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Meet the Homecoming Court of 2018

Meet the Homecoming Court of 2018

Zoe Miller, Co Social Media Coordinator and Opinion Editor

October 5, 2018


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Ex-Changed Experience: German Student Reflects on Time Spent in U.S.

Ex-Changed Experience: German Student Reflects on Time Spent in U.S.

Angelina Pattavina, News Editor

October 4, 2018


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Cooped up in multiple airports for over two days, thousands of miles away, dealing with cranky customer service, cancelled flights and emptying an entire suitcase just because of a jacket with pins isn’t how sophomore Jule Wessels planned to start her year in the United States. In order for Wessels...

Student’s Controversial Tweet Goes Viral

Student’s Controversial Tweet Goes Viral

Laina Bayles, Managing Editor

October 2, 2018


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Following the Brett Kavanaugh trial that occurred from Sept. 27 through Sept. 28, senior Kjersti Swanson tweeted her opinion on the fear felt by falsely accused rapists compared to the fear felt in a woman’s everyday life. “I was just trying to make a point,” Swanson said. “I didn’t expect...

An Update on the Marching Band

An Update on the Marching Band

Erin Mosier, WTV Staff

September 27, 2018


Filed under Feature, Videos

Featured Image by Emily Bauer

Westside Recycles

Westside Recycles

Kidus Tewodros, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018


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This 2018-2019 school year Westside is taking a new approach to recycling. Facility Manager Virgil Coleman is getting involved in the effort. “I'm going to be working on [recycling] with the food service staff,” Coleman said.  “Personally, I think we should put multiple recycle cans outside f...

Westside Freshmen Compete in Maccabi Games

Westside Freshmen Compete in Maccabi Games

Zev Gordman and Jack Scioli

September 20, 2018


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Several students from Westside had the experience of a lifetime at the Jewish Community Center Association of America’s Maccabi Games. The annual Maccabi Games has a different location every year. This years' games took place at the beach towns in Orange County, California, from Aug. 5 to 10. Local famili...

Sophomore Prepares for Season as Starting Quarterback

Sophomore Prepares for Season as Starting Quarterback

Lauren Kugler, Staff Writer

September 14, 2018


Filed under Feature, Sports

Football season is in full swing and that means the team is ready to show what they’ve been working for. Sophomore Cole Payton has been playing tackle football for nine years. His hard work and dedication throughout the past years has paid off as he is now the starting varsity quarterback. “Bein...

WHS Welcomes Our 30 New Staff Members!

WHS Welcomes Our 30 New Staff Members!

Simmy Niroula, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


Filed under Feature, Photo Gallery

Click on the image below to view the gallery. Additional new staff at our West Campus include: Ericka Payton - Administration  Tyrone Marshall - Behavior Interventionist Paul Sanders - English Kaitlyn Petr - Math Corbin Schoenberger - Odyssey Ware Caleb Annin - Special Educatio...

Coach Sortino comes to the High School

Coach Sortino comes to the High School

Nathanael Monjarez, Staff Writer

September 7, 2018


Filed under Feature, News, Sports

Football season has finally arrived at Westside and so has junior varsity’s head coach, Jack Sortino. Sortino used to teach at Westside middle school and at the end of the day, head to Westside High School to coach. Sortino's transferring to the high school had to do with reasons both on and off th...

History Teacher Barry Jurgensen Walked 527 Miles To Raise Awareness For Human Trafficking

History Teacher Barry Jurgensen Walked 527 Miles To Raise Awareness For Human Trafficking

Audrey Egbert, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018


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Barry Jurgensen, the new US History teacher, began his journey from Nebraska City to Chicago on foot in June of 2016. Jurgensen was following the path of two young slave women, Eliza and Celia, took in 1858 to escape from their owner. Jurgensen was using the walk as a way to bring awareness for mode...

Freshmen on Varsity Tennis Emerge as State Contenders

Freshmen on Varsity Tennis Emerge as State Contenders

Peter Collins and Jude Lowe

September 6, 2018


Filed under Feature, Sports

Photo by Emily Bauer   Freshmen Clark Rue and Josh Rosenblatt recently qualified for the Varsity tennis team. Rosenblatt has been playing tennis for seven years. Rue has been playing for eight years, and said he plans on trying out in college. “I am going to play [tennis] all four years in high...

Doing it All: New teacher impacting students inside and outside of the classroom

Doing it All: New teacher impacting students inside and outside of the classroom

Ella Henningsen and Benjamin Kutler

September 5, 2018


Filed under Feature, Wired

Brody Schmaderer, a new freshman healthy living teacher,  has been taking on the non-curricular task of a freshman football coach. Schmaderer said he has always been passionate about football, as he was a three-sport athlete throughout his years in high school. Thanks to this experience, he says he ...

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