West Side Story

  • WHS Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Concert Dec. 12

  • Wrestling meet at Linn-Mar High School Dec. 13

  • Girls and boys bowling doubleheader against Kennedy on Dec. 14

  • Girls and boys basketball doubleheader at Linn-Mar High School on Dec. 14

  • Boys swimming meet at Mercer Park Aquatic Center on Dec. 15

Coffee Shop Muffin Review

Hae-joo Yoon

April 13, 2018


Filed under Reviews, Video, Video

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The pickle brothers

The pickle brothers

Nina Elkadi, Print Editor-in-Chief

April 6, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

It’s Saturday afternoon, and assistant principal Luke DeVries is cutting up the hottest pepper in the world—the Carolina Reaper. He’s creating a brine to pickle local cucumbers, adding in peppers to create the hottest version of D’s Dills: “HOLY %#&@!” Luke* began pickling cucumbers...

Top 4 spring activities

Top 4 spring activities

Natalie Katz, Reporter

April 6, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

By the time April rolls around, everybody is ready for spring: warm weather, green grass and hopefully avoiding spring cleaning. Even if you have a busy schedule, it’s important to get outside after being cooped in all winter. Here are a few ideas for you to get out this spring. Loading... ...

Joke’s on you

Joke’s on you

Reagan Hart, Reporter and Distribution Manager

April 6, 2018


Filed under A&E, Entertainment

April 1 is a day many play harmless pranks on their family, friends or strangers. Sometimes these jokes don’t go as planned, but two West High students and a teacher had April Fools’ days that went over without a hitch.

“West Side Story”: behind the scenes of Theatre West’s spring musical

“West Side Story”: behind the scenes of Theatre West’s spring musical

Lucy Polyak and Anna Brown

April 5, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Theater

Onstage: “West Side Story” is a musical most high schools can only dream of putting on. With intense dance scenes, demanding vocals and arguably one of the hardest orchestral scores of all time, this show is more difficult than any of the other classics of its time. However, that’s exactly why T...

I can’t keep quiet: a “The Nowhere Girls” review

I can’t keep quiet: a “The Nowhere Girls” review

Luke Reynolds, Reporter

April 4, 2018


Filed under A&E, Arts, Literary, Reviews, Showcase

Amy Reed has been publishing books for several years now. In most of her novels, teens discover the pitfalls of drugs and try to hold on for dear life. These Ellen Hopkins-esque books didn’t catch my interest when I first looked at the flaps, even though I’ve liked some of Hopkins’ free verse poetry. But I will definitely pick up...

In my opinion . . .

In my opinion . . .

Luke Reynolds, Reporter

April 3, 2018


Filed under A&E, Entertainment, Showcase

avocados & senioritis are overrated AP classes aren't taught that well and don't give ample support to those who can't afford to 'self-study' pineapple on pizza gets a bad rep - try it before you knock it XOXO Actually, pineapple on pizza is disgusting. teachers should go use the back &...

How to: study for finals

How to: study for finals

Mary Vander Weg and Fenna Semken

April 1, 2018


Filed under A&E, Entertainment, Multimedia, Showcase

Studying. Many despise it and few excel in it. Whether you struggle with memorizing facts and dates, you’re pulling all-nighters to cram, or you simply hate studying with a passion, these studying hacks can help you get back on your feet before your next final. ...

April Fool’s Day: create your own story

April Fool’s Day: create your own story

Reagan Hart, Reporter and Distribution Manager

April 1, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Multimedia, Showcase

On April Fool’s Day it can be hard to come up with a good prank, so for fun, why not create your own story? All you need are some imaginative words and you have a great story. Simply fill out the boxes with the type of word suggested. For the best results, don’t read the story until after you fill out the blanks.

How to: make mochi ice cream balls

How to: make mochi ice cream balls

Carmela Cohen Suarez, Reporter

March 29, 2018


Filed under A&E, Entertainment, Food, Multimedia, Showcase

Traditionally eaten during Japanese New Year, mochi ice cream balls have a rich history and making them is an exemplary way to spend time with friends and family. This hands-on recipe serves as a great way to pass the afternoon. Mochi only started becoming popular outside of Japan in the 1990s, and ev...

Meet me in the mystery: a “Castles” review

Meet me in the mystery: a “Castles” review

Luke Reynolds, Reporter

March 28, 2018


Filed under A&E, Arts, Music, Reviews, Showcase

The moments when you randomly encounter an artist stick with you. I found Lissie’s debut album one afternoon on Amazon UK in 2011 and haven’t looked back since. Her warm voice and intricate lyrics have captivated me from the first listen, no matter what kind of music she’s explored. From folk-pop, pop rock and...

5 Fitness Apps

5 Fitness Apps

Mary Vander Weg and Kristina Rosebrook

March 26, 2018


Filed under A&E, Entertainment

These five apps are all free and range from workouts and water trackers to a meditation app that will help you destress at the end of the day. 8fit: 8fit allows you to join different fitness programs within the app, ranging from First Steps to Advanced. Each contains ten levels per with ten levels with...

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