West teachers adjust to virtual learning

In the wake of Covid-19, there’s no question that major adjustments are affecting all aspects of life. Masks are becoming items that many people cannot leave the house without, six feet is becoming a...

Junior launches lifestyle blog to inspire others

Quarantine: a time of rest and relaxation for some and personal growth for others. When suddenly faced with all this extra time on their hands, different people have responded in different ways. Some have...

Health care worker shares coronavirus experience

North Carolina reported its first COVID-19 case on March 3, and since then, the case number has continued to increase even five months later. Medical professionals and other essential workers have worked...

Senior working during pandemic shares experience

Eyes glittering with excitement, the girl begins her next shift. Arming herself with a mask and gloves, Raine Wongchong spends her day taking orders and preparing frozen treats. At the end of the day, she...

Oct. 29 marks 50th anniversary of the internet

On Oct. 29, 1969, a student from UCLA sent a message from one networked computer to another using the ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network), the predecessor to the internet. This event is marked...

Area 51 memes provoke questions from students

In June, college student Matty Roberts created a Facebook event tited ‘Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us,’ listed to take place on Sept. 20. While the event was supposedly a joke, the extensive...

Four students enter new apprenticeship program

Inhaling the smell of library books and freshly printed paper, senior Cameron Kindley picked up the hard hat in front of him and placed it on his head. He glanced at the three other boys sitting at the table...

Bus driver impacts generations of Falcons

There are not many people who have the ability to say that they have been at West Henderson High School since doors opened in 1961 and are still here. Doris Bencivenga is one of them. Bencivenga was a...

Students notice benefits of senior projects

The senior project: It’s something that every student at West hears about at the start of their freshman year. It is a graduation requirement; every student completes one major project during their senior...