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...

Combating bullying: Falcons ‘roar’ for Katy Perry

What is it like to be a Falcon? At the beginning of my freshman year, I walked onto campus just like many freshmen do, scared and excited. I was scared of the “giant” seniors, but excited that I was able...

Staff Editorial

Though it was well past midnight, Joan Smith sat at her kitchen table, staring at the pile of bills that needed to be paid. Her $2,700 monthly paycheck — before taxes and Social Security deductions —...

Marriage act unconstitutional

Eighty-three-year-old Edith “Edie” Windsor had been engaged to her partner, Thea Spyer, for 40 years before they finally married in Canada in 2007. Two years later when Spyer died, Windsor was not...

Is anything dirtier than a Dirty Bird?

As many of you probably know, we here at West have started something big. It’s a thing that I like to call the Dirty Birds. This season we have epito-mized what a student section should really be:...