The West Wind

Life as a Christian

Faith Gunther, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

Many might be surprised when I say that once I became a Christian, my day to day routine did not change that much. It was through a heart change that my actions began to change; however, it was not an overnight change. It was not because I was forced to follow specific rules, but because I had a new pe...

Spooky Scary Songs for Spooktober

Spooky Scary Songs for Spooktober

Erika Jimenez, Art Director

October 4, 2019

It is officially October and we all know what that means… Halloween! As a former emo kid and horror movie fanatic, this is a really big deal for me. I go all out for spooky season because I believe it is the best season, other than Christmas. You can catch me at all the haunted trails and Hallowee...

Schools: After The Shootings

Schools: After The Shootings

Breanna Trudeau, Online Director

October 1, 2019

Schools all over the world have changed for what they perceive as for the better. Multiple school shootings have adjusted the way people think about safety in schools. Because of this, many precautions have been established to help make school environments feel safer. Personally, my stepsister attends...

The Hidden Gems of Brunswick County: Beaches

The Hidden Gems of Brunswick County: Beaches

October 1, 2019

The most popular attraction in Brunswick county is by far the beautiful beaches. In the summertime, just walking out to the beach and finding a calm place to layout can be a troubling task. It takes away from the experience of being a local and knowing how relaxing it can be in the spring or fall wh...

Under the Radar: Christopher Robin

Under the Radar: Christopher Robin

Kayla Ward, Editor in Chief

September 30, 2019

Winnie the Pooh, the classic Disney character many have grown up with made a live remake last year but wasn't as successful as many thought. The 2018 movie has hit an 83% audience score based on rotten tomatoes; this is a slightly lower percentage compared to some of Disney's other live remakes. For...

What Makes Christianity Different

What Makes Christianity Different

Faith Gunther, staff writer

September 25, 2019

While many people view Christianity as a religion followed by perfect people who have to follow a long list of strict rules, it is everything but that. Being a Christian is far more than a religion; it is a lifestyle. It explains the universe; it explains life, but most of all, it explains love.  ...

The Life of a Student-Athlete: Summer Break

The Life of a Student-Athlete: Summer Break

Teagan Coley, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

Whether it’s the beach days, hanging out with friends, going on vacation, or even just laying around, summer break gives all students something to look forward to. After final exams are over, everyone is ready to kick back and enjoy the sunshine. Although summer is almost here, student-athletes should h...

Recruit to Commit: The Harsh Truth

Recruit to Commit: The Harsh Truth

Molysha Brown, Online Director

May 22, 2019

The harsh reality of the recruitment process is that you need to dedicate all your time to the process especially if you aspire to go to a division one school. The truth is the process is really difficult especially if you can't figure out how to mange your time and energy. One must recognize that what...

Recruit to Commit: Communicating With Coaches

Recruit to Commit: Communicating With Coaches

Molysha Brown, Online Director

May 22, 2019

Where many student-athletes fall short is effectively communicating with colleges and universities, but it is not your fault oftentimes we depend on our parents or guardians to communicate for us because we as teenagers at times find it difficult to talk to coaches and other adults. That needs to change....

Netflix Review: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Netflix Review: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Alyssa Robinson, Copy Editor

May 14, 2019

If you have any form of social media, surely you’ve seen the memes about girls going crazy over Zac Efron, even if he’s portraying a serial killer. In the Netflix original Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, Zac Efron takes on the role of Ted Bundy, a 1970s serial killer, rapist, kidnapper and burgla...

Drive Me Batty: Hallway Etiquette

Drive Me Batty: Hallway Etiquette

Cameron Southward, Lit Mag Curator

May 13, 2019

           If I had ever found a magic lamp with a genie in it, I think one of my wishes would be for people to have some common sense. I think the whole world would run A LOT smoother if everyone just had a bit of common sense and basic human decency, especially in the hallway. You would think...

The Life of a Student-Athlete: College Prep

The Life of a Student-Athlete: College Prep

Teagan Coley, Staff Writer

May 9, 2019

Most student-athletes approaching the end of high school dream of going to college. Some attend solely to further their education, others go to continue their sports career. There is a lot of work involved in achieving this milestone. All throughout high school students compete to be the best, this can inc...

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