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Off Days at West

Sophomore Cristian Agulaira is stressed about an upcoming test.
February 27, 2020

 Teachers and students have their off days at school and sometimes it’s hard to deal with. All students and teachers have different ways to deal with their emotions. ''When students don’t get on...

Secret clubs of West

Medieval Club is not just an extracurricular, it is also a family, says adviser and talented and gifted teacher Jay Swords.
February 18, 2020

With 34 clubs at West, there is a chance students may not know all of them. Not everyone may not be aware of the more “unknown” clubs. Every student is encouraged to join a club, sport or some kind...

Behind the locker tags

Student Senate members and seniors Erica Henderson, Hailey Hansen, and Gillian Collins put up locker tags to recognize students in the building and involvement in clubs and sports.
February 11, 2020

Freshman Faith Rettler is on the volleyball team and is a varsity cheerleader. Senior Ellie Mirfield is in the Ecology Club and Health Careers Club (HOSA). Something you may overlook are the locker tags...

Yoder ‘kills it’ in the classroom

Science teacher Brandon Yoder’s goals for his classes vary throughout the year, but he is always just as involved in the class as his students are.
“I believe that every student is capable of doing well in my classes,” Yoder said. “It is my job to guide them where they need to go, to a certain extent they need to do things on their own, but I want them to pave that path to help get them there.”
April 12, 2019

Entering room 119 one will encounter the aroma of fresh air coming from the courtyard windows, and popcorn. Depending on the day, you will find a deceased Anna Garcia mannequin laying on the floor, or...

Senior Spotlight: Alexa Glandon

“'Everything happens for a reason'. This is something I really believe in,
November 27, 2018

Throughout high school, senior Alexa Glandon has made many friendships, learned about herself, and participated in many activities. Glandon has been involved in volleyball all four years, she is the...

Humans of West: Brandon Yoder

“I’m always very genuine with people. I will tell you what I am thinking, what I am feeling, and what I think of you. [I do this] because people have a tendency to stop listening to you when they think you’re full of crap. In turn, I want everyone else to be as genuine as they can back to me,” Yoder said. “I think that is an important level of respect that I like to have with not just my students, but also with my athletes and colleagues.”
April 13, 2018

Brandon Yoder is the new boys tennis coach and has taught science for six years at West. Yoder was the freshman football assistant coach for three years, but once he started graduate school he stepped...

STEM Innovator teachers bring innovation to the classroom

March 16, 2018

West has a new edition of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Innovator qualified teachers: science teacher Brandon Yoder and Business Education teacher Mark Schlichting. STEM teachers offer...

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