Extinction rates spark Holocene theory

By Stephanie Lingenfelter Editor in Chief An estimated .001 to .1 percent of all species go extinct each year, which means we lose 200 to 2000 species yearly, according to experts at World Wildlife Foundation. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, more than 26,500 species are threatened with extinction. That extinction rate... Continue Reading →

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Debate over wall sparks government shutdown

By Stephanie Lingenfelter Editor in Chief Dec. 22 to Jan. 25, 35 days, marked the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. The government opened back up Jan. 28, but only temporarily. On Feb. 15, Congress and Trump will come back together to try and reach a compromise. If no agreement is reached, the government could... Continue Reading →

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Indy ranks as 12th most dangerous city

By Amy Clark Staff Reporter According to CBS and Muninetguide.com, Indianapolis was ranked as the 12th most dangerous city in the United States. The violent crime rate for Indianapolis is 1,374 per 100,000 residents. The most common crime in Indiana is some type of larceny/theft, followed by aggravated assault. Police officers are constantly working in... Continue Reading →

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Blue tickets to recognize a Warrior well done

By Abby Allen Managing Editor WCHS staff members have been searching for a way to incentivize positive behavior, and they recently implemented the Blue Ticket program in accordance with the Warrior Way. The Warrior Way is a set list of guidelines (Be Positive, Be Pro-Active, Be Present, Be Respectful, Be Self-Motivated, Be Responsible, Be Productive),... Continue Reading →

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Varsity athletes train hard

By Kobe King Staff Reporter Being an athlete in high school adds work to students’ already busy schedules. Being a varsity athlete adds even more pressure, but most athletes strive to reach that varsity level. Becoming a varsity athlete takes even more time, hard work and dedication. Varsity basketball player Chase Ferguson joined the high... Continue Reading →

Robotics team hosts Recycle Day

By Whitney Black Entertainment Editor According to the Environmental Protection Agency, “in 2013, Americans generated about 254 million tons of trash and recycled and composted about 87 million tons of this material, equivalent to a 34.3 percent recycling rate.” On March 2, the Robotics team worked with the GET club from Pleasant Crossing Elementary to... Continue Reading →

Stay in shape out of school

By Halie Wingo Opinion Editor Students looking for an exciting new place to work out should consider martial arts like kickboxing or Jiu Jitsu. When searching for a activity to participate in after school, students should consider classes offered at 9Round and Indiana Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy (IBJJA). These are two places in Greenwood that... Continue Reading →

Restaurant Review: Benjamin’s

By Amy Clark Staff Reporter Right by the courthouse in Franklin, there is a little coffee shop called Benjamin’s Coffeehouse. When I entered, I was immediately fascinated by the small shop. It looked like something you’d see on Tumblr. The staff were extremely nice and helpful, considering I’m not as big of a coffee fan... Continue Reading →

PRO/CON: Abortion in the United States

Freedom of choice allows women’s right to abortion By Stephanie Lingenfelter Editor in Chief Another bill has hit the floor of the statehouse, this time about abortion. For the third year in a row, Rep. Curt Nisley proposed a bill that would cause a complete ban of abortion unless proven completely medically necessary. Anything else... Continue Reading →

Use caution when gifting pets

By Mason Pendleton Feature Editor Easter baskets are often filled with many springtime goodies, and live rabbits can oftentimes be among the mix. According to National Geographic, rabbits are the third most popular pet in America, and their sales soar astronomically around Easter. Tragically, despite their great sales and cute looks, National Geographic also states... Continue Reading →

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