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Life of a Student: Band doesn’t get enough recognition

Life of a Student: Band doesn’t get enough recognition

Mackenzie Mueller, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion & More, Showcase

  Band. We’re there at every home football and basketball game. Apart from the players, we are first to arrive and last to leave. Band. We have more awards, plaques, and trophies than the WHS varsity, jv, and freshman football teams combined. Band. We put in hours of hard work to go to competiti...

Life of a Student: The world is at your fingertips

Life of a Student: The world is at your fingertips

Morgan Narby, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion & More, Showcase

  What is the definition of success? Being well liked? All knowing? Wealthy? If you asked multiple people what success meant to them, you definitely wouldn’t get the same answer twice. That’s the beauty of the seemingly simple concept of ‘success’-- there is no definition. No matter wha...

The Life of a Student: A Day’s Monotony

The Life of a Student: A Day’s Monotony

Riley Kunz, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2017


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14 hours. Possibly more, possibly less. At least 12. Busy, stress, work, responsibility. The life of a student. Every school day I wake up at 6:45 a.m. and slog my way through my morning routine. Wash myself, consume food, put on clothes, the usual. I drive my brother Giorgio to school and make my w...

STAFF ED: District needs inclusive transgender policy

The Apple Leaf Editorial Board

March 20, 2017


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With the Trump administration, under pressure from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, rescinding protections for transgender students allowing them to use bathrooms corresponding to their gender identity, it becomes the responsibility of the states and, failing that, school districts to protect the dignit...

Social media woes

Social media woes

Aria Tornabene, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion & More, Showcase

Social media has redefined the world we live in, creating global interconnectivity that provides instant insight into world events. It unites us, helping people from vastly different backgrounds find common ground. As hypocritical as I may sound, however, I truly think social media does more harm tha...

OPINION: Calm down about the schedule change

OPINION: Calm down about the schedule change

Aria Tornabene, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2016


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The convoluted array of classes, periods, and available teachers who serve our school’s massive student body makes the high school scheduling process no easy task. Most of us are aware of next year’s proposed schedule, set in place in response to new statewide Core 24 requirements. This change wi...

OPINION: Your vote actually matters

OPINION: Your vote actually matters

Sabrina Zhu, In-Depth Editor

November 2, 2016


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Four years ago, the current students of Wenatchee High were mostly clueless. Our adolescent years are said to be the ones that teach us the most, both about ourselves and the world. Four years ago, we were 10, 11, 12, 13, 14; a time of pure bliss. No (or at least fewer) worries about college, the fu...

OPINION: We should eradicate gender roles

OPINION: We should eradicate gender roles

Megan McAllister, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2016


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Boys are capable; girls are inept. Boys are independent; girls are objectified. Boys are emotionless; girls are hysterical. Boys make money; girls look after children. These stereotypes may sound exaggerated, but they are deeply imbedded into our society, creating inequalities between the male and female sex...

STAFF EDITORIAL: School officials need to be more transparent

STAFF EDITORIAL: School officials need to be more transparent

The Apple Leaf Editorial Board

October 24, 2016


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Homecoming and threats and clowns, oh my! We can all agree that the week of Oct. 7 was not the finest moment in Wenatchee High School history. Safety concerns surrounding a threatening graffiti message alluding to an act of violence led to school being canceled on Oct. 7. Not that our administratio...

The benefits of being a snake

The benefits of being a snake

Olive Ryan, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2016


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Quite frankly, I’m alarmed by the fact that being called a snake isn’t responded to with “thank you.” The art of snaking is due the appreciation that it deserves. Snakes are stealthy, backstabbing, genius, sneaky, silent, and they can be sure that you’ll never see them coming. Yes, I know...

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