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Drumming up donations

Drumming up donations

Brendan Riehl, Staff Writer

September 19, 2013


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On Friday, Sept. 20, students will be participating in drum circles before school and during lunch. The drum circles are a part of an international day of music and celebration associated with the Playing for Change foundation. “Students will have the ability to participate in the drum circle for...

IOS 7: The new big thing

IOS 7: The new big thing

Lily Briscoe, Staff Writer

September 19, 2013


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At 12 p.m., sophomore Mary Galkowski rushed into the Publications room with her iPhone 4S asking Yearbook Adviser Debra Klevens if she could charge her phone.  Galkowski’s plan was to update her operating system before sixth hour ended. Apple released iOS 7 on Sept. 18. iOS 7 is the seventh version...

Seniors sleeping in?

Seniors sleeping in?

Jacob Cupps, Staff Writer

September 18, 2013


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Kicking off the senior’s tradition of dressing up on late start days, the class of 2014 came dressed in their pajamas on Sept. 18. “Dressing up makes me more excited about my senior year. I love getting involved in school,” senior class president Laura Santangelo said. Santangelo came up...

Mitchell mends senior finals debacle

Mitchell mends senior finals debacle

Kayla Everett, Staff Writer

September 16, 2013


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On Friday, Sept. 6, principal Jeremy Mitchell met with the senior members of the Longhorn Council (LoCo) Executive Board to discuss options for seniors. Senior finals are scheduled from May 5 – 9, with a delayed-start day falling in the middle of the week. The shortened day would interfere with...

COW Tornado Drive

COW Tornado Drive

Alya Bajwa, Staff Writer

September 13, 2013


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Community Outreach at West (COW) gathered a total of 863 items to help the tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma in a matter of four days. COW began collecting donations on Monday Sept. 9 and ended on Thursday Sept. 12. Items collected included bottled water, nonperishable food, band aids, shampoo,...

Bins to better our environment: Students begin composting

Bins to better our environment: Students begin composting

Allison Wright, Staff Writer

September 12, 2013


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The community is taking their first steps to becoming an environmentally friendly campus. Working together with Blue Skies recycling company, Parkway District enforced their schools to obtain new ways of disposing lunch waste. On Monday, Aug. 23, new compost bins were added to the cafeteria. “Twelve...

WOW members get head-start in community service planning

WOW members get head-start in community service planning

Tori Downar, Staff Writer

September 11, 2013


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Women of West (WOW) held their second meeting Wednesday, Sept. 11 in sponsor Erica Roger’s classroom. They discussed plans for upcoming community service projects and meetings. The Executive Board officers began the meeting by discussing “Defense Week”. “Defense Week will combine a morning...

U.S. involvement with chemical warfare– what Social Studies teachers say

U.S. involvement with chemical warfare– what Social Studies teachers say

Kayla Everett, Staff Writer

September 9, 2013


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Recently unearthed Official Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) files prove that the United States knew about and allowed Saddam Hussein’s usage of sarin and other lethal nerve agents against Iranian troops during the First Persian Gulf War in 1988. The documents show that United States satellites...

Elect the best

Eileen Tully, Staff Writer

May 21, 2013


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On April 30 at midnight, the voting poll for the 2013-2014 student representative election was opened. The category in which each candidate was placed in was based on his or her grade and position in which they chose to run for. These positions included Sophomore Class President and Vice President, Junior...

Newly discovered planets could host life

Newly discovered planets could host life

Kathryn Hunter

May 9, 2013


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One week ago, NASA announced that their Kepler satellite had found two habitable worlds outside of Earth's constellation--more than 1,200 light years away.  The satellite, launched in 2009, has a goal of examining stars to discover a planet resembling Earth.  So far, it has examined more than 150,000...

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