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AVID Induction Ceremony

AVID Induction Ceremony

Taliyah Daniels, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018

On November 1st, AVID held their induction ceremony for the entering freshman AVID students. Students signed their AVID contracts, enjoyed the words a guest speaker, mingled with their classmates, and enjoyed refreshments. ...

Rally for Rights

Rally for Rights

Kayla Ward and Deiona Stanley

October 30, 2018

At a high school in New Jersey, a teacher caught two teens smoking in a bathroom. The teacher ordered one of the teens to open her purse. Later on, the teacher found out that the student was selling marijuana. The juvenile case argued that the student did not have the right of the 4th amendment. The...

Counselor’s Corner

Counselor’s Corner

Breanna Trudeau, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics 2019   Summer ventures is a cost-free, statewide science and math enrichment program for students with proven academic ability, motivation in the STEM fields of study, and emotional maturity. The online application may be found: https://www.ncs...

WBHS HOCO 2K18

WBHS HOCO 2K18

Erika Jimenez, Staff Writer

October 26, 2018

The Art Behind Photography

The Art Behind Photography

Payton Westendorf, Staff Writer

October 26, 2018

For me, photography is not just about taking pictures for fun or because I see something eye-catching. Taking pictures is a way to express the way I feel about things. When I see a pretty flower, I am not going to stop and take a picture of it just because I can, I’m taking the picture because it’s...

Meme Monday!

Meme Monday!

Alyssa Robinson, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018

Homework: Are We Dealing with Too Much… Or Too Little?

Homework: Are We Dealing with Too Much… Or Too Little?

Julia Foster, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018

It’s a recurring conversational topic here at West: homework. Whether it be hallway snippets of the student body discussing how much homework they got, or even rants about how someone didn’t get the lesson and is worried about failing that big exam coming up. Are students getting just the right amount...

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Netflix Movie Review

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Netflix Movie Review

Kayla Ward, Fundraising Director

October 16, 2018

The Netflix original movie, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, has blown up ever since it's release on August 17th. The film starred Noah Centineo as Peter, the male lead and Lana Condor as Lara Jean the central female lead. When I watched this movie, for the first time, I was with my little sister....

WBHS Politico: Party Based Bias

WBHS Politico: Party Based Bias

Molysha Brown, Online Director

October 16, 2018

Politics in the current social climate of the United States have become less about achieving the greater good of the country and more about advancing one’s party. Several politicians have said that more or less the advancement of the conservative or liberal agenda is more important than compromis...

Let’s Talk: Mental Illness

Let’s Talk: Mental Illness

Deiona Stanley, Broadcast Producer

October 15, 2018

Bipolar disorder, according to Web MD, is a mental illness that brings severe high and low moods and changes in sleep, energy, thinking, and behavior. Throughout time, people with mental illness have been separated from society and denied medications to truly help them in everyday life. As seen in th...

Today in Sports: NFL Week Six

Today in Sports: NFL Week Six

Jesse Bellamy, Sports Director

October 15, 2018

The first six weeks the NFL season have been thrilling; whether it's been controversial penalties, overtime thrillers, or superstar holdouts, the NFL has not disappointed. The holdout of Le’veon Bell has been a huge hit for the Steelers and has been a main factor in the team's struggles early on. Bell will reportedly return to practices and the field during the Steelers’ week 7 ...

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