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Westside Middle School students protest gun violence with walkout

Westside Middle School students protest gun violence with walkout

Liz Robinson, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018


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On Wednesday, February 21 schools across the metro, including District 66, took part in a walkout in protest and remembrance. Since the recent school shooting in Florida and the push in the media for stricter gun control laws, students are showing their support for this campaign. According to the O...

RECAP: Boys basketball defeats Millard North, will play for a spot in state Monday

RECAP: Boys basketball defeats Millard North, will play for a spot in state Monday

February 26, 2018


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Boys basketball took on Millard North this Saturday in a first round district game. The Warriors needed to win, or else their hopes of going to state would be crushed. The game started off very fast, as Millard North liked to run the court. On the other end, they played a tough zone defense that made...

Snapchat threat determined invalid; administration reacts

Snapchat threat determined invalid; administration reacts

Georgia Wimmer, Wired Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 22, 2018


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On Wednesday, February 21 a Snapchat threat to Westside High School was received by Westside administration. In response to the threat, administration contacted the Omaha Police Department who then contacted the student that night. The student, who will remain anonymous, told police that he posted the ...

Water Crisis in Cape Town

Water Crisis in Cape Town

Will Eikenbary, A&E Editor

February 21, 2018


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Cape Town, South Africa. Even with so much happening in the news right now, it still comes as a shock that so many people seem to be unaware of what is happening there right now. For those who haven’t heard, the city of Cape Town is currently undergoing a lack of water that of which the city has nev...

ABSENCE OF STUDENT PARKING OPTIONS REMAINS UNRESOLVED

ABSENCE OF STUDENT PARKING OPTIONS REMAINS UNRESOLVED

Liz Robinson, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


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It is no secret that Westside High School doesn’t have enough parking. This has been an issue for many years but seems to continue to go without a solution. Currently, the only way to get a spot close to school is the lottery. The lottery is a system that randomly picks students for the available park...

Photo Gallery/RECAP: Varsity boys and girls swim teams place first and third at Metro Conference

Photo Gallery/RECAP: Varsity boys and girls swim teams place first and third at Metro Conference

Lauren Kugler, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


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Westside’s varsity swim and dive competed in Metro Conference Championships on Friday and Saturday. With the State meet approaching fast, this was the athletes last chance to make qualifying times to be in the State meet. Not only was the pressures to win on the athlete’s minds, but also the pressure...

Current Westside Superintendent is finalist for new position in Kansas City

Current Westside Superintendent is finalist for new position in Kansas City

February 9, 2018


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Superintendent Blane McCann has recently informed his colleagues that he was selected as one of three finalists for the superintendent position at Shawnee Mission School District in Shawnee Mission, Kansas. The Board of Education at Shawnee Mission will likely make a decision next week of who the position w...

Battle of Bands ends with controversy

Battle of Bands ends with controversy

Claire Benson, Managing Editor

February 9, 2018


Filed under Feature, News

Westside’s Battle of the Bands attracts many students each year- through both listeners and performers. This year, seniors Ian George and Marty Lenhart were the last act to perform. George has been writing songs similar to FPIV for almost two years now, as a tribute of sorts to the rivalry held between Wests...

Westside Community Backs Monarchs to Give Hope

Westside Community Backs Monarchs to Give Hope

February 9, 2018


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For Papillion-La Vista High School, Friday night’s home game against Westside is about providing a sense of hope for the 1,735,350 people that are projected to be diagnosed with cancer in 2018.  Social Studies teacher Amy Studts, who is friends with the organizer of the event, said Westside chose ...

What was your opinion on the Super Bowl?

What was your opinion on the Super Bowl?

February 6, 2018


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With over 100 million viewers this year, the Super Bowl is one of the most watched events on television, but what were some student's opinions of the game? Watch this video to see Westside's students reviews of the Super Bowl.

Lance issue five

Lance issue five

February 2, 2018


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In the Lance article headlined “Treating Traffic” on page two of today’s issue, it incorrectly states that there is a new school policy in place that prevents students from going to the restroom during class time.  It should have read “Since the end of the first semester, leaving class to go t...

Preview: Battle of the Bands

Preview: Battle of the Bands

February 1, 2018


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Once again it is time for the annual event at Westside, Battle of the Bands. This year, seven groups are performing: Phat as Phunk Members: Chad Fey Ashleigh Madsen Ben Waxberg Haley Gagne Connor Smith Reese Pike Christian Madsen Grace Calderon Phat as Phunk will be pe...

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