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The Immigration Question

The Immigration Question

Morgan Gage, Senior Editor

September 12, 2018

By modern standards, the colony of Jamestown was a neighborhood of illegal immigrants. Plymouth was a sanctuary city. For some reason, our immigrant-phobic nation hails these colonists as heroes. We teach our children about the first Thanksgiving before we teach the American Revolution. Alexander...

Why Our Attitude On Guns Needs to Change

Caitlin Gorbett, Staff Writer

August 28, 2018

We’ve all heard them before. Click, bang, pop! We see them in big glass cases in nearly every home we go into. For some people, in their own home. Most people love them. Not enough people are scared of them. I’m scared every day I walk into school that it’ll be the last time. I’m scared every time...

Top Ten Pieces of Advice for Freshman

Top Ten Pieces of Advice for Freshman

Morgan Gage, Caitlin Gorbett, and Brayden Hogue

August 20, 2018

Don’t be afraid of seniors. Seniors are too busy with college applications and enjoying what’s left of high school to spend their time teasing you. The majority of seniors are more than happy to help you with any of your concerns, and plenty of them want you to join the organizations the...

We Will Remember Dear Whitehouse High

We Will Remember Dear Whitehouse High

Morgan Gage, Staff Writer

July 8, 2018

In order to say goodbye to the school that served as both a high school and junior high to much of the community before it is torn down, Whitehouse residents gathered on July 8th to say goodbye to the school. A crowd mostly comprised of former Whitehouse alumni and faculty gathered at what last served...

NASCAR Driver Visits Whitehouse

Kate McLeod, Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2018

NASCAR and Leavine Family Racing driver Kasey Kahne visited the Whitehouse Junior High construction site and Whitehouse High School earlier today to speak with construction workers and students on his way to the 2018 O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 race at the Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday. “I’ve done a...

UIL District Meet

UIL District Meet

Elizabeth Freeman, Junior Editor

March 28, 2018

Swimming Towards Success

Eli Cosper, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018

The state competition for the UIL Swimming and Diving team will begin over the weekend of Feb. 16th. This meet is going to feature head of the Swim Team, senior Joanna Moran, in her latest dive. “Going to State last year was a dream,” Moran said. “I was not expected to make finals, so I just d...

Expanding Our House

Photo of WHS Student Parking Lot Entrance.

Dana Ramirez, Junior Editor

February 12, 2018

In 2016, the district approved of a bond that will expand, renovate, and rebuild various school facilities around town. The construction of new facilities for the high school is proceeding as planned, with the new CTE wing projected to be finished at April. “The construction projects are going well...

Texas College Basketball Update

Texas College Basketball Update

Nick Slavinsky, Sports Writer

January 23, 2018

Texas Longhorns (12-7) Heading into the 2017-18 season, the Longhorns had high expectations. However, almost halfway through the conference schedule, Texas has been a bit of a letdown. Ranked fourth in the 2017 ESPN 100 high school prospects, Mohamed Bamba only averages 11.8 points per game. Althou...

21st Century Education

Morgan Gage, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017

When you accept a job as a teacher, elementary and high school alike, you’re consciously placing yourself in a position of power. Though you may answer to someone higher up, your department head or principal or superintendent, you’re still in charge of the students who pass through your classroom...

For The Love Of Music

Lisk's album cover for his original soundtrack 'Late Nights'.

Kate McLeod, Editor-in-Chief

December 5, 2017

Grabbing his laptop out of his backpack, senior David Lisk gets to work. Gazing at his computer screen, he composes and creates instrumental music to be featured in his original album. His fingers type frantically as he thinks of rhythms and melodies, and with one simple ‘click’, his work of art...

Gallery: WHS v. Forney Boys Basketball

Gallery: WHS v. Forney Boys Basketball

Elizabeth Freeman, Staff Member

December 1, 2017

The student news of Whitehouse High School