The West Wind

Anika’s journey to artistic success

Anika's journey to artistic success

LeAnna Mintz, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

In high school, it can be difficult to balance school life and a job, so to make it easier, a talented student at West Brunswick decided to put her skills to the test and start making and selling her own art. Anika Beecher has been working her entire life to get to the point she’s at now. “I started...

Hidden Gems of West Brunswick: Chellie Mcdowell

Photo Credit: Breanna Trudeau

Breanna Trudeau and Randall Warren, Online Director and Staff Writer

December 11, 2019

Here at West, there are over 100 employees that come to work every day and help students throughout the day to better themselves in their education. There are a few of these employees who don't get enough recognition for all of their positive impact. One person who is a prominent figure in a lot of ...

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,...

Filling Up Your Tank: A Playlist For the Unmotivated

A few examples of things that may need a push of motivation to complete.

Erika Jimenez, Art Director

October 29, 2019

The school season is in full swing and many of us are feeling a wave of unproductivity washing over us. Being at school for hours can really put a toll on our productivity outside of school because of how draining it can be. Sometimes we need that extra boost to get our creative juices flowing. I’ve...

Halloween Around the World Infographic

Different traditions around the world on holiday of Haloween.

Ashlyn Nun, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

This infographic contains Halloween traditions around the world, some include different foods and activities. For example, America usually has flavored pumpkin food and beverages. Mexico has a big festival for the loved ones who have passed. The purpose of this is to show people that there is more to th...

25 Things To Do This Fall

A lovely bunch of pumpkins for the fall season.

Erika Jimenez, Art Director

October 1, 2019

Now that summer has come to an end, we can put away our swim trunks and short shorts and throw on our flannels and sweaters because fall is finally here. Fall is the season of spooky things and pumpkin spice galore, a time for falling leaves and all things frightful. Although the summer fun is over, fall ha...


Endangered Manatees swimming in the waters around Suwanee River, Florida.

Connor Gushman, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

The declining health of our oceans due to factors such as climate change, pollution, and plastics is not a new thing. In this very moment, there is an estimated 14 billion pounds of trash in the ocean. At the same time, global warming is causing the water to warm up at an unprecedented rate. Matters ...

Dancing with the West Brunswick Stars

Coach Johnson looking at the

Arianna Akay, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

  On Wednesday night, West Brunswick held an event called Dancing with the West Brunswick Stars. This event was held as a way to raise money for Relay For Life and all participants were volunteers. The crowd loved the performances and the participants!!...

Lauch Murphy: Two Sports, One Season

Jay Fletcher, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018

Sophomore Lauch Murphy played both soccer and baseball as a Freshman, and at the start of this season, he began to play both of these sports again as usual.  Murphy was not looking to play any other sport until Coach Woody Dunn asked him to come try to kick a field goal which then turned into many and...

$20,000 Makerspace Grant

One of the 3D printers included with the grant!

Kayla Ward and Breanna Trudeau

November 16, 2018

West Brunswick High School received a $20,000 grant along with a great deal of new equipment from the Director of Instructional Technology. The grant went towards making a “Makerspace Program” for the school. This program lets the students learn, invent and experiment with science and engineering. “It...

Q&A: Instructional Assistant of the Year

May 29, 2018

WBHS staff member Lora Daniels received the honor of 2017-2018 Instructional Assistant of the Year. She reflects on her career and the endless joy of teaching special needs students. West thanks Mrs. Daniels for her devotion, and she inspires students and staff to become better every day. Q: When di...

Lip-Sync for a Cure

Award winners gather at the center of the gym floor to claim their plaques.

Molysha "Moe" Brown, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018

On Monday, March 26, staff and students hosted a school wide lip-sync competition featuring performances from Coach Ty Johnson, Mr. Paschal, Chance Smith, and more to support Relay for Life. Mrs. Chellie did the bulk of the organizing with help from Deiona Stanley, Mr. Ball and several others. Whe...

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