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The Student News Site of West Brunswick High School

The West Wind

The Student News Site of West Brunswick High School

The West Wind

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The days they were shot down: a summary of February’s downed UFOs

Aiden McKinney, Junior Broadcast Assistant Mar 30, 2023

On February 4th, the first of soon-to-be four objects were shot down after much planning and observing. The first, a Chinese balloon, was nearly the size of three school buses, causing much concern from...

Cerneka senior Season Cancelled? No Way! What is the Requirements for Eligibility and Howd She Earn It Back?

Cerneka Senior Season Cancelled? No Way!

Destiny Noblitt and Amadis Levasa Mar 28, 2023

Joelle Cerneka is a senior who has played lacrosse for West every year of her high school career, playing a total of six years between the Wild Tide and West Brunswick teams. On Friday, February 24th,...

An example of a local private pool in Brunswick County

Move over private pools!

Aiden McKinney, Junior Broadcast Assistant Mar 22, 2023

While Brunswick County has many resources and activities to partake in, one thing that has been lacking is public pools. While many people have private pools, or live in a neighborhood with a private pool,...

Blue Alliance cheers.

Coastal Catastrophe Takes Home the Win

Emely Olmedo, Editor in Chief Mar 22, 2023

On March 17th, Coastal Catastrophe, our school robotics team made their way to Charlotte to compete in a First Robotics competition. Student members got help to build the robot from their amazing mentors,...

Jeffree Star being exposed and canceled.

Jeffree Star

Riley Grissett, Assistant Broadcast Director Feb 14, 2023

The infamous Jeffree Star has finally made a comeback, making his way back into the spotlight after calling out beauty guru, Mikayla Nogueria, for lying after doing a promotion for L’Oreal. Nogueria...

29-year-old Tyre Nichols in his obituary picture from Dignity Memorial.

The Death and Case of Tyre Nichols

Courtney Weston , Communications Director Feb 13, 2023

On January 7th, 2023, 29-year-old Tyre Nichols was jumped and beaten to death by five Memphis Police officers. The officers stopped Nichols due to reckless driving, said the police initially, but the evidence...

Wing of Airplane Flying Over a Mountain Range

The Flawed System of the TSA

Fleur Kelly, Staff Writer Feb 8, 2023

The TSA system is something that almost everyone has had to go through. It is widely regarded for its bigoted, complicated, and unfair system. Because of these flaws, it can be difficult to trust the TSA...

Brunswick County schools new calendar showing the new semester and finals changes.

Brunswick County’s New Calendar Changes

Destiny Noblitt, Online Director Jan 17, 2023

In previous years, there was an average of 15 more school days in the spring semester versus the fall, leaving the fall semester with an average of 75 days and the spring semester an average of 90 days....

Our local fighters standing together, not only as partners but as brothers.

Fight The Fire

Riley Grissett, Assistant Broadcast Director Nov 22, 2022

Nicholas Bostic, age 25, saved 5 children from their burning home, the police say they watched Bostic jump out of a two-story window holding a 6-year-old from the burning home. Many people can tell he...

September 2021 calendar

Year Anniversary of Gabby Petito

Jenna Williams, Staff Writer Oct 3, 2022

On July 2nd, 2021 Gabrielle Petito and her fiance Brian Laundrie started their 4-month long cross-country trip. They had planned to stop at most of the national parks so that they could camp while they...


Top 5 News this Week: 10/3

Jenna Williams, Staff Writer Oct 3, 2022

Hurricane Ian  Hurricane Ian first hit Cuba as a Category 3 hurricane. Hurricane Ian made its way to the coast of Florida as it turned into a Category 4. Everyone in the state of Florida had a choice...

Macie Coley observes the Standard-Based Grading scale displayed on the library windows.

SBG: Gone For Now, Here To Stay

Zoey Boswell, Online Director Sep 20, 2022

As students transition into the first completely normal school year in almost three years, they were introduced to a completely new grading system: Standards-Based Grading. Brunswick County Schools intended...

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