The Magic of Christmas Songs 

Staff writer: Kaitlyn Henscheid  There is nothing like a good Christmas song to get people into the holiday spirit. But who started this amazing tradition? The first ever Christmas song dates all the way back to 129 AD according to, Christmas Songs: History and Origin Story, it said, “It was inspired, perhaps written, by a […]

‘Tis the Season to Watch Christmas Movies 

Christmas is fast approaching, and it is important to have a good list of movies to watch this holiday season. Christmas movies are a great way to get into a positive, joyful mood for the holidays. Watching Christmas movies with friends and family acts as a great bonding activity that many will find enjoyable.  Staff […]

Thanksgiving: The Origin of Many Beloved Traditions

Staff Writer: Emily Hammond Thanksgiving is a commonly celebrated holiday in America; however, everyone celebrates it differently. From family traditions to Friendsgiving, everyone has different ways they prefer to celebrate this nation-wide holiday. No two traditions are the same. The different foods and cuisines enjoyed on Thanksgiving vary greatly, as well as the people they […]

In the Hunt: Playoff season is in full swing  

Staff Writer: Kevin Mitchell   The NFL is getting into the time of year where the playoffs are beginning to take form and the eyes of the public are becoming more prevalent. No team has officially clinched a playoff berth yet but the teams upon the top are the ones slated to stay but, when […]

Manipulation by Your Own Phone Screen  

Staff Writer: Gia Gunderman  Everyone knows that certain social media is quite fabricated and usually a front for a life that doesn’t even exist. This generation is being constantly told by parents or the older generation that social media is corrupt, it’s not good for you, it’s a waste of time, etc. Which everyone rolls […]

How Can Procrastination Affect you? 

How Can Procrastination Affect you?  Staff Writer: Hailey Heneghan  Procrastination is the act of postponing or saving a task for later. 80% to 95% of students procrastinate. Often using a phone or really any object in the room. No matter what you use, as long as you’re delaying a task, it’s procrastination, nonetheless.  It is […]

Don’t Take My Love Away From Me

Staff Writer: Gia Gunderman What is self-esteem? By formal definition, it’s confidence in one’s own worth or abilities; self-respect. Now sometimes this word can be taken, and people will create their own word out of it for themselves. However, there are some people who just don’t grasp the concept of it or just live their […]

Oktoberfest Frenzy 

Staff Writer: Olivia O’Connor  It is fall time! Grab your best Bavarian outfit and pint glass and visit this nearest festival. What festival is this, you ask? It is Oktoberfest!   Oktoberfest is celebrated worldwide and begins on the second to last Saturday in September and goes on until the first Sunday of October. The festival […]

Here’s How It went At the Woodstock High School Annual Trunk or treat  

Staff Writer: Ximena Rojas Woodstock High School students and staff have been entertaining everyone with these fun events to attend. On October 26th, 2022, there will be the annual Trunk or Treat of the year. It is held in the Woodstock High School parking lot and will be from 5-7 PM. This event is held by […]

The Haunted Halloween Door Contest

Staff Writer: Kailyn Henscheid  One of the best things about fall is Halloween and our school goes all out. Many students have probably seen teachers and students decorating their doors while walking down the halls. From ghosts to bats to Stranger Things, teachers and students have decked out their doors in some really creative ways to […]