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Students Create Lawn Service Business

Students Create Lawn Service Business

Claire Benson, Managing Editor

May 16, 2019


Filed under Feature, Wired

Juniors Hunter McKay, Jack Kinney and Bryson Wood have recently established a lawn service business known as Greener Grass. McKay, Kinney and Wood plan on operating the business year round, providing various services such as mowing lawns, mulching, landscaping, power washing, laying down grass, tidying lawn...

Red Shield Leaders Chosen for 2019-2020 School Year

Red Shield Leaders Chosen for 2019-2020 School Year

Elizabeth Matz, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019


Filed under Feature, Wired

With Westside’s 2019 Red Shield leaders graduating, the club has appointed several juniors to lead the student section for the upcoming school year. Junior Dylan Folda, incoming leader of Red Shield, said that a few years ago he knew the crowd would get bored of all the reoccurring chants, and h...

Westside Students Offer Advice for Preventing Sunburns

Westside Students Offer Advice for Preventing Sunburns

Jack Scioli, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019


Filed under Feature, Wired

Sunburns can be an issue many students experience during the spring and summer months, especially if they are participating in sports or other activities. Senior Dan Vermillion was badly sunburned while on the DECA Nationals trip to Orlando, Florida. Vermillion said he forgot to apply sunscreen and ...

Kathmandu Momo Station Brings a Taste of Nepal to Blackstone District

Kathmandu Momo Station Brings a Taste of Nepal to Blackstone District

Simmy Niroula, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019


Filed under A&E, Feature, Wired

Kathmandu Momo Station is a newly opened restaurant in Omaha’s Blackstone District. It serves three kinds of traditional Nepali momo, as well as a few types of ramen. Co-owner and operational manager Rocky Shrestha said that momo is most similar to a Chinese dumpling. “It’s a meat stuffed in...

Westside Students Resell Shoes for Profit

Westside Students Resell Shoes for Profit

Zev Gordman, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019


Filed under Feature, Wired

Several Westside students such as junior Will Morrow and sophomore Colin Wein have both created businesses in which they buy, restore and sell shoes for a profit. Morrow occasionally resells shoes and streetwear and said he enjoys doing this because it connects him to the streetwear community. “...

Board Decides to End Brian’s Contract

Board Decides to End Brian’s Contract

Claire Benson, Managing Editor

May 10, 2019


Filed under News, Wired

“I have to abide by the board’s decision, I asked for the hearing,” said Social Studies instructor John Brian in an exclusive interview with Westside Wired. “Westside’s a special place. I’m disappointed. I wanted to help my team next year, [and] I’ll be disappointed for all the students I won’t ...

Dean From Bellevue East Gains Role As A Westside Assistant Principal

Dean From Bellevue East Gains Role As A Westside Assistant Principal

Claire Benson, Managing Editor

May 10, 2019


Filed under News, Wired

Westside High School will be welcoming Tola Dada, current Dean at Bellevue East High School, as a new assistant principal this upcoming school year. Dada will be taking over the responsibilities currently held by Assistant Principal Dr. Aaron Bredenkamp. Bredenkamp declined to comment on the matter, howev...

Senior’s Best Memories

Senior’s Best Memories

Jakayla Jenkins, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019


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Student Finds Creative Outlet Through Welding

Student Finds Creative Outlet Through Welding

Elizabeth Matz, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019


Filed under Feature, Wired

Sophomore Grace Roberts has been taking matters into her own hands in and outside of school to learn and work on welding sculptures. Roberts said welding can often be stressful, but she enjoys it overall. “Welding is really fun, but it can be really stressful if you get stuck on a weld that you jus...

Science Olympiad Team Makes History at State Tournament

Science Olympiad Team Makes History at State Tournament

Jack Scioli, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019


Filed under News, Wired

The Westside Science Olympiad team had students that qualified and succeeded in the 2019 Nebraska State Science Olympiad Tournament that occurred on Saturday, April 29. Members of the team include Cynthia France, Oliver DeGraw, Spencer Korengel, Mayram Akramova, David Guo, Brandon Wigodsky, Elizab...

Movie Preview: Lion King (2019)

Movie Preview: Lion King (2019)

Jude Lowe, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019


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The upcoming remake of Disney’s The Lion King released its first official trailer on April 10th, showcasing the “live-action” animation style of the movie. The remake will release on July 19th with a star-studded cast featuring celebrities such as Beyonce, Donald Glover, Eric Andre, Keegan-Micha...

Photo Gallery: Choir Senior Night

Photo Gallery: Choir Senior Night

Jude Lowe, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019


Filed under Photo Gallery, Wired

On Wednesday night, the choir had its last concert of the year. All four choirs performed at the concert: warrior choir, sophomore, and freshman choir. VMPA Scholarships: Roshan Sapkota, Tierney Schirmer, Vivian Jacobitz, Ella Vraspir Jennifer Sayre Scholarship: Brandon McMiller Westside ...

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