• Pool-Time Trivia

    Thursday, February 7, 2019

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  • The Mixtape: Episode Four

    Thursday, February 7, 2019

    Episode Four: On the Right Foot When a New Year begins, not only people are ready to let go of the negative thoughts and feelings that they hold but also to welcome the positive vibes, and Set It Off wants to make sure that happens. “Midnight Thoughts” is a single that the Tampa-based rock band […]

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  • Gift Guide: For Beauty Lovers

    Friday, December 28, 2018

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  • To Recite or Not to Recite, That is the Question

    Friday, December 28, 2018

    The 4th Annual National Shakespeare Monologue Competition was a smashing success here at West Side. Students from all grades arrived to recite the best monologues from the annals of The Bard, William Shakespeare. Also yes, there was a reward for all participants in the form of cookies and games afterward. To get an idea of […]

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  • Tricky Trivia

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018

    Test your Halloween knowledge by trying this trivia crossword!

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Dec
14

Christopher Park wins Keller, again

Last month the stage of the Long Center was lit for the Annual Keller Concert, showcasing three youth musicians.Among these was West Side’s very own Christopher Park The Keller Competition is a competition in which students up to twenty-two years of age prepare a concerto that they play in front of a panel of three […]

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Dec
14

Seriously Speaking: How does Santa spend his summer break?

Seriously Speaking How does Santa spend his summer break?   “He gets his tan on.” Emily Rivera Freshman “By playing a world-wide game of hide and seek with other fictional characters.” Lilly Griffan-Duncan Sophomore “He chills on the beach with Mrs. Clause.” Braxton Rathod Junior “He goes to Canada to escape the cold.” David Raley […]

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Dec
14

Get the scoop on Drake Danford

  Drake Danford talks about his life as a basketball player. To senior Drake Danford, basketball was a sport that came naturally. Having played basketball almost his entire life. Although he played football and baseball until junior high, basketball is the sport that stuck. His ability to create offense and his competitive nature makes him […]

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Dec
14

Catwalk to Class: Teacher Edition

 Unique traits mark teacher style. Teachers have a reputation of being predictable. Year after year, the personalities, the curriculum, and the tests rarely deviate from the established standard. Teacher style tends to be among these constants, and is hardly noticed by students. Certain teachers, however, are known and revered throughout school for their style choices. […]

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Dec
14

Gift ideas

Younger sister or cousin For the little sister or cousin who is crazy about, pink, sparkles, and Justin Bieber. Justice Lotion and Shower Gel sets-$10-$20 Justin Bieber, Under the Mistletoe-$9.99 at www.Amazon.com Justin Bieber Someday perfume-$38 at Macy’s Older sister or cousin For the older sister or cousin who can not afford anything but food […]

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Dec
14

Nanowrimo

“Thirty days and nights of literary abandon!”  is the motto for writers everywhere in November.  From the 1st to the 30th, aspiring authors everywhere hunker over their computers to try to meet the challenge of writing 50,000 words in thirty days.      NaNoWriMo, or National Write a Novel Month, is a chance for aspiring writers […]

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Dec
13

Balancing Act Comic 4

         By Alyse Allred

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Dec
13

Balancing Act Comic 3

          By Alyse Allred

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Dec
13

Hidden Gems- Teeki Hut

     “The Teeki Hut: Where Your T-Shirt Dreams Come True!”  looks more like it’s home to surf boards and wet suits than customized t-shirts. But don’t be fooled by the surfboard logo- the Teeki Hut sells shirts for any season.  T-shirts with phrases like “Never Forget Dinosaurs” and “I don’t have ADHD I just, Do […]

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Dec
13

Balancing Act Comic 2

        By Alyse Allred

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Dec
13

Balancing Act Comic 1

          By Alyse Allred

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Nov
16

Catwalk to Class: Rachel Weise

  RACHEL WIESE BRINGS BIG CITY STYLE TO SCHOOL. Runway shows, magazines, and mannequins often feature  styles that are hard to translate into the real world.  Very few people can actually make these trends work in a daily, budget-friendly, school-appropriate wardrobe.  Rachel Wiese makes this feat look easy. Rachel describes her style as girly, chic, […]

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Nov
16

PDA is not A-OK

We’re sure that during every West Side student’s career, a conversation, a visit to a locker, or even a class period has been interrupted by the terror formally known as PDA. PDA, or a Public Display of Affection, is the excessive expression of affection in a public place, such as: making out, gazing longingly into […]

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Nov
16

Are convocations really effective?

  Every time we have a convocation at West Side, follows the same general pattern: adults talk for a couple hours while the students zone out. They talk, we listen, or at least pretend to. The most recent convocation was for Red Ribbon Week, on Wednesday October 26.  There were two convocations, split for grades […]

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Nov
16

Dating For Dumbos: The Three Date Rule

  There is no law in the universe that states that when you go on a date with a girl, she is automatically your girlfriend. You have to make it official, but before you do this, you must follow what I like to call The Three Date Rule.  I have to confess that this rule […]

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Nov
16

Seriously speaking

Seriously Speaking 1) “To get to Thanksgiving dinner.” – Seungtae Lee: Freshman 2)   “To make dinner.” – Marisa Whitaker: Sophomore 3)    “To meet Anderson Cooper.” – Lucy Gotwals: Junior 4)      “They don’t drive.” – Manahil Abdelsalam: Senior 5)    “Hunting was illegal on the other side.”: Mr. Ohlhaut: Teacher

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Nov
16

David Afolabi is awesomely skilled

“It’s awesome!” David Afolabi used this signature phrase to describe almost all aspects of his life–from his unique sense of humor to his love of technology. David is known throughout the school for his style of dress.  “I love sweater vests and collared shirts,” he explains.  He says it’s more comfortable and easier to dress […]

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Nov
16

Gotta get down on Black Friday

For most, Thanksgiving means a delicious meal filled with family and fun, usually followed by a food-induced coma.  For some, however, the Thanksgiving meal is just fuel for the main event of the weekend: Black Friday.Black Friday is the culminating event of weeks of advertising on the part of the retail world, and days of […]

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Nov
16

A fish out of water: Featured athlete Kaitlin La Plant

  In junior high and freshman P.E., each class is required to spend a unit swimming. Many complain: the water is too cold, changing is awkward, swimming is too hard. On the flip side, there are always those kids who feel comfortable in the water, and dive right in like they were born with flippers […]

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Nov
16

The game is on!

     Video games are popular among West Side students.      Call of Duty. Half Life 2. Battlefield 3. What do all these things have in common? They are all first-person shooter video games and they all take up most of West Side’s male (and some female) population’s time. But why are these games and those […]

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