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Art Students Recognized with Scholastic Art Awards

Art Students Recognized with Scholastic Art Awards

Sofia Drelicharz

March 8, 2019


Filed under Feature, Wired

The Scholastic Art Awards is an award show for high school art students who are talented and show creativity in their pieces. The award ceremony took place last Saturday,  Mar. 2. Each student who is entered into the competition enters by their grade and the medium of their pieces. A medium of art i...

Fire Causes Swimmers to Evacuate After Championship Weekend

Fire Causes Swimmers to Evacuate After Championship Weekend

Zoe Miller, Co Social Media Coordinator and Opinion Editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under News, Sports, Swim & Dive, Wired

On Saturday, Feb. 23, Westside girl’s and boy’s swim teams competed in Lincoln, NE at the State Championship for swimming. Both teams placed with girls finishing in sixth place and the boys finishing in second place. Due to the blizzard that hit the Eastern part of Nebraska that day, the swimmers...

Winter Formal Postponed due to Weather

Winter Formal Postponed due to Weather

Claire Benson, Managing Editor

February 22, 2019


Filed under News, Wired

Weather forecasts predicting ice, wind, and multiple inches of snow are the leading factor in the rescheduling of Winter Formal as well as Battle of the Bands. Principal Jay Opperman discussed the reasoning behind postponing winter formal. “[Administration] has been watching the forecast all week...

Westside Individuals Reflect on Government Shutdown

Westside Individuals Reflect on Government Shutdown

Claire Benson, Managing Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Feature, Wired

The most recent government shutdown, lasting from Dec. 22, 2018, to Jan. 25, 2019, was the longest in U.S. history, totaling 35 days. It is the second government shutdown occurring during the Trump presidency, and it has affected millions of Americans. According to Consumer News and Business Channel (CNBC...

Movie Review: Instant Family

Movie Review: Instant Family

Lauren Kugler, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019


Filed under A&E, Wired

Before seeing Instant Family, I was expecting it to be a comedy. But in my opinion, it is much more than that. Instant Family tells a true story in a way that leaves the audience with a warm as well as hopeful feeling. The film is about a couple, Ellie (Rose Byrne) and Pete (Mark Wahlberg), who b...

Westside Welcomes New Teacher Mrs. Tresec

Westside Welcomes New Teacher Mrs. Tresec

Jack Scioli, Staff Writer

January 29, 2019


Filed under Feature, Wired

Q: Why did you decide to become a teacher? A: I have a passion for the subject of history, and I love learning and teaching others   Q:  Why did you choose to teach at Westside? A: Westside has an excellent reputation, and its commitment to academic excellence is second-to-none.  It is a district I...

Podcast: Top 5 Moments of 2018

Podcast: Top 5 Moments of 2018

Zoe Miller, Will Eikenbary, and Angelina Pattavina

January 16, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Wired

Graphic by Abby Schreiber.

What Is Mr. WHS?

What Is Mr. WHS?

December 18, 2018


Filed under News, Videos, Wired

Little Theater Renamed To Honor Former Teacher

Little Theater Renamed To Honor Former Teacher

Peter Collins, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


Filed under News, Wired

The little theater, the smallest of Westside’s lecture halls, was renovated over the summer and was recently renamed in order to honor former drama instructor C. L. Retelsdorf. “He changed my life,” said Ed Zschau, a Westside graduate in the class of 1957. Retelsdorf taught drama, debate, and...

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