Why the school should not support every student going to college

The Wednesday Society

March 24, 2020

On March 3rd, Waunakee High School juniors all took the ACT. For 5 hours, the entire class of juniors sat filling out bubbles on a standardized test, so they can eventually get an ACT score, which they can use to apply to colleg...

Why we ought to pick our own seats in every class

The Wednesday Society

March 5, 2020

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one person to dissolve the studious bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the other students in the classroom, the superior opportunity to lea...

Proposed public pool facility a long-needed amenity for Waunakee

The Wednesday Society

January 29, 2020

The Waunakee village government has been working on a study to finally construct some sort of public pool facility in town. It will take time to put a referendum, reports, and designs together (as well as choose a site), but Wau...

Finals schedule has many changes and issues that need revision

January 20, 2020

Over the past couple months, a group made up of students, staff, and administration has been working to create a new final exam schedule. The new schedule will be a major change from previous years, as a result of continued enroll...

Public Library should be open Sunday afternoons

December 1, 2019

November is budget season for the Waunakee Village Board. Village staff have spent several months creating budgets for their departments in preparation for the 2020 budget approval process. This year, arguably the biggest prop...

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...

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February 14, 2018

Purple Sage to explore student mental health issues

March 17, 2017

This month, the Purple Sage is featuring stories of Waunakee alumni who have died of heroin overdoses. Shocked at the number of heroin deaths in our community during the last decade, we investigated their stories, and through...

Dropping a language is counterproductive to school and job skills

February 23, 2017

As high school goes on, it becomes more likely that students stop taking a language due to increased difficulty of classes. However, learning a second language proves not only extremely valuable in the workplace, but also in the...

High cost of applying to college creates a cyclical battle in attaining the American dream

January 17, 2017

The unnecessarily high price of the college application process continues the cyclical oppression of underprivileged students. On average, students spend up to $100 simply applying to one school, an institution they may end up...

Waunakee High School’s annual minutes exceed other schools’

December 22, 2016

This year’s Christmas break seems to be shorter than ever, with only one full week off. Why? The reason is that school boards have always been concerned with not days, not hours, but the exact number of minutes of instructional...

Waunakee school community should seek unity after the election

November 15, 2016

School and politics have always been something to keep separate, however it is no secret that this recent election has brought a storm of emotion on social media and into the classroom. Everyone heard Principal Kersten’s announcement...

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