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The Business Program HATCHed an Idea

The Business Program HATCHed an Idea

Katie Duggan, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018


Filed under News

Westside’s business program has always tried to do everything in their power to offer students the best opportunities to prepare them for a future in business. The newest opportunity available to Westside seniors is a program called HATCH. HATCH, also known as the School of Entrepreneurship, is a way f...

Athletic money, Where does it go?

Athletic money, Where does it go?

Liz Robinson, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under Feature, News

When attending a Westside athletic event, students might find themselves asking, “where does all the athletic money go?” This was the case for junior volleyball player Jordan Bowen. “Football probably brings in the most money with the attendance and concessions, but where does all of the money t...

New rules to limit hallway traffic during lunch mods

New rules to limit hallway traffic during lunch mods

January 9, 2018


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As a new semester begins, Principal Jay Opperman and the rest of the administrative team have established new rules regarding traffic in the halls throughout lunch mods. “What’s gonna happen is during the lunch mods only, so four through 11, instead of students being able to move at any time...

Girls basketball team travel to compete at elite basketball competition

Girls basketball team travel to compete at elite basketball competition

December 19, 2017


Filed under Feature, News

Story by Theo Jansen. Some people visit Arizona for its natural beauty and warm weather. The Westside girls basketball team will be traveling there to participate in the Nike Tournament of Champions, an elite basketball competition. This is one of the most prestigious tournaments of its kind. “...

Preview: Westside Basketball to Go Battle With Spartans

Preview: Westside Basketball to Go Battle With Spartans

Jonathan Snover, Sports Team Co-Editor-In-Chief

December 15, 2017


Filed under News, Uncategorized

The Westside varsity basketball teams will take a 49 mile road trip to pay a visit to Lincoln East High School on Saturday, December 14, 2017.  The Spartan ladies are rolling into the weekend with a perfect 4-0 record, which will be put to the test once more before taking on the Warriors.  Westside...

Teachers reflect on Trump shrinking national parks

Teachers reflect on Trump shrinking national parks

Claire Benson, Managing Editor

December 14, 2017


Filed under Feature, News

National monuments, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante, were drastically reduced in size last Monday, December 4th, 2017. Both are located in Utah, and are more recently established. Bears Ears was named a national monument by President Barack Obama in 2016, and Grand Staircase Escalante was n...

Students react to high-profile sexual harassment allegations

Students react to high-profile sexual harassment allegations

December 14, 2017


Filed under Feature, News, Uncategorized

Charlie Rose and Matt Lauer are just a few of the well-known successful males that have recently been accused of multiple sexual harassment allegations. The two news hosts were immediately fired after the accusations came out. The claims left everyone in shock, including their ex co-hosts Gayle King an...

Honors pre-calculus students experience personalized, “game-ified” learning

Honors pre-calculus students experience personalized, “game-ified” learning

December 13, 2017


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Students in honors pre-calculus are experiencing a different type of learning for chapter seven, their last chapter before finals. Honors pre-calculus teacher Kevin Koch, or in this unit “Agent K”, has created materials for his students to learn the information in the means of solving a mystery....

Beta club sells accessory to help underprivileged kids

Beta club sells accessory to help underprivileged kids

December 13, 2017


Filed under Feature, News

Story by Leo Norton Beta Club is a national honors and services club that was introduced four years ago by guidance counselor and club sponsor, Kathy Toner. The club brought Yuda Bands to Westside only a short time ago to help fund education and create jobs. “[The bands] haven’t been around that l...

The loss of an open and free internet?

The loss of an open and free internet?

December 12, 2017


Filed under News, Opinion, Uncategorized

You try to load up twitter on your verizon phone, to see the newest items from https://twitter.com/westsidewired. At the same time your friend with AT&T is loading up the same page, but it loads 5 times as fast your phone. This could be your day to day reality if “net neutrality” goes away. ...

Cover your cough week comes to Westside

Cover your cough week comes to Westside

December 6, 2017


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As winter quickly rolls in, illnesses begin to spread throughout the school. “Cover Your Cough” is a campaign by the Nebraska Health Department that is meant to help students become more aware of the germs they are spreading. Westside has done this campaign for two years now but school nurse, Deb...

Students Reveal Opinions on New Pro-Life License Plates

Students Reveal Opinions on New Pro-Life License Plates

Claire Benson, Managing Editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under News

On Monday, November 27th, Governor Pete Ricketts tweeted an image of a new Nebraska license plate that would soon be available to the public. The license plate featured an eye catching sunset background, along with a mother walking with a child and the phrase “choose life” in large text at the bo...

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