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Students say “¡hola!” to the biliteracy exam

Junior Sara Albarcha practices her Spanish. On top of learning the Spanish language, Albarcha is proficient in both English and Arabic. “Learning new languages is important, and we shouldn’t stick to the only language that we speak because it’s really not what everyone else is speaking,” Albarcha said.

Leah Schroeder, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

By taking the biliteracy exam, students had the opportunity to achieve the Seal of Biliteracy, a seal that demonstrates achievement in both English, a language other than English (LOTE) and sociocultural awareness.  Junior Ulaa Kuziez chose to take the exam for Arabic, a language she grew up spea...

Feminist Club organizes voter registration drive

Outside of the cafeteria, junior Ulaa Kuziez hangs up a sign advertising the voter registration event organized by Feminist Club. Other methods of registering include online or at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), but Wednesday, Jan. 29, students will have the opportunity to register at school during both lunches. “By being registered to vote, [students] will be able to take part in the political process and make a difference,” Kuziez said. “It's important that students reclaim that power and use it for good.”

Mira Nalbandian, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

In a few months, registered voters will have the opportunity to take part in the primary presidential elections and the 2020 presidential election. The primaries will take place March 10 and the presidential election Nov. 3.  The Feminist Club decided to organize a voter registration event for stude...

Feminist Club sells stickers to support ALIVE

Sophomores Mira Nalbandian and Anna Newberry prepare to sell stickers during first lunch to support the ALIVE program. Nalbandian was grateful for the opportunity to support a cause that was important to her. “If you see other people supporting something, it makes you feel better by supporting it because nobody likes to be alone when they're doing something,” Nalbandian said. “If you have a bunch of people who buy stickers and you can see the stickers, you will think this is a cause that matters, and it's okay to support it.”

Leah Schroeder, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Sharing a message of equality, Feminist Club is raising funds to support the Alternatives to Living in a Violent Environment  (ALIVE) organization, a domestic violence shelter for women in the St. Louis area, by selling stickers.  “The mission and purpose of the ALIVE program are definitely very i...

Warming heads and hearts: We Dine Together joins the Hat not Hate movement

Junior and president of We Dine Together Sarenna Wood lifts handmade hats from the Hat not Hate program at their October meeting. The cub received fifty hats from the program. “I believe our club makes a positive change in people’s lives who don’t have anywhere to sit at lunch or people who feel isolated,” Wood said. “I’ve seen people who might not have anywhere to go at lunch and they now have a lot of friends. It’s really nice to see.”

Leah Schroeder, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

Students wearing winter hats is not something that you expect to see during 90 degrees weather, but these hats did more than make members of the We Dine Together club sweat. After pairing with Hat not Hate, a national program that aims to eradicate bullying through the creation of hand-knit blue hats, ...

Raising hope: Feminist club fundraises for Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Program

Selling an “I STAND WITH REFUGEES” wrist band to junior Jon Ma during second lunch, junior Sabrina Bohn and sophomore Ulaa Kuziez raise awareness for the Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Program. The feminist club voted earlier in the year to provide money to that group in order to expand their impact on the global community. “Last semester we had a group vote between three different charities. We had one that was a women's shelter that helped women who experienced domestic abuse, the Immigrant and Refugee Women’s program and another women's shelter with a different focus. The group members voted and decided on the Immigrant and Refugee program to bring awareness, not just in our community and school, but to a bigger world,” Bohn said. Photo by Kathryn McAuliffe

Kathryn McAuliffe, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

A desire to take progressive action on the global issue of immigration and a refusal to remain complacent inspired Feminist club to hold their second fundraiser of the year to once again benefit the Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Program (IRWP), a local charity providing education to more than 380 immigrants in St. Louis. Immigrants face difficult transit...

Feminist Club sells pins and keychains to benefit the Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Program

Buying a pin from seniors and Feminist Club co-leaders Lizzy Calvert and Allani Gordon, senior Kaitlyn Taylor helps Feminist Club in their mission to donate money towards immigrant and refugee women and children. The club sold pins and keychains for $1 each. “The concept of being active in West’s community and volunteering in West County and the St. Louis community is a great experience,” Calvert said. “To be able to donate money to a program that will benefit women and others is always a nice feeling.”

Carly Anderson, Copy Editor

November 16, 2018

Having spent the past two weeks cutting, creating and preparing pins and keychains to sell, Feminist Club debuted their craftsmanship Nov. 12 as a fundraiser for the Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Program (IRWP). “We used to sell candy canes and candy cane grams, but we couldn’t do that this year be...

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