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The Period Tax

Most girls start menstruating in middle school. At WHHS, hundreds of girls struggle with adjusting to the process every year, and aspects of society can make it more difficult to do so.

Nadya Ellerhorst, Fine Arts Section Editor

May 11, 2019

I menstruate. There! I said it. Once a month, my uterine lining sheds, and I bleed for about a week. I get nasty cramps, and the occasional headac...

Wally Hill on chili and communism

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Wally Hill

April 29, 2019

Driving down the rural Ohio highways, the golden fields of corn bathed in harsh winter light, it seems like no one would want to leave here. But within...

SENIOR Allyson Garth creates representational art. This piece showcases some of Garth’s internal struggles, such as feeling caught in her own mind. It reads: “My life is a puzzle, why can’t I solve it!” and “Let me out.”

Living with Schizoaffective disorder

April 29, 2019

Sitting in class, I’m trying to focus on taking a test. I hear a pen clicking somewhere. Naturally, I look around trying to figure out who is clicking...

According to the 2017-18 Senior College Plans Survey

Leaving Ohio

April 29, 2019

Driving down the rural Ohio highways, the golden fields of corn bathed in harsh winter light, it seems like no one would want to leave here. But within...

An open letter to the students and staff of WHHS

WHHS has many structural issues, but these are complemented by student-created problems. Litter is one of these problems, Martin argues in his open letter.

James Martin

April 29, 2019

On Monday, April 8, I had the pleasure of walking through WHHS with a small group of teachers, the President of the Cincinnati Federation of Teachers (CFT)...

Students at WHHS see going to the South, especially to the Deep South, for college as unappealing. WHHS class of 2018 had 7 students go to Alabama for college.

Sweet Home Alabama?

April 29, 2019

I remember my college visits in Alabama with fond memories. At least I remember being fond of the Roll Tide and War Eagle state, and that everyone there...

Rep. Beto O'Rourke represented Texas's District 16 for six years, and challenged Sen. Ted Cruz for his seat in 2018. Now, he is running for President of the United States and is vying for the nomination of the Democratic Party.

Beto O’Rourke is the Dem’s best chance for 2020

April 18, 2019

Beto O’Rourke is (finally!) running for President. While his fellow Democratic hopefuls announced bid after bid, the Texas congressman who gained nat...

WHHS students come from many political, racial, and ethnic backgrounds. Despite this, many find it difficult to accept other political viewpoints.

Pride and Prejudice, Political Tolerance

April 15, 2019

Arranged in six rows containing five desks each, WHHS students face their teacher, some engaged in the lecture while others fight off sleep. The classroom ...

Political tolerance at WHHS

Political tolerance at WHHS

April 15, 2019

As a school, as a community, and as a nation, we must do more to protect free speech. Our nation is divided by an ideological chasm, each of us identified as...

Matt Yosafat, a survivor of the Holocaust, spoke with his wife Anneliese to a group of WHHS students on April 4. Every year the Jewish Culture Club brings in speakers to discuss their experiences during the Holocaust and how it has effected their lives.

Changing the conversation about the Holocaust

April 9, 2019

During my experience in Israel with Heller High, we took a ten day trip to Poland where our specific study was on the Holocaust. Although the subject is somethi...

There is still a place for optimism in a world surrounded by dark thoughts and what some see as a bleak future.

The case for optimism

March 12, 2019

Being optimistic is hard. Sometimes it feels like the whole world is throwing us a bunch of obstacles and there’s nothing we can do to stop it. It seems...

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