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Podcast: Conspiracy Series, Secret Societies

Podcast: Conspiracy Series, Secret Societies

Peter Collins and Nathanael Monjarez

December 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Wired

Episode 1 of Conspiracy Series with Peter Collins and Nathan Monjarez

Podcast: Top 5 December Traditions

Podcast: Top 5 December Traditions

Zoe Miller, Will Eikenbary, and Angelina Pattavina

December 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Wired

Episode two of Top 5 Podcast with Will Eikenbary, Zoe Miller, and Angelina Pattavina. This week's theme is Top 5 December traditions featuring junior Brandon Wigodsky.

OPINION: How the Tree of Life Shooting is a Reflection of our Nation

OPINION: How the Tree of Life Shooting is a Reflection of our Nation

Emily Kutler, Wired Co-Editor-In-Chief

October 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Hover over the dots in the above image to hear student opinions.   I was standing in a circle with 100 other Jewish teenagers, our arms wrapped tightly around each other, when the news of the shooting was delivered to us. This Saturday, Oct. 27, 11 victims died during a tragic and senseless sho...

Conspiracy Theory for Lunar-tics

Conspiracy Theory for Lunar-tics

Peter Collins, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion

One of the more popular conspiracy theories involves the historical steps supposedly taken on the moon. The event is shrouded in doubt, and many have found evidence leading them to believe it was fake. Many pictures can be used as evidence, such as a picture showing a stagehand in the reflection of ...

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.

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