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The Voice of the Wildkats

The Student News Site of Willis High School

The Voice of the Wildkats


CHINESE CONTROL. China is currently strengthening its control both politically and economically in order to keep its control for as long as possible. 

Chinese government tightening control to keep power

by Michael Scholwinski, VOW staff May 8, 2023

China as a country has grown significantly since the takeover in the years after the Chinese Civil War, where the Communist Chinese Party (CCP) was able to control most of modern day China under Mao Zedong....

GET IT AWAY FROM ME. The box jellyfish, a creature on my reverse bucket list (things I never want to do).

Things in the ocean that make me never want to swim again

by Jason Clark, VOW staff Apr 26, 2023

In Mr. Manning’s aquatic science class, a series of animal dissections have brought to the school’s attention the wonders and beauty of the ocean. These and many more organisms are essential to the...

World Baseball Classic ignites potential rivalry

World Baseball Classic ignites potential rivalry

by Reid Henderson, VOW Feature Editor Apr 3, 2023

On Tuesday the World Baseball Classic came to a long-awaited final matchup between the defending champs, the USA team and a very strong undefeated Japan team. Fans speculated that this matchup would determine...

Species of crab heading out door

Species of crab heading out door

by Michael Scholwinski, VOW staff Mar 29, 2023

Crabs are disappearing across the world and nobody is talking about it. Across the globe, populations have dropped by at most 90% in 2022. Officials in Alaska and the UK are now trying to understand fully...

THEY KILLED KENNY. The characters of South Park seem to still be socially relevant while tickling the funny bones of generations.

‘South Park’ still funny, relevant after 26 years

by John Gaspard Mar 28, 2023

Comedy Central mega-hit “South Park” has been all over the internet lately in what appears to be a resurgence in popularity for the 26-year-old show. Now, that is no doubt in part due to the 500 million...

CLASS OF 2023. This is the moment, seniors. Make it count. 

Class of 2023: make this moment count

by Emma Lowe, VOW staff Mar 20, 2023

A stage of life coming to an end. An ending to only the beginning of life. Doors closing and new ones opening. As seniors start preparing to say their final goodbyes to high school, a bittersweet sense...

The controlled burn after a train derailment in Ohio  led to many questions about the long term effects of the substance.

Ohio train derailment cleanup process raises concerns

by Reid Henderson, VOW Feature Editor Mar 6, 2023

While foreign affairs may be at the forefront of everyone’s mind, one cannot neglect the problems facing the United States at home. There have been multiple train incidents where derailment has caused...

STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. Moving towards a cooperation and pro-European business model through Rishi Sunak and Ursula von der Leyen is a major step in the right direction for both the UK and EU.

New deal for new Europe

by Michael Scholwinski, VOW staff Mar 2, 2023

This past Monday, Britain and the EU announced a new plan for trade regulations and a plan for the future of relations between the continent and the island. The long string of Brexit dealings continue...

MORE THAN A MONTH. The contributions of African Americans should not be limited to one month.

Contribution of Black Americans not limited to month of February

by Juan Meza Chavez Mar 1, 2023

As the end of the month comes to a closure we reflect on the Black History heritage that all should celebrate with posters and announcements, also giving students to time to learn about why it is so important....

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...

LOW AND SLOW. At Lone Star Throwdown 2023 there were many different cool cars and trucks, but this custom mid-90s Ford F-150 caught many peoples attention.

Lone Star Throwdown brings truck enthusiasts to Montgomery county

by Blaine Eckert, VOW staff Feb 27, 2023

Full size trucks, mini trucks, lifted trucks, lowered trucks. Each vehicle is different and unique in its own special way. Several thousand custom cars, trucks, side-by-sides and SUVs fill I-45 and...

POWER STRUGGLE. Without bringing stability through peace, then the Middle East is going to only see a collapse in the future.

Conflict in Middle East brings up decades-long power struggle

by Michael Scholwinski, VOW staff Feb 24, 2023

The Ukrainian war has taken the main stage in everyone's mind, but new conflicts still persist throughout the world. Conflicts in Syria between Israel and Iran have been heating up within the past few...

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