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Cheering for the first touchdown of the year, senior Jacclyn Smidlien and friends jump and scream in excitement. This was a special moment for the group as they’ve waited four years to get that front row spot. “It was such a fulfilling moment, Smidlien said. “Getting to cheer for our football team, year after year, has been so much fun, and I can’t wait to do it for the rest of the season.”

Ain’t no party like a Wildcat party

Quinn Burton, Editor-in-Chief
September 22, 2023
Senior Logan Moseley is upset over certain websites being blocked on school laptops. The school has a firewall set up to block certain websites from students. “I just want to play my immaculate grid dynasty, daddy, immaculate gridiron game,” Moseley said. “It’s my favorite game to play and I get very sad when I cannot play every single day.”

Social media in schools

Nathan Delaney, Staff Reporter
September 19, 2023
Most juniors and seniors drive to school. And with that comes a higher responsibility but many more opportunities. Driving is how I get to work, Senior Elisey Kolesnikov-Cherenkov said. I think students need to learn how to drive because we need to go places.

Students should strive to drive

Eddie Shi, Staff Reporter
September 15, 2023
”I’m not a big fan of Saturn but I can’t deny that there are some uses,” said sophomore Hunter Benning. “I’ll see into Saturn more in the future due to what I have heard and saw.”

Blasting off to a new school year

Caden Reynolds, Staff Reporter
September 15, 2023
Internet restrictions range from games to videos and educational websites. I think restricting games on school provided laptops is fair enough, junior Sophia Eljamal said. But when I try to access certain websites for research, a lot of them are restricted, even if the websites are trusted and reliable sources for information.

Locked-down learning

Leah Pickhinke, Staff Reporter
September 14, 2023
The process of choosing a college does not necessarily involve opting for the most prestigious institution. Instead, the alignment of the college with ones personal and academic goals holds more significant importance than its institutional prestige.

Decoding the college conundrum

Eddie Shi, Staff Reporter
September 7, 2023
The opportunity of operating a vehicle is a great responsibility, one that everyone must value by following the rules of the road. With distracted driving accidents being such a common thing, its important to keep your eyes on the road at all times and keep devices out of sight.

No text is worth a life

Carley Bailey, Staff Reporter
August 31, 2023
As screen time numbers add up from social media apps, to online ordering; concerns to mental and physical health grow. Large amounts of screen time pose a threat towards the eyes, brain, energy and activity in young children and adults.

The issues cell phones promote

Leah Pickhinke, Staff Reporter
August 30, 2023
Phones have become a huge problem in schools, but it almost seems like instead of allowing a new learning opportunity for both students and teachers, it has instantly become shut down and seen as the biggest distraction for schools. Allowing students to hold onto their phones makes them learn self control, and would help them learn valuable skills before they go out into the real world. Photo by Logan Moseley.

Big precautions, small problem

Logan Moseley, MWHS Wildcat News Editor in Chief, Striv Executive Producer
May 9, 2023
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