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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


LOL. Many of the most popular emojis convey strong emotion. The top emoji is the face with the tears of joy.

Popular emojis vary

by Hannah Hartman, VOW Features editor October 14, 2021

The way people perceive others in real life is based on their facial expressions and the tone of their voice, but when they’re messaging most people can’t tell the difference between sarcastic and...

PROUD AND PINK. On Pink Out Night in the game against The Woodlands, seniors Xzavier Ross, Tanner Hayes, Jorge Garcia and Trevor Jones run on the field at Woodforest Stadium. The game was held on a Thursday because The Woodlands shares stadiums with College Park, Oak Ridge, Grand Oaks, Conroe and Caney Creek High Schools.

Thursday night lights add different perspective to traditional football

by GinElla Mire, VOW staff October 13, 2021

The Sweethearts line up in the victory line as the band warms up for the evening. The trainers set up their equipment and the cheerleaders take selfies before stretching and warming up. The stands of Woodforest...

COLLEGE NIGHT. Lone Star College hosts College Night on Oct. 12 for juniors and seniors. This event will prepare students for filling out college applications and FAFSA.

College Night at Lone Star College helps prepare for application process

by Katherine Lee, VOW editor October 7, 2021

Transcripts. Letters of recommendation. School involvement. GPA. Class rank. These factors will haunt high school students as they prepare to apply for college. Adding on the stress of having to fill out...

CHAMPIONS OF THE BATTLE. After winning the Battle of the Piney Woods, Wildkat alumni Christian Pavon (49) joins his Bearkat family in celebrating the victory.

Former Wildkat makes big play to win Battle of Piney Woods for Bearkats

by Stephanie Keele, VOW Multimedia editor October 7, 2021

The stadium is roaring. Orange and white pom poms in the air. Everyone on their feet. With one minute and 43 seconds left, SHSU is up for a field goal to win the game. Number 49 takes a deep breath as...

HELP IS HERE. The school has a food pantry available to help students. Filling out a quick Google form is the first step to getting assistance.

Food bank offers help for students

by Brenan Mansker, VOW Multimedia editor October 6, 2021

In an ideal world, everyone’s refrigerators and pantries would be full of food with the ability to access it on demand. However, the world is not perfect and food is not guaranteed or expected for everyone....

HOT STUFF. Members of the yearbook staff celebrate National Yearbook Week with chips and dip on Wednesday.

Journalists celebrate National Yearbook Week

by Katherine Lee, VOW editor October 6, 2021

In many political circles, Ronald Reagan is seen as one of the best presidents in American history. He is best known for his tax cuts, his Reaganomics economic approach and his role as a great communicator....

FOLLOW THROUGH. Senior Jack Wiebe participates in the Legend Junior Tour Tournament.

Senior golfer drives himself to be above par

by Katherine Lee, VOW editor October 1, 2021

Tiger Woods. Jack Nicklaus. Alejandro Del Rey. Many young golfers pattern their game play after these legends of the sport. However, senior Jack Wiebe looks closer to home for inspiration. “My...

READY TO RACE.  Waiting for the second part of the race, Coach Britney Knickys bike waits.

Coach tackles challenge of first triathlon

by Stephanie Keele, VOW Multimedia editor October 1, 2021

Weekends are a time to relax. A time for teachers and students to sleep in, catch up on Netflix and maybe kick back on the sofa for some much needed time off. But last weekend, Coach Brittany Knicky...

ONE LITTLE BITE. For a picky eater, every day is a challenge. Food choice is limited  and some students just do not eat at school.

Picky palates pose problems

by Stone Chapman, VOW writer September 29, 2021

Yuck. That's gross. I'm not eating that. All of these are cries of picky eaters. Being a picky eater is not easy. There are a lot of people that have issues with what they can handle eating. School lunches...

ONGOING NEEDS. The Wildkat Resource Center serves students, parents and staff members of the Wildkat community. They have ongoing needs of items they keep in stock to better serve the community.

Wildkat Resource Center offers assistance, needs community to help

by Jason Clark, VOW Sports editor September 27, 2021

High school is stressful. Imagine trying to attend and pass eight classes with no supplies, clean clothes or a backpack.  Some students are in need of more than tutorials to be successful. They need a...

DOUBLE DUTY. Before he begins his job as an athletic trainer in the game against Tomball, senior Cole Arnold is joined by senior Rachel Smith and junior Kolby Sebastian at the student council gift exchange. Arnold was named Secondary Student of the Month at the September board meeting.

Senior, student body president awarded Secondary Student of the month

by Katherine Lee, VOW editor September 24, 2021

Being the student body president means juggling different tasks given by students and staff, representing the high school, being present for every school event all the while handling senior year. Is not...

115 YEARS STRONG.  The Education Foundation celebrates over a century of being a Wildkat at the Birthday Bash, Saturday, September 18.

Foundation names first scholarship in honor of golf coach during birthday bash

by Janice Talley, VOW Around Campus editor September 23, 2021

The 115th Birthday Bash was about more than a century of educating Wildkats. It was about family. It was about community. It was about making a difference. The event was held at The Woodlands Hills...

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