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Band Instructors Reflect on Annual Big Band Dance

Band Instructors Reflect on Annual Big Band Dance

Peter Collins, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019

Westside’s annual jazz festival, the Big Band Dance, recently took place on Saturday, May 11. Many Westside students performed, both as soloists and as ensembles. The students involved ranged from elementary school band students to students in the top jazz band at the high school. Both band director...

Westside Student First to be Injured on Lime Scooters

Westside Student First to be Injured on Lime Scooters

Claire Benson, Managing Editor

May 22, 2019

Mayor Jean Stothert recently approved the six month pilot program for electric scooters by Lime to be implemented into areas of downtown Omaha. Westside sophomore Abby Schreiber was riding one of these electric scooters last Friday, May 17, when she dislocated her ankle and broke her foot in three dif...

English Instructors Reflect on Graduation Speeches

English Instructors Reflect on Graduation Speeches

Elizabeth Matz, Staff Writer

May 22, 2019

On Sunday, May 19, a graduation ceremony was held for the Westside High School class of 2019 at Baxter Arena. The ceremony began at 2:00 p.m. and was available to the public via livestream. One aspect of the ceremony featured student speeches. The graduating seniors that spoke at this event were Roshan Sapk...

Theatre Department Holds Auditions for Fall Musical

Theatre Department Holds Auditions for Fall Musical

Zev Gordman, Staff Writer

May 22, 2019

For the upcoming 2019-2020 school year, the theatre department will be putting on a fall musical. The musical, called “9-5”, will occur on October 17-20, with ticket sales starting October 11. Music instructor Greg Woodin will be in charge of the vocal and instrumental aspects of the musical...

Student Council Elects 2019-2020 Officers

Student Council Elects 2019-2020 Officers

Ava Van Gelder, Staff Writer

May 22, 2019

On Monday, May 13, the 2019-2020 Student Council officers were announced. Current sophomores Dayzee Mayfield and Lindsay Tierra will be next year’s co-presidents, along with sophomore Camille Beaulieu as secretary, sophomore Dori Watanabe as public relations, and freshman Lina Shukry as guardian. All of...

Science Department Looking to Find a Home for One of Their Snakes

Science Department Looking to Find a Home for One of Their Snakes

Benjamin Kutler, Staff Writer

May 21, 2019

The Science department is currently home to two snakes, Cedro a ball python, and Jesus an albino corn snake. The department is looking for a new home for Cedro for the upcoming school year. Science instructor as well as Department Chair Brenda Zabel said that in the Zoology course, the class that primaril...

Cross Country Teams Combine for Upcoming Season

Cross Country Teams Combine for Upcoming Season

Jude Lowe, Staff Writer

May 20, 2019

The Westside boys and girls cross country teams will be combining for the upcoming season. The previous boys head coach, Education Consultant Andrew Easton, has decided to step down from coaching. In replace of Easton, both teams will combine and the girls coach, Librarian Teresa Gosnell, will become the...

Students Create Lawn Service Business

Students Create Lawn Service Business

Claire Benson, Managing Editor

May 16, 2019

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

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

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

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

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. “...

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