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Salt in the wound: a Salt to the Sea review

Salt in the wound: a Salt to the Sea review

Luke Reynolds, Reporter
August 15, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

I was really looking forward to reading Ruta Sepetys' Salt to the Sea. My brother read her debut as an eighth grader and really liked it. There were all the glowing reviews from critics. Then there were the videos with well-known BookTubers as the release date loomed last year. Lastly, this year...

Theatre West: all about The Summer Showcase and the upcoming season

Theatre West: all about The Summer Showcase and the upcoming season

Jenna Wang and Kara Wagenknecht
July 31, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Theater

While most students are traveling and enjoying the summer before school starts, over 30 West High cast and crew members were hard at work preparing for Theatre West’s first ever one-night Summer Showcase on July 28. The Summer Showcase featured 18 iconic, timeless Broadway shows and raised ove...

Theatre West to hold first ever Summer Showcase

Theatre West to hold first ever Summer Showcase

Emma Brustkern, Print Entertainment Editor
July 27, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Theater

If you simply can’t wait till winter for a performance from Theatre West, fear not: the first ever Summer Showcase will be held on July 28 at 7 p.m. in the Arganbright Auditorium. The Summer Showcase is a special, one-night event dedicated to raising money for Theatre West. Both actors and cre...

Come away with me: a Marlena review

Come away with me: a Marlena review

Luke Reynolds, Reporter
July 21, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

We've all read these kinds of stories before: The shy and reserved protagonist gets pulled into a wild, and vivacious girl's orbit, who goes for it without thinking of the consequences There's alcohol, drugs, romance and wild nights, and the whole friendship ends in tragedy. Maybe it gives the m...

Tomorrow starts today: an Andi Mack review

Tomorrow starts today: an Andi Mack review

Luke Reynolds, Reporter
July 13, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

Like so many kids in America, I grew up watching Disney Channel. It was easy to get caught up in vibrant lives, whether it was twin boys running around a grand hotel or a brown-haired high school student by day transforming into a blonde pop star sensation by night. They were entertaining and zany whenever...

West Side Story staffers try summer DIY projects

West Side Story staffers try summer DIY projects

Grace Yarrow and Sadie Rhomberg
May 31, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Sharpie Tie-dye Popsicles Temporary Tattoos Review: Sadie Rhomberg: After completing all three summer DIYs, I will definitely be making homemade popsicles this summer. I love to cook, so I’m going to have a lot of fun creating different popsicle combinations. During the summ...

The new age of vinyl

The new age of vinyl

Ethan Goers, Video Editor and Sports Correspondent
May 27, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

I don’t know how often you may visit Barnes and Nobles, but if you go there frequently like me, you may have noticed the ever growing section dedicated to vinyl records. Just a couple years ago, it was almost rare to see someone with a record player and vinyl, but in these days you can meet people ...

Seniors share their ‘glo up’ experiences

Seniors share their ‘glo up’ experiences

Asha Irani
May 21, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

“Wow… so-and-so glo’d up…” Pimples come and go, makeup skills are refined and teenage boys shoot up six  inches in a matter of months. But a small group of students have far exceeded the average ‘high school change’ expectations. Only a select few experience the mysterious and coveted ...

The ideal diet

The ideal diet

Sadie Rhomberg, Reporter
May 20, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Food is a massive part of everyday life; it’s what humans eat every few hours for energy. Imagine getting a stomache ache after eating foods containing common ingredients such as dairy or oil. That’s exactly what senior Mackenzie Voigt experienced until she changed her diet and embarked on a new...

Fashion Friday: Angela Reis ’19

Fashion Friday: Angela Reis ’19

Jessica Doyle, Reporter
May 19, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

While many young people may try to distinguish their style from their parents, Angela Reis ‘19 finds herself seeking advice from her mother as a way to expand her 70s inspired style. “[My style stems from] the 70s and 80s. My mom will help me out with some stuff I wear,” she said. “[I’ll a...

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