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OPINION: Unnecessary Evil; How Effective is the ACT?

OPINION: Unnecessary Evil; How Effective is the ACT?

October 18, 2018


Filed under Lance, Opinion

Every school year students get to face the viral plague known as the ACT. Symptoms of this plague include nausea, stress and obstruction of neurological pathways. The worst part is there are no practical ways to avoid the ACT. It’s something all of us have to suffer through together. Most of us...

Head in the Game: Football Coach Teaches Meditation and Mindfulness

Head in the Game: Football Coach Teaches Meditation and Mindfulness

Eli McCabe, WTV Staff

October 18, 2018


Filed under Feature, Lance, Sports

This story was originally published in the sports section of the first issue of Lance.   There is a mental side to football. A stressful, nervous, tedious side to football. This is where kicking/tight end coach Garet Moravec comes in. Moravec has been working with Westside’s football te...

Super Search: District Begins Search for New Superintendent

Super Search: District Begins Search for New Superintendent

Reese Pike and Virginia Jansen

October 15, 2018


Filed under Lance, News

Blane McCann has served as the superintendent of Westside Community Schools since 2012, but, on May 8, he announced his intention to retire at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. The Board of Education is currently undertaking the search for a new superintendent. At the head of the search are board members ...

Redrawing the Line: Westside Redraws District Boundaries

Redrawing the Line: Westside Redraws District Boundaries

Maryam Akramova and Theo Jansen

October 11, 2018


Filed under Lance, News

The Boundary Engagement Process is a series of discussions revolving around the borders of several elementary schools. The process’s main goal is to balance district enrollment by changing the boundaries of certain elementary schools. Balancing district enrollment means keeping overcrowding at a mi...

New Program at Underwood Hills Focuses on Inclusiveness

New Program at Underwood Hills Focuses on Inclusiveness

Luke Steiner, Lance Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Feature, Lance

At Underwood Hills, teachers and students are striving for inclusion in their Peer Modeling Program.  The developing program is made up of three preschool classrooms with 12 students, six typically-developing and six with an identified disability. “[The program] provides all children the opportunity...

Lance Issue 1

Lance Issue 1

October 5, 2018


Filed under Lance

Between the Lines: English class curriculum addresses sexual misconduct

Between the Lines: English class curriculum addresses sexual misconduct

March 1, 2018


Filed under Lance, Uncategorized

Graphic by Virginia Jansen Virginia Jansen, Lance Feature Editor Sexual assault has recently become a main focus in the media, but it has always been a widely known issue. At the same time, many people rarely discuss it because it is considered by some to be a sensitive topic. Because of this, many tee...

How to Handle Sexual Misconduct as a Bystander or Survivor- Video

How to Handle Sexual Misconduct as a Bystander or Survivor- Video

March 1, 2018


Filed under Lance, Uncategorized

Video by Hannah-Kate Kinney and Aliyah White Graphic by Brennan Zatechka Emily Kutler, In-Depth Coordinator To truly put an end to the growing rape culture in our society, as well as any form of sexual misconduct, we must first empower our bystanders. This is crucial. We must consider how many liv...

The Relationship Between Dress Code and Sexual Harassment- Video

The Relationship Between Dress Code and Sexual Harassment- Video

March 1, 2018


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 Graphic by Ramya Iyer Video by Zoe Miller Claire Benson, Wired Staff Writer I view sexual misconduct as inappropriate talk or behavior that makes a person feel uncomfortable or violated. An example of sexual misconduct could involve making comments about someone’s outfit and how it looks on thei...

Opinions: Controversy arises over sexual assault allegations

Opinions: Controversy arises over sexual assault allegations

March 1, 2018


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Scroll down to see the second opinion Graphics by Jane Knudsen Lauren Kugler, Wired Staff Writer   According to the National Opinion Research Center for Public Affairs, sexual misconduct is “viewed by both men and women as a pervasive problem in American society. It is one that occurs all too...

Sexual Misconduct Statistics

Sexual Misconduct Statistics

March 1, 2018


Filed under Lance, Uncategorized

Graphics by Meghan Maynard and Georgia Wimmer Statistics provided by Vox, RAINN, National Sexual Violence Resource Center, United Nations Statistics Division, and National Sexual Violence Resource Center  ...

Sexual Misconduct Within High School Party Culture- Video

Sexual Misconduct Within High School Party Culture- Video

March 1, 2018


Filed under Lance, Uncategorized

Video by Biruk Tewodros and Dani Barton  

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