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The Process of Calling a Snow Day

The Process of Calling a Snow Day

Ava Van Gelder, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


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WiFi Issues Slowed Down the School Day

WiFi Issues Slowed Down the School Day

Benjamin Kutler, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


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Amidst finals sign-up day on Dec. 13, Westside experienced an internet crash. The event affected students and staff alike throughout the building. Tech support was unavailable for an interview due to the outage. An email was sent out by Principal Jay Opperman addressing all staff members. “Our n...

District Addresses Alleged Criminal Activity

District Addresses Alleged Criminal Activity

Georgia Wimmer, Wired Co-Editor-In-Chief

December 13, 2018


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On Sunday, Dec. 9, a post surfaced on the social media platform, Nextdoor, describing suspected criminal activity allegedly involving Westside students. The post described an alleged armed robbery of a Westside student. The post also mentioned possible gang or clique connections. On Monday, Dec. 10, Westside Co...

Room 324 Floods Due to Snow Leakage

Room 324 Floods Due to Snow Leakage

Lauren Kugler, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


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Although winter weather brings new activities and pretty views, it also brings many problems and complications. Room 324 flooded over this past weekend and this wasn’t the first time either. “This flood is pretty much the same as last years’, but this years’ was a lot more,” Math Teach...

America Mourns the Death of George H. W. Bush

America Mourns the Death of George H. W. Bush

Benjamin Kutler, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018


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Last Friday, Nov. 30, the United States’s 41st president was laid to rest. George H. W. Bush served as president from 1989 to 1993, with previous political experience as a representative, ambassador, and Director of Central Intelligence. A few of Bush’s notable achievements include serving in WWII, ending...

ALEK’s The New Era of Homework

ALEK’s The New Era of Homework

Erin Mosier, WTV Staff

December 7, 2018


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IT Department Encourages Students to Protect Computers during the Winter

IT Department Encourages Students to Protect Computers during the Winter

Jude Lowe, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


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As temperatures drop, the risk of damages on students’ computers increase. IT Manager, Michael Sanchez, sent an email reminding students about protecting their computer during the cold weather. “If you leave it out in the cold it damages the computer which causes enormous amounts of fines,...

Guidance Department Sponsors Breakfast to Celebrate ACT Scores

Guidance Department Sponsors Breakfast to Celebrate ACT Scores

Zoe Miller, Co Social Media Coordinator and Opinion Editor

November 30, 2018


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For high school students with plans of pursuing secondary education or attending a college or university, they are required to take the American College Test (ACT) to examine and reveal how prepared they are for college-level education. The ACT is on a scale of 1-36 with 36 being a perfect score. At We...

Red Shield receives award for best student section

Red Shield receives award for best student section

Kaelyn Mettler, Lance Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


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This year, an award was given to Westside from the Twitter account @OmahaHSFootball, declaring the student section the best in the state. The Twitter account is a source for Omaha metro high school football. “There was a tweet put out on Twitter, where the school with the most replies would be pu...

Business Teacher Jeanette Kleppinger Wins Entrepreneurship Award

Business Teacher Jeanette Kleppinger Wins Entrepreneurship Award

Lauren Kugler, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


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Information Technology and Entrepreneurship teacher, Jeanette Kleppinger was recently named the 2018 Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year by the Nebraska Entrepreneurship Task Force. Any teacher in the state of Nebraska who teaches or focuses on entrepreneurship in their classroom is eligible for this ...

“Be Kind” with Westside’s World Language Department

“Be Kind” with Westside’s World Language Department

Will Eikenbary, A&E Editor

November 28, 2018


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The Be Kind movement is a campaign which has recently taken Westside and the Omaha area by storm. This month, Westside’s World Language Department was chosen to adopt the campaign, and they decided to make a video showcasing students speaking the words, “Be Kind”, in different languages. “...

Snowy Struggles: Students and Teachers Face Difficulties Getting to School

Snowy Struggles: Students and Teachers Face Difficulties Getting to School

Laina Bayles and Kidus Tewodros

November 10, 2018


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On the morning of Nov. 9, the city of Omaha and all of its drivers, woke up to an unexpected snow that covered roads. For many students, it was their first time driving in this weather which caused an uneasy feeling about transportation to school. “[Driving in the snow] was super scary," junior Marissa Koch s...

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