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The Little Actions

The Little Actions

Natalie Katz, Feature Editor

June 3, 2018


Filed under Feature, Profiles, Showcase

Adjusting the big white bow holding her glasses in place while smoothing down her dress, she walked to the podium on stage. Taking a deep breath to calm her nerves, she began to give the speech that she would remember for the rest of her life. On April 6, Dasia Taylor ’21 introduced one of her her...

Building connections across the district

Building connections across the district

Natalie Dunlap, Feature Editor

May 27, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

When the new high school opened, West lost a large number of both students and teachers. Next year, more teachers will be migrating to Liberty High School. Among them is Mayra Devries. The Spanish teacher and West PALs adviser will become a counselor at Liberty in the fall of 2018. DeVries went...

Where you can give back

Where you can give back

Ken Wilbur, Reporter

May 26, 2018


Filed under Feature, Multimedia, Showcase

Teenagers are often portrayed as self-obsessed and unconcerned with the world around them. After all, it is easy to ignore others in the context of high-octane day-to-day school life. However, summer break is an opportunity to move past the distractions of daily life and focus on bettering oneself. O...

Summer popsicles

Summer popsicles

Deniz Ince and Kristina Rosebrook

May 25, 2018


Filed under A&E, Entertainment, Food, Showcase

Recipe 1 Perfect Peach Ingredients: 2 cups water 2 peaches 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons lemon juice Directions: Combine water, diced peaches, honey and lemon juice and blend until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds and place in freezer. Insert popsicle sticks after about one hour. ...

Continuing their passion

Continuing their passion

May 24, 2018


Filed under Feature, Profiles, Showcase

Seniors have many essays, forms, and interviews they must prepare for college admissions and scholarships. But some West High seniors have other assignments they must do. Five students share their experiences of college music auditions in order to help future seniors.

The Reynolds Year Review

The Reynolds Year Review

Luke Reynolds, Reporter

May 23, 2018


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

It has been one heck of a year. I'd like to take a moment to look back on some of the best things I reviewed this year and other titles I didn't get a chance to talk about but deserve their moment in the spotlight. On a side note, this year on West Side Story has made me appreciate the power of writ...

Teachers Read Positive Reviews of Themselves

Teachers Read Positive Reviews of Themselves

Mason Wang, Video Copy Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Video

Three teachers, English Teacher Jeff Finn, Science Teacher Jeff Conner, and Kathy Bresnahan, read positive, anonymous reviews of themselves from ratemyteacher.com. To see last year's edition, which features Math Teacher James Kirpes, former English Teacher Roxanne Hughes, Spanish Teacher Dave McNair,...

The Singing Bee: Summer Edition

The Singing Bee: Summer Edition

Eman Elsheikh, Videographer

May 22, 2018


Filed under Feature, Multimedia, Showcase, Video

Join Mason Wang and Kristina Rosebrook as they test West High's knowledge of popular summer songs.

The Ultimate Ramen Cookoff

The Ultimate Ramen Cookoff

Eman Elsheikh, Videographer

May 22, 2018


Filed under Feature, Multimedia, Showcase, Video

What's the greatest test of college readiness? How well you can make ramen, of course. Watch as seniors Junhee, Prateek, Mason face off to see who can make the best ramen.

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