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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

THROWING HEAT. Sending the ball as far as she can, sophomore Madison Leverette throws the softball at The Woodlands High School meet.

Special Olympics provides venue for success for members of Champions Academy

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Apr 13, 2023

Running a track or throwing a ball might seem easy for some students, but for others, working up the courage or energy to hit a softball can be challenging. Students in the Champions Academy prove...


Lana Del Rey changes the music industry once again

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Mar 29, 2023

When one searches the internet to find an artist that has something new and different to offer, one might find peace in Lana Del Rey. Del Rey can sway any audience with her whispy-voiced melodies and relatable...

TANNENBAUM OF TRASH. Hand placing bottles donated by students, junior Addison Lyons and senior Charissa Miles-Aybar build the base of a christmas tree, an idea forged by the Energy and Environment co-cher.

Student Council commended for effort to improve school culture

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Mar 23, 2023

The goal of the student council is to create a better school environment with the help of students, but while the school is being improved, so is student council’s image statewide. With each successful...

FOUR-DAY FOLLY. The movement to a four-day school is not what is best for students.

Four-day school week: misguided effort

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Feb 28, 2023

As time goes on people desire new innovative approaches to old methods. New Waverly ISD, Crosby ISD and other districts have approved changing its weekly schedule to four days of school as opposed to the...

QUANTUMANIA MADNESS. The most recent Marvel movie is a film that transports viewers into another world while also expanding on plotlines previously introduced in other movies.

Quantumania movie sets tone for future Marvel ant-ics

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Feb 23, 2023

In a world of men with spider-like attributes, destructive witches, beer-drinking gods and giant purple Darwinians, not much else could be surprising. Marvel challenged this outlook by announcing Antman...

UNCLE SAM APPROVED. On Red, White and Blue day, senior Reid Henderson shoots a picture of English teacher Chris Slovak dresses as a modern Uncle Sam. Members of Wildkat Media write stories, take pictures and work in designing and posting stories.

Week centers on importance of scholastic journalism

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Feb 17, 2023

When an eighth-grader circles journalism on their schedule request form they often assume they will be met with an easy class. The possibility of taking pictures on the sidelines or roaming the halls with...

WHAT BACKPACK? Using a Walmart basket to carry her essentials, junior Sypher East eats lunch with her friends on Thursday. The day was designated Anything But a Backpack day in honor of the swim and dive teams district meet.

Anything but a Backpack Day gives school spirit new meaning

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Feb 8, 2023

Microwaves offer a practical way to quickly heat up leftovers and kayaks are normally used on family outings to the lake, but these everyday items were used as a means to carry school supplies when...

PURPLE AND WHITE. Performing the UIL routine Natalie Gooden holds her sign and poms. The competition squad show off the routine they performed at state.

Spring pep rally highlights organizations across campus

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Feb 7, 2023

Cheering, chanting and collectively clapping are to be expected at any pep rally, but at a Wildkat pep rally, the excitement is much more meaningful by including every niche group the school has to...

FOURTH QUARTER. Receiving his 10th of 12th rounds of chemo, Coach Michael Storms starts what he coined the fourth quarter of his treatment. After experiencing chemo with her husband, Coach Megan Storms recruited some of her volleyball players to spread cheer at the hospital where Storms and many others receive cancer treatment.

Volleyball team makes impact in community by bringing joy to cancer patients

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Jan 23, 2023

The room goes silent as one is told they have a life-altering disease. They feel powerless as they decide which route to take to terminate the tumors and cure their cancer. As they go through chemotherapy...

WELCOME TO CHIPPENDALES. The Hulu original series digs deep into the creation and downfall of the dancers.

Hulu docuseries explores dark backstory of America’s ‘cuffs and collar’ clad dancers

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Jan 5, 2023

Most have heard of exotic male dancing, but they are often unaware of its origins. What began as a luxurious backgammon club eventually became what is best known as Chippendales, a pioneer in classy sexualization....

TO PROTECT AND SERVE. A visitor to Christmas in the Barn visits with senior Reid Henderson, a member of the law class. The group passed out cocoa, played games and allowed visitors to tour their car.

CTE programs host early Christmas

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Dec 7, 2022

The little pitter-patter of tiny feet and jolly Christmas music filled the agriculture barn when various school-sanctioned organizations came together to celebrate good tidings for the children of...

EMOTIONAL ANNOUCEMENT. After hearing her name announced as the $1000 scholarship winner senior Katie Leggett hugs cheer coach Nicole Westmoreland as Ark Church representative Courtney Small looks on.

Cheerleader honored with scholarship, hustle award

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Nov 18, 2022

The cheer team sat in the gym waiting for class to begin. They noticed representatives from the Ark Youth group  were presents, but had no idea why. As the visitors began their announcement, the feeling...

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