The Chattercast Ep. 4 – It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Y-wait… is that copyrighted?

December 19, 2018

Listen to Episode 3 Here   It's the Holiday season, so sit back and listen to holiday themed reviews and bits from the Chattercast crew. New ...

WHHS has exams twice a year, at the end of first and second semester, consisting of a half-day period per bell. Many seventh and eighth graders are feeling stress for their first exams of the year.

Piper Peanut on exam stress

December 18, 2018

“Hey Piper, exams are right around the corner and I need help preparing for them. What should I do?” -Perplexed Penelope   Hi Penelope! First things f...

WHHS alum Jerrold Fine was a pioneer in finance, now he is a storyteller

Jerrold Fine, '60, visited WHHS on his book tour for his first novel Make Me Even and I’ll Never Gamble Again. Fine founded a hedge fund and worked on Wall Street, but retired to writing as of 2014.

Delaney Owens, Managing Editor of Visual Elements

December 14, 2018

Jerrold Fine’s eyes fly open in the middle of the night, his hand already reaching for the pen he keeps by his bed. Fine writes quickly, guided by a fam...

Walking in a winter wonderland

The massive Christmas tree illuminates the center square at Liberty Center. A nativity scene is displayed inside if one walks through the tree’s interior.

Amiah Heard, Fine Arts Section Editor

December 11, 2018

Looking for something to do over the holiday break? Check out some of the seasonal attractions. To see displays of Christmas lights, visit: Liberty Center ...

Nicholas Astafiev-Holmes (left), ‘24, and Mischa Sella (right), ‘24,  sing the lead role of Miles in the opera The Turn of The Screw. Describing the final performance, Astafiev-Holmes said, “It was my favorite because we all bonded for the last time and we all hugged and gave out notes to each other. It was just a fun experience to get to be at closing night and we wanted to give it our best.”

Young phantoms of the opera

December 11, 2018

The audience was on their feet giving a long applause, and the two members of junior choir here at WHHS, Mischa Sella, ‘24, and Nicholas Astafiev-Holmes,...

SENIOR Lydia Noll, Molly Munn, ‘20, Jack Giglia, ‘21 and Peter Godsey,‘21, pose in this production shot taken by a local photographer for Into The Woods. These WHHS students were chosen, along with many others, for Critics’ Choice.

The Critics’ Choice

December 11, 2018

The Cappies is a non-profit organization that reviews high school productions. There are nine chapter locations in the United States, including the local...

Juuls and other vapes are nearly as unhealthy as cigarettes, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Juul, one of the largest vape pen manufacturers, has been under fire for its marketing to under age audiences.

Juul vs. FDA, What’s the buzz about?

December 11, 2018

In light of the recent controversies over underage nicotine usage, the Food and Drug is cracking down on e-cigarette companies. Targeting JUUL, one of...

For Veterans Day, President Trump planned a grand military parade in Washington, D.C. WHHS honors its own veterans with a memorial in Blair Circle.

Donald Trump does not care about the military

December 11, 2018

Note: This is an extended version of the article printed in CXIII.6 of The Chatterbox, Dec. 11, 2018. The President of the United States doesn’t care abou...

A majority of students in response to a Chatterbox poll believe that a smaller homework load will help them get more sleep. An average WHHS student gets less than the recommended 9 hours of nightly sleep.

Student left in dark with early school start times

December 11, 2018

When I walk down to the bus stop at 6:30 a.m., it’s still dark outside. Wiping the sleep from my eyes, I walk past dimly lit houses whose inhabitants...

SENIOR Quintin Cooks’s National Scholastics portfolio features a series of  Zak Essakalli, ‘21, sitting throughout the city. By having him keep a consistent pose, Cooks showed even though one’s environment changes, they always have support.

The future of creativity

December 11, 2018

The National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards allow students to compete for up to $10,000 in scholarships. SENIOR Quintin Cooks has been endlessly working...

SENIOR Chase Pope has distinguished herself as a high achieving and socially conscious student, as exemplified through her acceptance into the Smithsonian Secretary’s Youth Council, a selective organization
that seeks to give youth chances to express their opinions on and influence what they do at the institution.

SENIOR Chase Pope inducted into the Secretary’s Smithsonian Youth Advisory Council

December 11, 2018

SENIOR Chase Pope was one of 10 students nationwide to be inducted into the Secretary’s Smithsonian Youth Advisory Council. The Secretary’s Smithsonian...

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