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Human of West: Melissa Wallace/Bertelsen

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

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 day three weeks ago. Outside in the cold, surrounded by her family and friends. A trip to Minn...

Pepper spray mishap sparks concern about safety

Many students carry pepper spray on their keychains.

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 Allen said. Choate said the incident happened as a joke, but within a span of thirty seconds, i...

Humans of West: Katie Choate

“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.”

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 classes, which was teaching culturally responsive students. We visited a variety of different ...

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 just do the bare minimum. “Some students have a superb work ethic, but certainly not all do,” Englis...

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