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Confessions of Teenage Drivers

Senior Shayna Ballin poses next to her car.

Nic McIntyre, Senior Editor

September 28, 2017

Teenagers; known for being emotional, rash, and usually immature, have unique opportunity to show their ability to be good, well behaved members of society when they get behind the wheel of a car. They make sure to follow every law and never get distracted... or not. Let’s get real, we all make mistakes ...

Catching a Glimpse

A total solar eclipse is seen on Monday, August 21, 2017 above Madras, Oregon. A total solar eclipse swept across a narrow portion of the contiguous United States from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. A partial solar eclipse was visible across the entire North American continent along with parts of South America, Africa, and Europe.  Photo Credit: (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)

Elizabeth Freeman, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017

Pushing the door open, students are instantly encompassed with warm rays of sunshine. Cautiously walking forward, they rely on what little sense of sight they have. Some choose to shield their tender eyes from the rays, while some simply stare at the cement. It was the day of the solar eclipse and, a...

Sydney Garrison: Silly Sydney

Sydney Garrison: Silly Sydney

Katie Henderson, Social Media Editor

May 16, 2017

Her favorite color is blue, she can eat a whole box of macaroni and cheese by herself, and she also drives a checker marathon. Artist, free spirit, and light-hearted person -- this is senior Sydney Garrison. “It’s true, I can eat a whole box of macaroni and cheese by myself!” Garrison said...

Aubrey Gardiner: Cheering the Cats

Aubrey Gardiner: Cheering the Cats

Will Clark, Editor-in-Chief

May 10, 2017

Junior Aubrey Gardiner is slated to be next year’s captain of the Whitehouse cheer squad. “I’m very excited,” Gardiner said. “It’s always been a goal of mine, and I always wished for this to happen.” Gardiner’s experience in gymnastics and cheering helped her with this endeavor. ...

Grad to Bride: Where Are They Now?

Grad to Bride: Where Are They Now?

Haley Butler, Senior Editor

April 25, 2017

Adjusting the cap just right, zipping up the maroon gown and preparing for your last steps at Whitehouse High School may seem like a serious and emotional day, maybe even the most important day of your life. However, for some 2016 grads, there may have been or will be a day that trumps the special d...

Zoe Nackos and Gillian Terrell: Friends to the End

Nackos (left) and Terrell (right) have been best friends since the sixth grade

Nic McIntyre, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2017

High school. These words hold a different meaning to everybody. While these meanings can range greatly, many people will agree that high school has changed them in some way. Seniors Zoe Nackos and Gillian Terrell can atone to that. “As a freshman, I focused on things that didn’t matter in th...

Jessica Gargus: Eye of the Storm

Wreckage from the tornado in Hackelburg, Alabama (Courtesy Photo)

Ariel Orr, Junior Editor

April 19, 2017

Whirling winds can be heard for miles. The limbs of branches are violently torn from the trunks of trees just outside senior Jessica Gargus’ house. She knows what is coming. She hides in terror in the storm shelter. She wonders if her beloved childhood home will be able to withstand the storm that is ...

Max Turner: A Reading Ruler

Max Turner: A Reading Ruler

Will Clark, Editor-in-Chief

April 12, 2017

In a country where the film industry is constantly growing with no end in sight, the book industry is on its way down. Junior Max Turner, despite the current culture of visual media, prefers a more ‘written-down’ form of media. “How many books I read depends on what I’m doing,” Turner said. If all ...

Eva Davies: Davies Determination

Eva Davies: Davies Determination

Katrina Christine, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2017

There are about 10,829 babies born each day in the United States. While births can be exciting and new, they can also hold some hardships. On the day of her birth,  junior Eva Davies and her parents experienced some. In the middle of delivery, Davies’ mother was having some complications and the do...

Jennifer Carter: Senior Takes the Honors

Jennifer Carter: Senior Takes the Honors

Madison Kirkpatrick, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2017

Senior Jennifer Carter, for the past two years, has learned responsibility and leadership skills during her time with National Honor Society. She often helps with the monthly teachers' breakfast, and she lent a hand during the Blood Drive. “National Honor Society has taught me a lot of responsibility ...

Capriuna Howard: Strength to Move On

Capriuna Howard: Strength to Move On

Alesha Acton, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2017

Strength is something many people wish they had, but what they don't know is that it comes from the inside. Sophomore Capriuna Howard is a living example of strength. She has faced some rough obstacles, but it has shaped her into who she is today. Ever since Howard was young, she struggled with her and her fath...

Courtney Eeds: Courtney and the Community

Courtney Eeds: Courtney and the Community

Amanda Brent, Staff Reporter

March 21, 2017

Junior Courtney Eeds is going to be one of the new FCCLA state officers for the 2017-2018 year. Her position will be decided on April 6-8, and go through a nomination process to see what she gets. “I was in such shock and filled with joy, because it was something I strived for since I joined FCCLA ...

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