Seniors reflect on voting in historic election

There is no doubt that 2020 has been an interesting year, and this year’s election is no exception. This year, many seniors attending West are eligible to vote. For these seniors, voting for the first time...

Margaret-Ann Littauer elected student body president

In the midst of a global pandemic and a historic presidential election, could you see yourself making your top priority to improve your school by running for the biggest student-held office? If you can’t,...

Young voters valuable in upcoming election

President Donald Trump and Former Vice President Joe Biden are engaged in one of the most contentious and heated election battles in our nation's history. The two are in the home stretch for election day on...

Reflecting on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s impact

On Sept. 18, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died in her home at the age of 87, after serving 27 years as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. She was sworn in on Aug. 10 1993, becoming...

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...