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From Parochial to Public School

From Parochial to Public School

John Ficenec, Photo Editor

October 3, 2013


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Transitioning from a private, parochial school to a public, non-religious based school can be a culture shock for some.  Whether the transition be easy, tough, or just plain weird, every individual's experience is different, especially depending on what religion they are.  For this feature, three people...

Meet the Homecoming Royals

Meet the Homecoming Royals

Laurel Oetken, Video Editor

October 3, 2013


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The spotlights shine directly onto the stage as 10 couples, who make up homecoming court, wait outside. First, the girl's name is announced. Then, together, the couples walk towards the stage. Clapping and cheering fill the room as each pair strolls up to stage.  Hanna Ingraham hangs on to her ...

Student Juggles Overlapping Activities

Student Juggles Overlapping Activities

Kate Stegman, Sports Editor

September 30, 2013


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“I wake up around 5:30 a.m. everyday for cheer practice and then band practice in the morning," Salisbury said. "I then go to homeroom and have band outside first mod everyday." For most students, “senioritis” starts as early as sophomore year. Instead of taking on challenges, they try to scathe...

CRAZE: Around the World

CRAZE: Around the World

Craze Staff

September 27, 2013


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The Three Important Chairs

The Three Important Chairs

Laurel Oetken, Video Editor

September 26, 2013


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Sweet, delicious and mouthwatering pieces of chocolatety goodness hang from the ceiling tiles, while playful and colorful pieces of candy line the exterior walls of the gym.  The sugary smell of fresh cotton-candy fills the air and exciting music plays in the background.  Your wildest dreams will come...

Students’ Film to be Honored

Students’ Film to be Honored

Kate Stegman, Sports Editor

September 20, 2013


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For some high school students, summers consist of laying out at the pool and sleeping all day. For two Westside sophomores, Elias Ginsberg and Costen Bishop, this was not the case. The pair went to Malibu, California to attend the U.S. Performing Arts Camp. Here, the camp members split into groups and...

The Making of a Vine

The Making of a Vine

Tyler Siegel, Editor-in-Chief

September 18, 2013


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"We could do a parody with this stepping stool thing," Senior Jack Johnson said. "It says step on the thing, which is obvious, so we could do something with that." Senior Jack Gilinsky's eyes dart from the floor to his friend, Johnson, as a football game plays in the background. "I don't know man,...

Cramming for a Role

Cramming for a Role

Olivia Beier, Sports Editor

September 17, 2013


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Senior Danny Dooling scratches his head, “garlic.” “Not exactly, gaarrlic,” replies Dooling's teacher, Jeremy Stoll, “more emphasis on the r.” Dooling takes a deep breath, “garlic.” He repeats in an almost perfect German accent. A smile flashes across his teacher face, “good,...

Interactive Games Club Annual “Overday”

Interactive Games Club Annual “Overday”

John Ficenec, Photo Editor

September 16, 2013


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Twice a year, from 10 a.m. to 10 P.M., members of the Interactive Games Club participate in what is now called the “Overday” (formerly “Overnight”). In the “Overday," the members congregate in the courtyard of the high school to play everything from Dungeons and Dragons to Call of Duty, all...

Friday Chants

Friday Chants

Emma Johanningsmeier, Lance Editor-In-Chief

September 13, 2013


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Senior Amir Khan spends mod 6/7 every Friday feeling “75 percent confident, 25 percent a little nervous.” And every Friday after the bell rings, he leaves Personal Finance and heads to the Landing. When he gets there, kids start clapping and circle up around him. Khan, wearing two special Hawaiian...

600 Miles a Summer

600 Miles a Summer

Olivia Beier, Sports Editor

August 28, 2013


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Illuminated by only a few overhead stadium lights and the moon, Westside's track and field are a remarkable sight at night. Unsurprisingly, there are students there, even in the middle of the summer. As it gets later, the number of students dwindles to only a few, mainly runners. Some run a while, th...

South African Soccer

South African Soccer

Tyler Siegel, Editor-in-chief

August 28, 2013


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Senior Nate Lippincott woke up to a buzz from his alarm. It was 10 a.m. in Cape Town, South Africa. Lippincott moseyed over to senior Chase McCann’s room to make sure he was awake as well. “It was nice when we woke up at 10," Lippincott said. "That means we had a slow morning. It gave us plenty...

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