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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

The real price of being a senior

The real price of being a senior

Brooklyn Coble, Staff Writer Mar 15, 2023

You see fun senior activities on social media and school webpages and tend to get excited about finally being a senior, but does anyone acknowledge the outrageous prices that come with being a senior?...

Dress Code = Unfair Code

Dress Code = Unfair Code

Kelsey Swain, Staff Writer Mar 13, 2023

Muscle shirts with huge arm holes? Apparently fine, but a sports bra? Absolutely not. A crop top? You can probably get away with it, but a blanket over your shoulders on a cold day in the courtyard? Dream...

2021 graduate Cole Hamilton playing basketball mid-pandemic in a mask.

Trojan Athletics and Covid-19

Noah Farris and Jayla Alejandro Mar 2, 2023

Covid-19 affected everyone. Student-athletes were particularly affected because their seasons were canceled or cut short, for seniors this was the end of high school sports. Students had to practice at...

Say No To Drugs! Whats Your Vice? Are you addicted to anything?

What’s your vice?

Amadis Levasa and Jayla Alejandro Feb 22, 2023

Addiction, obsession, an unrelenting dependency on something: this is a vice, defined. Many kids die each year due to drugs, alcohol, smoking, or partaking in other risky behaviors. It is very difficult...

A sweet and simple how-to on Valentines Spritz cookies that were sure youll love!

Valentine’s? Give Me Spritz!

Destiny Noblitt, Online Director Feb 12, 2023

Having a hard time figuring out cute Valentine’s Day activities to do with your special someone this holiday? You should try spritz cookies! They’re the perfect balance between crispy on the outside...

Junior Kearstin Herring looking at all of the social media notifications on her cell phone.

The Value of What We Post

Noah Farris Feb 7, 2023

Social media has become a part of our everyday lives, whether it's actively posting and interacting with the community or just simply scrolling through pictures and videos. Social media brings about a...

Student-athlete Saniya Stanley fighting for the ball at Late night at West

Balancing schedules as a student-athlete

Amadis Levasa, Staff Writer Feb 7, 2023

School starts at 7:30. You switch every two hours to your next class, and then as soon as the school day ends you go straight to the field house to start your two hour practice, but that’s not the end....

Its never too late: new tardy policy to reduce student tardiness

It’s never too late: new tardy policy to reduce student tardiness

Davis Doherty, Staff Writer Feb 7, 2023

Recently, our school’s tardy rate has become a serious problem and the current discipline method proved to be ineffective. The old system was immediately sentencing late students to lunch detention and...

Two seniors getting ready to get their picture taken.

Senior Cap and Gown Pictures

Emely Olmedo, Editor in Chief Jan 19, 2023

On January 18, seniors had the opportunity to take pictures with a cap and gown through Prestige Portraits. The pictures took place in the media center and each session was priced at ten dollars. The photo...

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....

Sophomore Spencer Agner watching TikTok behind his computer screen in class.

Are you addicted?

Courtney Weston , Communications Director Jan 12, 2023

I have an addiction.  Let me clarify. I have a phone addiction.  Living as a teenager in this day and age, it's easy to be addicted to your phone. It seems like our whole world revolves around our...

Both teams prepare to begin the next play.

Junior Varsity Men’s Basketball vs. North Brunswick Scorpions- 1/6/23

Presley Adams, Staff Writer Jan 11, 2023

On Friday, January 6, our Junior Varsity men’s basketball team took on county rivals, North Brunswick High School Scorpions. The players worked together to create a competitive environment and made many...

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