News Briefs

VISTA cancels dance VISTA, a club that puts on two semi-formal dances per year, canceled its remaining dance in light of low ticket sales. The decline in attendance has been caused by the changes in rules, confirming fears among the student body that the new rules would decrease dance attendance.  “There were very low ticket sales, due […]

In-class movies educate

When a teacher pulls out the SmartBoard remote and queues up the projector, a wide variety of responses can be seen from the students. Some students pump their fists into the air and yell “YES!”, while others groan and roll their eyes, and still others pull on their hoodies and prepare for a 50 minute […]

“Ratchet” account shocks school

On Wednesday, May 13th, an anonymous Twitter account titled “WL Ratchets” was formed. Immediately, the account started tweeting hurtful and insulting messages targeted at specific West Side students. Some of the tweets even included pictures of the particular student that was being harrassed. “I think it’s probably one of the worst things I’ve seen people […]

German exchange successful

If you saw new faces in our hallways, they weren’t  new kids. German exchange students came to visit our school from April 8th to April 19th.  While some were comfortable in their new environments, others found a vast difference between our school system and their own. “Everything is bigger in America,” said Lukas Bützler.  Bützler […]

Students predict Oscars

The Oscar’s are the Super Bowl of awards season. The biggest stars in Hollywood gather to celebrate the year’s accomplishments in cinema. One-hundred West Side students voted on their predictions for who will receive the most prized categories. Mr. Shaeffer, the Film Literature teacher and an avid movie goer offered his input as well. Be sure to watch the […]

What is tardy?

Too many tardies can cause detentions for students.

Along with the beginning of a new school year comes the introduction of each individual teacher’s tardy policies. Each teacher has their own rules about tardiness.  “I think it’s up to the individual teacher to set their standards for their classroom”, stated Mrs. Harding.  The one rule that irritates some students is being in your […]

Students Share holiday spirit

Every year, students celebrate a wide variety of holidays in a wide variety of ways.  Given this diversity, we aimed to provide insight into the ways everyone makes the season unique to them. “For the holidays when we were little, my sister, cousins and I would put on a play for the rest of my […]

Texting changes English

The English language is constantly evolving and changing, but the advent of mobile phones and texting has spurred on a new wave of phrases.  “It’s all about voice and what people really say,” said Mrs. Ankenbruk, English teacher.  Ankenbruk went on to say that it’s all about speed, and that the changes people make help […]

Embarassing sports moments

We’ve all had our share of embarrassing moments in sports.  Whether it be falling, tripping, or running into a stationary object, you’ve just got to learn to walk it off.  Several students were brave enough to share their embarrassing moments with the Scarlette: Volleyball “When I went to Nationals when I was 15 a girl […]

Parking changes positive for all

  “The fact that I can get to school at 8 o’clock and there are still 10 million spots open.” -tweet from Katie Sigurdson ’13 When students pulled into the school parking school on the first day of the year, they were pleased to see that nineteen new student spots had been added to the […]

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