The West Wind

“Dodge, Dip, Duck, Dive and Dodge!” 🤾

“Dodge, Dip, Duck, Dive and Dodge!” 🤾

Taliyah Daniels, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018


Filed under Galleries and Video, Student Life

Walking into the noisy gym, students shouted and cheered as staff and students battled it out in a fast paced, competitive dodgeball game.   West Brunswick’s Interact Club took a simple schoolyard game and used staff and students competitiveness to raise money for a good cause.   “...

PBIS Junior of the Month: Madison Ward

PBIS Junior of the Month:  Madison Ward

Breanna Trudeau, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Life

For the 2018 winter season, Madison Ward was elected for junior student of the month. Ward is the founder and president of Debate Club, President of Science Olympiad and vice president of DECA. Mr. Pardee, a science teacher, nominated Ward because of her hard work in AP Physics. “She is one of...

Maddie Cagle: Teen Activist

Maddie Cagle: Teen Activist

Becca Jackson, Online Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Life

March 14, exactly one month after the mass shooting at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School, students organized a school walkout to honor the lives of the 17 individuals who were lost. Teenagers nationwide participated in this 10am walkout, including senior Maddie Cagle, who registered West Brunswick...

Dutton to the Stage!

Dutton to the Stage!

Molysha "Moe" Brown, Staff Writer

March 15, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Life

Andrea Dutton is a talented junior at West Brunswick High School, Dutton plays the piano, ukulele, guitar, and violin. She is also a member of the drama club and is currently in her first year of show choir. “I’ve been playing piano since I was four,” Dutton said. “It has just always been an...

NC DECA Diamond

NC DECA Diamond

Madison Ward, Staff Writer

March 15, 2018


Filed under Student Life

West Brunswick DECA students recently competed in the North Carolina State competition held in Greensboro, North Carolina. DECA is a business club which prepares students for careers in marketing, management, finance, hospitality, and entrepreneurship. DECA teaches real-life skills applicable in college an...

A School Mystery: the Legend of John Smith

A School Mystery: the Legend of John Smith

Brandon Aycock, Staff Writer

March 15, 2018


Filed under Student Life

The recurring appearance of a mysterious character has baffled many teachers around West Brunswick High School. A common occurrence of the alleged “John Smith” has been seen written in places all around the school: in teachers’ computer logbooks, on bathroom walls, and even on students’ papers....

Counselors Corner: February

Counselors Corner: February

Breanna Trudeau, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Counselors’ Corner Seniors: At this time, you should have finished (or be finishing up) FAFSA and college applications. Bring a copy of all college financial awards and recognition to your counselor; we want to recognize you! Finish STRONG! Don’t let spring fever & senioritis take ...

NCSMI Trip

NCSMI Trip

Hayley Giordano, Editor in Chief

January 10, 2018


Filed under Student Life

This past June Ms. Barefoot and a West journalist team of seven students spent three days at the North Carolina Scholastic Media Institute (NCSMI)  on the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill campus.  At the institute, West students were split into different journalistic divisions: design, literary mag...

Upward Volunteering

Hayley Giordano, Editor in Cheif

January 10, 2018


Filed under Student Life

It’s the season of giving, and twelve West seniors have found a unique way to give back. Ana Poulin, Chris Sexton, Leah McDonald, Kira Frawley, Kayla Crouch, Hope Simmons, Ashley Oakes, Madeline Jackson, Lillie Needham and myself all voluntarily coached co-ed kids soccer teams in the Upward Soccer Leag...

Forced Volunteering

Forced Volunteering

Rebekah Martin, Design Director

January 10, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Schools began requiring mandatory volunteer hours for students in recent years. Those supportive of the volunteering argue that the implemented hours help students to grow as citizens in their community and learn the importance of helping others. However, the opposing side disputes the issue to be u...

Diverse or the Inverse?

Kayla Ward and Alex Mckeithan

January 10, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Here at West Brunswick, home of more than 1,400 students, diversity can play an essential role in making new friends. As a freshman, you more than likely come from either Waccamaw, Shallotte or Cedar Grove. These middle school groups help diversity, but they can also hurt it. “When I got out of...

Students as Engaged Citizens

Students as Engaged Citizens

Breanna Trudeau, Staff Writer

January 10, 2018


Filed under Student Life

  What can you do as a student to help your community, in and out of school? While in high school, you learn about how to communicate with others and how to juggle responsibilities and relationships, as well as how to balance your life outside of educational purposes. A great approach to becoming a ...

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