Should colleges use Affirmative Action in admissions?

Ellen Finnel, Columnist

October 10, 2018

Pro (Finnel): It has been a little over 150 years since slavery was abolished in America, and while the U.S. has made great strides towards racial equality, it is still far from the reality we live in. This is why Affirmative...

New 1:1 Chromebook program works well for students and teachers

The Wednesday Society

October 10, 2018

This year, Waunakee High School has implemented a new program to benefit both students and teachers. The 1:1 program allows each student to be assigned their very own Chromebook to be used both in class and at home. This program...

Absence of laws hinders recycling efforts in U.S.

Olivia Austria-Kemble, Columnist

October 10, 2018

During the summer of my sophomore year, I decided to pick up a job at Noodles & Company. It was easy money, as I was only in charge of working the register, prepping the noodles, taking out the trash and other jobs of that...

Staff Ed

May 23, 2018

Politics in the United States today are highly active and controversial. The fundamental issue in politics today, however, is our deeply flawed political discourse. Ideally, political discourse would be logical, and its members w...

Firearm Rights to American Society

May 23, 2018

What if I told you that guns are not to blame for violence in America? What if I told you that mental illness is to blame for school shootings, and that if mental illnesses are properly treated, the amount of school shootings ...

“Change My Mind” Table Proves Distasteful, Counterproductive

May 23, 2018

Steven Crowder, a controversial political figure who is notorious for creating content filled with misinformation and for calling liberals idiots, has a “Change My Mind” YouTube series, where he goes in public with signs th...

Main St Plan Not Best Route For Waunakee

May 23, 2018

In recent months, the local news has been dominated by articles about Terrence Wall’s proposed downtown development project. Meetings have been well attended (by myself included), but after each meeting concludes, I feel more ...

Scholastic Stress Makes School Unenjoyable

May 23, 2018

It is a well-known fact that many students hate going to school. Though there have been many speculations as to why, a single explanation cannot be pinpointed, especially as students’ experiences vary. One thing most students c...

Teachers Deserve Improved Conditions; Higher Salaries

April 25, 2018

During my recent, very brief career cruise, there was one specific profession that did not come anywhere near my list of options: teaching. Of course, education is one of the most important and essential facets of a functioni...

Political Tribalism Has Serious Effects on Society

April 25, 2018

In recent years, there has been a definitive increase in the level of political polarization in America. According to a Pew Research Center report from October last year, “in 1994, 23% of Republicans were more liberal than the medi...

Climate Change Proves Formidable Threat

April 25, 2018

For the first time in my entire life, I feel like I have not experienced winter this year. The constant shift between cooling and warming in Wisconsin, specifically in the past year or so, has made climate change feel very real. ...

Stress Culture at Waunakee High School Has Immense Consequences on Student Health

April 25, 2018

Schools like Waunakee have a culture of overachievement. This motivates students to do well, and it yields undeniable success. Among many examples of our school’s outstanding excellence, Waunakee High School is an AP Honor Roll...