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Battle of Bands ends with controversy

Battle of Bands ends with controversy

Claire Benson, Managing Editor

February 9, 2018


Filed under Feature, News

Westside’s Battle of the Bands attracts many students each year- through both listeners and performers. This year, seniors Ian George and Marty Lenhart were the last act to perform. George has been writing songs similar to FPIV for almost two years now, as a tribute of sorts to the rivalry held between Wests...

Sparkles cheer and dance program integrates student body

Sparkles cheer and dance program integrates student body

February 7, 2018


Filed under Feature, Uncategorized

Westside has many activities and sports that students can be a part of, one including the Sparkles program. The Sparkles program is an inclusive group of students with and without disabilities at Westside that come together to cheer and dance at several sporting events. Katherine Lupo, the head of...

Out of the Loop: What is Cryptocurrency?

Out of the Loop: What is Cryptocurrency?

February 7, 2018


Filed under Feature, Uncategorized

Cryptocurrency. It’s a word that might scare some people away at first, and for good reason. Cryptocurrency is a confusing topic, and even though I’ll barely be scratching the surface of what cryptocurrency is, it might still leave some people scratching their heads, so I’ll try to keep it easy ...

What was your opinion on the Super Bowl?

What was your opinion on the Super Bowl?

February 6, 2018


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With over 100 million viewers this year, the Super Bowl is one of the most watched events on television, but what were some student's opinions of the game? Watch this video to see Westside's students reviews of the Super Bowl.

Preview: Battle of the Bands

Preview: Battle of the Bands

February 1, 2018


Filed under Feature, News

Once again it is time for the annual event at Westside, Battle of the Bands. This year, seven groups are performing: Phat as Phunk Members: Chad Fey Ashleigh Madsen Ben Waxberg Haley Gagne Connor Smith Reese Pike Christian Madsen Grace Calderon Phat as Phunk will be pe...

Athletic money, Where does it go?

Athletic money, Where does it go?

Liz Robinson, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under Feature, News

When attending a Westside athletic event, students might find themselves asking, “where does all the athletic money go?” This was the case for junior volleyball player Jordan Bowen. “Football probably brings in the most money with the attendance and concessions, but where does all of the money t...

Girls basketball team travel to compete at elite basketball competition

Girls basketball team travel to compete at elite basketball competition

December 19, 2017


Filed under Feature, News

Story by Theo Jansen. Some people visit Arizona for its natural beauty and warm weather. The Westside girls basketball team will be traveling there to participate in the Nike Tournament of Champions, an elite basketball competition. This is one of the most prestigious tournaments of its kind. “...

WHS vs. Millard West Highlights

WHS vs. Millard West Highlights

December 15, 2017


Filed under Feature

Filmed by: Aliyah White and Dylan Bayles Edited by: Dylan Bayles

Student travels to Israel to explore religion

Student travels to Israel to explore religion

Dani Barton

December 15, 2017


Filed under Feature

On January 24, Junior Aaron Norton will be traveling across the country to experience a new way a life for a whole semester. He was presented with the opportunity to explore his religion and a different culture by traveling to Israel for 5 months. “About 75 kids from all across the country are going on the tr...

EVT – A Swim Story

EVT – A Swim Story

December 14, 2017


Filed under Feature

Filmed and edited by: Libby Bekins

Teachers reflect on Trump shrinking national parks

Teachers reflect on Trump shrinking national parks

Claire Benson, Managing Editor

December 14, 2017


Filed under Feature, News

National monuments, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante, were drastically reduced in size last Monday, December 4th, 2017. Both are located in Utah, and are more recently established. Bears Ears was named a national monument by President Barack Obama in 2016, and Grand Staircase Escalante was n...

Unified bowling brings students together

Unified bowling brings students together

Dani Barton

December 14, 2017


Filed under Feature

Westside’s Unified Bowling team has been competing for 2 years. Westside teacher and coach Mark Pokorny feels as though unified bowling allows students who represent a variety of ability levels to compete together and also enjoy what they are doing. “The season contains four matches and a dis...

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