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Students Summer Program Takes Her Across the World

Students Summer Program Takes Her Across the World

Ellie Bowen
October 9, 2015 • 56 views
Filed under A&E, Student Life

Western junior, Mary Campbell Spencer, was fortunate enough to have spent her summer in not one, but three different countries over the span of five weeks. The majority of her time was spent in the Outback of Australia, and the rest spent in various parts of New Zealand and Fiji. Spencer explains how her ...

Senior Mural!

Senior Mural!

October 2, 2015 • 105 views
Filed under Spirit Week 2015

Check out this Timelapse of the seniors creating their mural to kick off Spirit Week.

Is TOPS At The Bottom?

Is TOPS At The Bottom?

Jessica Klees
September 21, 2015 • 44 views
Filed under Opinion, Student Life

Everybody knows that all freshmen have to take TOPS. But the real question is, is the class helpful? TOPS has been taking place at WAHS for a long time and there have been many changes throughout the years. Most recently, 2015 has brought about a new TOPS schedule. After convening every day for t...

WAHS Let the Dogs Out

WAHS Let the Dogs Out

Olivia Gallmeyer
May 30, 2015 • 57 views
Filed under Multimedia, Student Life

A look at what may be the cutest senior prank ever

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Coon Hunting with Owen

Ruby Neisser, Staff writer
May 30, 2015 • 48 views
Filed under Features, Student Life

John Grinnell, known as Owen and has done very well in the “coon dog” hunting competitions, earning titles for several of his dogs. Grinnell  said “My oldest male (he is eleven years old), he has his grand night champion and my four year old female is just a night champion.” From a very young...

A Fond Farewell to the Golden Days of Skits

A Fond Farewell to the Golden Days of Skits

Ben Donovan, Staff Writer
October 19, 2014 • 83 views
Filed under News, Spirit Week 2014

One of the staples of Western Spirit Week, a series of skits put on by the students of each grade as well as by the faculty, has been removed from the docket of activities this year.The skits were replaced this year with a ten minute, pre-recorded video which will serve the same purpose as the skits...

Juniors Dominate in Beat the Fanatic

Juniors Dominate in Beat the Fanatic

Annie Lorenzoni, Staff Writer
October 17, 2014 • 38 views
Filed under News, Spirit Week 2014

Tension filled the cafeteria air today during lunch as the four grades battled it out for beat the fanatics. Questions were fired at the contestants as they desperately hit the buzzers to potentially blurt out the right answer.  The juniors won two categories, racking up the most points overall, and...

Sadie Hawkins: Are We Really Progressing?

Sadie Hawkins: Are We Really Progressing?

Olivia Gallmeyer, Staff Writer
October 17, 2014 • 269 views
Filed under Opinion, Spirit Week 2014

October has come,  and the Western halls are buzzing with murmurs of the universally loved celebration of crazy costumes and class pride we know as Spirit Week. However, this year the homecoming dance closing out the event has a bit of a controversial twist. Known as a Sadie Hawkins dance, this dance...

Meet Chay

Meet Chay

Garrett Hatmaker, Staff Writer
June 9, 2014 • 54 views
Filed under Student Life

Among the many groups of whom sit in the cafeteria, is one very unique band of skateboarders. The most notable character is most definitely Chavon Gassaway. He is also one of the most positive and lively seniors in the school. For anyone who has ever had the pleasure of talking to Chay, the first thing...

In a Different Direction

Valerie Hajek and Julia Elder, Staff Writers
June 4, 2014 • 56 views
Filed under Features, Student Life

Ashley Fox Many students head straight to college after high school, but senior Ashley Fox will be traveling another path.  After hearing the recommendations of her brother’s good friend, Ashley decided that taking a half gap year this fall semester to travel to Indonesia would be a perfect fit fo...

Is Dor Hananel the Next Tony Stark?

Is Dor Hananel the Next Tony Stark?

Patrick Andrews, Editor-in-Chief
April 16, 2014 • 107 views
Filed under Features, Student Life

Walking next to him, you would have thought that Dor Hananel was a regular person. Looking at him, you would immediately notice his well-worn blue jeans, New Balance tennis shoes, a black, green, or dark blue zip-up hoodie with an ordinary t-shirt underneath. He walks through the halls of school with...