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  • The book drive will continue this week, through Friday

  • The band department leaves for Florida on Monday and will return Sunday

  • Midterm grades are due on Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.

  • The Functional Programs talent show will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday

  • There is no school on Friday, April 21

West alum’s prank goes viral

West alum’s prank goes viral

Allie Biscupski
May 27, 2015
Filed under Humor, News, Profiles, Video

When Curt Oren posted a picture of an ongoing prank between him and his friend, he never anticipated the post going viral. “It started out as this silly little joke between Ben [Crouse] and I, and whenever I do a joke I like to see exactly how far I can take it.” said Oren, the mastermind behind...

Quiz: how done are you?

Quiz: how done are you?

Allie Biscupski
May 23, 2015
Filed under Humor, Uncategorized, Video

As the school year comes to a close, students' motivation is dropping exponentially. Take the quiz to see if you're still on top of your game or if you're fizzling fast. ...

Web comic Wednesday (May 6, 2015)

Web comic Wednesday (May 6, 2015)

May 6, 2015
Filed under Comics, Humor, Opinion

Credit: Braedyn Dochterman

Friday the 13th quiz

Friday the 13th quiz

Maggie Terry
March 13, 2015
Filed under Humor, Uncategorized

Friday the thirteenth, black cats and broken mirrors. What do these things have in common? In western culture, they are all considered bad luck. Friday the thirteenth has been considered unlucky for well over a century. It is not certain why all the superstitious sounding the day sprung up. Explanations include...

West Side Story quizzes teachers over teen lingo

West Side Story quizzes teachers over teen lingo

Layla Hannaford
March 10, 2015
Filed under Humor, Video, Video

Teachers from West get quizzed over texting abbreviations and teen slang words Thanks to Mrs. Witthoft, Mr, Harding, Mrs. Nahra and Mrs. Rocarek for being in this video.

Web comic Wednesday (February 11, 2015)

Web comic Wednesday (February 11, 2015)

Schyler Davis
February 11, 2015
Filed under Comics, Humor, News

Title: Alfred Nobel Artist: Braedyn Dochterman

Web comic (January 28, 2015)

Web comic (January 28, 2015)

Schyler Davis
January 28, 2015
Filed under Comics, Humor, Video

Title: Of Mice and Men Artist: Braedyn Dochterman

No-shave November

No-shave November

Barbara Badovinac
December 19, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Humor, News, Uncategorized, Video

The second annual No Shave November, organized by the WHSDM club, raised $2200 for the kids fighting against cancer. This year, Ben Gast’s class raised the most, over $1000 the past month. Many teachers, including Matt Harding, also created class challenges to motivate students to raise money. He enco...

Dancer problems

Dancer problems

Chanel Vidal
December 15, 2014
Filed under Columns, Entertainment, Humor, Theater

Compiled by Chanel Vidal and Shanthi Chackalackal “Dance is easy.” “Dance is just an art.” “Psh, dance isn’t a sport, what are you talking about?” I hear it every day when I mention dance. People usually don't consider dance to be hard. It totally makes sense. Dancing on your tippy...

5 ways to style a t-shirt for Halloween

5 ways to style a t-shirt for Halloween

Christina Dai
November 2, 2014
Filed under Humor

For Halloween tonight, here are a few ways to style a t-shirt. Here, our very own WSS staff shirt were used! 1. An evening gown   2. Crop-top 3. Headpiece 4. Miniskirt                     ...

10 last minute Halloween costumes

10 last minute Halloween costumes

Morgan Schmitt-Morris
October 16, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Humor

Are all of your friends going trick or treating? Do you have nothing to wear? The WSS has got you covered with these top 10 Halloween costumes that can be done in under 5 minutes. 10) Our first costume is "A Night In." Take a look at the dots on the picture to see what you need for "A Night In." ...

Essay questions vs. underclassmen

Essay questions vs. underclassmen

Paul Curry
May 19, 2014
Filed under Humor, News, Video

Colleges are known for asking hard-hitting essay questions, but they are also know for some of the weirdest, most non-specific prompts ever asked on an application. West Side Story Special Investigative Reporter Danial Syed asks local underclassmen to answer these latter questions. Will they do it...

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