Second Semester Stress

By Maia Johnson

There are two full weeks left until the end of the school year, and students are in the midst of projects, standardized tests and, of course, dreaded finals. It’s the busiest time of the school year despite the fact that things are winding down. Several students complain that they are being given almost too much to handle all at once. “It’s kind of tough, kind of getting everything together, and it all comes at one time, all at once,” says senior Tajane Hartley.

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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”

Ohio House Bill 50

By Maia Johnson

Ohio House Bill 50 is a bill which will, if passed, extend governmental support to emancipated foster youth until age 21. It passed through the Ohio House of Representatives on December 1, 2015, and will now be referred to the Senate, then to be potentially signed by the governor.

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Tardiness: Insubordination?

By Maia Johnson

Whetstone’s tardy policy has been a controversial topic ever since the implementation of issued Wednesday schools as punishment for being tardy five times in a single semester. This happened at the beginning of the second semester, and there are pros and cons to its establishment.

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Taking the Financial Stress out of Prom

By Arielle Swinehart

It’s prom season, which means for most people spending a ridiculous amount of money on a dress that will only be worn on one night.  Many juniors and senior girls are unable to afford the high price tag of prom, and that’s where the organization, Fairy Goodmothers comes to the rescue. Continue reading “Taking the Financial Stress out of Prom”

Day in the Life of a Buckeye: Providing Motivation for Education

FullSizeRender (1)By Rayshon Walker

Several Whetstone students got the opportunity to be involved in The Day in the Life of a Buckeye at Ohio State University on Wednesday, March 23. This event paired a Whetstone student with an Ohio State student for the day. This opportunity allowed the Whetstone students to deeply interact and ask questions while having a chance to experience the college life. Continue reading “Day in the Life of a Buckeye: Providing Motivation for Education”