Written on Sep, 21, 2016 by in | Comments Off on Sleepy students struggle with new sleep schedule as school starts

By Castor Cleveland, Carter Hartong, Mary Kiley, Lana Norris, Allison Schmeltzer, and Juliet Touma   The opening of the 2016-2017 school year was a rude awakening for the late risers of Woodridge High School. Some students and faculty struggled to adjust their sleep schedules, which affected their focus and liveliness in class. High school students are used to going to …

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Written on May, 13, 2016 by in | Comments Off on Woodridge pledges against texting and driving

  On Friday, April 22 Woodridge joined in a school wide activity against texting and driving, and drinking and driving. The program was put on by Mrs. Vineyard’s Entrepreneurship and Principals of Business classes, who planned the event and made the business plans for it. The classes also put facts on every locker in the school about texting and drinking …

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Written on May, 13, 2016 by in | Comments Off on Seniors dance the night away at their last prom

By Isabella Haas Along with a new venue, came a new sense of fashion to the 2016 junior-senior prom. This year, many girls sported two piece dresses. Other dress choices included, a lot of sparkles, and stand-out colors. A handful of girls also wore black dresses. The dance was held, for the first time, at Todaro’s Party Center on Saturday …

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Written on May, 13, 2016 by in | Comments Off on Summer bore? Say no more! 12 fun ways to keep yourself entertained this summer

By Isabella Haas Summer is a time of leisure, relaxation, and fun. With so much free time, there are many ways to occupy yourself. I am going to suggest some fun, sometimes free, and low-costing ways to entertain yourself.   Go to the zoo. Both the Cleveland and Akron zoo are open in the summer. The zoo is a fun …

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Written on May, 13, 2016 by in | Comments Off on Senior reflection: Isabella Haas

By Isabella Haas Walking through the front doors of Woodridge High School for the first time, I did not know what to expect. In the year 2012, I was a freshman. That feels like forever ago. As a freshman, I remember thinking about how old all of the seniors looked. Now that I’m a senior, I think it’s so weird …

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Written on May, 13, 2016 by in | Comments Off on What is your favorite high school memory?

By Isabella Haas Drew Kane: Senior Night soccer game vs. Highland.   Allison Pinta: Beauty and the Beast.   Ariyonniyia Cobbin: Winning ‘Student of the Month.”   Amanda Wojcik: AP Chemistry in the mornings.   Isabella Haas: All of my sophomore year.   Skye Steadman: Showtime.   Aamirah Howard: The senior prank we did with the soccer team.   Noah …

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Written on May, 13, 2016 by in | Comments Off on Tennis team aces season

The constant rain, and chilly temperatures this spring has has not affected the boys tennis team performance this season. The boys have a record of 11-4. The team includes sophomore Devin O’Laughlin, first singles; junior Kyle Ackermann, second singles; freshman Tanner Laughorn, third singles; juniors Vince Loprinzi and Chris Mally, first doubles; sophomore Vince Dolciato and junior Nick Loprinzi, second …

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Written on May, 13, 2016 by in | Comments Off on High school was a mixed bag of positive experiences, embarrassment

By Valerie Blubaugh I think it’s kind of funny that my Senior Superlative is Most Memorable. I want to say that I’m not memorable and that I was just a quiet student taking school one day at a time. However, I and the senior class know that is not true. Apparently, I’m not easily forgotten. To me, high school was …

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Written on May, 13, 2016 by in | Comments Off on Former teacher Mrs. Avella enjoying retirement, subbing for WHS

By Valerie Blubaugh Juniors, seniors, and staff should be able to remember former Woodridge teacher Mrs. Carole Avella, who retired after the 2013-2014 school year. Many might even say they remember her fondly, with her friendly yet firm personality accompanied with a strong New Jersey accent, such as senior Alli Pinta, who said, “She is my favorite teacher and I …

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Written on May, 11, 2016 by in | Comments Off on Wind Ensemble receives II rating in States

By Valerie Blubaugh On Friday, April 22 the Wind Ensemble, led by band director Mr. Krstolic, went to North Royalton High School to participate in the OMEA Large Group State Contest. Woodridge is one of many Northeast Ohio schools participating at the two day event, which is broken up into regions. Wind Ensemble was able to advance to the State …

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