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Field Hockey team attends training camp at the University of Iowa

Field Hockey team attends training camp at the University of Iowa

Carly Anderson, Copy Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under sports

With 12 girls, two coaches and enough suitcases to slow their cars down, the field hockey team embarked on a four-hour drive to Iowa City, Iowa for a three-day training camp with the D1 University of Iowa field hockey team from July 19-21.   “When I heard about the training camp, there were no words to ...

Andrew Gray and Victoria Gray attend camp in Shanghai, China

Andrew Gray and Victoria Gray attend camp in Shanghai, China

Irene Yannakakis, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018


Filed under features

In a pursuit to learn Mandarin, freshman Victoria Gray and sophomore Andrew Gray spent two weeks in Shanghai, China, at a camp called ‘That's Mandarin.’ ‘That’s Mandarin’ is a two-week camp located in Shanghai, China and Beijing, China that focuses on teaching kids and teenagers reading...

Earth Sciences camp inspires junior Lauren Beard to pursue Meteorology

Earth Sciences camp inspires junior Lauren Beard to pursue Meteorology

Maria Newton, Features Editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under features

Junior Lauren Beard visited an atmospheric and Earth sciences camp at the University of Wisconsin (UW) over the summer to further her knowledge of meteorology. “I’ve just found myself drawn to [meteorology],” Beard said. “I’ve always found it really interesting how [different events around...

“The Mountain” review

“The Mountain” review

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions editor

June 14, 2018


Filed under A & E, music

With summer still heating up, Dierks Bentley’s latest album “The Mountain” provides a mellow sound that is perfect for kicking back at the pool. He blends music accessible to mainstream pop lovers and longtime country fans alike, while still retaining both his musical and personal roots to create...

Senior Emily Rayfield spends her summer serving others

Senior Emily Rayfield spends her summer serving others

Katie Spillman, Photo Editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under features, showcase

Leaving just two days after graduation, senior Emily Rayfield is spending her summer in Dittmer, MO to go to Sunnyhill Adventures camp, which she has attended since she was seven years old.   “The camp provides activities that [people of] all abilities are capable of doing. It's incredible to see ...

French students plan for trip abroad

French students plan for trip abroad

Lily Bucher, Convergent Media Writer

October 27, 2016


Filed under news

During a 15 day summer excursion, students will face total immersion into the French culture. Participants will tour Paris for five days and then attend a sister school, L’institution Sainte Jeanne d’Arc, in Aix en Provence for 10 days. “It will allow us to sightsee most of the touristic...

Pokémon GO helps real-world trainers “catch them all”

Pokémon GO helps real-world trainers “catch them all”

Hannah Hoffmann

September 22, 2016


Filed under news, showcase

The modern Pokémon trainer is no longer confined to catching them all within in-game regions that can only be reached through a screen; the summer debut of Pokémon GO has turned into an all out virtual reality fad as trainers take to their mobile devices to catch everything from Abras to Zubats. Released ...

Students feel pressure to attain a “perfect summer body”

Students feel pressure to attain a “perfect summer body”

Sydney Kinzy, Features Editor

May 12, 2016


Filed under features, showcase

Summer is coming, and excitement is in the air. Along with that, people work hard to get a “perfect beach body."

Math teacher Ruth Knop sets a National precedent for teaching

Math teacher Ruth Knop sets a National precedent for teaching

Emily Dickson, Conceptual EiC Intern

October 23, 2015


Filed under features

Ruth Knop, who teaches Algebra II and Honors Precalculus at West, met President Obama when she was honored with a Presidential Award for Mathematics Teaching this summer.

Boy Scout summer adventures

Boy Scout summer adventures

Peyton Gaskill, Staff Writer

October 7, 2015


Filed under features

These three West High scouts travelled the country and the world to experience what Boy Scouts had to offer over the break. Life Scout freshman Ryan Mound began his summer with a trip to the sunshine state while participating in the High Adventure Sea Base.

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