Natural Hair

Jada Lawrence

March 4, 2019

Being natural means that you don’t use any kind of chemical to change the texture or natural curl pattern of your hair. A couple of examples are using no relaxers to straighten your hair or any permanents to curl naturally straight...

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...

Interview with Tessa Duvall

Rowan Aboeid, writer

February 14, 2019

My first impression of her was a confident , strong , and independent women. Although she is young she is on the fast track to become a successful reporter whose curious and outcoming personality drove her to this career. She...

Teen Pregnancy… How do you feel about it?

Courtney Ervin, Jayla Wilson, Jerry Cooks

February 12, 2019

Today we gathered peoples opinions on teen pregancy. We got mixed answers but majority of the people said that it is bad and kids should worry about other things. Mr.Thompson said "(teen pregnancy) should'nt be honor what the...

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...

Video Games

Jorden Williams, Kayla Pierson, and Mia McKeever

February 11, 2019

Travis Stamper Q: What is your favorite video game and why? Stamper: "Fortnite, because I be bored." Q: What video game would you recommend to other gamers? Stamper: "Fortnite." Q: Ps4 or Xbox? Stamper: "PlayStat...

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,...

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...

Mr. Kemp’s Opinion

Reynaldo Hernandez, Allysiah-Rose Brown, Reporters

February 4, 2019

Mr.Kemp, a teacher here at Westside has been ok so far, but he says that it could be better. Kemp has worked in different school enviorments prior to high school, including colleges and junior enviornments. When asked about his...

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