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Melissa Wallace/Bertelsen is a social studies and psychology teacher that represents the meaning of authenticity.

Human of West: Melissa Wallace/Bertelsen

Hannah Andrews, News Editor October 26, 2018

It's a chilly Saturday, and rows of chairs placed on either side of the aisle. Gusts of wind blow anything and everything around. That’s how Melissa Wallace or should we say, Bertelsen spent her wedding...

Many students carry pepper spray on their keychains.

Pepper spray mishap sparks concern about safety

Tori Dierikx, Reporter September 14, 2018

Students in English teacher Katie Choate’s Introduction to Newspaper had a first hand experience with pepper spray on Sept. 6. “It didn’t take long for us all to start coughing,”  junior Nakia...

Student Senate members Whitney Martinez, Breelyn McMahon, Haley Dormire, Ashlyn Arp, and Brianna Blake dress in ears and Disney-themed shirts.

Charity Week: Disney Day

Mackenzi Burns, Reporter May 11, 2018

“I wish I could travel more. I would start with traveling to places around the United States that I know I want to see. Then I would probably go abroad to an extent because since I’ve been in Ecuador, I know I don't want to go somewhere with a language barrier unless I’d have a guide with me.”

Humans of West: Katie Choate

April 16, 2018

“I studied abroad my senior year at St. Ambrose during the winter for a three week span in Cuenca, Ecuador. I stayed with a host family for those three weeks. I fulfilled one of my education requirements...

Student work ethic

Student work ethic

Joseph Potts, Reporter April 13, 2018

Over the last decade, there has been discussions about the work ethic of high school students. The work ethic of students varies, with some showing effort and going beyond what is expected, while others...

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