Grinding is uncomfortable

The following article reflects the opinion of the author and is not necessarily the view of any other member of the staff of The Scarlette. When we think of Prom, images of couples in spiffy attire come to mind along with pictures of blaring music, cheesy pictures and… dancing? What schools across the nation have seen […]

Seniors say farewell

As much as we claim to be thrilled by leaving this school behind, there will be people and experiences we will miss. When we first sat in the auditorium for our freshman orientation, our guidance counselors told us to make good decisions, take hard classes and be focused on academics.  What they didn’t tell us […]

Brad Paisley tackles racism, fails

Country music star Brad Paisley chose to discuss the weighty topic of racism in his new song “Accidental Racist.” The song is a complete mess both musically and in addressing the subject matter. Released on his new album Wheelhouse, it deals with racial tensions boldly and clumsily, cementing the song’s title as a label for Paisley himself. […]

Church changing?

Growing up Catholic, I was always aware that the Pope was “the big man on campus”.  He was the face of my religion, and to be honest, there is little I know about him besides that. Some Catholics turn to the Pope more than others when seeking answers concerning their faith; I would assume it […]

So, who got the Oscar?

Here are the results from the Oscar Awards compared to the West Side student’s predictions. BEST PICTURE West Side win: Les Miserables And the Oscar went to: Argo  BEST LEAD ACTOR West Side win: Daniel Day Lewis; Lincoln or Hugh Jackman; Les Miserables  And the Oscar went to: Daniel Day Lewis BEST LEAD ACTRESS West Side win: Jennifer Lawrence; Silver […]

Parking is not a problem

Since last year there have been several changes to parking around West Side. This is because the parking lot is not large enought to fit all student drivers and staff members. However, there are still some presiding issues that remain unresolved from the construction. The main problem seems to still be that there are not […]

We must argue with respect

It’s human nature to strongly advocate your own beliefs and not be open to other viewpoints, but as we grow older, respect is a trait that we must develop. As repetitive as it may sound, everyone is entitled to look at the world with a unique perspective, and they deserve a fair chance to share […]

Not all Muslims are terrorists

When I read the news on April 15th about the Boston bombing, the first thought that came to my head was, “Who in their right mind would do such an awful, unnecessary and inhumane thing to innocent people?” and my second thought was, “Please, don’t let the suspect be a Muslim.” Unfortunately, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the suspect […]

Men opressed in dating

The following is a Letter to the Editor written by Charles Hansen ’13. Why do we still live in a backwards society? When confronted with perceived disparities in maturity, the correct response is not to assume superiority, but to take all surrounding factors into perspective. In the article “The Boy Problem Grows,” published on January […]

Church more than building

The following is a Letter to the Editor written by Mitch Witt ’16. It is my understanding, from The Scarlette mission statement, that you pride yourselves for writing and publishing informative, entertaining, accurate, and professional articles in your paper. The opinion article by Abby Bien, titled Does new pope mean new church? in my opinion, […]

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