White Station Scroll

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

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

White Station Scroll

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

White Station Scroll

Four years of Scroll editors

Four years of Scroll editors

Chitkala Alli, Managing Editor December 12, 2023

    Caroline Hoff Five years ago, Caroline Hoff walked into journalism, no longer just a writer, but the Managing Editor of the Scroll. As Managing Editor, she was responsible for leading...

With a broomstick in one hand, Shameka Wilson poses along the staircase of the East Annex leading towards the cafeteria. She usually checks in with students eating lunch and encourages them to clean up after themselves when necessary.

A look into the life of custodial worker Shameka Wilson

Michelle Le, Managing Editor April 4, 2022

Behind the scenes of every functioning establishment is a group of people who work tirelessly to maintain the grounds and conditions. At White Station High School, custodial workers employed by SKB Facilities...

Duke Smith (11) poses for a promotional photo that could be used to spread his image within the music industry. Smith has collaborated with studio producers, record labels and local rappers to increase his experience.

Independent artist Duke Smith breaks norms with his rap career

Michelle Le, Managing Editor February 22, 2022

Bottles fly, bodies pack the dancefloor and the beat pulsates as DeCorrio Smith (11), better known as Duke Smith, takes centerstage to rap. He bursts with energy that the audience cannot help but match....

Nate Taylor (12) displays his set up for production in his room. He uses the larger screen above to piece together his backing tracks, or beats, and the laptop on his desk is for monitoring Discord chats and communicating with friends.

‘Savior Nate’ makes a name after six years of beat-making

Michelle Le, Managing Editor January 24, 2022

Red fades into blue on LED strip lights along the ceiling, drums echo and the ground shakes; this means Nate Taylor (12) is at work in his room, mixing melodies to create beats, also known as backing tracks....

In the variant cover for “Superman: Son of Kal-El” #5, Jon Kent (left) glances toward Jay Nakamura (right) as the two share a moment alone on a rooftop. Kent saved the life of budding activist and journalist Nakamura during an attempted college campus shooting, which initiated the friendship and eventual romance between the pair.

Superman comes out and saves the world in ‘Superman: Son of Kal-El’

Michelle Le, Managing Editor December 7, 2021

A forest fire rampaging. A college campus shooting. A refugee boat sinking. Superman averts all of these crises and more in a matter of hours, only he is not the Kryptonian Kal-El. This half-human, half-Kryptonian...

Kenneth Hollowell (10) places his hands on Dat Hoang (12) to support him as Hoang guards the back of Kyle Nagel (12). Nagel grips the jersey of Caleb Frambo (11), forming a ruck to retain possession of the ball despite the successful tackle against Frambo by the towering opponent. The Spartan rugby team emerged victorious from this game in the Battle of Memphis tournament.

Boys rugby team wraps up sevens season while head coach goes professional

Michelle Le, Managing Editor November 5, 2021

Six players dig their heels into an open field as a teammate takes the kick-off in front of them. The pungent odor of grass and sweat captures their senses, and clear communication rings in their ears...

In an attempt to promote the “exceptionalism of our nation” rather than teach things that “inherently divide,” Tenn. Gov. Bill Lee passes Senate Bill 623. Tennessee was among the first of Republican-controlled state legislatures to ban critical race theory from being taught in schools.

The impact of critical race theory within schools

Michelle Le, Managing Editor October 1, 2021

Due to the media policy of Shelby County Schools, an employee’s attributed quotes will be referred to as Source A.  When Tenn. Gov. Bill Lee signed the bill that banned the teaching of critical race...

Ladybug and Cat Noir are the saviors of Paris, France, disguising their identities from the world and even each other. With the help of new allies and growing powers, every episode takes the heroes one step closer to defeating their nemesis Hawk Moth through the obstacles he throws in their path.

‘Miraculous Ladybug’: teenagers’ latest binge watch

Michelle Le, Managing Editor June 5, 2021

Debuting in France in 2015, “Miraculous Ladybug: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir” is an animated show that focuses on Marinette Dupain-Cheng (Ladybug) and Adrien Agreste (Cat Noir), who live double lives...

People tend to assume being above or below a certain number on the scale or their Body Mass Index (BMI) defines their health, but this is largely inaccurate. According to dietitian Cindy Smith, BMI was created as a measure for insurance companies, and not a single dietitian was behind its creation. A low or high BMI does not guarantee that someone is malnourished or overweight because genetic makeup and muscle mass are not accounted for in BMI.

The ins and outs of fatphobia

Michelle Le, Writer April 22, 2021

Sometimes it is the stretch marks. Sometimes it is the hip dips. Sometimes it is just looking in the mirror and realizing that you are not built like an Instagram influencer. This constant comparison to...

Defender Kendra Sandlin (12) boxes out her opponent as she scoops up a ground ball and begins the transition to offense. The Spartans participated in the LaxFest tournament in Louisiana on February 13 and defeated CE Byrd High School 13-5.

Girls lacrosse team prepares to dominate the field

Michelle Le, Writer February 17, 2021

The sounds of whistles and “I got ball!” ring out over Sea Isle Park as the girls lacrosse team goes through preseason practices. Every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, each team member knows that...

Over the course of the two-day showcase, hundreds of football players gear up in masks and display their athleticism to make up for the loss of their season. The showcase facilitated methods to continue the recruitment process for juniors and seniors.

Shelby County Schools showcases skills of student-athletes

Michelle Le, Writer December 9, 2020

On the field of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, rivals and teammates alike across Shelby County Schools (SCS) met, not for a final showdown, but for a showcase of their individual skills to replace the fall...

For the final meet of the season, the boys’ team stretches their legs with a brief jog around a loop. Runners are required to keep their masks on at all times except when they are warming up or running the modified course. 

Cross country season continues through Memphis Youth Athletics

Michelle Le, Writer October 25, 2020

Under the supervision of Memphis Youth Athletics (MYA), the cross country team found the opportunity to continue competing under a new name: the Spartan Running Club. Despite Shelby County Schools’ decision...

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