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Teachers And Students Face Off: Dodgeball!

Teachers And Students Face Off: Dodgeball!

Julia Foster, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019


Filed under Sports, Student Life

Students and teachers are buzzing with excitement. Everyone is riled up - including the crowd anticipating the mayhem. Teachers and students have the same goal, but different motives. Teachers get the chance to throw balls at students. They're ready. Students get to attack teachers and get away...

Netflix Review: Jane The Virgin

Netflix Review: Jane The Virgin

Alyssa Robinson, Copy Editor

March 19, 2019


Filed under Columns

I’m going to start this review by admitting that it will, in fact, be biased. This Americanized version of a telenovela is one of my favorite shows of all time. I also want to note that the CW usually only produces hot garbage, but this show is quite the exception. Developed by Jennie Snyder Urman, this ov...

AVID TedTalks: Class of 2019 💡

AVID TedTalks: Class of 2019 💡

Taliyah Daniels, Event Coverage Coordinator

March 19, 2019


Filed under Student Life

Every year the AVID senior class are assigned the TEDTalk assignment. A TEDTalk is a Technology, Entertainment and Design conference where many different topics are discussed. Mrs. Jyll Jacoby-Burns is AVID's Co-Site Team Coordinator, AVID Elective Teacher, and AVID Honors English Teacher, who assigns...

From Recruit to Commit

From Recruit to Commit

Molysha Brown, Online Director

March 8, 2019


Filed under Columns

Let's talk about recruiting. Recruiting once upon a time involved a coach coming out to see you play a game and if they liked you they would recruit you and if they didn't they would lose interest but the recruiting game of today is much different. My name is Molysha "Moe" Brown, I am the captain...

Ocean Pollution: An Increasing Problem

Ocean Pollution: An Increasing Problem

Isabelle Smeltzer, Staff writter

March 4, 2019


Filed under Columns

A rising environmental issue has been taking huge effect and unfortunately it's the largest body of the earth, the ocean. In fact, the ocean is so big that we assume the vast amounts of pollution going into the ocean will have little to no effect. According to the Great Pacific Garbage patch and the m...

Science Olympiad Competition

Science Olympiad Competition

Kayla Ward, Ad and Fundraising Manager

March 3, 2019


Filed under Galleries and Video, Student Life

The WBHS Science Olympiad team attended their regional Science Olympiad competition on March 2nd, 2019. The team ended up with several members placing and the team won 4th place overall for Varsity Division C. Benicio Costales and Cole Hutchinson placed first overall in the Sounds of Music event a...

Safety Solutions

Safety Solutions

Chase Soyars, Staff Writer

March 3, 2019


Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

As West gains another year in its history, new changes are coming about. With safety becoming the top priority, West has taken steps to improve by addressing age-old issues. First up, scan cards have become more prevalent in gaining access to the premises. After the tardy bell rings it triggers a lock t...

Senioritis v. Senior Burnout

Senioritis v. Senior Burnout

Molysha Brown, Online Director

March 1, 2019


Filed under Student Life

It's that time of year again: many Trojan Seniors are suffering from the completely curable disease known as Senioritis. Senioritis, as defined by Urban Dictionary, is a crippling disease that only affects high school seniors. Symptoms of senioritis include laziness, lack of concern with physical appearance,...

Erika’s Music for the Soul

Erika’s Music for the Soul

Erika Jimenez, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under Columns, Entertainment

Last year I listened to 44,421 minutes of music. That is 740 hours of my life last year that I spent only listening to music: music genres ranging from soft pop, rap, and rock (this statistic only includes Spotify and does not include Youtube or other third-party apps). That said, I feel like I am qua...

The Life of a Student-Athlete: The Balance

The Life of a Student-Athlete: The Balance

Teagan Coley, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under Columns

As a student-athlete, maintaining a balance between academics and athletics can be exhausting. Being a student-athlete myself, I have experienced firsthand how challenging it can be to excel at both. I play women’s lacrosse for West Brunswick High School along with travel lacrosse for TEAM Pride. I a...

Let’s Talk: Controversial Musicians

Let’s Talk: Controversial Musicians

Deiona Stanley, Broadcast Producer

February 27, 2019


Filed under Columns, Entertainment

Music is one of the few things that bring society together. No matter what the genre; hip hop, jazz, country, or even EDM, there is always a piece of each style that remains the same. Each genre of music has a piece of controversy linked to it, whether it is violence or drug promotion. What happens wh...

Robin Hood Movie Review

Robin Hood Movie Review

Kayla Ward, Ad and Fundraising Manager

February 27, 2019


Filed under Columns

Robin Hood: (Action/Drama) Robin gets drafted for the war and does not return until several years later. When he returns, the English Crown has taken over the town and led everyone to poverty. Robin makes it his mission to revolt against the crown, by taking from the rich and giving to the poor. Thi...

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