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  • Locker clean-out is today, May 22, from 1:43 p.m. to 1:52 p.m.

  • 2/3 hour finals Tues., 4/5 hour finals Wed., 6/7 hour finals Thurs., good luck everyone!

  • Congratulations to the new student body co-presidents Alec Zhou and Sarah Bonnett.

  • Congratulations to the boys' and girls' track teams for placing 3rd at District 2 Championships.

Making his name

John Watson, sports writer
December 22, 2012 • 929 views
Filed under features

The varsity boys basketball team is steadily working its way into the season, holding a solid 3-3 record and staying in every game until the final buzzer. Aside from players who were key contributors last season, the Longhorns have a new pool of talent to draw from for this season. That talent is junior...

You feast, they fast

Debra Klevens, Reporter
December 22, 2012 • 803 views
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While the holidays are filled with sweets, treats and parties galore, seniors Megan Tully and John Pappas began a strict 40 day Christmas fast, for the Greek Orthodox religion, on Nov. 15. For Pappas, this is his first time participating in the Christmas fast. Although Tully used to participate in...

Girls Swimming and Diving looking forward to state

Girls Swimming and Diving looking forward to state

Austin Moran, Sports Editor
December 22, 2012 • 910 views
Filed under sports

Although they are only three weeks into the season, some of the girls are already talking about state. “The whole team is really looking forward to conference and state and I think a lot of us have a chance to place and as a team I think we will do good in state also,” senior Emily Ross said. Freshmen...

Ugly sweater contest

Ugly sweater contest

Debra Klevens
December 20, 2012 • 15,631 views
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During the first annual "Ugly Sweater" faculty luncheon, Building Manager Scott Bollmann and Secretary Betsy Niswonger receive awards for their attire.  "I made this sweater by myself.  My family gets into this every year.  It cost me under $15 to make," Bollmann said.  Bollmann received first place,...

New and improved wrestling team

New and improved wrestling team

Nathan Rands, Reporter
December 20, 2012 • 1,151 views
Filed under showcase, sports

The wrestling season is in full swing and the team has made progress under the new coach, Dan Didier. An experienced wrestler with nine years coaching at Parkway Central under his belt, Didier came to West at the beginning of the season and has made improvements to the program. "We've stepped up since last year, now we've got a bigg...

They like to run with scissors

They like to run with scissors

Debra Klevens, Reporter
December 20, 2012 • 2,003 views
Filed under arts & entertainment, showcase

AWOP-BOTTA-LOO-BOP!  AWOP-BAMM-BOOM! To those on the improv team, Running with Scissors, or simply anyone who’s been to improv club before, this grouping of nonsense words is familiar.  To signal the start of a scene or game the team captain calls out Awop-botta-loo-Bop and the audience answers with...

Unholy Matrimony

Unholy Matrimony

Austin Oakes, Opinions Writer
December 19, 2012 • 1,673 views
Filed under editorials

The Supreme Court announced  on Friday that it will take up California’s Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot measure that amends the state’s Constitution to ban same sex marriage.  By examining this case, there are a multitude of possible outcomes.  If the ban on gay marriage is found unconstitutional, th...

Lights, camera and Clifford Chi

Catharine Conway, Arts and Entertainment Editor
December 19, 2012 • 1,044 views
Filed under features

For the final exam in Literature and Film class, taught by English teacher Julie Gerding, junior Clifford Chi created and a silent short film starring himself, his father, and CBC junior Tyler Creath. The story revolves around a teenager named Alex who is a very talented piano player. His dad puts...

End of the world nearing?

End of the world nearing?

Susie Watson, News Editor
December 19, 2012 • 974 views
Filed under news

On Dec. 21 2012 the end of the world debate will be answered.  The initial cause of such debate was the Mayan's calender.  The Mayan calender ends on the Dec. 21.  Many people have interpreted it as the end of the world. However, it is only a rumor and has not been scientifically proven. "I personally...

Playing with the boys

Playing with the boys

Debra Klevens, Staff Writer
December 18, 2012 • 1,140 views
Filed under sports

With a height of 5 feet and 8 inches, and weighing in at 120lbs; senior Abreanna Wesley looks as though she should be a ballerina or ice-skater.  But when this senior suits up everyday, it’s a wrestling uniform that she puts on. “My half brothers did it, and I have always been a tomboy. I just...

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