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Learning to Lead at State

Over 5,000 student council members from all over the state converged on the Texas Association of Student Councils convention in Arlington from April 10-12, learning about how other student councils help their communities and handing out pins and buttons to try and get votes for TASC office next season. The convention is held annually and is attended by students from all over the state. WOHS Student Council won sweepstakes, the National Gold Council of Excellence award, Top Ten StuCo award,...

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Debate takes state by storm

Keeping up with current events. Filing evidence. Mastering speed reading. And yes, perfecting the pen flip. These are skills that the debate team harnessed to send teams to the state meet for the fourteenth consecutive year. On March 14, seniors Cade Palmer and Kelsey McFall and juniors Eddie Kennedy and Eli Hernandez competed at the state cross-examination debate meet in Austin after taking first and second at the district meet. “When we found out that we were going to advance...

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Highest Honor

Each spring the annual induction of the National Honor Society [NHS] presents students that show exceptional promise in academic, leadership and social service skills with the privilege of being in NHS. This society leads students to become better people and students as well as helping with college and job applications. “Being in NHS means that I’ve done some things most people aren’t willing to do,” junior Jaci Wallace said. “It helps me stand out to an extent.” This year’s officers...

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Expanding the Horizon

Design and Landscape Management Department, a greenhouse blueprint was started this past summer and the building was finished, —-. The purpose is to expand these students horizons by providing them with possible certifications and gaining hand-on-experience. “Students can also collaborate with community, regional and state partners to work on exclusive enrichment type projects to hone their skills and knowledge base,” assistant superintendent Mitzi Neely said. “There could be an entrepreneurial side to this as students look at future options.” Under...

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Make A Wish

Holding onto her new marine friend, second-grader Jaidan Johnson smiles for the camera. Jaidan traveled to Florida to swim with dolphins thanks to the help of the Make A Wish Foundation. “Usually in the wild, dolphins only live to be about fifteen, but some of these are fifty,” Jaidan said. “And they’re only supposed to live until they’re fifteen!” As soon as she steps into the small room, her nerves take over. The room is full of cameras pointing her...

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Military Madness

The breath catches in the throats of band members as the Regiment of Roughnecks approach the end of the tunnel entering the Alamodome for preliminary competition. Littlefield’s band was wrapping up their performance and White Oak was up next. For some, this was the beginning of the end. For most, this was only the beginning of a tradition so many before them had worked tirelessly to establish. The Regiment of Roughnecks marched at the UIL state marching competition in San...

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Eye in the Sky

Despite DJI’s user-friendly operating system and idiot-proof controls, the white phantom drone kamikazed into the basketball court wall. Senior Austin Iske, had broken the unbreakable. The camera was destroyed, gimbal shattered and propellers in pieces, the world’s most common mid-sized drone is also the most crippled. During the spring semester of 2015, administration purchased a DJI Phantom Vision 2 Plus drone for the journalism staff for aerial photography at football games, baseball games, softball games, cross-country meets and possibly basketball...

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