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Just a Bill
Just a Bill
November 23, 2022

Seniors in the American Government class are currently writing a new rule that will be added to the school. The project, designed by American Government teacher Eric Ihde, is meant to teach students the...

Working in the Dark
Working in the Dark
Helen Whiteside, Special Editor • November 7, 2022

At approximately 8:55 a.m. on Monday, November 7, lights shut off throughout the school. French teacher Jaqueline Kahler’s room immediately filled with confused mumbles as the minutes ticked by. “Us,...

The Hidden Diversity Within Our Hispanic Community
Joe Wagner November 7, 2022

Junior Omar Moreno, representative of the Latinx Del Oeste Club, was born in the United States. His parents immigrated to the States in their twenties and didn’t know English, so Moreno’s first language...

The Ballot-Cycle
The Ballot-Cycle
Ming Wong, Managing Editor • November 7, 2022

As a child, Linn County clerk Steve Druckenmiller recalls going with his dad to canvas for president Dwight D. Eisenhower. With his father’s knock on the door and the brochures in his hand,...

Big Portions, Small Stomachs
Avneet Dhaliwal, Staff Writer • November 7, 2022

     Bornheimer, set out a massive bowl of cereal at the beginning of this week and asked the class about their opinions. She noted that...

International Students Meeting
Helen Whiteside, Special Editor • September 29, 2022

On Thursday, September 29 at promptly 12:39 p.m., room 136 was quickly filled with a large portion of the bustling student body, with every chair...

From Drugs and Alcohol to Teaching
Ming Wong, Managing Editor • September 27, 2022

Mike Garnier’s days as an adolescent weren’t focused on school. Through weekend and night partying, drugs and alcohol, and hanging out with...

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Sophomore AJ Howard
Written Words, Written Art?
Helen Whiteside, Special Editor • November 9, 2022

My veins are fraying hung up on this line like a well loved sweater, the one you let me borrow When I brought it from the bin I thought I felt your palm smooth my hair with the sun warmed linen I...

Zoey Zarkou
Time on her toes
Legend Engberg, News editor • November 7, 2022

  Starting out Zoey Zarkou started dancing originally because her parents put her in dance through parental influence when she was four, but concluded that she liked it. “ [I] thought...

Greater Theater
Greater Theater
November 7, 2022

Haily Dinger, a member of drama and theater, has seen how her art form puts together West’s annual play and musical. She sees it as a home for students interested in the arts. According to Dinger, theater...

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