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

The most dangerous ingredient to look out for, vitamin E acetate, is connected to acute vaping illness and lung injury. Smoking carts has been seen as a more efficient method of cannabis consumption because fewer cannabinoids and terpenes are burnt off in the decarboxylation process and less cannabis is needed to receive the effects of the drug.

Are you a victim of the ‘cartdemic’; The increased use of THC among teens

Shania Moore, Layout Lead May 15, 2024

The faint scent of marijuana when using high school bathrooms has been attributed to a phenomenon coined the “cartdemic” by teenagers nationwide on social media platforms like TikTok. The term “cartdemic”...

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...

Eno Mkpong-Madu poses next to a structure on display for her science classes. Madu teaches many STEM classes and sponsors Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA).

Teacher Spotlight: Madu, Mullins, Peterson

Sophia Turner, Editor-in-Chief February 12, 2024

Eno Mkpong-Madu What was your favorite movie as a child? “As a teenager ‘Karate Kid’ … the actor was so cute. I was sure I was going to marry him. He was so cute. The good thing was actually...

Nadia Robinson (12) wears a green dress to the basketball homecoming game. Robinson was escorted by Kamyiah Parson (12

White station athletes take on homecoming court

Sophia Turner, Editor-in-Chief February 9, 2024

This Jan., White Station held the annual basketball homecoming festivities as always. Among the court of nominees, athletes took their place on the basketball court, not to play the game, but to be recognized...

Algebra 1 teacher Kelci Massey presents her ginkgo leaf tattoo. She decided to get this tattoo because ginkgo leaves are her grandmother’s favorite.

Spartan teachers with tattoos

Robin Guthrie, Writer February 8, 2024

Since the popularization of tattoos in the seventies, more and more people across the world are becoming inked. Now, in 2024, it is not uncommon to see people of all professions with a visible tattoo....

AAVE or African American Vernacular English describes a dialect of American English that is primarily spoken by African American and Black communities in the United States. However, those that use AAVE often face the stereotype of being uneducated or dumb.

AAVE vs blaccent; A debate on cultural appropriation

Shania Moore, Layout Lead January 9, 2024

High school hallways echo not only with the shuffling of textbooks, but also with diverse language—each sentence exhibits an aspect of identity and culture. African American Vernacular English (AAVE)...

Football players gain regional recognition

Shania Moore, Layout Lead December 14, 2023

The White Station football team might not have attained the record they desired in their overall season, but their achievements did not go unnoticed. Many players on the team have been recognized by the...

The East parking lot has been transformed into a parent drop-off zone. Parents are guided by Mr. Bowen and Sergeant Boyd through the two outer lanes of the lot, most stopping near the East gym to let their students out.

Opinions on new student parking regulations

Shania Moore, Layout Lead December 14, 2023

During the 2022-2023 school year, students had the freedom to choose exactly where they wanted to park — based on factors such as proximity to first period and where their friends were parking. Now that...

A robot picks up a box in a screenshot from the video Allie Maury (12) will show to members of her survey. After, survey participants will be asked to describe the video using silent gestures.

Gestures, representation and dramatization: AP Research projects

Jill Allert, Writer December 14, 2023

How do people gesture? How are Latinx people represented in video games? Does dramatization in television affect high schoolers’s perception of the ethics of true crime shows? All these questions...

Jan-Vincent Waller works in his new office as the graduation coach. Waller became the graduation coach this year.

New graduation coach makes highschool easier

Jill Allert, Writer December 12, 2023

From the classroom to an office, former White Station teacher Jan-Vincent Waller takes on a new role as the graduation coach. As of the 2023-2024 school year, White Station High School now has a graduation...

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...

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