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Is Dance a Sport?

Is Dance a Sport?

Some questions remained unanswered. For years there has been debates over if dance is a sport or just a recreational activity. Junior Anthony Ramsey sees dance as a sport. “Dancers push themselves just as hard as any other athlete,” Ramsey said. “I have a friend that ran a mile and worked out for two hours as much as she could […]

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Decorating Grad Caps

Decorating Grad Caps

In a sea of teal and silver, students march towards the end of their high school career and some stand out as their brightly colored caps shine against the monotony of a graduation uniform. Whether it is high school or college, students have been decorating and personalizing their graduation caps for years. With the ending of their journey through school, […]

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TAKE HOLD OF THE GOLD — Standing with gold medals around their necks, sophomores Jacqueline Eugenio-Martin and Brenda Martinez can’t stop smiling after being announced the winners. “I felt really surprised,” Eugenio-Martin says. “Especially because I wasn’t expecting my team to win a gold medal.” Photo by Melina Solano

FCCLA State Competitions

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New Face of NHS

New Face of NHS

For years the National Honors Society has been a club where membership is based only upon merit and a student’s academic standings. With qualifying grades and the payment of a small club fee, students can become members at the annual induction ceremony. This year advisor Elizabeth Gurkin has implemented new steps to the previously simple induction process with hopes of […]

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AP Exams

AP Exams

In two short weeks a select group of students will be sitting quietly in a testing area for about four hours. Starting on May 7 certain classes will be starting to take AP exams. Some of these students are taking more than one of these exams. “I have three different AP exams this year,” junior Stanley Richmond said. Junior Izaiak […]

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Lesson Learned

Lesson Learned

In about two months the class of 2018 will be taking their walk across the stage. They have been dreaming about this moment and with every passing minute they are closer to living this dream. Throughout high school there are some very important lessons they have learned. Senior Emalee Chapman has learned to never give up. “I learned to keep […]

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A Weekend of Dance

A Weekend of Dance

The music blasting, the crowd cheering, the judges watching intently, and the excitement in the air. On March 24 and 25 there was a regional dance competition by the name of Dancers Inc. This competition took place at the Washington Duke Inn on the campus of Duke University. Many studios showed up to give it their all, in hopes of […]

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The Best of Morgan Pleasant

The Best of Morgan Pleasant

For the past three years, the senior SGA has hosted a “Best of West Talent Show”. It is a fundraiser for the senior class. There is one winner and three rewards given out. The winners are chosen by three judges that our coming in from our community and one of them is last year’s “People’s Choice” winner. Junior Morgan Pleasant […]

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Freshman on Varsity

Freshman on Varsity

Everyone has certain talents. For freshmen Connor Hill , Anna Barbour and Courtney Christ they have a talent for sports. They are all freshman on a varsity team. “It can turn someone away because it can be too much, others thrive and perform better than you thought they could,” Jarman said. Being a freshman and playing with the older kids […]

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The Newbies

The Newbies

Some people like change, and with math teacher Amanda Huber and CTE teacher Donnis Hauser, they wanted to change their work environment. They decided to move from middle school to high school. “I needed a change of scenery and I loved working with Mrs. Swartz at Mcgee’s Crossroads Middle School and I knew it was a great place,” Huber said. […]

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