Grilled cheese heats up lunch

Most of the West Side students are left saying “yum” after eating many of the new food options that West Side has to offer.  The cafeteria has again added choices to their ever-growing menu in an effort to increase the number of students eating at the school.  I think that the school is doing a […]

Standardized Testing inaccurate

The presidential elections are a month away. If standardized testing scores were used to pick presidents, we would not have elected the 42nd, 43rd or our incumbent president. Bill Clinton scored a modest 1032 on his SAT, George Bush, a 1206, and President Obama’s scores are said to be even lower. These presidents violate the […]

See you at the pole

Is prayer around the flag an appropriate display of religion? Walking up to the doors of your school, it is a surprise to see a group of your peers seated in a circle around the flagpole singing and praying. While some students would not bat an eye, others may feel a very strong sense of […]

Staff discusses goals and rights

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No more snoring during study hall

For those who use their study hall for anything but homework, it may come as a surprise to find out that sleeping is not allowed. A school wide policy stating that students are not allowed to sleep during their study hall has recently come to some students’ attention. While many have thought that the policy […]

ever been the “new kid”?

Being a new student in a strange place can be many things: fun, exciting, or for some people, it might be downright terrifying.  True, it can be a good experience if you’re adventurous and like new things. If not, you can feel completely out of place. The thing many new students like most about West […]

Parking problems plague students

By Abby Bien I admit it; I have parked my car in a staff spot more than a few times this year. But I don’t park there because I don’t want to park in an open student spot, I do it because there are always multiple staff spots empty and no student spots available when […]

Senior Staff Editorial

    Three years and nine months ago, the class of 2012 consisted of pubescent kids ready to be hit by the brand new experience of high school. Our hopes, our interests, and even our friendships were only budding. After going through all of high school, we’ve experienced a rollercoaster of highs and lows, and since […]

Attendance Policy

As those who have had the pleasure of receiving one or more “red slips” know, this school year marked the beginning of a change in West Side’s attendance policy.  A student is now allowed nine non-exempt absences per semester, a decrease from last year’s twelve, before they are removed from the class with no opportunity […]

Proma Drama

  Staff Editorial      Prom. Many claim it is the best experience you will have during your four years in high school. For that reason it becomes all we can talk about for the last quarter of high school. We have dreamt over it, cried over it, and practically drooled over it. Now that it […]

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