All About Mrs. Brooks- Q&A Edition

Allysiah-Rose and Danna Rivera

February 8, 2019

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Q: What inspired you to become a language teacher? A: I was inspired by one of my mom's student that spoke french. Everytime he would come over, he would speak french to me Q: What is your native language? A: English Q:...

Westside ESOL Coordinate- Ms. Martinez

Danna Rivera and Allysiah-Rose, Publisher,Interview,Editor

February 6, 2019

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Ms.Martinez was inspired to teach in ESOL becuase she loves to help people learn english. When she was in highschool she was placed in ESOL. Martinez likes the different cultures from each of her students, she even knows a lot...

Interview with Mr. Nyman

Geneva Bunks and Symajah Locklear

February 4, 2019

Filed under Clubs & Activities, Opinions, Teachers Spotlight, The Struggle Is Real

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

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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...

Ms.Gropper on Fighting

Reynaldo Hernandez, Reporter

January 31, 2019

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Q: Do you feel as if administration takes fighting serious? A: I believe the majority of administration takes it serious. Q: If there was a fight in your room how would you handle it? A: I would try to protect the students...

Mr. Flint Interview

Geneva Bunks and Symajah Locklear

January 29, 2019

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1. How do you react to people fighting in  your class? Daniel Flint: "I'm more disappoited than anything." 2. Which triggers students to have an alteration (physical)? Daniel flint: " Students don't fight in my class." 3....

A Q&A with School Resource Officer Thompson

Luke Rendell and TaNauticah Jackson

January 29, 2019

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Q. How do you handle tough situations? A. I just deal with them, it's part of my job. Q. Do you enjoy doing your job? A. Yes, It's very interesting. Q. How stressful does it get when students act out? A. It doesn't,...

The Story Behind The Teachers

Tanyah Ali

January 29, 2019

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"Why do teachers do what they do?"  You may ask yourself, or saying that this work is too much work, but is there a reason for them being a teacher?  well yes becase I asked Mr.Brown why he wants to be a teacher and he said...

Meet Muntain The Sword Fighter

Nagelle Boru and Nathaniel Thomas

January 25, 2019

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 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...


Tanyah Ali and Madison Allen

January 18, 2019

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"New year New me" people say. But is it really a "New me"? Or will it just be a repeat of last year hoping we meet our goals but ultimately failing? In our journalism class we interviewed a couple staff members about their resolutions...

A year full of Hendrix by Dominique Guishard and kayla Johnson

October 9, 2017

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Megan Hendrix  is the 2017-2018 teacher of the year. For Westside High in previous years, teachers would nominate the top 3 teachers and then vote. This year, she won majority of votes so she won outright. "It was unexpected...

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