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OPINION: Unnecessary Evil; How Effective is the ACT?

OPINION: Unnecessary Evil; How Effective is the ACT?

October 18, 2018


Filed under Lance, Opinion

Every school year students get to face the viral plague known as the ACT. Symptoms of this plague include nausea, stress and obstruction of neurological pathways. The worst part is there are no practical ways to avoid the ACT. It’s something all of us have to suffer through together. Most of us...

The Yanny vs. Laurel Debate

The Yanny vs. Laurel Debate

May 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Video by Josh Siegel, Biruk Tewodros, and Laina Bayles

Teenagers Have the Power to Make Political Change

Teenagers Have the Power to Make Political Change

March 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Emma Gonzalez, a survivor of the recent school shooting at Parkland Florida, stood upon a podium to address lawmakers from her state at a gun control rally on Feb. 17. She started her speech with a moment of silence and then a call for action, not only from lawmakers but from the victims themselves. “Every...

1984 Review

1984 Review

March 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

(Spoilers below.) This book ruined my childhood. After hours of plodding through boring chapters where I had no idea what was going on, trying to figure out why the main character was so obnoxious, and reading about disgusting, inappropriate things that would most certainly be rated R if on a show,...

OPINION: America’s gun problem is more than mental illness

OPINION: America’s gun problem is more than mental illness

Claire Benson, Managing Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Since the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, there has been a fluctuation in talk about gun control and mental health, as well as how they contribute towards extreme acts of violence. Protests, marches and other sorts of activism regarding the topic...

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. ...

Is water wet?

Is water wet?

December 1, 2017


Filed under Feature, Opinion, Videos

Students and science teachers share their reasonings why they do, or don't, believe water to be wet. Video by Kjersti Swanson and Jane Glazer.

Students react to new bathroom rules

Students react to new bathroom rules

Zoe Miller and Claire Benson

November 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Videos

Administration released new rules to students and staff this November; part of this new set of rules regards the bathroom policy. Students gave their opinions about the new bathroom rules.   Video by Claire Benson and Zoe Miller.

MOVIE REVIEW: The Hateful Eight (2015)

MOVIE REVIEW: The Hateful Eight (2015)

November 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Man, Quentin Tarantino is one interesting director! I don't know if it's because of his style or the way his movies are written, but he sure is something else. Either way, his bizarre charisma shines in his most recent project to date. 'The Hateful Eight' was probably one of the most controversial movies...

Athletic dress code: Are girls and boys being treated equally?

Athletic dress code: Are girls and boys being treated equally?

Zoe Miller, Co Social Media Coordinator and Opinion Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Being in girls cross country for the past two years at Westside High School, I’ve noticed some double standards that take place between the boys and girls teams. Practicing in the heat for a sport like cross country is very tiring, and if a workout is taken place on campus, the girls team isn’t ...

Lost Z’s: High school students battle sleep deprivation

Lost Z’s: High school students battle sleep deprivation

Will Eikenbary, A&E Editor

September 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

We’ve all been there before. It’s 10:30 on a Tuesday night and you’ve still got to work on your human geography assignment, art project, and have about thirty other things to do before you can go to bed, just to wake up tomorrow and start the whole school day over again. Although, something you ...

OPINION: Movies aren’t making money because you’re making bad movies: Hollywood, take responsibility

OPINION: Movies aren’t making money because you’re making bad movies: Hollywood, take responsibility

Emma Korengel, Staff Writer

September 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Whenever anyone utters the word “summer”, a Hollywood exec gets their wings. In fact, even just the suggestion of a large break of free time combined with heat that demands the luxurious embrace of an industrial cineplex air conditioner is enough to make several producers salivate. Summertime is the...

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