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Snow vs Screen Days

Snow vs Screen Days

Regan Stewart February 20, 2024

Anticipating, hoping, and praying the weather is perfect for the words Snow Day to be in their future. For years kids have been getting up early to check the news, their email, or wait for a phone call...

Ask Maggie

Ask Maggie

February 20, 2024

How do I quit vaping? There are two potential solutions to curb nicotine cravings. Firstly, chewing gum provides a distraction and discreet outlet for the physical craving. It's an affordable and readily...

From Red Envelopes to Family Feasts: A Teens Tale of Lunar New Year

From Red Envelopes to Family Feasts: A Teen’s Tale of Lunar New Year

February 20, 2024

I walked down the stairs late Sunday morning, only to be greeted by a wave of familiarity. Tangerines sat perfectly stacked on top of one another on our finest china plates. Three money trees stood tall,...

Album Review: Awaken My Love

Album Review: ‘Awaken My Love’

Janel Ivy February 20, 2024

Last week, a poll was sent out to WA students to see their favorite music album. After looking at the results, I randomly chose an album to listen to and review. The album chosen for this week was Awaken...

Japan Expo 2010 - Concert Long Shot Party - 2010-07-03 - P1460743 by esby.photo is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

Do you know how to act at a concert?

Sapphire Bankston February 20, 2024

    Concerts are a large part of our society. Everyone has their favorite artists that they wish to see live. But does everyone know how to behave? Does every concert require the same guidelines?...

Are The Girls of Woodlands Addicted to Caffeine?

February 15, 2024

Caffeine holds a strong grip over the modern world; its influence can be seen in familiar phrases like "America runs on Dunkin'," the presence of Starbucks across the globe, and the popularity of iced...

Wake Up! Climate change is real.

February 15, 2024

Wake Up! Climate Change is Real There are so many things I could say about climate change. Nowadays, it is one of the major issues in the world. High school students will inherit a world profoundly...

Woodlands international students

Gigi Rendina February 15, 2024

International students perspective on boarding Boarding school - a concept most parents threaten their kids with, but in our case we chose to go. Woodlands academy is a day school, but also has a boarding...

The Rise of Esports

The Rise of Esports

Annelise Pedersen February 15, 2024

Esports (or electronic sports) is a recent and rising phenomenon breaking onto the sports scene. Players compete against each other solo, or more commonly in teams within a game. Technological advances...

Justice in the Death Penalty: Nitrogen Hypoxia in Alabama

Caroline Holland February 15, 2024

We have all learned about the crazed beheadings during the French Revolution, and we all remember Panems games each year, the government in The Hunger Games. These are all forms of punishment by death...

Can You Sustain Yourself?

Salome Diaz, Ediotor October 18, 2023

What is your annual salary? More or less than  $50,00? According to SoFi, an online financial bank and information site, Illinois's living cost is $49,558. This means a person should make about $50,000...

The upsides and downsides of the senior class retreat

Liesel Hartwig, News writer October 18, 2023

Bonding is a key element that goes into forming a solid community. One of the ways Woodlands Academy strengthens the community within the students is by having the students attend class retreats every...

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