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Kim Reynolds' COVID-19 response has been far from adequate, and case numbers show no sign of slowing down.

Caroline’s Comics: Donald’s puppet show

Caroline Mascardo, Editorials Editor and Copy Editor November 16, 2020

In the last week, there were one million new COVID-19 cases in the country, and an end to the pandemic is nowhere in sight. On a local level, Gov. Kim Reynolds has taken little action to prevent the...

President Trump's post-election actions can only be described as immature and cringe-worthy.

Caroline’s Comics: Post-election tantrums

Caroline Mascardo, Editorials Editor and Copy Editor November 9, 2020

After a harrowing Election Day, former Vice President Joe Biden secured 270 electoral votes (with more to spare) to claim the President-Elect title on Nov. 7. Throughout the vote-counting process,...

Dr. Anthony Fauci and President Donald Trump discuss the status of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Caroline’s Comics: Logic versus ignorance

Caroline Mascardo, Editorials Editor and Copy Editor November 3, 2020

It's Election Day, and after eight months, 9.4 million cases and 231 thousand deaths, an end to the COVID-19 pandemic is still nowhere in sight. Nevertheless, President Trump has taken to denying fact...

WSS staffer Maggie Huang '21 discusses inequalities in political media coverage.

Double standards

Maggie Huang, Online News Editor November 2, 2020

One of the most significant political moments of 2020 was when democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden announced his running mate for the White House. Senator Kamala Harris was the third woman in history...

A comparison of President Trump's views on

Caroline’s Comics: Windmills

Caroline Mascardo, Editorials Editor and Copy Editor October 26, 2020

Although the final presidential debate sounded slightly less like a schoolyard fight than those prior, it was still a trainwreck. Whether he was downplaying the impact of COVID-19, denying systemic...

Caroline's Comics features Amy Coney Barrett during her Supreme Court hearings as the presidential election approaches.

Caroline’s Comics: The Notorious A.C.B. (part two)

Caroline Mascardo, Editorials Editor and Copy Editor October 19, 2020

As COVID-19 positivity rates rise and pressure surrounding the presidential election mounts, some of Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court hearing remarks have only added to the 2020 trepidation. Whether...

Bering a Novel during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Isolated in my passion: finding my writing in a pandemic

Luke Krchak, Reporter October 18, 2020

It was the end of junior year and things were finally looking up. Then the pandemic hit. When school was first closed in March because of COVID-19, I was happy to have more free time. Being able to sit...

Caroline's Comics: Pence versus a fly

Caroline’s Comics: Pence versus a fly

Caroline Mascardo, Editorials Editor and Copy Editor October 12, 2020

During the 2020 vice presidential debate, Vice President Pence adopted a different strategy than President Trump utilized the week prior. Instead of constantly name-calling and interrupting his opponent,...

Rosemary Timmer-Hackert '23 talks about the stress caused by online school.

Rosemary’s Rambles: drowning in due dates

Rosemary Timmer-Hackert, Reporter October 11, 2020

It has been a month since we started this new school year, and I have spent the majority of that month doing homework. I’m up until midnight every day, trying to stay afloat in what feels like a never-ending...

How video games saved my summer

How video games saved my summer

Carter McLaughlin, Reporter October 8, 2020

With the sudden closure of schools in March due to COVID-19, students were given a longer summer vacation than expected. For me, not going places wasn’t abnormal, but it felt different when there was...

President Trump's replacement pick for the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg is Republican Amy Coney Barrett, a strong proponent of pro-life policies. The president's choice has been met with criticism on both sides, and many oppose his efforts to instate A.C.B. before the November election.

Caroline’s Comics: The Notorious(ly conservative) A.C.B.

Caroline Mascardo, Editorials Editor and Copy Editor October 5, 2020

West Side Story Staffer Bess Frerichs and her mother, Dannye Frerichs, pose for a photo on September 28.

Surviving cancer: five years later

Bess Frerichs, Online Managing and Feature Editor September 29, 2020

When I was a kid, my house was full of music. My mom, Dannye Frerichs, was a singer. She sang in bands and at concerts, but what I remember most is hearing her sing at home. She would sing while getting...

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