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Homelessness in the Winter and places that can help

Homelessness in the Winter and places that can help

Tara Dilly, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2018


Filed under Features

Have you ever had to stand outside to wait for the bus in the winter? Or walked from the car into a building and felt like you’re braving the cold arctic tundra? Many people in Wenatchee Valley are living on the streets and enduring the cold every day with nowhere else to go. The homeless communit...

The Apple Blossom Pageant chooses its Queen and Princesses

The Apple Blossom Pageant chooses its Queen and Princesses

Abby Wilt, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

In front of a packed house on Feb.10, Gretta Wiersma was crowned the queen of the 99th Apple Blossom Festival. With her were crowned Princess Sophie Castillo and Princess Jessica Murray. All three of the girls are seniors from Wenatchee High School. Apple Blossom is a tradition for the Wenatc...

Panther boys basketball beats Eastmont 67-42 in “Litterbox Game”

Panther boys basketball beats Eastmont 67-42 in “Litterbox Game”

Riley Kunz, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2017


Filed under Features, News

For the second year in a row the Wenatchee boy’s team has won the “Litterbox” rivalry game. With a final score of 67-42, the Panthers cruised to an easy victory. Junior Darius Carlson and senior Cass Riggan lead the team in scoring with 22 and 16 points respectively, while sophomore Nathan Blauman ...

Humans of WHS: Camryn Pike

Humans of WHS: Camryn Pike

Emilee Groth, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2017


Filed under Features, Humans of WHS, Showcase

If you lined up everyone who wore boot cut jeans and Ariats at WHS you'd find little variation between these “Suburban Cowboys” with their new jeans and boots, whose dirt and mud only comes from the parking lot, until you came across a girl with the lingering scent of horse, straw in her hair, an...

A hidden hero

A hidden hero

Xavier Martinez, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

The clock in the hallway reads three p.m., and a small red light clicks on in each classroom at Wenatchee High School. It is a cloudless Friday, and students disperse out the exits of the school, eager for a glimpse of the bright sun and a breath of fresh spring air. None of them have the past week in m...

A life of adventure

A life of adventure

Moses Lurbur, Editor-in-Chief

February 3, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

It’s not every day that you meet someone who has roamed the streets of Kathmandu, trekked in the Himalayas, taught in the Land Down Under, and worked three seasons on an Alaskan cod fishing boat. But if you attend Wenatchee High School, she’s probably graded your biology lab. The first clue that Joy...

Behind the curtains of WHS

Behind the curtains of WHS

Bailey White, Staff Reporter

January 4, 2017


Filed under Features

The doors close, music begins to fill the room, and the opening scene begins. This year’s production of White Christmas lights up the stage, but have you ever wondered what goes on behind the curtain? Behind the song and dance is a group of people integral to the show; the backstage crew. They change se...

A vibrant way of life

A vibrant way of life

Jessica Wierzbicki, Opinion Editor

December 5, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

Though the halls of Wenatchee High School walks a man with a bright beard and brighter personality, leaving passing students in wonder of just who he is. Today the mystery is put to an end. Meet the man behind the beard, Deandre Lester. The Beginning Lester was born and raised in Chicago, and wh...

Army of volunteers toil over production of “White Christmas”

Army of volunteers toil over production of “White Christmas”

Brooklyn Vickery, Staff Reporter

December 1, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

Late nights, little sleep, and long rehearsals. As the new White Christmas play production nears students and other contributors spend many long hours after school preparing for the performance. If you want to see the final production for yourself, White Christmas will be showing on Dec. 1-3 and 15-17 in ...

Students explore coronary career choice

Students explore coronary career choice

Bailey White, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

Telford’s Chapel of the Valley is hidden behind the East Wenatchee Dutch Bros., but the excitement surrounding the Creepy Careers event was anything but concealed. The first event in a series of job shadows called Careers After School, available to middle school and high school students, was hoste...

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