Homecoming Week set for Oct. 3-8

West students and alumni will celebrate Homecoming Week, including the annual kick-off assembly, spirit days, pep rally, halftime crowning ceremony and dance, Oct. 3-8. “Homecoming week is all about showing...

Cleanse It Up: Detox dieting growing in popularity

One morning, junior Chloe Simmons woke up feeling hungry, but instead of going to the pantry for cereal, she reached for her detox lemonade. Wanting to improve her health and possibly lose weight, Simmons was...

New Chromebooks to ease student textbook burden

The student walked through the hallway on the way to his next class. His backpack, however, was not weighing him down, as four textbooks weren’t in it anymore. Instead he had a sleek, new black Chromebook as...

Fired Up: Freshman spends free time blacksmithing

Freshman Timmy Dorn pounds a hot piece of metal to shape it into an item. Dorn has taken up blacksmithing as a hobby. Photo by Leah Dorn. Timmy Dorn stood by his forge, the crimson embers and orange flames...

Give and Take: Common charities face criticism

Sophomore Autumn WongChong rummaged through her closet pulling out all the clothes she didn’t wear anymore. She folded and placed them into an old cardboard box, ready to take them to Goodwill. WongChong had...