Category: Features

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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Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

Each afternoon musical rehearsals are in full swing as the cast sing and dance on stage. Behind the curtains another group is hard at work. Students in the art club are preparing props for the musical’s set to ensure that a glass slipper is the only thing missing on show night. “It’s cool to be able to work backstage,” senior […]

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Preparing for Prom

Preparing for Prom

The greatest prom on earth is quickly approaching. April 20, 2018 is the date set for this years circus themed prom. Juniors and seniors are invited to attend the event and allowed one guest to spend the night with. Months of preparation go into creating the perfect night. “I started planning in January,” junior Arianna Arrington said. “People started getting […]

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Freshmen Fears

Freshmen Fears

Entering any new world is daunting, but the world of high school can be especially intimidating to a teen. For freshman Caleb Karie, walking to class and seeing 6-foot guys walk the same halls, some even sporting beards, can be pretty intimidating. “I didn’t know how they would react to me considering that i’m years younger than them,” Karie said. […]

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Spring Signing Day

Spring Signing Day

Athletes stood with their parents, friends, coaches, and teammates as they excitedly waited for their turn at the signing table, something they each had been working towards for a long time. On Wednesday, March 21 spring athletes signed to their future colleges for the sport they had been dedicated to for years, and will continue to be dedicated to as […]

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Photographer: John Piland

The New Security

Following the shooting in Parkland, Florida, and a recent intrusion situation, school officials have begun to improve school security in order to create a safer and more comfortable learning environment. The front doors were formerly unlocked and mostly unmonitored, save for security cameras and the occasional personal observation. This has since changed, with the implication of ambassadors to monitor the […]

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Focus- Ignoring everything else junior Kaylah Valler focuses on doing what she loves. “When I am on stage it feels as if nothing else matters to me,” Kaylah said. Photo by Jack Schweizer

In the Spotlight

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