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White Station Scroll

A publication by the students, about the students, and for the students of White Station High School

White Station Scroll

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A study from Northwestern University sampled American adults from 2006 to 2018 and 2011 to 2018 and found that the Flynn effect was reversed. The steepest trends where the IQ, or intelligence quotient, decreased occurred for people aged 18-22 and with lower levels of education.

Coming back from the pandemic: the effects of online learning

Ellen Tan, Layout Team December 14, 2023

In academic settings, the intelligence quotient (IQ) has been used to determine things like whether or not a student would need more or less help with completing schoolwork or what classes a student should...

Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest was held in Tom Lee Park after being canceled in 2020. Baron Hendricks attended the festival right before the sunset on the river.

Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest returns to Memphis in 2021

Katie Robinson, Writer June 6, 2021

The smell of freshly smoked barbecue has wafted through Tom Lee Park every May in Downtown Memphis ever since the well-known Memphis in May International Festival was founded in 1977. Invited BBQ teams...

Baseball players reach home

Baseball players reach home

Kingston Barber April 9, 2021

The whizz of a baseball flying by. The cheers erupting from the crowds at the end of a home run. The smell of popcorn and funnel cakes from the concession stands. Those are some of the first things that...

Bella Canale (11) poses with the softball team for a quick post-practice selfie. Wearing masks is one of multiple COVID-19 precautions the team has to take at practices and games.

Softball team plans to dominate opponents and COVID-19

Sari Richmond, Writer April 9, 2021

Warm spring air and the sound of bats dropping to the ground are telltale signs of a fresh softball season. However, there is a special level of excitement for this season, as it is the first opportunity...

Two students sit outside of White Station High School. Shelby County Schools (SCS) announced the option to return to in-person school for students.

The wait is over; students return to in-person learning

Hannia Antunez, writer April 8, 2021

After nine months of virtual school, Shelby County Schools (SCS) announced that students could choose to attend school in-person and that the normal school hours of 7:15 to 2:15 would be in place again....

Masked up, the volleyball team stays strong through uncertain times. While their season may look different from normal, they maintain optimism.

The stands are quiet, but still they play on

March 1, 2021

Everything almost looks normal. Volleyballs are still whizzing through the air, teammates still shout commands, the squeaking of the shoes against a polished floor still resounds during the matches like...

Superintendent Joris Ray speaks out against proposed legislation and threats of defunding from the state capitol, creating the #Don’tHurtMyChildren movement on social media. Ray and other administrators have worked tirelessly in the pandemic to provide resources and equitable learning to the greater Memphis area.

Proposed Tennessee house bill threatens urban district funding

Emlyn Polatty, Managing Editor February 21, 2021

On Jan. 19, 2021, Tennessee legislators made a bold move with the introduction of House Bill 7021, which seeks to resume fully in-person learning within 100 days, despite high numbers of COVID-19 cases...

COVID-19 vaccines are being used to combat the virus and the destruction that the virus has caused. For some in the White Station community, their experience with the vaccine has been beneficial for themselves and those close to them.

COVID-19 vaccine tested, tried and true among White Station community

Katie Stanek, News & Feature Team Leader February 21, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine is a savior for some, a mystery to others, but an interesting topic for all. While multiple versions of the vaccine have been approved by the FDA, many  are still cautious of the...

As seen in the graph, the number of new cases in Shelby County increased immensely around the holiday season. Still, the number of cases only continues to grow.

The time Tennessee was the hotspot for COVID

Sophia Campbell, Writer February 21, 2021

“Tennessee is ‘worst in the world’ for coronavirus transmission,” headlines read Dec. 17th to the 21st. Tennessee, a place known for BBQ, a variety of music and the Smoky Mountains, was never expected...

Similar to other vaccines, the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine operates by allowing the immune system to generate antibodies against the production of the virus. There is minimal risk of DNA damage or other long term effects, though short term side effects are common after receiving the vaccine.

The science behind the COVID-19 vaccines

Maadhu Krishnan, Viewpoint Team Leader February 21, 2021

Receiving a vaccine for the COVID-19 disease as soon as possible is an important way to protect from the virus. As of February, more than 40 million doses of the vaccine have been administered to Americans....

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