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

Nick Blumkin, Conner Blumkin’s (12) father, has served in the military for 24 years. He has been a member of the Air Force, Navy and Army.

A look behind the front lines – military kids

Jane Mercer, Podcast Director March 19, 2024

After moving four times up and down the East Coast, he finally settled in Memphis, TN. Eli Jacobs (11) is a military kid attending White Station High. Military kids, sometimes called military brats,...

 Katt Williams performs during his “Katt Williams: The Dark Matter Tour.” He has been an active comedian since around 1999.

Bitter or exposing the truth?: the Katt Williams Interview

Lei'lah Stocklin, Writer February 9, 2024

Over fifty-six million views, social media in shambles and comedians trying to save face. This is what followed the release of the almost three hour interview of Katt Williams on Shannon Sharpe’s YouTube...

Club members Joseph Stewart (12), Angel Ishmeal (9), A’Ziya Wills (12), Jamison Joyner (12) and Kierston Connor (12) (from left to right) line up after their biweekly Pan African Club meeting. The club of diverse students meets to discuss art, culture, and recent news in a safe and welcoming space provided by Ms. Davis, the AP African American History teacher.

Pan African Club celebrates Black history month

Katie Robinson, Viewpoint Team Leader March 2, 2023

Poetry, music, dance. The Pan African Club, which comes together biweekly to support and celebrate Black culture, is gracing the Sparta stage this February to celebrate Black History month. Presidents...

Bobby Burnett (12) (second from left) is surrounded by some of his supportive football coaches: (left to right) Mason Rolland, Terrell Ruben and Edgar Williams. These coaches visited Burnett on one of his summer shifts after football practice.

Lunch breaks or summer break: students with jobs

Shania Moore, Layout Lead September 28, 2022

For most students, summer break is a time where they can relish staying out late at night, hanging out with friends and even going on vacation without having to stress about homework, upcoming tests, etc....

As team 5045 moves into their first competition, members prepare their bot for the fight. They come back round after round with something new to fix.

Spartan robotics making a comeback

Katie Robinson, Viewpoint Team Leader May 19, 2022

Since the team’s start, Team 5045 puts hours into curating the perfect bot to demolish other teams in competition. However, this year, the team has been built practically from scratch. Only two of the...

Breyona Golden (10), Tamia Andrews (12) and Mikayla Lott (12) pose with a beautiful bouquet made by Kemm Browne’s functional skills class. As students with disabilities take the lead and put together multicolored roses, leafy stems and vibrant flowers, they develop responsibility and decision-making skills as well as spread joy within the White Station community.

Browne teaches how to give back through practical projects in functional skills class

Shania Moore, Writer May 17, 2022

Many students with disabilities struggle to learn things that others would consider easy. At White Station High School, the deaf and hard-of-hearing students are equipped with a functional skills class,...

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...

Matthew Kim (12) intricately sets up a table before diners arrive. Kim, like many other White Station students, works as a server assistant at fine dining steakhouse Folk’s Folly.

Behind the curtains at Folk’s Folly

Hannia Antunez, Business Manager March 25, 2022

As guests dine at Folk’s Folly, rather young-looking employees seat them, bus their tables and continuously refill their waters with cold, crisp water, maximizing their experience at the fine dining...

 This statue of Buddha can be found at the Quan Am temple, where Lunar New Year Festivities are held. Many Buddhists look up to and pray at this statue.

Celebrating Lunar New Year

Sophia Turner, Writer February 1, 2022

“Boom, boom, boom …” the sounds of beating drums and firecrackers are heard all throughout the crowd as the Dragon Dance takes place. It’s Feb. 1, which means the start of the Lunar New Year has...

Dahlia Townley-Bakewell uses Google Translate to help an Arabic-speaking student with his work. Since the beginning of the year, this student, who asked not to be photographed, has required the help of student-translators to understand complex math which can be difficult to translate.

Lost in translation: how a student is google-translating his way to academic success

Chase Pittman, Writer January 26, 2022

The student who is being tutored by Dahlia Townley-Bakewell opted to remain anonymous.   School is difficult enough for English-speaking students, but for those who are less proficient in English...

Destiny Rodriguez (12)  often designs feed-in braids for her clients. She freestyles hearts and other designs into her clients’ hair for an extra twist.

Rodriguez’s rise in the world of braiding

Katie Robinson, Writer, Equipment Manager January 20, 2022

As Destiny Rodriguez (12) finishes the last feed-in braid on her fourth client of the day, she notices her next client walking through her uncle’s salon door. A typical day in the salon includes three...

Supporters of the Braylon Murray Project march in memory of Braylon Murray. In August, the Memphis teen was robbed and murdered by teens armed with guns, a shocking example of the gun violence that has become prevalent in Memphis.

Teens use death of Braylon Murray to push for change

Chase Pittman, Writer December 7, 2021

One afternoon. One afternoon is all the time it took for an entire community to be wrecked with tragedy. Braylon Murray, a junior at Gateway Christian Academy, was only 17 when he was robbed and murdered...

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