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Dignity Period speakers visit West

Dignity Period speakers visit West

Julia Blatchford, Convergent Media Writer
May 4, 2016 • 123 views
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Dropping out of school because you got your period is unfathomable for girls in the United States, yet for thousands of Ethiopians menstruation is an education deal breaker. On April 28 Feminist Club welcomed Mariam Seba Sanitary Products Factory owner Freweini Mabrahtu to talk about Dignity Period,... Read more »

Student musicians compete at State Solo and Small Ensemble Festival

Student musicians compete at State Solo and Small Ensemble Festival

Claire Smout, Staff Writer
April 29, 2016 • 74 views
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On April 30, more than 30 music students will perform in the state competition at Mizzou.

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Music department prepares for spring concerts

Music department prepares for spring concerts

Justin Cupps, Staff Writer
April 28, 2016 • 89 views
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The month of April is a busy month for the music department; all three spring concerts—band, orchestra and choir—fall within three weeks of each other.

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Approved sex education curriculum causes controversy

Approved sex education curriculum causes controversy

Sydney Kinzy, Features Editor
April 28, 2016 • 96 views
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It has been over a month since the new sex ed curriculum was passed, but controversy has sparked into a possible lawsuit.

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Colyer brothers fight to stay at West

Colyer brothers fight to stay at West

Shannon Anderson and Kathryn Harter
April 21, 2016 • 888 views
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Juniors petition to prevent transfer students from returning to their home district of Riverview Gardens district.

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Students embrace happiness with instagram accounts

Students embrace happiness with instagram accounts

Ellie Widowski, Staff Writer
April 20, 2016 • 56 views
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Along with their original accounts, students across the country are making second accounts that appreciate the happiness they experience in their everyday lives.

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Orchestra competes in Nashville WorldStrides Heritage Festival

Orchestra competes in Nashville WorldStrides Heritage Festival

Nell Jaskowiak, Staff Writer
April 15, 2016 • 66 views
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The orchestra performed three shows, one of which was critiqued by several adjudicators in a WorldStrides Heritage Festival.

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Concert Choir sings successfully at Large Ensemble Festival, to showcase talent at Spring Concert

Concert Choir sings successfully at Large Ensemble Festival, to showcase talent at Spring Concert

Hasan Baig, Staff Writer
April 12, 2016 • 141 views
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On March 7, the Concert Choir participated in the Missouri State High School Choir competition as a girls group, a boys group and a mixed group made up of the two.

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Pietsch recovers from pancreatitis

Pietsch recovers from pancreatitis

Ellie Widowski, Staff Writer
April 11, 2016 • 188 views
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On March 12, Physical Education teacher Ryan Pietsch was hospitalized due to an infection in his pancreas.

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Biology teacher Chris Azar set to retire to the lab

Biology teacher Chris Azar set to retire to the lab

Emily Dickson and Grant Aden
April 11, 2016 • 369 views
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After 16 years of teaching, 2016 is set to be the last for Biology teacher Dr. Chris Azar.

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