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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08:  (EDITORS NOTE: THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN CONVERTED TO BLACK AND WHITE) Chadwick Boseman attends the European Premiere of Marvel Studios Black Panther at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith on February 8, 2018 in London, England.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Disney)

Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther and their legacies

Abigail Thompson October 26, 2020

As if 2020 hasn’t done enough harm, August 28 of this year came with another punch in the gut.  The tragic death of renowned actor Chadwick Boseman shook the world to its core.  Well-known...

Making the most of your shelter-in-place

Making the most of your shelter-in-place

Abigail Thompson May 21, 2020

Hello world, it’s been about two months that we’ve been stuck in a state of shelter-in-place, and I don’t think I’ve ever been more bored.  I never thought that I would miss going to school,...

Super women

Super women

Abigail Thompson March 13, 2020

When asked to list some of the most popular superheroes of all time, the same few names typically come to mind: Superman, Batman, Spiderman, Ironman, and so on… These titles all have one common theme:...

Visual and creative arts and their impact on students

Abigail Thompson February 13, 2020

The average American teenager spends up to 17.5 hours studying per school week. That’s about 3.5 hours per day.   Of course, this data can vary depending on each class level of difficulty...

WHS Choir Show Review

Abigail Thompson December 16, 2019

The WHS Choir department had their annual Holiday show “Run Rudy Run” on Dec. 5, 6 and 7 in the Carpender Family Theatre.  The performance was directed by Amy Rolniak, who has headed the program...

Benefits to the flu vaccine

Abigail Thompson November 8, 2019

November is a  month of allergies and colds, dry wind and, for California, wildfires. But that’s not all the fall weather can represent... The Flu Season. Influenza, a.k.a “the Flu”,...

ME!- why 4.26.19 was a big day for the Taylor Swift fandom

“ME!”- why 4.26.19 was a big day for the Taylor Swift fandom

Abigail Thompson May 14, 2019

4.26.19 It all started with a cliffhanger and ended with a song that blew up the internet. “ME!”, Taylor Swift’s new and unexpected single, was released on April 26 of this year. Swift,...

2019 Senior Showcase Review

Abigail Thompson March 13, 2019

The 2019 Senior Showcase was a definite hit. On Friday, March 8, the senior class organized a performance for friends and family that showcased their talents. Not only were the performers astonishing,...

Valentines Day Chocolate-covered skewers and Oreo cupcakes

Valentine’s Day Chocolate-covered skewers and Oreo cupcakes

Abigail Thompson February 8, 2019

Ingredients: 5-10 marshmallows 5-10 strawberries 5-10 raspberries A tablespoon of melted milk or dark chocolate Brownie cubes (we used Ghirardelli’s double chocolate brownie mix, which requires...

The Nutcracker Ballet: the history and a local upcoming production

Abigail Thompson November 8, 2018

The lights, the stage, the music. A familiar tune plays in the background… something that seems to be a distant memory, a whisper that was once vaguely played into the ear of an oblivious listener. But...

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