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Freshman Brinda Ambal models her religion with integrity

Freshman Brinda Ambal models her religion with integrity

Bella Hatzigeorgiou, Convergent Media Writer

January 23, 2019

Walking through the Hindu Temple of St. Louis, freshman Brinda Ambal leads a group of tourists through the maze of deities, showcasing the religion she follows: Hinduism. “The values of Hinduism are a big part of Indian culture. Integrity, in the sense of upholding one's word. In many instances,...

Seniors Julia Molino, Sam Fuller and Jasmine Gilroy aim to destigmatize stress

Seniors Julia Molino, Sam Fuller and Jasmine Gilroy aim to destigmatize stress

Leah Schroeder, Staff Writer

January 22, 2019

Seniors Julia Molino, Sam Fuller and Jasmine Gilroy hope to spark conversations about mental health with the introduction of Calming Boxes in classrooms. Calming Boxes are small boxes containing fidgets such as coloring pages and stress balls. These tools are for students that struggle with anxi...

Sophomore Kathryn McAuliffe spreads power to peers through accessible knowledge

Sophomore Kathryn McAuliffe spreads power to peers through accessible knowledge

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019

Passion for social justice and current events led sophomore Kathryn McAuliffe to write articles for Balance the Ballot, an Instagram account run by students, for students. “I really liked their message about how they wanted to educate students, particularly on topics of current events, in 100 words or les...

Rising Youtube sensation junior Aaliyah Weston’s channel has almost 5,000 subscribers

Rising Youtube sensation junior Aaliyah Weston’s channel has almost 5,000 subscribers

Jenna Mercer, Convergent Media Writer

January 17, 2019

Now reaching almost 5,000 subscribers, junior Aaliyah Weston created her YouTube channel two years ago. However, last year she reconstructed her channel after she started gaining hundreds of subscribers. Weston is a beauty guru: she posts videos relating to hair, makeup and clothing. “I have a...

From purposely tanking a placement exam to applying to medical programs

From purposely tanking a placement exam to applying to medical programs

Fatema Rehmani, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019

The test proctor announces that time has expired, marking the completion of another AP exam for senior Shahzan Mian. It's already his 12th such test over the past four years. With one eye on high school and the other on a future career in medicine, Mian's daily life is a tightrope walk. Mian under...

A trip to the holy land

A trip to the holy land

Sophia Ferretti, Convergent Media Writer

January 7, 2019

Saying his goodbyes, sophomore Joe Rosenberg boards the plane at JFK airport to fly 12 hours halfway across the world. “I decided to come on this program [NFTY Heller High] to connect and learn more about Israel. As a reform Jew in America, there is a lot of emphasis on Israel education, so I thought ...

Junior Nathan Clem gives outdoor experience to Chicago kids

Junior Nathan Clem gives outdoor experience to Chicago kids

Zaven Nalbandian, Staff writer

December 20, 2018

This past summer, junior Nathan Clem spent his time off backpacking in the Porcupine Mountains in Wisconsin, where he worked as a camp counselor. The camp is called Camp Jorn, a subsidiary of the YMCA, which is located in Vilas County, Wisconsin. Nathan has been going there ever since he was five....

National English Honors Society seeks to serve students

National English Honors Society seeks to serve students

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

December 18, 2018

Mu Alpha Theta for math, Beta Chi Pi for science, Rho Kappa for history and...no honors society for English. That is, until this fall, which brought the beginning of a National English Honors Society (NEHS) chapter. “I see an opportunity for this group to make an impact at West and celebrate Eng...

Cooking with passion

Cooking with passion

Sophia Ferretti, Convergent Media Writer

December 14, 2018

Standing in the kitchen, hovering over the stovetop, senior Zander Lionelli creates a pasta recipe from scratch. Lionelli’s free time is always spent in the kitchen. “I typically like to make pasta because it’s a ‘blank canvas.’ You can add whatever you want to it and it can still be goo...

Seniors Kinza Awais and Hira Khan share students’ stories of immigration

Seniors Kinza Awais and Hira Khan share students’ stories of immigration

Sabrina Bohn, Deputy Managing EiC

December 10, 2018

While most students would groan at the thought of an English project, seniors Kinza Awais and Hira Khan used the opportunity to address a topic they care about by creating a video raising awareness about immigration through students’ personal stories. “I wanted to do something I was really ...

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