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February 4, 2020

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December 20, 2019

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Anya Dillard: The Civil Activist of Tomorrow
Theater Program Takes on STANJ

Theater Program Takes on STANJ

February 6, 2020

Girls Up: The First Ever WOHS Female Empowerment Club

Girls Up: The First Ever WOHS Female Empowerment Club

January 9, 2020

Girls Basketball 2019 Preview

Girls Basketball 2019 Preview

January 2, 2020

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The Innocence Project’s Distorted Propaganda on Rodney Reed

The Innocence Project’s Distorted Propaganda on Rodney Reed

January 7, 2020

How does one defend the innocence of black victim to racial profiling when that victim also allegedly contributed to the trauma of sexual assault? And do these two social justice movements mesh well in 2019 America?  The answer is that it doesn't. We can acknowledge how wrongful it was for the Texas government to accuse a black man for the murder of a white woman while also acknowledging that it was wrong for Reed to allegedly sexually assault women. If our nation wants to uphold the growing trend to be politically and socially conscious, we cannot simply ignore the wrongdoings of others in order to put them on a pedestal. We must acknowledge the truth in order to fully be committed to social justice on all accounts. 

The Truth About Skin Whitening

The Truth About Skin Whitening

December 20, 2019

In my everyday life, I witness the effects that skin whitening has on women. Every Asian grocery store that I walk into features an aisle with tons of skin whitening products stacked up on each other. From creams, to lotions, and to soap bars, that all promise the exact same thing: whiter skin, in less time.

Mental Illness Should Not Be A Social Media Trend

Mental Illness Should Not Be A Social Media Trend

December 19, 2019

Is Mental Illness becoming a trend? Read Devin Wilkes compelling article about the romanticization of mental illness in the age of social media.

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Meet the Staff: Kaya Schultz

Meet the Staff: Kaya Schultz

October 2, 2019

Meet the Staff: Justin Peters

Meet the Staff: Justin Peters

October 2, 2019

Meet the Staff: Seamus Murphy

Meet the Staff: Seamus Murphy

October 2, 2019

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Mountaineer of the Month: Kaya Schultz

Mountaineer of the Month: Kaya Schultz

January 6, 2020

Mountaineer of the Month: Louis Kravits

Mountaineer of the Month: Louis Kravits

April 23, 2019

Mountaineer of The Month: Jordan Broking

Mountaineer of The Month: Jordan Broking

February 21, 2019

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Recent Sports Scores
  • Thursday, January 30

    Girls Basketball

    WOHS 49 - Payne Tech 35

  • Tuesday, January 28

    Boys Basketball

    WOHS 31 - Newark Tech 37

  • Thursday, January 23

    Bowling

    WOHS 7 - University 0

  • Sunday, December 15

    Hockey

    WOHS 0 - Frisch 1

  • Monday, November 4

    Swimming

    WOHS 2 - Randolph 0

  • Tuesday, October 22

    Wrestling

    WOHS 60 - Westfield 18

Anya Dillard: The Civil Activist of Tomorrow
How to Actually Achieve Your 2020 Goals

How to Actually Achieve Your 2020 Goals

February 7, 2020

Capitalism is Destroying America. Socialism is the Only Alternative.

Capitalism is Destroying America. Socialism is the Only Alternative.

February 5, 2020

Australia has not Reacted Properly to Climate Change, and Everyone Knows It

Australia has not Reacted Properly to Climate Change, and Everyone Knows It

February 5, 2020

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Club Corner Spotlight: Yearbook
Honors CyberSecurity;

Honors CyberSecurity;

January 9, 2020

Getting to Know the African American Heritage Club

Getting to Know the African American Heritage Club

December 20, 2019

Have You Heard of Makerspace?

Have You Heard of Makerspace?

April 25, 2019

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Kobe Bryant Dies in a Devastating Helicopter Crash with Daughter Gianna
Tornado Strikes in Alabama, As People Try and Fight Back

Tornado Strikes in Alabama, As People Try and Fight Back

March 27, 2019

Royal Family on High Alert After Cyberbullying of Meghan Markle

Royal Family on High Alert After Cyberbullying of Meghan Markle

March 27, 2019

Mental Health Mentality at WOHS

Mental Health Mentality at WOHS

March 15, 2019

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1917 Review
Beyonce and Jay-Z draw criticism by sitting during the national Anthem

Beyonce and Jay-Z draw criticism by sitting during the national Anthem

February 6, 2020

Uncut Gems and Adam Sandler

Uncut Gems and Adam Sandler

January 28, 2020

Cancel Culture: Cabellos Sob Story Apology

Cancel Culture: Cabellos Sob Story Apology

January 14, 2020

he entirety of Cancel Culture collectively did an eye roll when the Havana singer posted her public apology “from the bottom of her heart”. 

Fine Line Album Review

Fine Line Album Review

January 2, 2020

Latin Mega Bash 2019: Review

Latin Mega Bash 2019: Review

December 17, 2019

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Theater Program Takes on STANJ
WOHS Theater Club Puts on a Show

WOHS Theater Club Puts on a Show

January 6, 2020

“Wicked” Review

“Wicked” Review

January 2, 2020

William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (Abridged) – A COMEDY

William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (Abridged) – A COMEDY

October 30, 2019

WOHS Art Club Joins the Garden Aglow Pumpkin Exhibition

WOHS Art Club Joins the Garden Aglow Pumpkin Exhibition

October 28, 2019

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Pioneer Archive
Capitalism is Destroying America. Socialism is the Only Alternative.
The 2019 State of the Union

The 2019 State of the Union

March 1, 2019

2018 Midterm Elections Outcome

2018 Midterm Elections Outcome

November 26, 2018

Codey’s Stance on High School Start Time

Codey’s Stance on High School Start Time

November 20, 2018

Meet The BOE Candidates: Cheryl Merklinger

Meet The BOE Candidates: Cheryl Merklinger

November 6, 2018

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