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

White Station Scroll

(Left to right) Arielle Brent (12) and Angel Ochoa (12) pose together in green before going to prom. Although the duo did not follow the Mardi Gras theme, they took a more “traditional” approach to prom and took inspiration from Brent’s favorite movie “The Princess and the Frog”.

Deck the halls with glitz and glamor

Ellen Tan, Layout Team April 19, 2024

From the excitement of "prom-posals" to the glitz and glamor of Mardi Gras masks and the allure of prom night, many seniors gather together to take a photo and remember this night of their last year in...

The impact of TikTok and the virality of music

The impact of TikTok and the virality of music

Ellen Tan, Layout Team April 18, 2024

From watching, creating or commenting on videos, social media apps like TikTok have shifted how people are introduced to new music, artists or genres through its short-form content. TikTok has influenced...

Procrastinating homework is delaying or postponing completing the assignment. Despite the amount of homework that ends up accumulating due to procrastination, students may end up procrastinating because of stress or lack of energy due to excessive commitments outside of school.

Homework: is it necessarily a necessity?

Ellen Tan, Layout Team April 2, 2024

Among the endless stacks of assignments from different classes under a dimly lit desk lamp sits a stressed student. The stress that many students encounter during the school year has sparked an ongoing...

Generation Z, or simply Gen Z, is defined as the generation that grew up in a digital age, with technology and social media playing an integral part in their lives. The incorporation of technology has the potential to transform the workplace for both employers and employees.

Entering the battlefield with a different perspective

Ellen Tan, Layout Team March 22, 2024

Whether it is to wear a white coat as a doctor, dazzle under the spotlight as a pop singer or sit in a three-walled cubicle of a corporate nine-to-five job, many envision different lives for themselves...

(Left to right, top to bottom) Lena Zeng (12), Yidan Zeng and Lily Zeng celebrate Lena’s second birthday. Lily and Yidan are both older than Lena, three years and 13 years respectively.

To all of the siblings I’ve loved before

Ellen Tan, Layout Team February 12, 2024

Many older siblings have been by their younger siblings’ side since the moment the younger sibling opened their eyes. Whether it was to witness their first step, their first day of school or even their...

The television show adaptation of “Percy Jackson & the Olympians” was based on the original book series written by Rick Riordan, specifically following the plot of “The Lightning Thief”. Although a second season is not yet confirmed, the current season will have eight episodes.

Spoilers ahead: overview of Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Ellen Tan, Layout Team January 4, 2024

Alright, another day at school; you’ll need a backpack, check. A sandwich without cheese, check. A pen that can turn into a sword … now that wasn’t on the list. “Percy Jackson and the Olympians”...

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...

During the 2023 spring White Station graduation ceremony, Alexandra Pappas poses with one of her students, White Station graduate Kyshan McKinley. Pappas is able to co-teach students in inclusion classes from all grade levels.

Teacher by day, student by night

Ellen Tan, Layout Team October 31, 2023

It is important to note that in order to teach in a classroom in Tennessee, one must have a teaching license from an accredited school.   All of the teachers who were interviewed for this...

According to the Pew Research Center, the demographics of the current electorate have shifted over the years, with older voters having more representation. Twenty years ago, younger voters made up the majority of registered voters.

How old politicians have resulted in a gerontocracy

Ellen Tan, Layout Team October 31, 2023

As the average age of politicians continues to rise and health issues related to age start to gain more traction on the news, people have started wondering if there should be a term or age limit for...

Products like e.l.f. Cosmeticss Power Grip Primer and Milk Makeup’s Hydro Grip Primer are often compared to each other, especially with the $28 difference and similar name, many influencers and consumers call the e.l.f. Costmetics’s Power Grip Primer a dupe to Milk Makeup’s Hydro Grip Primer.

The rise of cheaper alternatives: does expensive mean better?

Ellen Tan, Layout Team October 25, 2023

Whether it is makeup, shoes or clothes, one can find many products that look the same, work the same and feel the same, but are they actually the same? These products are known as dupes and have caught...

 Lilly Rodriguez (9) works with White Station Elementary students in small groups. She has taken courses on how to better improve her teaching skills before entering the profession.

The truth about teacher salaries

Ellen Tan, Writer March 6, 2023

With over 1,200 teacher vacancies in Tennessee during the 2020-2021 school year – 36,500 across the country, it is no surprise that teachers are leaving their profession – possibly for good. Teachers...

Students bundle up and chat in front of the trees as the weather changes and the trees begin to change color. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) differs from major depressive disorder in that it occurs at the same time each year and affects people of all ages and genders.

As days get shorter, seasonal depression kicks into full force

Ellen Tan, Writer October 25, 2022

From the warm summers to freezing winters, the shift in weather can also translate into behavior shifts which can affect one’s personal or academic life. This phenomenon is also known as seasonal...

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