School-Related Mental Disorders

Chyna Anderson, Author

February 7, 2019

For the past decade, there has been an pressing issue dealing with progressive mental illnesses and substance abuse. These problems are fairly common in teenagers and young adults, specifically the high school students. Students...

Advice

Kyla Shroshire, Writer

February 5, 2019

This is random but I thought it would help a few beautiful souls... Welcome to 'Advice w/ Kyla' Tonight I wanna talk about depression. Depression is a real thing that can affect anyone. Many people don't think their friends...

My coming out story

Kyla Shropshire, Writer

February 5, 2019

When I tell me people I like girls the first thing they ask is "Does your mom know?". Yes my mom knows but it was hard to build up the courage to tell her. I first found my interest in girl when I was in middle school. I was get...

Family reunion gone wrong

Jayanah Holmes, reporter

February 4, 2019

(Skinny Porter gave us permission to share this sad experience)   Two weeks ago Skinny Porter, and her so-called "love of her life," Jordan, went to a party in Regency. Skinny, a senior on the girls basketball team, was excit...

Interview with Mr. Nyman

Geneva Bunks and Symajah Locklear

February 4, 2019

When asked what your favorite clubs were, he answered "Chorus, obviously", then giggled. Do you think Westside should have more clubs? "Yes, kids need more oppurtunities to exoplore more things and be involved in different...

Drug Use on Campus

Chance Smith, Reporter

February 4, 2019

Q:Have you ever used drugs on campus? A:No,I've never used drugs on campus. Q: what is your opinion on drug use on campus? A: It is very common because kids nowadays are being influenced to do drugs ,alot of kid think...

Life as a Senior

Saniya Simmons, Reporter

February 4, 2019

Everyone always has questions for seniors to see what its like being one. Is anything different or is it the same and not what people perceive it to be? Here are a few questions I asked Daunte Mills about his take on being a senior. Question...

Teen Pregnancy

Noemi Camunas, writer

February 4, 2019

  Magaly Arocho Suarez is a 33-year-old Puerto Rican women who became pregnant at the age of 17. She thinks that her story can help other teen moms who are going through the same thing that she went through. As previously...

School Dress Code

Geneva Burks, Symajah Locklear

January 31, 2019

A Student: Jordan Ray How do you feel about the gender bias roles in the dress code? "I feel like it should be equality. If a guy can wear it, I should be able to too." 2. How do you feel about tank tops? "I fee...

Causes of Lonliness/An Unspeakable Tragedy Gone Completely Unoticed

Xavier Robinson

January 29, 2019

Xavier Robinson is a new student at Westside High. He has moved 21 times, faced homelessness several times and has schizophrenia. Xavier has a strong interest in mental health and he's researching a new mental illness.    What are you?...

Teen Pregnancy

Azana Nelson

January 25, 2019

Students and teachers at Westside has a bias opinion about teen pregnancy.  Some feel like teen pregnancy is a common thing.  Some feel like we should have sex-ed classes.Is teen pregnancy common today?  Absolutely there should...

Meet Muntain The Sword Fighter

Nagelle Boru and Nathaniel Thomas

January 25, 2019

 This is Mrs. Muntain and she is a tremendous sword fighter. She is currently dueling in a battle in Keystone. It is an event called Frostbane that lasts all weekend. There are battles every day from noon to 5 pm Fri-Sun. This...

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