Hot Takes | Mini editorials from the Charger staff
Chargers share opinions on the minimum wage, inauguration and New Year's Resolutions in the question of the week.
Leading up to and following the election there has been much fuss about the minimum wage in America. President Joe Biden is expected to present his proposal Friday for raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Although there will always be negative side effects to changes like these, overall it will be extremely beneficial to millions of Americans and could even help improve the economy.
With the coronavirus having been in the United States for a year now, and life-changing safety precautions put in place not long after, many people are growing fatigued and are ready to see a normal life again. Because of this, many people have lost sight of what is important, which is doing your part to slow the spread of this virus.
With lots of misconceptions and dispute surrounding the rules and recommendations, I spoke with Wabaunsee County health director Ray Finley about the current safety procedures. Here is what I learned:
Although KSHSAA altered the ban on fans for the beginning of the season, limited spectators will be allowed at winter sports until at least the end of January. We asked students and faculty how they felt about the KSHSAA decision to start the winter sports season on time, but to keep out spectators until at least the end of January because of COVID-19 precautions.
After learning from home for a couple weeks, what are the biggest pros and cons of online learning?
Hated by many, and liked by very few, the U.S. Thanksgiving turkey pardon is a tradition that has been practiced for several years.
President George H.W. Bush officialized this strange tradition, although we are unsure which previous president inspired him to do so. Every year on the holiday of Thanksgiving, two turkeys are presented to the U.S. President.
What's your favorite Halloween memory?
“I went through the haunted house in Wamego with my Youth Group. The other three girls and I spent it clinging to my youth leader.”
Junior Emma Alderman
Grace Spellman | @whscharger With the first election coming up for eligible WHS voters, we set out to find what issues teen voters considered important for political candidates to address. While some of the voters had little to say, others were passionate about several topics. Several students expressed concerns for what candidates would do for... Continue Reading →
On November 3, Wabaunsee county community members will be voting on whether or not to pass a bond that will address the needs of the district. It will specifically go towards renovating or existing school buildings and creating new buildings to create a better learning environment for students and faculty. Bringing in a new bond... Continue Reading →