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Open for Business: Power Outages Do Not Cancel School

Open for Business: Power Outages Do Not Cancel School

Georgia Wimmer, Wired Co-Editor-In-Chief

October 17, 2018


Filed under News

Inclement weather resulted in a massive power outage in the metro area, affecting six schools in the Westside district on Sunday, Oct. 14. However, despite Westside Middle School, West Campus, Rockbrook, Prairie Lane, Oakdale, and Sunset Hills all going without power until early the next day, school was ...

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 ...

Student Section Theme Controversy

Student Section Theme Controversy

Laina Bayles, Managing Editor

October 12, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

The Westside student section is known for their support of our sports teams. A major part of these sporting events are the themes that are picked for each game. Due to past events, certain themes have been viewed as racially offensive even though it may not be intentional. Westside Athletic Director Thom...

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...

Manufacturing and Welding Room Expands

Manufacturing and Welding Room Expands

Will Eikenbary, A&E Editor

October 9, 2018


Filed under News

The Westside Engineering and Technology department recently announced that a new expansion would be added on to the building, specifically for the welding and manufacturing department of the West wing in the school. “The program was growing more and more, [and lots of students] were taking the Engi...

Homecoming Behind the Scenes

Homecoming Behind the Scenes

Ella Henningsen and Kidus Tewodros

October 4, 2018


Filed under News

Homecoming might just seem like a simple once a year occasion, but lots of effort goes into making this event one students will remember year after year. Dance team, cheer, DECA, and student council put it many hours of work to make homecoming an enjoyable experience. “A lot of the attendees d...

DECA Restocks the Westside Food Pantry and Raises a Total of $2,264.43

DECA Restocks the Westside Food Pantry and Raises a Total of $2,264.43

Emily Kutler, Wired Co-Editor-In-Chief

October 4, 2018


Filed under News, Photo Gallery

Click on the photo below to view the entire gallery   For the last 13 years, Westside DECA has put on Powderpuff and Powderbuff to restock the Westside Food Pantry. This event is also a great fundraiser for DECA. This year's total rounded out to $2,264.43. “I think it’s cool that i...

First Black Leads Take the Stage in “Sister Act”

First Black Leads Take the Stage in “Sister Act”

Ava Van Gelder, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


Filed under News, Wired

For the first time in Westside history, the high school’s musical will be featuring two black leads. Tatenda Chivero and Brandon McMiller will be the leads in Westside’s “Sister Act”, which will be running from Oct. 25-28. Chivero said she is very excited to be making an impact on Westside history an...

Guidance Department Alters Counselor Structure

Guidance Department Alters Counselor Structure

Claire Benson, Managing Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under News

Westside’s Guidance Department recently implemented a major change to their former structure. As of last year, students were given only an academic counselor. This year, students have both an academic as well as social emotional counselor. This gives students the opportunity to meet with multiple trusted a...

Blowing Away the Smoke: Students Reflect on Ongoing Vaping Trend

Blowing Away the Smoke: Students Reflect on Ongoing Vaping Trend

Nathanael Monjarez, Staff Writer

September 28, 2018


Filed under News

Most of you have probably heard of JUUL, the multi-billion dollar e-cigarette company. As of April, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been on (as stated by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb) a “Blitz” to crack down on illegal/underage selling of vapes. The FDA is not only cracking down on JU...

New Law on Cyberbullying is Being Implemented at Westside

New Law on Cyberbullying is Being Implemented at Westside

Jakayla Jenkins and Brandon Buchholz

September 21, 2018


Filed under News

Cyber bullying just got way more serious. As a country, we have gone many years without substantial consequence for cyber bullying. Twenty-eight out of the fifty states, including Nebraska, have created a law. According to U.S. News, the law makes cyberbullying a misdemeanor offense, punishable by a max...

Administration Responds to Threatening Note

Administration Responds to Threatening Note

Zoe Miller, Co Social Media Coordinator and Opinion Editor

September 12, 2018


Filed under News

According to information provided in emails from administrators, earlier today, Sept. 12, a Westside High School staff member found a threatening note written by a student. The Omaha Police Department was contacted by high school administrators and the student was identified and interviewed concerning the ...

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