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The Voice of the Wildkats

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SORRY WE ARE CLOSED. Due to an effort to increase safety, bathrooms on the first and third floor are closed during classes.

Closed restrooms lead to toilet troubles

by Jason Clark, VOW staff Sep 28, 2022

Holding his pass, the student reaches for the door handle of the bathroom and tests the door, already knowing what awaits him. Nothing. Just like the others, he begins to shuffle toward the only bathrooms...

The minimalists guide to winning the lottery

The minimalist’s guide to winning the lottery

by Reid Henderson, VOW Staff Sep 26, 2022

Winning the lottery is something everyone dreams about at some point in their lives. Some people believe suddenly coming into possession of millions of dollars would turn their lives around in the most...

HOMECOMING DILEMMA. The cost of the festivities may be too much for some students.

Homecoming celebration becoming too expensive for all students

by Hannah Hartman, VOW staff Sep 26, 2022

Homecoming is a tradition that is spread throughout high school culture across the globe. Students get together to buy dresses, heels, suits, ties, makeup, posters, and so much more to create a perfect...

Free the lunches

Free the lunches

by Michael Scholwinski, VOW staff Sep 22, 2022

The grain dole in the Roman legal system is famous for giving any poor citizens under a certain quota the ability to get free food from Rome. This system lasted and was even expanded in the Roman system...

LONG LIVE THE QUEEN. A servant of her people for 70 years, the world is mourning the loss of Queen Elizabeth II.

Long live Queen Elizabeth’s influence on world

by Emma Lowe, VOW staff Sep 22, 2022

A role model to female leaders. An influential being to people all over the world. The Queen of England’s life unfortunately came to an end on Sept. 8, 2022 after her reign of 70 years. She was loved...

FALL FUN IN A CUP. Fall is here, and pumpkin spice is every where.

Time for pumpkin spice and everything nice

by Alyssa Beaulac, VOW staff Sep 22, 2022

Today is the official start of fall. It's the season for cozy sweaters, Ugg boots and pumpkin spice lattes. Everyone loves the aesthetic of fall, when the weather gets colder and the days get shorter,...

CALL 998. The new number for the suicide hotline should be easy to remember. Call 988 if you need help.

Be mindful of mental health

by John Gaspard Sep 22, 2022

September is national suicide awareness month, a time for everyone to really do their best to check up on the people around them. While it’s never a thought anyone likes to have, many people all over...

Ghost hunting 101

Ghost hunting 101

by Brody McNew, VOW staff Sep 20, 2022

Cemeteries. Hotels. Prisons. Sanatoriums. All of these could house ghosts, but how do you find them?  Ghost hunting has been climbing in popularity in recent years with many people and influencers...

WE THE PEOPLE. Constitution Day is September 17. It is a day to remember what this document means to Americans.

Contributions of the Constitution

by Michael Scholwinski, VOW staff Sep 19, 2022

Constitution day is September 16, and there is a lot to celebrate. A celebration of the United States constitution and its history is about as American as hamburgers and guns, but there is a lot to celebrate...

Remembering 9/11 serves to keep patriotism alive

Remembering 9/11 serves to keep patriotism alive

by John Gaspard Sep 9, 2022

Never Forget, but what if they can't remember? The tragic terrorist attacks of Sept 11, 2001 are possibly the most widely remembered and mourned events in recent history. With the anniversary coming...

Major positions up for grabs in Texas election this November

Major positions up for grabs in Texas election this November

by Michael Scholwinski, VOW staff Sep 9, 2022

Texas has been in a stir over the race between Greg Abbott and Beto O’Rourke as the general elections for Texas Governor is up for grabs this November. There are other important positions up for grabs...

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...

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