Sitting behind the A-team’s robot, junior and robotics team president Rick Biswas converses about the bot with Donaldson, who is behind the camera. Since joining the robotics team, Biswas decided to pursue a related career such as mechanical engineering or computer science. “. After I joined [the robotics team at West], I knew for sure that this was what I wanted to do,” Biswas said. “In general, everyone’s really supportive, especially Mr. Donaldson and the teams. Before I joined the robotics team, I was new here and I didn’t talk to many people. At robotics, I met new people, made new friends. They supported me to be [who] I am right now. ”
A winning streak: the robotics program’s recent successes and struggles
Tanvi Kulkarni, Staff Writer • April 1, 2021

“We had made it our goal to win this award two years ago. I was actually assuming that they were going to say [the name of another] team that had won last year,” senior Ankita Gupta recalled. Gupta and her robotics team, 5430V, had committed to winning the Design Award at a robotics competition...

Sitting on the corner of the garden wall, Trejo-Vasquez sits still once more for the photographer. This photo shoot was taken in November 2020 at the Japanese Tea Garden in San Antonio, Texas, and Trejo-Vasquez decided it was nothing like what she thought a photo shoot was like. “I was expecting it to just be quick and easy with no crowd, but it was the exact opposite,” Trejo-Vasquez said. It was a bit awkward because of how long I would have to hold a pose.”
The art of flexibility
Ashlyn Gillespie, Staff Writer • March 31, 2021

Between arguing for refunds on cancellations, traveling to San Antonio, Texas and rehearsing with her friends and family, freshman May Trejo-Vasquez has been in crunch mode for the biggest event of her life yet: her quinceañera. Trejo-Vasquez and her family faced multiple bumps in the road the last...

Club members and juniors Cooper Carl,  Hector Wilkenwork and freshman Max Werner work to defeat a shield guardian in the “Curse of Strahd” campaign. Taken right before school went online in 2020, this was the second-to-last time the D&D club was able to play in-person. “It
A roll of the dice
March 30, 2021
Lined up on the brick wall behind the baseball field, fans and younger players sit and watch varsity defeat CBC 16-6, Wednesday, March 31. The team rallied for eight runs in an explosive fifth inning, leading to an inevitable mercy-rule finish after five innings. “The student section at baseball games was really laid back and a lot of fun as we talked about the game more and explained certain situations to people who were confused or interested in learning,” senior fan Carson McCormack said. “The fans were able to be around the great weather and talk with friends.”
No spectator regulations leads to huge fan turnout at varsity baseball games
Michael Lolley, Staff Writer • 2 days ago

Varsity baseball has started their season with seven wins and one loss, their best start since 2006 when the team finished 14-10. A big difference between this year and years...

Cryptoquips #1

Sarah Spillman, Staff Writer
3 days ago

In a cryptogram, a puzzle is scrambled using a cipher, the key to cracking a code. Most often in cryptograms, each number or letter corresponds to a different letter. To solve...

Nalbandian Nosh: March Review

Mira Nalbandian, Entertainment Editor
March 31, 2021

Looking at black hair, there is more value and meaning than what the eye may see.
It's not Black and White: Lets hair about it!
Bri Davis March 1, 2021

Episode Link to Listen Transcript: Sponsored segment: For those who have not heard about Anchor, it is the easiest way to make a podcast. The...

Take this test to find out which history teacher you are most like. Photo by Thomas Bruns.
Which Social Studies teacher are you most like?
Thomas Bruns, Staff Writer • March 18, 2021

Take this Buzzfeed-inspired personality quiz to find out which social studies teacher you are most like. Questions range from history related to general personality questions. (function(d,s,id){var...

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As technology plays a growing role in our lives, so too does data. On the internet, virtually every click, scroll and like is tracked, often used to maximize your engagement. But as it turns out, other...

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