By Colin Pruitt
This winter break, our Whetstone marching band will be taking a trip to Disney world for a reward of their season. On December 27th, the band will be taking a bus down 19 hours to Disney world and they’re very excited to say the least. Continue reading “Whetstone Band’s Trip to Disney World”
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By Arielle Swinehart
“Every single year, more than 30,000 Americans have their lives cut short by guns,” Obama said at a recent press conference. President Obama and the White House have introduced a proposal to decrease gun violence. A few factors of this proposal are to expand background checks for gun buyers and force individuals selling firearms to register as licensed gun dealers. Continue reading “Obama’s Gun Control Proposal”
By Luke Green-Lauber
As the halfway point on the school year is coming to a close, athletes at Whetstone High School are starting to make final decisions on their futures after high school. Here are some of the 2016 senior athletes on their plans after high school, and their final thoughts and advice: Continue reading “Athletes On Their Way Out”
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By Julia Galdamez
This past winter break, Whetstone’s marching band went on a 20 hour bus ride to Orlando, Florida. The band marched down Main Street of the Magic Kingdom at Disney World. As the band marched down Main Street it was a stifling 93 degrees.
“Marching went really well, it was just very hot, and so that was kind of our struggle being in wool uniforms,” says Josh Reynolds, Whetstone Band Director. Gabe Engle, sophomore in the band, adds, “It was only about fifteen minutes, but the heat made it feel like forever.”
The band only made one appearance in the heavy uniforms but they spent 4 days in Disney World. Day one, they arrived in Orlando and spent their day shopping at Disney Springs. Day two, they marched and spent the remainder of their day at the Magic Kingdom. Day three, they spent their day at Hollywood studios. Day four, they spent the day from 10 am to 1 am at Epcot to ring in the new year.
Though the days were long and very hot, many memories were made. When asked what the best part of Disney was, many students had much to say. “Marching in front of 75,000 people was pretty sweet,” Luke Green-Lauber said. Engle said watching the fireworks on New Year’s Eve was the highlight of his trip. Some say riding the rides and meeting the lovely Disney Princesses was the best part of the trip. To me, senior swim night was the best part along with meeting Darth Vader and Chewbacca.
The trip was such a success, Reynolds has decided to go on this trip again. He plans on taking a couple years off then going again soon after.