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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.

Student Talking Point: First Presidential Debate

Student Talking Point: First Presidential Debate

Hannah Hoffmann
September 27, 2016 • 448 views
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[row cols_nr="2" bg_color="ffffff"][col size="6"] [/col][col size="6"] BRETT QUICKSILVER, JUNIOR “Last night was actually pretty interesting. I really think that Hillary made her point by actually giving facts and plans - what she’s going to do. Donald Trump, when he was asked a question, would look at t...

Scholastic dishonesty damages integrity of high school academics

Scholastic dishonesty damages integrity of high school academics

Maddie Cooke
September 27, 2016 • 924 views
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A total of 43 pages make up the student handbook, detailed with rules and regulations. But not a single page includes the expectation surrounding academic integrity that teachers enforce in their classrooms. “Academic integrity is the right thing to do, but sometimes, I feel so much pressure to do...

#PWestThisIsME

#PWestThisIsME

Leigh Ann Barnett
September 22, 2016 • 501 views
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To most people, there is an obvious split between the world of makeup and the parallel universe of the natural look. However, seven girls’ opinions and experiences with beauty norms refute this generalization. Pathfinder: What are you feelings on makeup? Makenzie Naylor, senior: I am obsessed. It is a hu...

Students acknowledge date stigma at Homecoming

Students acknowledge date stigma at Homecoming

Kristin Priest, Staff Writer
September 16, 2016 • 724 views
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Deciding to go to homecoming solo or with a date provides similar quandaries regardless of a student’s gender. Both social media and Hollywood place a stigma on the cliche high school event. Junior Sydney Kinzy, who is going with her boyfriend to homecoming, believes there is a stigma that society...

Shah Sisters Travel to China

Shah Sisters Travel to China

Gabby Leon
September 15, 2016 • 444 views
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From learning about China in class to seeing it in person, junior Vaishali Shah and her sister, freshman Anjali Shah, spent two weeks this past summer in China. “We saw the Great Wall of China. We learned about it in AP World and to actually see it was pretty cool,” V. Shah said. I could tak...

Sophomore Maddie Cooke goes to Nationals

Sophomore Maddie Cooke goes to Nationals

Samantha Gaddis
September 14, 2016 • 420 views
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The girls placed first in their division. “It was fun because we did it together and we won together,” Cooke said. “It was nice because we brought home the most gold, and we were representing our school, all the way from Missouri.”

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Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11

Claire Smout
September 11, 2016 • 476 views
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Where were you when on September 11, 2001? West High students were too young to remember the events of that day. But for those who were old enough, it is a day that they will never forget even, fifteen years later. “9/11 is kind of a flashbulb moment for me,” English teacher Casey Holland said....

Eighteen new faculty join the school community

Eighteen new faculty join the school community

Grant Aden
September 3, 2016 • 684 views
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Science, english and math teachers, as well as a technology support specialist, custodians and DHH captionists are amongst the new faces in the halls. Six of the new staff members work only part time, while the others, such as technology support specialist Kevin Adea, serve full-time. “I’m basically the pe...

History Teacher Amy Thornhill undergoes heart surgery over the summer

History Teacher Amy Thornhill undergoes heart surgery over the summer

Leign Ann Barnett, Staff Writer
August 19, 2016 • 265 views
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Though the surgery did not affect her work, her condition affects all areas of her life, including her job as a teacher.

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Students feel pressure to attain a “perfect summer body”

Students feel pressure to attain a “perfect summer body”

Sydney Kinzy, Features Editor
May 12, 2016 • 753 views
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Summer is coming, and excitement is in the air. Along with that, people work hard to get a “perfect beach body."

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