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Westside Student Establishes African American History Club

Westside Student Establishes African American History Club

Ava Van Gelder, Wired News Editor

September 17, 2019

Senior Sa’Javeane Phillips said that she noticed that Westside High School had a variety of clubs, but did not have an African American History club. In order to fix this, Phillips said that she decided to do something about it. According to Phillips, she formed the African American History Club b...

Westside Student Reflects On Central Theme Of Her Artwork

Westside Student Reflects On Central Theme Of Her Artwork

Anavela Santos, Wired Staff Writer

September 12, 2019

Senior Izzy Nahayo has been involved in pottery since she was a freshman at Westside High School, her original interest in the art program sparking in Middle School. Nahayo is currently in AP 3D Portfolio and said that her main goal throughout her art career is to create pottery that will get her messa...

Senior becomes First Westside Student Selected for All-National Jazz Band

Senior becomes First Westside Student Selected for All-National Jazz Band

Benjamin Kutler, Wired Feature Editor

September 11, 2019

Senior Ashleigh Madsen recently became the first Westside student to be selected for the All-National Jazz Band. This group consists of 19 musicians, with only 5 playing the trumpet, Madsen being one of them. Madsen said that the tryout process began last April.  “I sent in a video audition of me doing tw...

OPINION: 13 Reasons Why Distorts Reality For Teens

OPINION: 13 Reasons Why Distorts Reality For Teens

Jack Scioli, Wired Staff Writer

September 10, 2019

During the past week, I have been binge watching the thrilling but controversial third season of 13 Reasons Why. Although I thoroughly enjoyed the twists and turns that the series has brought for three consecutive seasons, I believe that some of the issues that are tackled in this TV series are not ...

Yearbook Unveils Theme For 2019-2020 Edition

Yearbook Unveils Theme For 2019-2020 Edition

Zev Gordman, Wired Staff Writer

September 10, 2019

The 2019-2020 edition of the yearbook is currently on sale for $60. This early bird price will only be available until October 13, 2019. Co-Editor-In-Chief of the Yearbook, junior Ramya Iyer, said that this year's theme is mostly about the year 2020 and the idea of 20-20 vision.  “2020 vision mea...

English IMC Introduces New Reward System

English IMC Introduces New Reward System

Kidus Tewodros, Wired Staff Writer

September 10, 2019

Faculty in the English IMC recently set up a reward system in order to create a more positive way to encourage students to behave appropriately and stay productive in the IMC. According to English Department Head and Instructor Molly Spisak, if an IMC supervisor sees a student following all of the ex...

Medical Emergency Halts Second Half Of Varsity Football Game

Medical Emergency Halts Second Half Of Varsity Football Game

Peter Collins, Wired A&E Editor

September 10, 2019

On Friday, September 6, there was a brief delay in the varsity football game due to a medical emergency that happened to a parent of a Westside student. This event occurred before the second half of the game began. Westside High School Resource Officer, Jeff Kilgore, said that he was at the game and was...

Bells Aren’t Working And Here Is Why

Bells Aren’t Working And Here Is Why

Charlotte Murphy and Kidus Tewodros

September 9, 2019

Since this morning, all the electronic bells around Westside High School have not been working. According to Westside High School Facilities Manager, Virgil Coleman, the problem is coming from the website that controls the bells. “Somewhere in our system the clock thinks it is Sunday so it’s not running the ...

Westside Sparkles Cheer Coach Reflects On The Program

Westside Sparkles Cheer Coach Reflects On The Program

Ellie Anglim, Wired Staff Writer

September 6, 2019

Westside Sparkles Cheer is an all-inclusive cheer squad which is part of a national organization known as The Sparkle Effect. Head coach of Sparkles Cheer, Westside High School Speech Pathologist Kate Healey, said that she loves to see the friendships formed through Sparkles and to see the girls have fun....

Movie Review: Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Movie Review: Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Ainsley Meyerson, Wired Staff Writer

September 6, 2019

When I think of Dora the Explorer, I think of a young cartoon girl with bangs, a backpack, a monkey named Boots and a fox who likes to swipe. I definitely wouldn’t picture a teenage girl struggling to fit in at her new high school. In my opinion, it would be extremely difficult to pull off a live-...

School Board Implements New “First Friday Feedback” Program

School Board Implements New “First Friday Feedback” Program

Ava Van Gelder, Wired News Editor

September 5, 2019

The Westside School Board recently created a program called First Friday Feedback, where they will hold meetings at the high school on the first Friday of each month. The board felt the need to reach out to the students, staff and community members of Westside to receive feedback and share ideas, all w...

Student Council Fall Kick-off Carnival Experiences Successful Turnout

Student Council Fall Kick-off Carnival Experiences Successful Turnout

Charlotte Murphy, Wired Staff Writer

September 5, 2019

On Friday, August 30, the Westside community was invited to attend Student Council’s annual Fall Kick-off Carnival. Co-Sponsor of Student Council, Math Instructor Sara Kleinsasser, said that the carnival had a successful turnout and that it was a good way to start the year.  “I think adding in...

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