Whetstone Spanish Class Using Bracelets to Change the World

By Arielle Swinehart

The Pulsera Project, pulsera meaning bracelet, is a nonprofit organization that connects Central American artists with students in over 1,600 schools. The project not only distributes colorful bracelets all over American schools, but also creates real change in Central American communities.

How can you get involved?

Whetstone’s Spanish four and five class is participating in selling these bracelets to create lasting change. The class will be selling these bracelets now until February 3, 2017. The bracelets will be sold at home girls and boys basketball games, parent-teacher conferences, and home wrestling matches.

Armando Prince, Spanish four student, said, “The Pulsera Project really opens our minds to what life is really like outside of the United States.”

Make a difference today by buying your own bracelet. The bracelets are $5. Of that five dollars, $1.25 goes directly to the artist and the remaining $3.75 goes to the organization and is used as loans and scholarships for the communities.

“It gives the people in those countries an opportunity to make an income without just directly giving them the money,” said Spanish five student Isabel Cook. “The sales are going really well; our goal is $2,000 and we just passed the $1,000 mark.”

If you’re interested in purchasing a pulsera and directly impacting a struggling community, attend one of the following events or contact Señora Mejia or one of her students.

January 25th 2:45-7:15:  Parent-Teacher Conferences

January 26th 5:45-end: Wrestling Match

January 27th 5:00-9:00: Boys JV and Varsity Basketball Game

January 31st 5:00-9:00: Girls JV and Varsity Basketball Game

February 3rd 5:00-9:00: Girls JV and Varsity Basketball Game

Love is Love Week

By Arielle Swinehart

At Whetstone High School, we celebrate differences and accept one another. As a way to show our acceptance and celebration, Whetstone has dedicated a week to recognize LGBTQ+ students, and the general LGBTQ+ community.

During the course of this week, all aspects of the LGBTQ+ community were recognized, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and more. This week, students dressed in neon to celebrate the visibility of the LGBTQ+ community, wore pink and purple to support lesser known identities, wore blue and white to support transgender members of our community. Students also had fun with the week by including a hat day and a day to wear something you wouldn’t normally wear. Continue reading “Love is Love Week”

Whetstone Boys Tennis Team

By Brenton Morrison

The Whetstone boy’s tennis team is continuing their strong season with their big 5-0 win against their rivals the Centennial Stars. The team’s dedication at practice is paying off. “We prepare by practicing every day after school and focusing on serves and keeping the ball in play,” sophomore, Armando Prince said. Continue reading “Whetstone Boys Tennis Team”

Senior Tag

Silas Land

The most exciting senior tradition has begun. Senior tag, a game played by high school graduating classes across the country, is just kicking off for Whetstone seniors.

Senior tag is played with water guns, usually in teams of four. The goal is to shoot other teams to get them out, and win the whole game. There is also a requirement to get naked so that you’d have immunity to being shot.  Because of this, the game is not officially affiliated with the school. Continue reading “Senior Tag”