Toxic Relationships

Chyna Anderson, Lead Reporter

April 16, 2019

Filed under Listen Up, Showcase, Student Life/Teen Issues, The Struggle Is Real, Wolverine Woes

If you or someone you know has been subjected to a toxic relationship, whether it's a parent or significant other, there are a few things you should know. Several people care deeply about you and wish to help in any way possible. A...

The Effect Lack of Sleep Has on Your Body

Chyna Anderson and Mia McKeever

March 20, 2019

Filed under Listen Up, Student Life/Teen Issues, The Struggle Is Real, Wolverine Woes

It's common knowledge that everyone should get at least eight hours of sleep. It can be most difficult on school nights when a student or teacher must stay up late working on assignments and wake up before dawn. Some effects of...

How to Be a Better Writer

Chyna Anderson and Mia McKeever

March 7, 2019

Filed under Academics, Aspiring Writers, Listen Up, Poetry, The Struggle Is Real

Greetings to all aspiring writers. Whether it's an essay, a novel, or a poem, many of you possess a gift that not everyone can acquire. There are a considerable amount of techniques you can use if you want to improve your writng....

Natural Hair

Jada Lawrence

March 4, 2019

Filed under Opinions, Spotlight, The Struggle Is Real

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...

Words to Use Instead of “Said”

Chyna Anderson

February 25, 2019

Filed under Academics, Aspiring Writers, The Struggle Is Real

Teachers can testify that students have a habit of using the forbidden word in their essays. The word we all use multiple times throughout our lives. That word is 'said'. You're familiar with that word aren't you? On behalf...

School Subjects That Should Be Taught

Chyna Anderson

February 21, 2019

Filed under Academics, Opinions, Showcase, Student Life/Teen Issues, The Struggle Is Real, Uncategorized

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"...

Q&A with Ka’mya Wheaton: Picnic Tables on Campus

February 19, 2019

Filed under Opinions, Student spotlight, The Struggle Is Real

Q: I've noticed the school has tables outside where i'm guessing students use to eat lunch at. Why do you think they banned that from happening? A: Too many fights, im guessing. Q: Would you want to eat outside for lunch?...

The Backpack Policy

Chyna Anderson

February 12, 2019

Filed under Opinions, Student Life/Teen Issues, The Struggle Is Real

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...

School-Related Mental Disorders

Chyna Anderson, Author

February 7, 2019

Filed under Student Life/Teen Issues, The Struggle Is Real, Wolverine Woes

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...

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...

School Dress Code

Geneva Burks, Symajah Locklear

January 31, 2019

Filed under Listen Up, Opinions, Spotlight, Student Life/Teen Issues, Student spotlight, The Struggle Is Real, We Are Wolverines

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...

The Big Split

Sama'Jai Jones

January 28, 2019

Filed under The Struggle Is Real, We Are Wolverines, Wolverine Woes

Jan. 9 2019, students at Westside High School walked into Mary Maraghy's journalism class to find out they've been separated into two groups based on work ethic. The question is, is the split fair to the students? Several...

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