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The Voice of the Wildkats

The Student News Site of Willis High School

The Voice of the Wildkats

TO PROTECT AND CENSOR. The ban of TikTok on University of Texass network may be closer to censorship than protection.

TikTok ban: censorship or protection

by Michael Scholwinski, VOW staff Jan 27, 2023

On Jan. 18th, The University of Texas and other campuses were banning TikTok on their wifi, after the December 7th ban on government devices by Governor Greg Abbot. This sparked a conversation about censorship...

FOR BENTLEY AND OTHERS. The Tennessee Legislature passed “Ethan’s, Hailey’s, and Bentley’s Law”, which includes the names of the two surviving children of Tennessee Police Officer Nicholas Galinger, who was killed by a hit-and-run drunk driver. The law went into effect on Jan. 1.

New Tennessee law supports children of drunk driving victims

by Michael Scholwinski, VOW staff Jan 19, 2023

Drunk driving claims hundreds to thousands of lives every year across the country. From teens to the elderly it affects families and homes, but more than ever does it affect families where one or both...

NEW SPEAKER. After an unusually long election for Speaker of the House, Congress could be changing.

Extended election for Speaker could lead to changes in Congress

by Michael Scholwinski, VOW staff Jan 11, 2023

After 15 ballots and turmoil in the houses of our government, the United States House of Representatives were able to elect Kevin McCarthy. The long drag out for electing a house speaker came with multiple...

GERMAN UPRISING. More recently a German far-right group has tried to overthrow the current German government, which could show a show of strength to fringe coup d’etats within Europe. 

German coup, the fringe of politics

by Michael Scholwinski, VOW staff Dec 12, 2022

Stability and Strength are two backbones to any polity within the world that tries to keep a place in the world instead of being relegated to a history book. Revolution has been a common way that many...

DONT LIE TO ME. Please dont tell me the rail industry cant afford it. Rail companies spent 25.5 billion on stock buybacks and dividends this year.

Biden calls for end to railway strike

by Michael Scholwinski, VOW staff Dec 6, 2022

After the announcement by Joe Biden to congress about intervening in the current talks to find an agreement between rail unions and companies, the entire nation seems to be eyeing the tenuous situation....

Coming Together for Change: G20 Summit

Coming Together for Change: G20 Summit

by Michael Scholwinski, VOW staff Nov 30, 2022

A group founded in 1999 that now contains groups from across the world, the G20 summit has become a landmark meeting to discuss world affairs. Discussion between the world's leaders on many different topics...

MIDTERM ELECTIONS. With the midterm elections over, power really hasnt shifted much in Texas.

Holding the Line, Texas Midterms 2022

by Michael Scholwinski, VOW staff Nov 10, 2022

Midterm elections started on November 8th, 2022 with all the marbles in play. Texas midterms elections have already counted all early votes and are starting to count all the final votes for the rest of...

HERO PASS. HOSA members seniors Lizbeth Sanchez and Anai Rivera encourage all students 17 and older to sign up for the blood drive on Monday.  Give blood, be a hero.

Donate blood, save lives

by Michael Scholwinski, VOW staff Nov 4, 2022

Drawing blood is something a lot of people are probably very squeamish about and can feel scary when first signing up. Drawing blood from the body is definitely not a common thing that happens every single...

The year of 3 prime ministers

The year of 3 prime ministers

by Michael Scholwinski, VOW staff Oct 28, 2022

Great Britain has been having a crisis after David Cameron stepped down in 2016 after Brexit. After this the Conservative Party would continue to win majorities within parliament, but wouldn’t have a...

LA NIÑA BLUES. Winter is coming, but it could hold back the cold until 2023.

La Niña will keep cold away

by Michael Scholwinski, VOW staff Oct 20, 2022

This year is expected to be a La Niña year with an expected 75% chance of it going through December and a 54% chance of it going through till April. This almost certain event has been happening, according...

ARE YOU READY TO FASFA? The FASFA application opened on Oct. 1 for the class of 2023.

Time to FAFSA for class of 2023

by Michael Scholwinski, VOW staff Oct 19, 2022

The FAFSA for all seniors can look both promising and scary when it starts on October 1st. The long document when first looked at can be seen as a long list of personal information that takes around an...

FALLING BACK. If a bill passes, daylight savings time could be a memory of the past.

‘Falling back’ could be gone forever

by Michael Scholwinski, VOW staff Oct 14, 2022

Daylight savings has become a major part of how America sees the seasons across the country. They have become synonymous with longer afternoons in the winter and longer mornings in the summer. Falling...

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