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Preview: Wrestling

Preview: Wrestling

Leo Norton, Co Social Media Coordinator

November 30, 2017


Filed under News, Uncategorized

Head Coach Mike Jernigan has high expectations for his wrestling team this year. Before the first match of the season, the team has to prepare. Jernigan said the best way to prepare is to log long hours in the weight room and on the mats. “By the time we get here in the mornings it’s dark, when we ...

Girls basketball team looks to “finish” season strong

Girls basketball team looks to “finish” season strong

November 28, 2017


Filed under Feature, News

Video by Elizabeth Robinson. Head girls basketball coach Steve Clark and other members of the team share how they are feeling about their upcoming season. The girls share the importance of a strong team chemistry. "We put so much time and effort in as coaches and players," Clark said. "This year we're...

Cheerleaders help students at kindness retreat

Cheerleaders help students at kindness retreat

Jane Glazer, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 7, 2017


Filed under Feature, News

Several fifth graders will enter the activity gym this Wednesday, Nov. 7th, for a kindness retreat, led by the Youth Frontiers organization. Youth Frontiers is an organization that travels state to state, promoting kindness and empathy while preventing bullying. Senior Rachel Hrbek, along with other ...

PREVIEW: Cabaret

PREVIEW: Cabaret

Jane Glazer, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2017


Filed under News

On Sunday, November 5, broadway music will fill the auditorium at Westside, as Cabaret takes place. “Cabaret is where all the show choirs and choirs perform, and there’s a lot of stage lighting,” freshman show choir member Olivia Nielsen said. “It’s kind of our opening performance but it...

Students get real life experience in political process

Students get real life experience in political process

Lauren Kugler and Aayushi Chaudhary

October 17, 2017


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In Westside’s own American Government class, there is currently a mock election being held. The duration of the election portion of the project lasts for most of first semester. The rest of the year is followed by the elected governing congress.   The reason behind the election is to, “tea...

Student showcases math skills for scholarship

Student showcases math skills for scholarship

Yousra Abdulrazig, Staff Writer

October 12, 2017


Filed under News

Guidance counselor Lauri Cunningham had the opportunity to help junior Govinda Puri apply for a different than usual scholarship. Knowing that first semester for seniors is always a busy time, Puri decided to get a head start regarding scholarship applications through Khan Academy’s junior challen...

Westside shows support to LGBTQ through Ally Week

Westside shows support to LGBTQ through Ally Week

Simmy Niroula, Staff Writer

October 10, 2017


Filed under News

Once a year, there is an abundance of rainbow found in the halls of Westside. In support of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) community, Westside holds an Ally week. This is a week dedicated to showing support and acceptance for the LGBTQ community, as well as sharing w...

Members of Warrior Choir prepare for coming All-State tryouts

Members of Warrior Choir prepare for coming All-State tryouts

Zoe Miller, Co Social Media Coordinator and Opinion Editor

October 6, 2017


Filed under News

As Friday and Saturday approach, 97 choir students will be busy trying to obtain a spot in Nebraska’s All-State Chorus. For the past several weeks sophomores, juniors, and seniors have been preparing for these auditions. They will take place at Westside, after school on Friday and all day Saturday....

School district responds to alleged threat

School district responds to alleged threat

Kjersti Swanson, Staff Writer

October 6, 2017


Filed under News

This week District 66 sent out a vague notice to students and parents alerting them of a potentially viable threat made against Westside and other schools in the Omaha metro that has now been deemed a hoax. The threat was made earlier in the week via text message, and was sent to several students...

Laptop cases arrive later than expected

Laptop cases arrive later than expected

Katie Duggan, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under News

You may have heard that Westside High School students are all getting laptop cases through the school this year. The cases were supposed to come in August so students could have them right when they got their computers. I interviewed Michael Sanchez who is the IT manager for the high school and junior ...

Honoring Teresa Donoho

Honoring Teresa Donoho

Tristan Newman, Lance Subscription Manager

October 5, 2017


Filed under News

Former Westside mathematics teacher, Mrs. Teresa (Teri) Ann Donoho, July 6, 1960 - September 30, 2017, fought against cancer until late September when she entered into rest. She was born to parents Max and Shirley Rupe. She lived as an Omaha native and married her husband, Jay Donoho, on April 30, 1...

Photo Gallery: Rockbrook Elementary teacher awarded “Teacher of the Week” by Star 104.5

Photo Gallery: Rockbrook Elementary teacher awarded “Teacher of the Week” by Star 104.5

Olivia Washburn, Photo Coordinator

October 4, 2017


Filed under News

Kindergarten instructor Ann Miller was awarded Star 104.5's Teacher of the Week award on Wednesday. Miller and her kindergarten class were surprised with free books, courtesy of Half Price Books, and other treats from 104.5. Star 104.5 recognizes a different teacher in the Omaha area every Wednesday...

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