The West Wind

A Balancing Act

A Balancing Act

Brooke Kesky, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017

High school is a time of transition; teens move from carefree childhood to the trials of adulthood. With this transition comes great responsibility that places a lot of pressure on students. In a recent survey of 50 randomly chosen students at West, 74% of the participants said they found it hard to b...

PBIS October Junior of the Month

PBIS October Junior of the Month

Austin High, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017

“Dream child,” seems to be the most accurate way teachers can describe this student. Fellow scholar Savannah Branch, is the October student of the month representing the junior class. “The kind of kid you hope your own kids grow up to be like,” is how Mr. Pardee described Savannah, whom he...

Lights in Calabash

Lights in Calabash

Izzy James-Hutson, Assistant editor

December 7, 2017

The annual Calabash Tree Lighting was a spectacular display of holiday spirit, with each year the lighting getting better and better. This year the lighting was held on December 1st, and started at 6:00 p.m. The lighting included: a parade featuring local businesses, a Brunswick county native--Allie...

Fall Festival Festivities

Fall Festival Festivities

Brooke Kesky, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017

Students celebrated West's first annual PBIS Fall Festival with music, games, food and lots of fun. A and A/B Honor roll students were acknowledged with Pride Points for the PBIS store and coupons to Pelican's Snoballs. Games included Tug-of-War, a corn hole competition and Minute-to-Win-it activities. ...

Time to Roll Out the Mats

Time to Roll Out the Mats

Izzy James-Hutson, Assistant Editor

November 21, 2017

  It's that time of year again, when the mats are rolled out and the singlets are put on. That's right, it's time to wrestle. Coach Caraway had an interesting outlook on the season; "It [the season] could be god awful or it could go outstanding,  and we can reach all our goals that w...

The Truth Behind the Fight for First

The Truth Behind the Fight for First

Hayley Giordano, Editor in Cheif

October 30, 2017

Valedictorian is typically a highly sought after position.  It fosters hard work and competitiveness, especially when senior year rolls around.  However, West’s senior class, graduates of 2018, are stray from the norm when it comes to senior class competition.  They are undoubtedly aggressive when i...

Push for APs

Push for APs

Izzy James-Hutson, Assistant Editor

October 26, 2017

Accelerated students are often encouraged by teachers, peers, and parents to take honors  classes and advanced placement, (AP), classes. APs are classes that allow students to take college level courses in high school, and if a student scores high enough on the exam, then they can receive college credit....

Transition To Trojans

Kayla Ward & Breanna Trudeau, Staff Writers

October 26, 2017

West gives many opportunities to let students receive a greater education and experience. Every year, new students join West and learn about these opportunities: Freshmen. Freshman year is like no other because of the new environment. Everyone and everything seems bigger and scarier, but it is a great ...

Moving East to go to West

Moving East to go to West

Gianni Donatelli, Staff Writer

October 23, 2017

Moving at the start of your senior year is never an easy task. There is always doubt that crosses your mind such as “Am I going to be able to catch up in my classes?”, “Will I meet new friends?”, “Will I have someone to sit with at lunch?” It took time, but everything eventually came...

Clubs 411

Clubs 411

Brooke Kesky and Kayla Ward

October 17, 2017

Art Club meets every Tuesday from 2:45-4:00 pm in the art room and plans on making our campus more beautiful this year by adding various forms of artwork around the school. Follow them on instagram @ wbhs_artclub and join today! HOSA meets after school every other Wednesday in room 226. If you are interested ...

To E or Not To E?

To E or Not To E?

Becca Jackson, Staff Writer

October 10, 2017

This year, we have a new addition to West Brunswick High, E Lunch. Principal Rhonda Benton told the West Wind that the fifth lunch was implemented due to the rising population of our school. She says that the fifth lunch creates a smaller group for each lunch, which makes the job of the cafeteria staff ...

Festivals, Past and Present

Festivals, Past and Present

Brooke Kesky and Austin High, Staff Writers

October 10, 2017

The Carolina Soul Festival nourished and rejuvenated the minds of many visitors in early September through a collection of well-being based vendors and healthy exercises. According to the festival’s website, the mission of the Carolina Soul Festival is to encourage a culture of wellness and respe...

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