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End of the world nearing?

End of the world nearing?

Susie Watson, News Editor

December 19, 2012

On Dec. 21 2012 the end of the world debate will be answered.  The initial cause of such debate was the Mayan's calender.  The Mayan calender ends on the Dec. 21.  Many people have interpreted it as the end of the world. However, it is only a rumor and has not been scientifically proven. "I personally...

Peer Teachers return from camp

Peer Teachers return from camp

Kathryn Harter, Reporter

December 18, 2012

Twenty-five newly selected Peer Teachers and science teachers Colleen O’Toole and Charlie Cutelli, counselor Chris Lorenz and P.E. teacher Ryan Pietsch took a half-hour bus ride to Camp Wyman, in Eureka, Thursday, Nov. 29 for an overnight retreat. The students joined other peer teachers from Parkway...

Human pendulum in seventh hour AP Physics

Human pendulum in seventh hour AP Physics

Debra Klevens, Guest Reporter

December 17, 2012

On Dec. 4, during seventh hour AP Physics in Ellen Wilke’s classroom, a yellow swing was chained from the ceiling. During the previous class, the students had talked about making use of the metal beams on the ceiling, which are new from the renovations. “All the new physical science rooms have...

Freshman Laura Hough publishes book

Freshman Laura Hough publishes book

Susie Watson, News Editor

December 13, 2012

On Monday Dec. 3 freshman Laura Hough published her own book Invasion of the Puffballs. “I started the book in sixth grade,” Hough said. “I was really into the Harry Potter series when I was in the fifth grade, so I decided to write my own story from Hermoine’s perspective.  From those two pi...

Senior lounge off limits during class

Senior lounge off limits during class

George Krachenfels, Editor, and Sports Editor

December 10, 2012

Starting this year, we have a walking counselor.  His role is to help monitor and ensure safety throughout the building.  This involves making sure students and visitors are where they are supposed to be. “It’s not fair that in past years those classes got to sit in there, and now they don’t...

Senior portrait deadline nearing

Debra Klevens, Features Editor

December 10, 2012

Seniors wishing to have the portrait included in the 2012-2013 yearbook must arrange an appointment with Prestige Portraits before Decmeber 14. "Getting your senior portrait taken is a right of passage that every senior deserves. I don't want to see anyone left out of their senior yearbook," Yearbook...

After school badminton club offered

Debra Klevens, Reporters

December 5, 2012

Freshmen Lucas Markos had a passion for badminton.  He wanted to begin an after school club, so he and his friends asked over 30 teachers before they found math teacher Kristen Ellis to sponsor them. “I always enjoyed the game of badminton, so when one of my students asked if I would be a sponsor,...

Fire alarm sounds because of water pressure

Fire alarm sounds because of water pressure

Susie Watson, News Editor

November 29, 2012

On Nov. 28 the fire alarms sounded around 10:30 am due to a water pipe eruption. Students remained outside for about 20 minutes awaiting the news. “We had trouble with the amount of hot water that was flowing through the space. There was a worker adjusting the water pressure to allow the water to...

Holiday lights and volunteers needed

Holiday lights and volunteers needed

Debra Klevens, Reporter

November 27, 2012

West High will participate in St. Louis Green's 2012 broken and unwanted holiday light collection recycling drive.  A collection bin is set in the main foyer. In addition, 20 volunteers are needed for the St. Louis Green Holiday Light Recycling Drive on Saturday Dec.1 through Jan. 26 from 9 a.m....

Holiday shopping made easy

Debra Klevens, Reporters

November 20, 2012

Why wait in the long lines for the promised deals of Black Friday? Give back to the library and Jazz Choir, on Dec.6, for the co-sponsored Book Fair at Barnes & Noble, in Chesterfield. When checking out, mention that you are a “friend" of West High, and a percentage of all proceeds will be donated...

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