Headphones during Class

Jayvien Watkins

March 6, 2019

Interview with Cortlan Davis Do you think that headphones should be allowed while doing work in class? Yes Why should or shouldn't we have them? Helps you focus Is there a certain time we should use them, like independent...

Love, Death, and Other Worlds

Xavier Robinson, Reporter

March 4, 2019

The world is a curious place. I would say it was a happy place. Possibly a sad place, or even cruel. But none is true. Those are opinions. One thing it is, without a doubt, is the fact that it is curious. The inspiration for this...

Cyberbullying: Is it Really An Issue?

Chyna Anderson

March 1, 2019

Since the early 2000s, there has been a huge rise in the popularity of the internet. So popular, in fact, that it can be accessed almost anywhere, from televisions to smart devices such as Alexa or Siri. Of course, social media...

School Subjects That Should Be Taught

Chyna Anderson

February 21, 2019

Schools across the district have a strict core curricula that all students must go by. As most people know, these important classes are math, science, history, and literature. There are also electives that students are "obligated"...

Westside High School Violence

Jada Lawrence and Mia McKeever

February 19, 2019

Our school is important to us. We come here everyday to try our best to achieve small tasks and assignments in our classrooms in hopes of having a successful future. We are also able to make friends with the people we hang...

The Backpack Policy

Chyna Anderson

February 12, 2019

Students attending Westside Highschool are prohibited from bringing backpacks that aren't clear or mesh. With good reason, of course. As you may know, Westside (previously known as Forest) has a history of adolescents bringing...

Part-Time Student

Mekilya Smith, editor

February 8, 2019

As many highschool students begin to come of age they also encounter the options of grasping a job. We all have particular reasonings for having a job but we also have to deal with school. Most of us struggle to keep up with both,...

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...

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