer, ‘23, collaborate on their homework at the Student Success Center (S.S.C.). The S.S.C. is a place where all students are welcome to ask questions and receive help, whether regarding schoolwork, extracurriculars or their future at Walnut.

Student Success Center strives to help students soar

September 25, 2018

Imagine. You’re a new student at a huge school. There are a lot of older students walking the halls with you. You’re half-nervous, half-excited. You...

Students gathered in the gym for the annual junior high fall pep rally. Students celebrated their student-athlete classmates
and got excited for the season with the help of the Junior High Cheerleading team.

Junior High football excited for new season

September 25, 2018

Last year, the then-seventh grade WHHS football team ran a historic record of an undefeated season, and the winning streak remained heavy on their minds...

Alma Russell, ‘20, gazes down at a soaked desk in the journalism lab. On top of the already hectic first week of school,
another element of discomfort was added to student’s first few days with the realization that HVAC units throughout the
school had begun to drip.

A stormy start to the school year

September 25, 2018

It was fifth bell, and Lauren Posta’s AP English Language and Composition class was assigned an in-class essay. Then, a particular hum started to sound...

The Nuthouse WHHS student cheering section rallies as the game goes on.

Nuts go nuts

September 25, 2018

The WHHS Nuthouse is a student-led organization that supports a wide range of WHHS teams and sports. The Nuthouse is committed to enhancing the st...

Spencer Shroyer, ’20, is pictured practicing in Columbia with members of the U.S. National Futsal team. Shroyer didn’t
have any oppurtunity to practice with his teams prior to arriving in Medellin.

Shroyer shines in Colombian invitational

September 25, 2018

WHHS is known for many things nationally in both academics and extracurriculars. Many students have a wide range of interests and talents. One unique student...

Some WHHS students show their school spirit by attending football games and cheering on the Eagles. WHHS played St.
Xavier in a rainy competition, but students’ spirits were not dampened.

The many shades of WHHS spirit

September 25, 2018

When I think of school spirit, I think of going all out, dressing up head to toe according to a theme. I cover all the exposed skin on my body with glitter...

Rapper and producer Mac Miller died on Sept. 7 of an apparent drug overdose. His is one of many recent losses in the rap community.

Rap culture and drug use

September 25, 2018

The past two years have been tough for hip hop fans. Rappers have been unexpectedly dying left and right. If it’s not due to drug use, it’s due to...

The online video game Fortnite was first released by Epic Games in July 2017. Since then, the game has made the news  for its real life impact, from causing divorces to creating college scholorships.

Fortnite fever sweeps WHHS

September 25, 2018

Five Nights at Freddy’s. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Minecraft. Three multi-million dollar games, and Fortnite has surpassed or is on track to be w...

Serena Williams prepares to send the tennis ball back across the court at the exhibition event at the
BNP Parabas Showdown. Williams has been in the news recently following the controversial rulings
against her by a referee at the U.S. Open Final, which many have deemed sexist and discriminatory.

Serena Williams calls out sexism in tennis

September 25, 2018

On Sept. 8, 2018, Carlos Ramos, the referee of the U.S. Open Final, was accused of sexism by tennis champion Serena Williams. After Williams received a...

Taking a stand by taking a knee

Kaepernick kneels before a San Francisco 49ers game.Before leaving the NFL Kaepernick led the team to a super bowl victory in in 2012.

Trent Willhite, Drone Photojournalist

September 25, 2018

Colin Kaepernick is the quarterback who forever will be known as the man who kneeled during the national anthem. Kaepernick shocked the world by sitting...

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