Students gather in the courtyard outside the cafeteria, many of them with caffeinated beverages, a place that is light during the spring but dark during much of the school year. Over the next several years as WHHS transitions to a later school start time, many proponents of the change hope it will help students sleep more and not commute to school in the dark, preventing accidents.

CPS to change school start times

April 29, 2019

On April 15, 2019, the Cincinnati Board of Education passed a resolution declaring that over the next three years, school start times at high schools in...

It was recently uncovered that coaches of various varsity teams at the University of Southern California and other universities accepted bribes to scout and recruit children of wealthy families and help to get them admitted in to the university. This admission scandal, also known as “Operation Varsity Blues,” has caused an outcry from students and parents alike who see this manipulation of the system as unjust.

Admissions scandal exposes unfairness in college process

April 29, 2019

On March 12, 2019, actresses Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman and over 50 other parents were caught in the biggest college cheating scandal ever. It was...

Student Congress Election Results 2019-2020

Emmanuel Gebremekel, current Class President of the Class of 2020, won his bid for Student Congress President next year.

Nick Robertson, Deputy Editor-in-Chief

April 19, 2019

The polls are closed and the votes are in, here are the results of the 2019-2020 Student Congress Elections!   The Class of 2023 Vice President election initi...

The WHHS Junior Classical League members who attended the convention pose with their awards on the final day of the convention. This convention is the only state-wide event that the WHHS JCL attends during the school year.

Veni, Vidi, Vici

April 11, 2019

On March 8-10, the WHHS Junior Classical League (JCL) spent their weekend dressed as Ancient Romans, togas and all, in Columbus, Ohio. Thirteen members...

In February, Bring Change to Mind club placed “Positivitrees” around WHHS. Students placed kind notes on them to show support and spread positivity among their classmates.

The stigma of mental health

March 12, 2019

According to the World Health Organization, mental illness bears the biggest economic cost of any health issue in the world, with estimates of over $2.5...

Joseph Gerth leads the students on a historical walking tour of Boston, from the hotel, through Boston Commons, to Quincy Market. “We spend our free time really productively on Friday morning by going on the tour led by Mr. Joe Gerth… you all were able to get out for some fresh air and learn something new,” Bramlage said.

WHHS delegates dominate at Harvard

February 26, 2019

On Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, 19 WHHS students and two teachers awoke at four a.m. in order to catch a flight to Boston, Mass. at CVG airport. These students...

This poster from the year 1900 shows a comedian transforming himself from white to “black.” The history of blackface is long in the United States and has become a common topic of discussion in light of recent political scandals.

Politicians, Gucci involved in blackface scandals

February 26, 2019

Blackface grew to fame around the mid-nineteenth century as a way to further reinforce negative stereotypes about black people in a society in which they...

Members of Black Culture Club work on a poster that will later hang in the Forum. Black Culture Club has been planning their festivities in recognition of the month for weeks, even coming into school on snow days to prepare.

Students emboldened by Black History Month

February 12, 2019

Originally a week-long event, recognition of black history was extended to a full month (February) on the fiftieth anniversary of its celebration. As Black...

Class rank, a long standing part of the WHHS graduation process, has been voted down and will no longer be implemented at WHHS. This has caused an outcry from students who feel that their opinions weren’t fully considered in the decision.

The removal of class rank

January 29, 2019

Every year, hundreds of WHHS SENIORS meticulously calculate a myriad of factors as they aim to maneuver their way into their dream schools. And every year,...

Laurie Cotton teaches her Pre-Calculus class from the Senior High Gym. All classes held in the Arts & Science wing were moved to locations throughout the building.

Flooding closes Arts & Science wing

January 17, 2019

On Jan. 16, a burst pipe in the Arts & Science wing forced WHHS administration to close the wing for cleaning and repair. The leak is believed to have be...

A mourner holds a candle at the vigil for the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting held by Governor Tom Wolf. Advocates against anti-Semitism are hoping to take this tragedy and turn it into an opportunity to raise awareness around anti-Semitism today and in the future of the United States.

WHHS staff shares thoughts about synagogue shooting

December 11, 2018

On Oct. 27, 2018, Robert Bowers opened fire at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, killing 11 people and wounding four officers. As Bowers was leaving,...

People pay their respects at a memorial to the victims of a mass shooting in front of the Tree of Life, or L'Simcha, Congregation in Pittsburgh, Penn.  On Oct. 27, 10 congregants were shot at the synagogue.

Anti-Semitism in America

December 11, 2018

Every week, millions of Jews around the world begin their routine to attend synagogue or other community services. They get dressed, brush their teeth,...

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