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Mr. Denny Whitley: The Sensei of Sound

Mr. Denny Whitley: The Sensei of Sound

Timia Cobb, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2017

Band director Mr. Denny Whitley has been with Whitehouse ISD for more than 28 years and it has been announced as a Texas bandmaster and put into the band director's hall of fame. Whitley has put a lot of work into the Whitehouse high school, middle school, and Jr. High bands. His students and fellow ...

Student Council: Making the World a ‘Greener’ Place

Student Council: Making the World a ‘Greener’ Place

Kate McLeod, Copy Editor

February 5, 2017

Student Council is promoting recycling by hosting a Super Bowl competition. Students can bring recyclable goods to the cafeteria and place them in the trash can for the team that they predict will win the Super Bowl. Today is the final day to participate in the competition. “Our goal is to make our community greener...

Dr. Olivia Allen: The Challenge of the Challenger

Dr. Olivia Allen: The Challenge of the Challenger

Katrina Christine and Kate McLeod

February 2, 2017

January 28, 1986. The Challenger, a space shuttle about to ascend and make monumental history, was going to be the twenty-fifth flight of the space shuttle program. It was launching from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It was a cold January morning in Cape Canaveral, and that seemly harmless cold t...

Meredith Campbell: A Future Tennis Star

Meredith Campbell: A Future Tennis Star

Dylan Shakelford, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2017

Tennis is one of the most under-appreciated sports in the world. Most people in the school probably didn't even know Whitehouse had a tennis team, but its size has increased dramatically over the past two years. People don’t realize how fun it can be when playing with the right people. Sophomore Mer...

Arbab Ahmed: From Humble Beginnings

Arbab Ahmed: From Humble Beginnings

Kate McLeod, Copy Editor

January 25, 2017

8,542 miles from Whitehouse, Texas to Dhaka, Bangladesh. 23 hours on plane from DFW airport to Shahjalal Airport. 12 AP classes over the course of 4 years. Countless hours studying and preparing for rigorous tests. There can be only one valedictorian for the class of 2017 at Whitehouse High School. S...

Matt Pearce: Not Just a Game

Matt Pearce: Not Just a Game

Ariel Orr, Junior Editor

December 5, 2016

Fantasy Football is an online game where everyday people choose real life football players to create a custom team roster. In most cases, but not all, groups of friends band together to battle against each other to see who can create the best NFL fantasy team. Points are given out depending on how well...

Richard Rother: Here to Help

Richard Rother: Here to Help

Kate McLeod, Copy Editor

November 11, 2016

Senior Richard Rother substituted in for junior bass drum player Kate McLeod at the UIL Marching Contest, due to McLeod injuring her back. Rother had 5 days to learn several new marching fundamentals and music, and his hard work helped the band receive a superior rating. “I felt bad for Kate when she got injured,...

Sewerville: Sewer’s Don’t Stink

Sewerville: Sewer’s Don’t Stink

Katrina Christine and Kate McLeod

October 31, 2016

Most of the time when you think of sewers you think of disgusting underground waste systems and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. However, for a few students at Whitehouse, they think of their band, Sewerville. Sewerville is a Punk/alternative/indie band consisting of juniors Johnny Saigusa and C...

Josh Tomlin: A Hometown Hero

Josh Tomlin: A Hometown Hero

Will Clark, Editor-in-Chief

October 27, 2016

Editor's Note: We have fixed Tomlin's graduation year to 2003 from 2006. We apologize for this typo.   The World Series is now underway! The Chicago Cubs face the Cleveland Indians in the fight for the Commissioner's Trophy. Game 3 of the World Series is on Friday, and Whitehouse High School gra...

Mrs. Alyssa Gill: A Tragedy She Will Never Forget

Mrs. Alyssa Gill: A Tragedy She Will Never Forget

McKenna Mirsky, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2016

Editor's Note: The Columbine shooting was one of the first mass school shootings in America's history. On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 12 students and 1 teacher in their high school. For more information on the event itself, please visit http://www.history.com/topics/columbine-high-school-shootings.   Most people as...

Makenzie Santschi: A Brighter Future

Makenzie Santschi: A Brighter Future

Timia Cobb, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2016

Senior Makenzie Santschi took the PSAT test last October and is now qualified as a semifinalist for the National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSP). According to nationalmerit.org, only one-third of 50,000 commended students make it to be a semifinalist in NMSP. “When I took the test I honestly just look...

Jarret Carnes: Back on Track

Jarret Carnes: Back on Track

Alesha Acton, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2016

Jarret Carnes is a student here at Whitehouse High School. He is in the band, tennis team, and is the student body VP.  He is very involved in school activities and is a proud member of WHS. Last May, Carnes was experiencing chest pains that sent him to the ER. After taking X-Rays, Carnes found out that ...

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