Whetstone Vs. Briggs

By Maia Johnson

“We were uncertain before the game started about what to expect,” senior Sam Price says of last night’s baseball game against Briggs High School. “So we were slightly nervous because we heard they were good. But obviously that wasn’t the case,” he laughs, because Whetstone ended up defeating Briggs 16 to 1, winning themselves the City Championship.

The trophy was handed to seniors Luke Green-Lauber, Nick Hall, Dexter Kowalski, Zach Barnum and Sam Price, but not before a memorable game was played out. They got off to an early three-run lead in the first inning, and by the second inning, they were leading by 8.

“Zach continued his great pitching, holding them to one unearned run,” Sam says of the single point earned by Briggs. “But after that great pitching and solid defense, Briggs held no more runs.” Already at a major advantage, Whetstone finished out the game when “the show began as we scored 8 more runs in the third inning, leaving Briggs down 16-1 and completely demoralized.”

The team spent plenty of time celebrating, accepting the award, their tee-shirts, and taking multiple pictures out on the field. After a while they made their way over to Buffalo Wild Wings, where the seniors spent their final moments as a part of the team. “It’s been a great season, and an even greater four years, but it’s time for me to move on. I wish the best of luck to next year’s team, and I hope they get to beat Briggs for the 6th year in a row!” Price added.

The Fight For Equality Continues

By Arielle Swinehart

Friday May 13, the Obama Administration sent out guidance to public schools regarding transgender students. One thing the guidance insures is that transgender students are able to use the bathroom that matches their identity. Continue reading “The Fight For Equality Continues”

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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