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Out with the old and in with the new: the tradition of Homecoming Court

Out with the old and in with the new: the tradition of Homecoming Court

Carly Anderson and Sabrina Bohn

September 27, 2018


Filed under editorials, opinions

Between the football game, dance, Powder Puff, spirit week and other festivities, the traditions of Homecoming week are greatly celebrated and anticipated. However, are all of these high school traditions still right for our students? Despite Homecoming Court originating as a welcoming event for al...

Homecoming spirit days

Homecoming spirit days

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions editor

September 22, 2018


Filed under multimedia

Homecoming week starts Monday, don't forget to participate in spirit days and hype up for homecoming! Loading... (function(d){var js, id="pikto-embed-js", ref=d.getElementsByTagName("script")[0];if (d.getElementById(id)) { return;}js=d.createElement("script"); js.id=id; js.async=...

The cheapest places to buy Homecoming dresses exposed

The cheapest places to buy Homecoming dresses exposed

Nayeon Ryu, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018


Filed under A & E, Culture

From events like spirit week, Powder Puff, the pep rally, Taste of West, the parade and football game, Homecoming is a jam-packed time for students, parents and faculty. While this can be the most exciting week of the year, it can also be the most stressful, due to dress shopping. To help alleviate som...

Powder puff recap video

Powder puff recap video

Kristin Priest, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under sports

Sophomore Brynn Haun elected to homecoming court

Sophomore Brynn Haun elected to homecoming court

Sabrina Bohn and Carly Anderson

October 16, 2017


Filed under news, people of west, showcase

The school community continues to support sophomore Brynn Haun in her fight against cancer by electing her to be a homecoming court maid. “It was really awesome to see her [at homecoming], and it was just good to be all together as friends again,” sophomore and friend Natalie Hitchcock said. “By seeing her walk at the pep rally, I’m not gonna lie, I kind of started bursting into tears because we...

Prom in perspective

Prom in perspective

Carly Anderson, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017


Filed under opinions, showcase

As Prom season arrives, juniors and seniors are planning the perfect promposals, picking out outfits and going about Prom court preparations… just like they did earlier this year for Homecoming. Homecoming (or Prom) court is an event used to name active students in the school community and award th...

We’re Really Clef-er: Homecoming playlists for all

We’re Really Clef-er: Homecoming playlists for all

Justin Cupps

September 17, 2016


Filed under columns, showcase, We're Really Clef-er

In lieu of homecoming, the two of us have decided to make two playlists of polar nature: one to get pumped to go to homecoming and the other to wallow in sadness or (in my case) play Super Smash Bros across various platforms with friends. If you wish to see the wallowing-in-sadness playlist, read the lower piece. P...

Students acknowledge date stigma at Homecoming

Students acknowledge date stigma at Homecoming

Kristin Priest, Staff Writer

September 16, 2016


Filed under features, showcase

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...

Marching band parades around school

Marching band parades around school

Nell Jaskowiak

September 16, 2016


Filed under breaking news

Before school on Friday, Sept. 16, the marching band paraded through the hall playing pep songs typically performed during football games. Every year, homecoming spirit day is marked by drum cadences echoing through the school from 7:00 until 7:30 a.m. "We march because it's fun and it gets people...

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