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Holiday Pet Peeves

Holiday Pet Peeves

Anthony Acevedo

December 18, 2019

Getting to hangout with relatives that you rarely see, eating a delicious meal together as a family, doing classic family traditions, being bombarded with questions about your life, dealing with the annoying screaming little relatives: the holidays are a perfect time to be with family. Well, almost perfec...

Drama Takes a Break From the Stage

Drama Takes a Break From the Stage

Emili Currey, Reporter

December 18, 2019

There were lights, there were cameras, and there was definitely action. At the end of the last trimester, the Drama club skipped out on finals and flew to the drama capital of the world: New York City. For many, this trip was their first step into music and play bills.  The minute we stepped off the plane, it was ...

The holidays around the world

Jason Coronado, Reporter

December 18, 2019

Around the world there are different types of Christmas traditions. WSS interviewed our foreign exchange students to learn about their Christmas traditions in their home countries.        Yuta Moroi (11) is from Japan. He reported that Christmas back home for him is the ...

Corbyn Stosich: Academic, Athletic, Argumentative

Corbyn Stosich: Academic, Athletic, Argumentative

Erica Mena

November 22, 2019

“Accomplished” is another word that could be used to describe Corbyn Stosich (12). Last year, she competed in Big Questions for debate in Houston, Texas, at the National Debate Tournament. This year, she competed in the state playoffs for girls soccer. And currently, she is a Semi-Finalist in the Nationa...

Jocelyn Jones: On Being Almost Famous

November 22, 2019

Locally famous, but named Almost Famous: a teenage band with the potential and charisma for stardom. Country, rock, and a little bit of pop is the perfect way to describe the band’s unique sound.  For about the past year, Jocelyn Jones (11) has been one of the two lead singers of the band, along wi...

Home-bound Story

Abi Clifford, Writer/Reporter

November 22, 2019

By Abi Clifford  As we approach flu season, many teachers start to stock up on disinfecting wipes and tissues. Children miss days upon days, but when the flu season is gone, life continues on normally. For many kids though, it doesn’t stop there. One thing that people don’t consider is the fa...

Diamond Garcia

Diamond Garcia

Lesley Moreno, Reporter

November 20, 2019

Diamond Garcia (10) is a sophomore who suffers from epilepsy. As if that weren’t enough, he also has preferable vision in his left eye and only a little in his right eye. What that means is he can only see a tiny slit of vision, so his assignments must be transcribed into braille or printed in a large fon...

Skateboarding

Skateboarding

Kenadie Goodson

November 20, 2019

There are risks of getting hurt in every sport, but overall sports are allowed and encouraged thanks to the physical health benefits, team spirit and leadership skills acquired. However, not all sports are treated equally. Some students have gained finesse and confidence through skateboarding, yet it i...

Chase Eastmond

Chase Eastmond

TayLee Sanders, Reporter/Writer

November 19, 2019

Chase Eastmond   By TayLee Sanders   Considerate, funny and kind, Chase Eastmond (9) moved to Idaho Falls from Seattle, Washington. For a while he had to move from Idaho Falls to Napa, but then he came back to Idaho Falls again. His friends say he is a good friend, a fun person, and...

El Príncipe De La Canción Muere a 71

Beatriz Ramirez

October 23, 2019

José José, "El Príncipe de la Canción", el autor de más de éxitos como "El Triste" o "Almohada", falleció el 28 de Septiembre, en un hospital de Miami. "Con el corazón roto y un dolor indescriptible les confirmo el paso de Don José José al llamado de nuestro señor Jesucristo. Les agrade...

Student Spotlight: Hallie Radford Barrel racer extraordinaire

Syringa Garcia

October 23, 2019

Hallie Radford (10), on the surface, seems like a perfectly normal, well-adjusted teenage girl: medium height, dedicated student, bright red hair, with a brilliant mind. Her family consists of her mom, dad, and two brothers and two sisters, out of which she is the second oldest. Radford was born in Ida...

WSS reporters “hunt” for ghosts with local paranormal investigators

WSS reporters “hunt” for ghosts with local paranormal investigators

Max Webster, Investigative Reporter

October 22, 2019

Step by step I walked to the building, gazing at the white wrapping that encased it. “This can’t be real. Ghosts are not real, and this is going to be a waste of my time,” I thought as I walked down the street. “Guess we will see.”  Across the street two bars raged with the typical Friday crowd; ...

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