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Starting Fresh(men)

Starting Fresh(men)

Riley Keiter and Abi Cantu

February 22, 2019


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Leading up to and also at the recent Eighth Grade Transition Day, several questions about moving on to new schools and opportunities were asked to both the seniors leaving West this year and the eighth graders coming in as new freshman next year. The questions were nearly identical, but mirrored to see ...

The Freshmen – Class of 2023

Riley Keiter

February 21, 2019


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What are you most looking to about High School? Zahra Andela from Mission Trail- “I wanna get better at art mostly, and soccer, so I have more things to look forward to. Things that I actually like in the future, so I don’t have to get stuck at a McDonalds working there. I wanna maybe do ...

Out With the New, In With the Old

Out With the New, In With the Old

Peyton Carley

February 21, 2019


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The first iPhone ever made was released on June 29, 2007. Since then, the world has seen 10 more generations of iPhones, the most recent being the iPhone X. These smartphones have been in our lives for many years now, and they show no signs of stopping. The average American spends up to three hours on the...

Katie O’Keefe: A Helping Hand in Horticulture

Katie O’Keefe: A Helping Hand in Horticulture

Caché Goracke

February 14, 2019


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On a Wednesday in January, the students in Mr. Oberhelman’s horticulture class sat in their usual seats and brainstormed for a way their class could include the CBR kids, or the special education students, in their activities. By the end of class, they weren’t set on anything specific, but Katie...

The Class That’s All Fun and Games

The Class That’s All Fun and Games

Riley Keiter

December 21, 2018


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For most, Guess Who or Headbandz aren’t the main focus of the class. But down in the SPED rooms, Fridays are chock-full of games. Down on the first floor, every Friday, Mr.Stahl’s Impersonal Skills class spend the hour playing board games, card games, and coloring. The class is of course made of ...

From Victim to Activist

From Victim to Activist

Cache Goracke

December 20, 2018


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Freshman Kellen Broeckelmann was used to getting verbally and physically bullied during his middle school days. As a student at Mission Trail Middle School, especially in sixth grade, he was a rather small kid. Broeckelman witnessed, as well as experienced, a large amount of bullying including being sho...

Adventure to the United States

Adventure to the United States

Caché Goracke

December 18, 2018


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Karen Fukami, Monica Almagro, Maged Wadi, and Sarah Mari Nielsen, are from different cities in different countries. They have different backgrounds, stories, ideas, experiences and eat very different things for breakfast. Now, they sit in Kansas City, the center of the United States, and discuss thes...

Kalista Brown Takes the Stage

Kalista Brown Takes the Stage

Riley Keiter

December 10, 2018


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Voices and laughs intermingle in the excitement-filled choir room. It’s the first day of rehearsals for The Wizard of Oz, and cast and crew alike line the risers. Lorelei Frazee is leading the crowd at the moment, instructing them to pick up their name-tagged manilla folders at the front of the room, but...

Not Bound By the Details

Not Bound By the Details

Matt Bice

November 22, 2018


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Amongst the repertoire of classes English teacher, Aaron Schwartz, has taught, Comic Books is on the more obscure side. Most teachers have not sat kids down and taught them the in depths of how graphic novels are written and their importance, but Schwartz has.. The course allowed for many students to lear...

Diego Carrasco is On His Way to the Top

Diego Carrasco is On His Way to the Top

Peyton Carley

November 20, 2018


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If you were to ask me what a typical high schooler was like, I’d probably say, a student that simply gets through the week,  doesn’t learn anything, but just wants the grade for the future. I will admit, I’m like that, and to be fair, many high schoolers across America are that way. But one p...

The Odd Life of Timothy Oberhelman

The Odd Life of Timothy Oberhelman

Caché Goracke

November 13, 2018


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Timothy Allen Christopher Oberhelman grew up with a Mexican mother and a German father and was “just your typical Mexican-American-German family.” What did that look like? According to him, it looked like Mexican food five nights a week and a mom that fed both him, his sisters, and all their ...

Homecoming Court Profiles

Homecoming Court Profiles

September 25, 2018


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