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WBHS Politico: Government Shutdown Day 34

WBHS Politico: Government Shutdown Day 34

Molysha Brown, Online Director

January 24, 2019


Filed under Columns, News

It is January 24, 2019 and the record-breaking government shutdown has continued into its 34th day according to CNN. The government shutdown continues to be ongoing because the two major political factions have yet again failed to reach common ground.     According to The Washington Post, a proposal...

WBHS Politico: Government Shutdown Day 33

WBHS Politico: Government Shutdown  Day 33

Molysha Brown, Online Director

January 23, 2019


Filed under Columns, News

As of today January 23, 2019, the record-breaking government shutdown is now in its 33rd day according to CNN. The government shutdown continues to be ongoing because the two major political parties have yet to find common ground.   The parties are feuding over a wall that would span the e...

WBHS Politico: Government Shutdown Day 27

WBHS Politico: Government Shutdown Day 27

Molysha Brown, Online Director

January 17, 2019


Filed under Columns, News

As of today January 17, the government shutdown is now the longest government shutdown in the history of the country. According to various news sources, the shutdown is due to a lack of cooperation between the two primary political parties the democrats and the republicans.   According to...

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

Breanna Trudeau, Ad Fundraising Manager

November 27, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Entertainment, News

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...

$20,000 Makerspace Grant

$20,000 Makerspace Grant

Kayla Ward and Breanna Trudeau

November 16, 2018


Filed under Features, News

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...

A Stormy Semester

A Stormy Semester

Kayla Ward

October 30, 2018


Filed under News

Hurricanes have blown our first semester away, literally. According to WWAY, right now we have missed 21 days due to the storms and their damage. The state officially forgave up to 20 days due to Florence and major school cancellations. While all of the days missed are almost impossible to make up, B...

School Shootings: An Epidemic

School Shootings: An Epidemic

Molysha "Moe" Brown, Staff Writer

March 15, 2018


Filed under News

Since the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting in 2012 there have been nearly 300 school shootings in the United States at an average of almost one shooting per week. Since January 1st, 2018 there have been 19 shootings on school campuses, with 25 fatalities and numerous injuries . One of the more recent...

Halfway There

Halfway There

Rebekah Martin, Design Director

January 10, 2018


Filed under News

Trump and his administration have created a travel ban which restricts people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US for 90 days. These countries include: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The Trump Administration later added officials from North Korea and Venezu...

Questions Remain for US Troops in Niger

Questions Remain for US Troops in Niger

Becca Jackson, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


Filed under News

According to AP News, the efforts of U.S. forces to help Nigerien forces improve their abilities to fight extremists has increased in the past few years. But on the morning of October 4, 2017, something went wrong. A group of US and Nigerien soldiers were ambushed on a reconnaissance mission to...

Lights in Calabash

Lights in Calabash

Izzy James-Hutson, Assistant editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

The annual Calabash Tree Lighting was a spectacular display of holiday spirit, with each year the lighting getting better and better. This year the lighting was held on December 1st, and started at 6:00 p.m. The lighting included: a parade featuring local businesses, a Brunswick county native--Allie...

Growing Tensions Between America and North Korea

Rebekah Martin

October 23, 2017


Filed under News

North Korea, a country with claims of nuclear power. Is America at risk of being attacked? Should citizens be fearful for their lives? Tension between North Korea and the United States has recently grown. North Korea has increased their nuclear weapon testing, gaining the ability to send missiles ...

When Music and Terror Collide

When Music and Terror Collide

Izzy James-Hutson, Assistant Editor

October 13, 2017


Filed under News

Walking into the courtyard on October 3, 2017, West students may have noticed the flag at half staff. Seeing the flag and the news is the only reminder many of us will have, but for a multitude of country music lovers, the sound of automatic rifles will be rattling in their heads for the rest of the...

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