Birds are falling out of the sky

February 25, 2011

Last Sunday, January 1st 2011, a crisis happened in Arkansas. Thousands of birds fell out of the sky. Scientists did some testing on the birds, and they found no poison, no diseases, or sicknesses in any of the birds so everybo...

Do sports affect grades?

By Danielle Grover '14

February 25, 2011

Many students in high school are involved in one or more sports. Some students are so concerned about their sports that they forget about their grades. The question is: Do sports affect grades?             At West...

Gangs are part of the extreme scene

Unsigned Editorial

February 19, 2011

         In the early 1980s extreme music was at its prime, and the music scene was alive and well. Cities like Philadelphia, Boston, New York City, and Washington, D.C. were among the most popular cities for hardcore...

High School students are dropping out at an alarming rate

Danielle Grover '14

January 10, 2011

Every year, 1.2 million students drop out of high school in the United States. This means that a student drops out every twenty six seconds or six thousand students drop out a day. Hispanics are twice as likely to drop out as...

Facebook Usage is Exploding

By Dan Albinson ‘14

December 20, 2010

Some people might say that social networking sites relieve stress and calm them down, but it also can cause distraction. More than half the people in the world have a account, whether it be on Facebook, MySpace, or Twitter. Since...

Bullies Invade the Internet

By Anthony Fleckenstein '13

December 20, 2010

            Have you ever been bullied in school? Imagine being picked on each day, and only escaping it once you reach home. Well, what if that wasn’t the end of your torment? Cyber bullying is a growing form of ...