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Westside implements new #BeKind motto

Westside implements new #BeKind motto

Claire Benson, Managing Editor

August 30, 2018


Filed under Feature, News

With a new school year comes a new district wide motto. Westside, as well as many other Omaha school districts, have implemented the motto #BeKind. It was first created by Dr. Mark Adler, the Ralston school district superintendent. Several years ago, Adler’s son committed suicide after being bullied at ...

Student Gives a Powerful Performance About Gun Violence

Student Gives a Powerful Performance About Gun Violence

Malia Battafarano and Reese Pike, Lance Managing Editor and Lance Copy Editor

May 23, 2018


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Story by Malia Battafarano and Reese Pike, Lance Managing Editor and Lance Copy Editor Valentine’s Day. A shooter enters Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Seventeen people are killed. Shocked and disturbed, the nation erupts into conversation about school shootings. Students across the country a...

Thank You Mary

Thank You Mary

Liz Robinson and Yousra Abdulrazig

May 21, 2018


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Video by Liz Robinson and Yousra Abdulrazig

Oh the places they’ll go

Oh the places they’ll go

May 4, 2018


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*Map created by Julia Steiner Click on this link to find out where the class of 2018 is going -- Where the class of 2018 seniors are headed   

PHOTO GALLERY: Westside Fashion Design Show

PHOTO GALLERY: Westside Fashion Design Show

May 4, 2018


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On Wednesday, May 2, Westside High School held their eleventh annual Fashion Design Show. Juniors and seniors in fashion were given an opportunity to display every piece they had designed or made throughout their high school experience. A judge then went around to award an “excellent” ribbon to th...

Senior dance team members look forward to dancing at the next level

Senior dance team members look forward to dancing at the next level

May 3, 2018


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For many seniors, participation in their high school sports and activities comes to an end following graduation. For senior varsity dance team members Kera Lawrence and Abby Tigani, this is not the case. Both Lawrence and Tigani will be continuing their dance team career this fall- Lawrence at Nebraska...

Senior student athletes receive Masterson award

Senior student athletes receive Masterson award

Dani Barton, Copy Editor

April 30, 2018


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Every year, at the Scholar-Athlete banquet, one female and one male senior are awarded with a $3,000 Masterson scholarship. The Masterson scholarship is based on achievements in all areas of academics, sport, community and leadership. This year Caroline Leibel and Jaden Kohls received the Masterson award. Leibel...

Sparkles team members Invited to Cheer outside stadium at Spring Game

Sparkles team members Invited to Cheer outside stadium at Spring Game

April 20, 2018


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Tomorrow, Saturday April 21, the Sparkles Cheer and Dance team members have a unique opportunity. The participants have been invited to do a “meet and greet” with the Nebraska Cheerleaders, as well as cheer together outside the stadium before the Nebraska Football spring game. Michelle Hinde, mother of ...

DECA Qualifiers Travel to Atlanta for National Competition

DECA Qualifiers Travel to Atlanta for National Competition

Liz Robinson, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


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At the Nebraska State DECA competition March 15 and 16, 49 Westside students placed.  These students now have the opportunity to travel to Atlanta, Georgia to compete nationally. The students leave tomorrow, April 20, and will return Wednesday, April 25. Marketing teacher and DECA leader Sarah Schau sai...

Issues with online ACT test result in juniors retaking ACT test Tuesday

Issues with online ACT test result in juniors retaking ACT test Tuesday

April 18, 2018


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Video by Biruk Tewodros and Laina Bayles.   On Tuesday, April 10 juniors took the American College Testing (ACT) test while the rest of students had the day off. Due to the placement of Westside's spring break, the juniors took the ACT test online rather than the traditional pencil and paper...

Library “Bookopoly” encourages students to read for enjoyment

Library “Bookopoly” encourages students to read for enjoyment

April 9, 2018


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Westside's library tries to offer students many different opportunities to combine learning and fun. One such opportunity is the "Bookopoly".  Bookopoly is a version of Monopoly, where students roll a die that determines a genre; students can then choose any book in that genre to read. Once they are...

HOSA club finds success with first ever competitive experience

HOSA club finds success with first ever competitive experience

March 26, 2018


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In the past three years, a new club has assembled at Westside. The Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) club has been around since 1976, but became official at Westside in the 2015-16 school year. Senior co-presidents Gabby Henderson and Jordan Rhyner led five other students in the club’s ...

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