Editorial | School faces challenges in enforcing vaping policies

After e-cigarette use became a widespread issue last year, which seemed to catch administrators, teachers and parents off guard, WHS worked to combat it by educating students about risks and clarifying the tobacco policy in the student handbook to include e-cigarettes. Possessing any type of electronic cigarette device is illegal on school grounds. The policy for use or possession of any tobacco or simulated tobacco (E-cigarette) product, as stated in the WHS handbook, for the first offense is one to three days of out-of-school suspension, contingent upon situation.

STAR event teaches danger of e-cigarettes

Jessica Vanstory and Meredith Hess present their STAR project to underclassmen in the WHS library. "It was cool. I liked the way they talked to us as a group," junior Jessica Hedges said. Photo by Emma Alderman. Vanstoy and Hess qualify for nationals with presentation Seniors Jessica Vanstory and Meredith Hess took on a project... Continue Reading →

WHS attempts to combat vaping

E-cigarettes or “vaping” has become a widespread problem across adolescents and young adults, and students at WHS are no exception. According to CNN, teen vaping increased nearly 80 percent in the last year. This new trend also created a complication for high schools across America. “As the administration and staff, we are being proactive as... Continue Reading →

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