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Spring has sprung playlist

Spring has sprung playlist

Emma Caplinger, Entertainment Editor

March 13, 2020

In light of recent events, a lot of us have found that we will have more free time than expected during spring break this year. If you find yourself stuck indoors, staring at a wall with nothing to do, why not take your boredom as an opportunity to get into some new music? I’ll walk you through some...

Spinning at school: Teachers jam out to hits as they get a workout in

Spinning at school: Teachers jam out to hits as they get a workout in

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

If you happen by the fitness center after school, you might hear a subdued pulsing of Major Lazer’s “Know No Better.” No, someone didn’t forget to turn off Z107.7. Teachers Emily Lovercheck, Katelyn Arenos, Jeff Chazen and Jessica Wheeler created their own workout class, a spin class, flush with...

Creating the blog “Good Song, Good Soul,” junior Arden Dickson shares lessons

Creating the blog “Good Song, Good Soul,” junior Arden Dickson shares lessons

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

Publishing her first post in December 2019, junior Arden Dickson writes her blog “Good Song, Good Soul” about her passion for music and acting to remind herself of her writing roots and share experiences with others who might be going through similar situations. “For a long time, and still no...

Full moon tunes

Full moon tunes

Emma Caplinger, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 24, 2019

The Homecoming parade, football game and a full moon all fell on the infamously unlucky Friday, Sept. 13 this year. In all the (potentially spooky) chaos, you may have missed the drops of new albums from The Lumineers, (Sandy) Alex G, Charli XCX and Twin Peaks. These albums are all great listens for the o...

The road not taken: Aaron Bashirian, rock star gone teacher

The road not taken: Aaron Bashirian, rock star gone teacher

Peyton Gaskill, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019

When West’s newest social studies teacher, Aaron Bashirian, graduated from college and got his degree in history, it would be almost two decades before he got to use it. Instead, Bashirian pursued his passion for music. “When I was 16, I went to a Motley Crue concert, and that changed my life,...

Choir director Eric Anthony sings “so long, farewell” to his time as an educator

Choir director Eric Anthony sings “so long, farewell” to his time as an educator

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

March 15, 2019

After 13 years of dedicated service to the music department, choir director Eric Anthony is retiring from his career as an educator. While Anthony was hired primarily as a choir director, he found great enjoyment in his part-time responsibilities as a counselor for underclassmen boys adjusting to li...

Freshman Grace Eschbach feeds passion for music through concert-going experiences

Freshman Grace Eschbach feeds passion for music through concert-going experiences

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

February 21, 2019

The lights suddenly turn off. The stadium settles into a bated silence. The countdown pops up on the vast display and freshman Grace Eschbach finds herself caught up in the wave of anticipation riding high around the venue. “You can feel the energy changing as soon as the countdown comes up,” Esc...

Junior Ryan Egan uses STEM courses to pursue a career in music

Junior Ryan Egan uses STEM courses to pursue a career in music

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

January 23, 2019

What kind of art are you interested in? I play in a band called The Brink STL. I’ve been playing guitar for eight years, and I’ve been playing gigs and concerts around St. Louis for the past four years. We play a little bit of everything. We play covers of pop bands like Panic! at the Disco a...

Environmental Sustainability class puts on second successful benefit concert

Environmental Sustainability class puts on second successful benefit concert

Maria Newton, Features Editor

December 18, 2018

The tradition of altruism from the Honors Environmental Sustainability class lived on in the second annual benefit concert, Pwest for Flint. The city of Flint, Michigan is still without clean drinking water after a pipe crisis in 2016 where their tap water was contaminated with lead and E. Coli. “[F...

Top Seven Holiday Songs To Dance To This Season

Top Seven Holiday Songs To Dance To This Season

Anna Pavlisin, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018

 1.All I Want for Christmas - Mariah Carey   One of the most popular Christmas songs of all time, it’s clear that the reason it’s so prominent is the energy and the beat of this song. Carey’s choice to hold the notes only add to the fun of singing along to this song. Personally, it is a ye...

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