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Whitewashed or not: students discuss the lack of teacher diversity

Whitewashed or not: students discuss the lack of teacher diversity

Katie Spillman, Staff Writer

September 11, 2017


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As the community discusses differences, bullying and tolerance, the issue of diversity of teachers compared to students has come to light. “I think it’s not really about representation, I think it’s more about the culture. Not only are the teachers here less diverse, but [because] we live in ...

School says farewell to sophomore secretary Joyce Weis

School says farewell to sophomore secretary Joyce Weis

Samantha Gaddis, Staff writer

April 13, 2017


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After 19 years of working at West, sophomore secretary Joyce Weis plans to retire with her sixth class in May. After receiving her job four years ago, Sophomore Assistant Principal Jenn Sebold met with Weis to introduce herself. “She had this motherly stern look and said, ‘If you can remember ...

Dean reflects on retirement after 31 years of service

Dean reflects on retirement after 31 years of service

Sarah Lashly, Convergent Media Writer

October 24, 2016


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“I think every memorable moment has a memorable kid in it, somebody that really grew as a player or had a life changing event happening in their life that we were able to be there,” Dean said.

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Dr. Beth Middendorf named St. Louis Assistant Principal of the Year

Dr. Beth Middendorf named St. Louis Assistant Principal of the Year

Emily Dickson and Emily Wind

April 6, 2016


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Beyond the job requirements of assistant principal, the award seeks to honor a person who makes a substantial and outstanding contribution to the school community.

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Judy Babitz, Counseling Secretary extrodinaire

Judy Babitz, Counseling Secretary extrodinaire

Kathryn Harter, Multimedia Editor

May 7, 2015


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From the capital of the United States, to a potential law degree, to personal training, to Parkway North and now here at West, Judy Babitz is the new Guidance Secretary.

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PAWESEHI earns a Pacemaker Award

PAWESEHI earns a Pacemaker Award

Rachel Ellis, Staff Writer

April 21, 2015


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The PAWESEHI staff earned their first Pacemaker award on April 18, at the National Scholastic Press Association Spring High School Journalism Convention in Denver, CO.  The Pacemaker is awarded to the best of the best in all areas of student publications and is regarded as the highest honor a publication...

POW: Dr. Angela Frye, Creative Writing

POW: Dr. Angela Frye, Creative Writing

Allie Collins, Convergent Media Writer

January 22, 2015


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"Why do you have such an interest in movies?"

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POW: Officer Scoggins, Staff

POW: Officer Scoggins, Staff

Allie Collins, Convergent Media Writer

December 10, 2014


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"What’s your position at west?"

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POW: Keith Brown, Custodian

POW: Keith Brown, Custodian

Allie Collins, Convergent Media Writer

October 25, 2014


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“Six years ago I was involved at the Emerson Child Building in East St. Louis for motivational speaking. I talked to them about success over failure. Most of these kids were dropouts, gangbangers, and drug users.”

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