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West Campus Changes Being Made

West Campus Changes Being Made

May 23, 2018


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Changes are being made to the West Campus to provide a better flow between the Main Campus and West Campus. These changes are planned to take action at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. “One of the things we’re really observing is we feel like we need some support more to help people dev...

Varsity Volleyball Gains New Head Coach

Varsity Volleyball Gains New Head Coach

Claire Benson, Managing Editor

May 23, 2018


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Beth Peitzmeier has been teaching at Westside for 14 years as well as coaching volleyball. She has had experience coaching different levels of teams from junior high to freshman to Junior Varsity and Varsity. For the last two years, Peitzmeier has coached Varsity volleyball, but is now stepping down due to...

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Student Council

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Student Council

May 18, 2018


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A big congratulations goes out to the newly elected Student Council for the 2018-2019 school year! The co-presidents will be Yousra Abdulrazig and Biruk Tewodros. Both Abdulrazig and Tewodros are looking forward to the upcoming year and are hopeful about how they can help the council to improve. A ne...

Freshman Wins International Contest with Video on Child Marriage

Freshman Wins International Contest with Video on Child Marriage

Will Eikenbary, A&E Editor

May 16, 2018


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Every student spends their free time differently, be it practicing a sport, or joining a club, but for a particular student here at Westside, things just got a lot more interesting. Freshman Ramya Iyer recently won Population’s Connections World of 7 Billion contest, in which over 5,000 other participants...

Student death results in memorial, administration responds

Student death results in memorial, administration responds

May 8, 2018


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On Monday, May 7, staff received information from an email that senior Brayden Bisaillion died overnight and later passed that information on to students. A group of students set up a memorial for Bisaillion in the northeast corner of the Landing that morning. “Brayden was one of our homies, and he des...

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 ...

Proposed Bill May Impact Public Schools

Proposed Bill May Impact Public Schools

April 17, 2018


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A newly proposed bill, LB 295, would seek to provide lower income families with the option of sending their children to private schools using different scholarships. According to the Omaha World Herald, it was brought to attention by state senator Jim Smith. It has sparked controversy within Nebraska and...

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...

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