Full time virtual student reflects on school year

Following the transition to Plan A in the Henderson County Public School system, some West Henderson students have chosen to remain fully virtual. In acts of selflessness and love for their families, these...

Should athletes wear masks while playing?

Ever since the start of this pandemic there has been one question on athletes and fans minds: what about school sports? As selfish as that might sound, it was a genuine question. I remember being at the last...

Students return to school full time

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this school year has been anything but typical. Throughout the course of the year, much that affects students has been a topic of debate between students, teachers, parents,...

Henderson County Schools to operate under Plan A

On Friday March 12, the Henderson County Board of Education announced that Henderson County Public Schools will be returning to full time in-person learning under Plan A.  This follows a statement made...

Pandemic brings changes to exam week

While final exams typically include four grade levels of students frantically rushing through the hallways of West Henderson, this year’s - much like everything else - are very different. Instead of every...

Blue light glasses popular with students

As the coronavirus pandemic stretches on, and millions of Americans work and attend school from home, blue light glasses are quickly growing in popularity. The glasses block a blue-colored, high energy ray of...

Student athletes struggle with season changes

For the past four years, the last month of summer has always brought me the most joy. It is not because I went to the beach, the pool or even on a road trip. Instead, it was starting the school volleyball...

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...

Students to return to school under Plan B

After an extended meeting on Sept. 8, the Henderson County School Board voted to let students return to school on a limited schedule. Plan B would allow students in grades 3-12 to attend in-person classes on a...

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...