The West Wind

Artists You Aren’t Listening To But Should Be

Music is the best choice, even if you're doing homework or just jamming with friends.

Katelyn Lewis, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

Whether you’re looking for music to jam out to or really get into your feelings, there's always plenty of artists to pick from. Many of these artists tend to go under the radar, so I've gathered three more artists that deserve their time in the spotlight.  My first artist is Lorde. Many people only k...

Artists You Aren’t Listening To But Should Be

Putting music on full blast and jamming to your favorite music is always the best!

Katelyn Lewis, Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

When it comes to music, there are so many different artists and genres to choose from. Many people tend to overlook some unknown or unrecognized artists and don’t give them a chance to show their potential. I have chosen a few artists that should be recognized for their music. My first artist choic...

The Life of a Student-Athlete: Seniors

The Life of a Student-Athlete: Seniors

Teagan Coley, Staff Writer

December 17, 2019

When seniors graduate from a sports team, it can be difficult to rebuild after that loss. This, of course, varies by the team and situation. After they leave, you could already have immediate replacements in order, but you don’t always get that lucky. A lot of the time, you are losing many of your cap...

Beach Bites: Sharky’s

Chase Soyars, Trojan Vision Producer

December 11, 2019

In a perfect location overlooking the waterway, Sharky's combines a good location, great food, and an awesome atmosphere, to create a dining experience. From Pizza to seafood classics, Sharky's delivers killer food. One of my personal favorites the Fish One of my personal favorites the Fish Tacos,...

Age is Just a Number: Why Some Laws Should Not be Age-Based

Faith gunther and Randall Warren

December 10, 2019

Most high-school students are beginning to decide what their future will hold. They are in the last years of grade school and are about to move on to a more specialized education or job opportunity. However, a lot of adults treat high-school students as though they haven’t done anything valid yet due to ...

What It Means to Be a VSCO Girl

Photo Credit: Breanna Trudeau

Breanna Trudeau, Online Director

November 5, 2019

  And I Oop….. SKSKSKS. Know anyone who makes these trendy remarks? If so, a VSCO girl may be near.  “A VSCO girl is a trend of how people act and dress that came from the app VSCO itself which is a picture editing app where it's just a bunch of girls who started dressing in a certain way,...

School Shootings: What Should we do?

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Breanna Trudeau, Online Director

October 23, 2019

What should we do as a community to help ensure the safety of our schools? Should we enforce more rules in our school system? Should we place more policemen in school environments? As a community, we can help provide a safe system by placing programs for those in need of guidance and help. For some...

History Of Halloween

Culture of halloween

Jakob Mahon, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

When it begins to get cold, the leaves start falling and the decorations come out, it can only mean one thing: Halloween. This event was immigrated from Scotland and Ireland in the early 1900s. The name Halloween originated from All Hollows Eve, which is the day before All Saints Day. Many are unawar...

Super Bowl Recap: Was it the most historic?

Jesse Bellamy, Sports Director

February 4, 2019

“The worst Super Bowl ever” , “the game is rigged” , “I hate the Patriots” these are all things that were said last night, but really we should appreciate how GREAT Super Bowl LII was. Although the halftime show was debatably horrible (where was “Sweet Victory”?), we all witnessed ...

Black Friday 2018: From Storefront to Online

Black Friday 2018: From Storefront to Online

Julia Foster and Shelbi McDonald

December 7, 2018

The date September 24, 1869 broke history as the day of the discount, taking the world by storm dropping prices between 25% and 75% in the last 149 years. Now replacing its date with the 23rd of September; Black friday has become the pinnacle of Christmas shopping for thousands of people all over th...

Linguistics: I Ain’t Gotta Talk Like That

Linguistics: I Ain't Gotta Talk Like That

Jay Fletcher, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018

How many times have you been corrected for “incorrect” grammar in a paper or simply in a conversation in the classroom? For most speakers of a nonstandard dialect, probably a lot. Did you know that there is a academic field of study that prefers cultural dialects over “standard American English,...

Small Business Saturday

Picture by Elizabeth Norfleet

Breanna Trudeau, Ad Fundraising Manager

November 27, 2018

Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday held on the Saturday after U.S. Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year, much like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, things can get hectic during this season for local businesses. These three dates make the most popular sho...

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