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We need mental health resources in K-12 schools now

Illustration by Kiara Paninos.

Sile Surman, Columnist

September 17, 2020

As one of many college students taking online classes, readjusting didn’t come easily to me. With that said, I truly can’t imagine what grade school-aged kids are going through right now. I am genuinely worried about their mental health, especially with the current pandemic conditions. With possi...

Honestly Brutal: A Date From Down Under

Honestly Brutal: A Date From Down Under

November 14, 2016

A DATE FROM DOWN UNDER A Whitman student anonymously shares insight from her experiences in high school and college. Honestly Brutal is posted weekly online, with longer stories posted monthly. Senior year winter formal-- not quite as important as prom but definitely still a time of excitement for m...

Local High School’s Successes Highlighted in Documentary

Local High School's Successes Highlighted in Documentary

Martina Pansze, A&E Editor

December 10, 2015

Amid the shuffle of finals stress, it’s easy to forget what’s going on outside of the bubble. Just a few blocks away from campus, however, is Lincoln High School, an alternative high school that specializes in educating traumatized youth. The documentary “Paper Tigers” follows the stories...

HS football deaths: This cannot be the status quo

Cole Anderson and Alec Rainsford

November 3, 2015

On Thursday, October 22, 2015, Andre Smith, a seventeen-year-old football player from Chicago, was hit during the last play of his football game. Smith proceeded to collapse while making his way to the sidelines, and the next day passed away in the hospital due to "blunt force head injuries due to a...

New Bond Measure Brings New Hope for Walla Walla High School

New Bond Measure Brings New Hope for Walla Walla High School

Daniel Kim

March 13, 2014

In April, citizens of Walla Walla will be voting on a new bond to renovate aging Walla Walla High School. It was created in response to the rejection of a previous bond to update the school last spring. The measure that failed last April would have dedicated $67 million to a thorough remodel of Wa...

High School Athlete Profile: Cheyenne Schoen, DeSales Swimmer

Halley McCormick

November 26, 2012

DeSales High School senior Cheyenne Schoen talks swimming and future ambitions with charming confidence and a bright smile. With just four years of competitive swimming under her belt, Schoen has excelled to become one of the top swimmers in Washington State. She is the captain of the Walla Walla Hig...

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