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The West Wind

The Student News Site of West Brunswick High School

The West Wind

The Student News Site of West Brunswick High School

The West Wind

Pitty Pride

Pitty Pride

Rowan Miller, Staff Writer Jan 23, 2024

Many people celebrated the coming of the new year; however, for XL Bully owners in England and Wales, it was most certainly not a “Happy New Year.”  On December 31st, it became illegal to sell,...

Introducing Flex Block

Introducing Flex Block

Jordan Thomas and Aniston Mclamb Dec 13, 2023

With North and South Brunswick High Schools introducing the new Flex Block, West is the last traditional school in the county without one. Brunswick County Schools held stakeholder meetings in late...

Grace Kitchen at a school computer checking the shocking recent news.

Overseas Conflict: A Basic Rundown of Current Foreign Issues and Their History

Fleur Kelly, Broadcast Assistant Dec 13, 2023

Hundreds of conflicts between countries are happening around the world every day, and it’s often hard to keep up with the civil wars, genocides, and shocking news that are ever prevalent and worthy of...

10th Annual WBHS Veterans Day Ceremony

10th Annual WBHS Veterans Day Ceremony

Noah Farris, Copy Editor Nov 16, 2023

The room is filled with a somber yet powerful feeling. The star spangled flag flutters slowly in the middle of the room. Aside from students walking into the bleachers, all is silent. The room is littered...

Narges Mohammadi

2023 Nobel Peace Prize Winner: Narges Mohammadi

Gracie Loft, Staff Writer Nov 14, 2023

Narges Mohammadi has won the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize for her continuous fight for human rights in Iran. The Iranian government denounced the “biased and political” action by the Nobel Committee, stating...

The American Flag against a brick wall.

What Are We Voting For?

Jenna Williams, Staff Writer Oct 24, 2023

With voting season right around the corner in November, there are a handful of new voters in Brunswick County, who might need some pointers on the candidates' jobs and how they help us in our day to day...

COVIDs Effects On Children

COVID’s Effects On Children

Gracie Loft, Staff Writer Sep 20, 2023

Small children raised in that time have been called “COVID kids.” A child's brain is like a very absorbent sponge: it soaks up everything, the good and the bad. Humans by nature are social creatures....

CMA Exam & Exemptions

CMA Exam & Exemptions

Campbell Cheers, Online Assistance Sep 18, 2023

A new exam policy was dropped in Brunswick County Schools. For this school year, in classes with no state exam, you may exempt a teacher-made exam, based on your attendance and grade in the class. Teacher-made...

The West Wind Staff and recent graduate Katie Madison pose with the Tar Heel Award in front of Kenan Stadium.

West Wind and Trojani Staffs attend NCSMI

Destiny Noblitt, Online Director Jun 23, 2023

June 20th, the West Wind and Trojani staffs packed up our bus to head out to UNC Chapel Hill and dive into the experience that is NCSMI. The North Carolina Scholastic Media Institute gives high school...

Photo by the Department of Defense.

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,...

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