I was given a rare opportunity

By Torie DeFazio ‘21

October 14, 2020

It was around February of last year, when I was in the middle of my junior year. I received a pass in the morning to go down to guidance later that day. Of course, with my personality, I instantly assumed I did something wrong....

I’m at a loss for words

By Gavin Williams '20

June 19, 2020

I’m at a loss for words. Over the past few weeks, we have been dealing with a country full of destruction, hate, and injustice. George Floyd’s death was not an accident, but a murder. The cop that was responsible for this...

I am just an 18-year-old white male who has no right to give his opinion

By Gavin Shields ‘20

June 15, 2020

Hello, my name is Gavin Shields. I am an 18-year-old white male living in a country that is divided. African Americans in America have a long history of being treated terribly in America. From the KKK, the Jim Crow laws, to...

We are the class of 2020 forever!

By Steve Brittingham ‘20

June 15, 2020

Graduation Speech Good Evening, everyone. It is a shame we are not able to hold this very special moment for the Class of 2020 together. This class will always be together forever in West Deptford as we all have become stronger...

All the Negativity Going on in the World Right Now is Really Getting to Me

By Mya Christian ‘23

June 15, 2020

All the negativity going on in the world right now is really getting to me. It hurts to see my people die everyday. Racism is something that never “ended.” I never thought I would actually experience something like this. In...

This is Supposed to Be the Land of the Free

Brooke Sorbello ‘23

June 15, 2020

I believe that this is something that should have happened a long time ago. No race deserves to be put down because people are told these lies about someone and just judging them from color, religion, etc. Blacks have always...

Black Lives Matter

By Gabrielle Hope ‘23

June 15, 2020

Eight minutes and forty six seconds. Eight minutes and forty six seconds is how long officer Derek Chauvin had George Floyd, a forty-six-year old man, handcuffed and pinned to the ground with a knee on his neck on May 25th. Even...

A Freshman’s 2020 Year in Review

By Benjamin Marraffa ‘23

June 15, 2020

2020 has not been a good year to say the least. First, the world lost one of the most dedicated players to the game of basketball, Kobe Bryant. Then, Covid-19 struck the world by surprise. Covid-19 is a disease that affects the...

Nathaniel Phillips’ Farewell Letter 2020

By Nathaniel Phillips '20

June 15, 2020

In lieu of chromebook returns being today, I feel as though this is a marking of my final day of senior year. While I will still be in contact through my phone on Remind, Google Classroom, Outlook, and virtually everything the...

Ms. Grossmann’s Advice to Seniors 2020

June 15, 2020

Congratulations! You are a West Deptford Graduate. I am so proud of you! As you begin this new chapter in your life, you may consider adhering to some of the following principles that have served me well over the years. Ms. Grossmann Step out of ...

A Tribute to My Grandfather Tedrick Vacca

By Brianna Green '23

June 1, 2020

Hello, family members and friends. Thank you for coming together to celebrate the life that was lived by Tedrick Vacca. Tedrick is my grandfather but not biologically. He was with my grandma long before I was born and helped...