West Side Story

  • Boys basketball plays Washington Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m. away.

  • Girls basketball plays Washington Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at home.

  • SPIT shows take place Jan. 11-12 at 7 p.m. in the Little Theater.

  • Show choir's Dollar for Scholars concert is Jan. 10 at Liberty High.

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Fatima Kammona, Reporter

December 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Dear reader, I am no longer a teenager, no longer a human, no longer a child of my parents, but instead a machine of society running on a 24-hour clock. I am no longer taught how to be a good person but instead how to sit at a desk and nod my head for seven hours a day, five days a week, four wee...

“Merry Christmas” vs. “Happy Holidays”

“Merry Christmas” vs. “Happy Holidays”

Sophie Stephens, Feature Editor

December 20, 2017


Filed under Multimedia, Opinion, Showcase

When out shopping for the holiday seasons, I often hear “Have a Merry Christmas” or other comments regarding Christmas presents and celebrations from retail workers and customers alike. Coming from a family that celebrates Christmas every year, I never really questioned the fact that most people...

Represent!

Represent!

Ting Gao, Reporter

November 29, 2017


Filed under Multimedia, Opinion, Showcase

Right now, the United States is the most diverse it has ever been. More than forty million Americans were born in another country, with the vast majority of them coming from countries like Mexico, China, India and the Philippines, according to the Pew Research Center. However, the country’s media has...

You’re no different

You’re no different

Luke Reynolds, Reporter

November 28, 2017


Filed under Multimedia, Opinion, Showcase

In a dimly-lit café, Cyrus confessed he wasn’t happy for his friend. She was officially together with the guy she liked, and he was jealous. When Buffy, his other friend, asked if he liked her, he shook his head. Then it dawned on her: “You like [him].” Cyrus’s response: a nod. And thus hi...

An open letter to all Black Friday shoppers

An open letter to all Black Friday shoppers

Sophie Stephens, Feature Editor

November 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Trying on everything in the store and not buying anything I get that you love the clothes and want to make sure they fit, but spending 20 minutes in one of four fitting rooms on the craziest day of the year is a waste of time. Items can be returned. Leaving all the items you tried on in a ball o...

The (al)most wonderful time of the year

The (al)most wonderful time of the year

Lucy Polyak, Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

For absolutely as long as I can remember, my favorite part of the year has been the month of December and the time leading up to it. I’ve always loved the chilly weather and the festive spirit around this period. Watching the leaves fall in early autumn has always brought excitement to me, but this year...

Healthy choices and healthy lifestyles

Healthy choices and healthy lifestyles

Carmela Cohen Suarez, Reporter

October 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

One subject of great importance that should be our choice is how to stay physically active.  Although we are sometimes told what choices to make, our health should be our choice. Healthy lifestyles choices are ultimately made by the individual. I would like to say that I am physically active and heal...

The question of chromebooks: an opposing viewpoint

The question of chromebooks: an opposing viewpoint

WSS Editorial Board

September 28, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

With the newest addition to our learning environment seemingly filling our classrooms and minds, the WSS Editorial Board decided to take a vote to take a stance with these new items: the chromebooks. The board took a very uneven position with their vote.   Read both sides of these opposing viewpoints...

Black lives matter vs. all lives matter

Black lives matter vs. all lives matter

Fatima Kammona

September 20, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

"Whose streets? Our streets!": this chant is a reference to the fact that black people are often criminalized simply for existing in their own neighborhoods and is chanted by the Black Lives Matter movement. On Sept.17 people took to the streets in St. Louis after a police officer was found not guilty...

Plus-sized problems

Plus-sized problems

Sophie Stephens, Online Feature Editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under Columns, Fashion, Opinion, Showcase

Even if you don’t keep up on all the latest fashion trends religiously, there’s a good chance you heard about one of the most important events in the fashion world: New York Fashion Week (NYFW). NYFW is an exemplar time for designers to get their name out in the world through expensive runway...

The home of the brave

The home of the brave

Fatima Kammona, Reporter

September 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

When did the fear of other people, whether it’s their religion, race, ethnicity or all of the above, outweigh their right to be respected? I was born and raised here in America. However, my parents weren’t. The color of my skin is white, I’m a female and I wear a headscarf. I am a born and raised...

Try to monitor my closed Chromebook

Try to monitor my closed Chromebook

Nina Elkadi, Print Editor-in-Chief

August 31, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

The joys of a new school year. The thick air in the classrooms without central cooling, the excitement of finishing sixth hour so you can experience AFT and the peace of mind knowing your parents can view every website you go to on your brand new Chromebook! My mom was more subdued than I was w...

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