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The student news site of West High School

West Side Story

The student news site of West High School

West Side Story

Over time, many holidays have become Hallmark Holidays, existing primarily for commercial purposes.

Hallmark holidays

Katherine Shoppa, Print News Editor
February 27, 2021
Karen Meyer poses by the stairwell near her classroom Monday, Dec. 16, before returning to teach her Algebra II Honors class.

The winter blues

Bess Frerichs, Online Managing and Feature Editor
December 22, 2019
Spicing up the holidays: 8 winter festivities

Spicing up the holidays: 8 winter festivities

Sara Baroncini, Yearbook People Co-Editor
December 11, 2019
Unlike Christmas, which is celebrated on a specific day, Hanukkah takes place over the course of eight days. The start and end dates vary each year, but typically fall in the month of December.

Celebrating Hanukkah in a Christmas-crazed school

Bess Frerichs, Online Managing and Feature Editor
December 27, 2018
Controversy over whether one should say Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays has arisen recently, and more awareness has been brought to it.

“Merry Christmas” vs. “Happy Holidays”

Sophie Stephens, Online Managing Editor
December 20, 2017
The completed cake balls have been dipped in the melted white chocolate and stacked onto skewers, using mini Oreos as the hats of the cake ball snowmen.

Snowman Cake Pops

December 18, 2017
Sia released her Christmas album, Everyday is Christmas on Nov. 17, which features 10 songs.

“Everyday Is Christmas” review

Mary Vander Weg, Online Graphic Designer
December 12, 2017
Making oreo ball snowmen

Making oreo ball snowmen

Allie Schmitt-Morris, Social Media Editor
November 27, 2016
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