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The Voice of the Wildkats

The Student News Site of Willis High School

The Voice of the Wildkats

The Student News Site of Willis High School

The Voice of the Wildkats

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT. Members of the class of 2023 stand with their parents during senior night on Tuesday.

Tennis recognizes class of 2023

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Sep 29, 2022

Waking up early for tournaments, skidding feet on green concrete and watching balls bounce over a net. Seniors on the tennis team have been repeating this cycle for a while. Every year, the tennis team...

DRESS UP. Hispanis Heritage dress up days.

Hispanic Heritage month inspires dress-up week, cultural awareness

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Sep 27, 2022

The week of September 15 through October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage month. With this in mind, the foreign language department is sponsoring dress-up days this week and students are encouraged to...

BANNED CLASSICS. Many of the classics are banned in some schools. Texas leads the nation with the most banned books.

Banned book week brings student rights into the spotlight

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Sep 23, 2022

The library can save lives, those that feel left in the dark because of their experiences as a member of a certain group can find a relatable story that may help them see the light. However, there are...

COMPENSATION. Anyone under the age of 18 that has been inflicted by behavioral changes, cardiac problems, mental health issues or pregnancy difficulties because of a Juul, is entitled to compensation.

Juul gets smoked by two-year investigation, lawsuits

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Sep 15, 2022

Little kids always dream to see people like them on television. Some companies took advantage of that dream in the form of puff bars and e-cigarettes. Juul, one of the leading vape companies, has been...

STANDING WITH UVALDE. Members of the Wildkat community wore maroon on Monday to show support to the Uvalde community as they started school.

Halls fill with maroon to show support to Uvalde community

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Sep 9, 2022

The shooting in Uvalde and the unnecessary deaths of innocent children and teachers shook Texas and the rest of the world to its core. After mourning their loved ones and rebuilding their community over...

VIRTUAL LEARNING, REAL DISADVANTAGE. Forcing students to participate in a class with a virtual teacher is unfair to those who learn well using traditional teaching tactics.

E-learning leads to apathy, poor performance

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Sep 7, 2022

Past situations like school violence and low pay have caused the amount of those wanting to go into a teaching career to decline rapidly. This has sparked a serious teacher shortage nationwide. The low...

BE CREATIVE. The Creative Writing club meets on Mondays and Thursdays in English teacher Laura Brackins room, B117.

Creative writing introduced to campus clubs

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Aug 29, 2022

Meeting with friends and spilling ideas onto paper, letting the creative juices flow into words of entertainment is something some students might not find interesting. However, certain Wildkats can not...

WE ARE WILLIS. At Meet the Kats, senior Savannah Paske hitches a ride on the back of sophomore Carly Paugh as the volleyball team is announced. The event included all teams, band, sweethearts, cheer and ROTC in an effort to build an espirit de corps in the Wilkdat community. A goal of new principal Chad Smith is to increase school spirit at the school and in the community.

Initiative to booster school spirit hopes to bring student body closer

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Aug 17, 2022

In years past, Wildkats sat bored in class, counting the seconds till the final bell of the day rang. With the push to increase school spirit, those days are in the past. Principal Jonathan Smith has tunnel...

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