Dress code does more than ’keep it classy’

My least favorite phrase in the world is, “Boys will be boys.” In the last few weeks, I have heard it entirely too much and, to make  matters worse,  I’ve heard it used in a context where it doesn’t...

Editor-in-chief reflects on Free Spirit conference

I have met the future president of the United States. In fact, I have ridden on a bus with, eaten meals with and spent a week sleeping in the same hotel as the future president of the United States. I have met...

Legislators Get Schooled

As students walk down the hallway at West, they can’t help but notice the worn, dilapidated state of the hallways or the water-stained tiles in the classrooms. It is no secret that the residents of...

The need to end the prejudice against mental illness

More than four years ago I met a new friend at my church. Let’s call her Jen. Jen had been home schooled all of her life up until her senior year when she attended Hendersonville High School. She struggled...

Court Rooms and Broadway Shows

I am a social anxiety-ridden Broadway star because of mock trial. Allow for me to explain. From a young age, I  feared public speaking. “Show and tell” was a knee-knocking nightmare in first grade...