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...

Students, teachers set 2019 resolutions

It’s the time of year when holiday decorations are coming down, social media users are posting recaps of their year, “New year, new me” posts are running rampant, and detox teas are spamming feeds on...

AirPods becoming popular among students

Apple has made the ultimate wireless earbuds: AirPods. Every headphone company makes wireless headphones of some sort, so many people have been questioning what makes them so special. “I’ve seen a lot of...

West grad runs for NC Senate seat

Sam Searcy walked the hall of West Henderson High School with a stack of campaign posters stuck awkwardly beneath his arm. After being elected student body president of the 1994-95 school year, he would...