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Westside Alumni Create Makeup Brand and Form Deal with Ulta

Westside Alumni Create Makeup Brand and Form Deal with Ulta

March 30, 2018


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2004 Westside alumni Erin, Missy and Mandy Maynard have spent their whole lives working together to eventually merge their two biggest passions: makeup and stories. Now, their passions have become a multimillion-dollar makeup brand. Storybook Cosmetics is a new style of beauty built on the founders...

WHS sophomore’s submitted quote spotted in Washington D.C.

WHS sophomore’s submitted quote spotted in Washington D.C.

March 29, 2018


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On March 23, former Nebraska congressman and current congressional candidate Brad Ashford tweeted a photo of a billboard spotted in Washington D.C. with the caption “#Westside, you have been spotted in DC. Proud to be a Westside grad, the husband of a Westside grad, and the dad of a Westside grad....

College Use of Paper Mail Persists

College Use of Paper Mail Persists

March 26, 2018


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It’s a mailman’s worst nightmare. Throughout their last two years of high school, students around the country receive numerous messages from colleges in their mailboxes and their email. Ranging from information magazines to Frisbees, the amount and vari- ety of correspondence can be overw...

HOSA club finds success with first ever competitive experience

HOSA club finds success with first ever competitive experience

March 26, 2018


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In the past three years, a new club has assembled at Westside. The Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) club has been around since 1976, but became official at Westside in the 2015-16 school year. Senior co-presidents Gabby Henderson and Jordan Rhyner led five other students in the club’s ...

DECA students look to compete at state competition

DECA students look to compete at state competition

March 14, 2018


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On Thursday March 15 Westside DECA will be sending over 100 students to the annual state competition.  Participants will compete in many different business oriented events to try and make the top three. These few students will have secured a spot at the International Career Development Conference, ...

Sit down in the landing on Wed. March 14 to recognize victims in Florida

Sit down in the landing on Wed. March 14 to recognize victims in Florida

March 13, 2018


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Tomorrow, on March 14, a 17 minute silent sit down will be held in the landing at 10:05 a.m. to recognize the victims of the Parkland, Florida school shooting on Feb. 14. This sit down was organized with the collaboration of Student Council and Principal Jay Opperman. Opperman approached Student Counci...

Westside Wired Bracket Challenge – homeroom donuts for winner!

Westside Wired Bracket Challenge – homeroom donuts for winner!

Josh Siegel, Sports Journalism Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2018


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The 2nd annual Westside Wired Bracket Challenge is here once again. You can join by clicking on the link below. The winner of the challenge gets homeroom donuts! You must be following @WestsideWired on Twitter so please use your Twitter handle as your bracket name. You can also join by searching "Westside...

Drawing and Painting 2 students go on field trip to art studio

Drawing and Painting 2 students go on field trip to art studio

Katie Duggan, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018


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On Tuesday, February 27th Westside’s Drawing and Painting 2 class went on a field trip to artist Therman Statem’s studio, Bemis. This was the first field trip the art department had taken.  “It was a good experience, I got to experience life through the eyes of other artists and their works o...

Senior named “Youth of the Year” for Westside Boys and Girls Club

Senior named “Youth of the Year” for Westside Boys and Girls Club

March 9, 2018


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Senior Haleigh Henry-Fewell has been known by many to be a positive leader in the Westside community. At school, Henry-Fewell has been involved with DECA and athletic training for all the sports. “She’s one of the most genuine students that I’ve met,” Henry-Fewell’s marketing teacher Katie ...

SPRING MUSICAL PREVIEW: Dogfight

SPRING MUSICAL PREVIEW: Dogfight

March 6, 2018


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This Thursday, March 8, Westside High School will premiere their spring musical Dogfight. The setting of the musical takes place in 1963, centered around a group of young marines about to ship out for Vietnam. They have a tradition of hosting a ‘dogfight’, which is a dance for the marines and the...

Westside responds to Board of Education announcement

Westside responds to Board of Education announcement

Katie Duggan, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


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On Monday, February 12th the United States Education Department announced that they will no longer be investigating civil rights suits involving Title IX from transgender students in America that are denied access to bathrooms that match their gender identity. Title IX is a title protecting students ...

Administration explains how to be both proactive and responsive to intruders

Administration explains how to be both proactive and responsive to intruders

February 28, 2018


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On February 14 a mass shooting occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen people, including students and staff were killed. Westside has been fortunate enough to never undergo an intruder in the building. Before the shooting, on January 31, Westside had a drill for a ...

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