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Thanks Obama

Thanks Obama

Jiung Jung and Michael Moonjely
January 20, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

When President Barack Obama was elected in 2008, current West High freshmen were in first grade. As a new family arrives to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the WSS asked students to look back on the past eight years. ...

Fashion Friday: Ryan Braverman ’18

Fashion Friday: Ryan Braverman ’18

Ala Mohamed, Digital Profile Editor
January 13, 2017
Filed under Fashion, Showcase

  WSS: Have you always been into fashion? I’ve been into clothes since the end of eighth grade. When I was little I would always look at the Gucci stores and thought that the fashion was so cool and that's when I found out I really liked clothes.   WSS: Do you create your ...

Rogue One is the perfect ‘Star Wars’ prequel

Rogue One is the perfect ‘Star Wars’ prequel

Harry Westergaard, Film Critic/Reporter
January 9, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Film

There is a great feeling, a surge of positive energy that comes with exiting the theater after seeing a good entry in the Star Wars canon. I am a very, very happy nerd on such an occasion; my mouth is running at ludicrous speed, processing what I have just viewed with the companions who joined me...

Students celebrate New Year’s with various traditions

Students celebrate New Year’s with various traditions

Jessica Doyle, Reporter
December 31, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

10...9...8…7...6...5...4...3...2...1 Those are the numbers thought to be synonymous with New Year’s (Rockin’) Eve. Along with a 12 foot wide sparkly crystal sphere, a handful of celebrities and plenty of noisemakers and novelty glasses to go around, Times Square probably seems like the place to ...

Students give opinions on cuffing season

Students give opinions on cuffing season

Asha Irani, Videographer
December 28, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

The halls of West High are constantly filling with new pop-culture slang. “Roasting,” “kms,” “I’m dead!” and many other terms are becoming integrated into students’ everyday vocabulary. But one, perhaps, is the most peculiar of all - “cuffing season.” Urban Dictionary describes the...

What to watch to prep for the Golden Globes

What to watch to prep for the Golden Globes

Harry Westergaard, Film Critic/Reporter
December 21, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Theater

It’s that time of year again: the Golden Globes nominations have been announced. The Globes are typically the first round or “bracket” of the awards season, leading up to the more esteemed Academy Awards. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association nominated a great variety of films.. Notably,...

Photo Gallery: Show choir performs Winter Swing Show

Photo Gallery: Show choir performs Winter Swing Show

Sarah Longmire, Photo Editor
December 12, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

 West Show Choirs performed their shows at Hancher Auditorium this Saturday. Look at the album below to see photos from the event and get an inside view on how the performers feel about this years show.  

Fashion Friday: Wizard of Oz

Fashion Friday: Wizard of Oz

Sadie Rhomberg, Reporter
December 9, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Fashion, Showcase

WSS: How long does it take to make each costume for a show? Theatre West Costume Crew: It depends on the costume. We have two other moms that help us. It also depends on how complex it is to make the costume. WSS: Is it expensive to make each costume? Theatre West Costume Crew: We do a lo...

Movie review: Moana

Movie review: Moana

Maggie Terry, Reporter
December 3, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Film, Showcase

Moana is a fresh take on the traditional Disney "Princess" movie worth your time.

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Skipping into the spotlight

Skipping into the spotlight

Deniz Ince, Reporter
December 2, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Theater

West’s Wizard of Oz is finally ready for the stage, after the cast utilized a combination of allergy medications and anxiety pills to ameliorate Skipper’s stage fright. Skipper, the pet of Emily Shie ’19 and Sydney Shie ’17, will accompany Dorothy (Kate Vander Leest ’17) as Toto. At the age...

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