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Erwin shares some qualities with his older brother, Brett Erwin, who graduated from West in 2018. They both played basketball all four years of high school. “They’re both hard working. They were obviously raised really well so they’re both great kids. I think Derek is a little more outgoing towards everyone else,” Paulson said.

Never give up

Luke Loving, Reporter February 10, 2021

Imagine climbing a mountain, but every time you almost reach the top, you trip and fall right back down to the bottom. Imagine having to rehab through the whole off-season leading up to your senior year....

Kennedy Wink smiling on a game day! She has stayed positive and working hard throughout the year even with obstacles in her way. “I'm proud of the relationships I have established through the years and how I have such a good support group and such good friends,” Wink said.

A unique senior year

Isabella Martens, Reporter February 3, 2021

With many struggles happening right in the middle of her senior year, Kennedy Wink still persists. Wink’s senior year has been very different than she expected. She still continues to be a source of...

Denny Dang is a person who wants to put himself out for others to see. With the influence of engineer teacher Jason Franzenburg,

Oh, Dang

Vu Tran, Reporter January 27, 2021

Picture a freshman going through high school, having no complete idea of what he wants to be in the future. Then engineering comes along and that is what sparked an interest to become an engineer as a...

From success to scholarship

Emma Bernick, Media Editor February 6, 2019

Maintaining good grades, leading a world class robotics team, and still finding time for typical teenage activities may seem impossible to some, but senior Alyssa Rodriguez seems to balance everything...

Senior Kyle Swanson has been diagnosed with ADD, OCD, and high-functioning autism. Despite his obstacles, he still strives to reach his goals.

Unstoppable despite the obstacles

Tyler Newman, Reporter January 17, 2019

He is a student who always has the biggest smile on his face. He is a passionate soul who loves writing. He is an energetic young man ready to overcome the odds any minute of the day. He is a student who...

Senior Spotlight: Alexis Schutters

Aiden Rushing, Reporter December 10, 2018

Instead of dwelling in the past on things that can’t be changed, senior Alexis Schutters prefers to live in the present. Schutters is inspired by her aunt who was has taught her a lot about not dwelling...

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

Senior Spotlight: Alexa Glandon

Naomi Walker, Social Media and Business Manager 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...

“I like that you get to learn more about different eras of history from the music you’re singing and that the audience and performers can interpret in so many different ways. [Choir] provides a sense of togetherness that I really appreciate,” senior Alexis Syverson said.

A day in the life of a performer

Emma Bernick, Media Editor October 31, 2018

Although standing below blinding lights with every move being watched by an audience isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, it is the environment where senior Alexis Syverson thrives. For as long as she can...

Amia Combs is a person that will always stick up for her friends and anyone and need.

Breaking the stereotype

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief October 29, 2018

She sits at the table during dinner, discouraged and angry. She is over being disrespected and feeling out of place. She goes to her mom to bring her out of this state of mind, her mom reminds her that...

Christiansen is a computer-aided drafter at Deck Supply Services. Utilizing large amounts of math, she designs deck rails in computer-aided drafting software. After high school, Christiansen plans on pursuing mechanical engineering and design.

Pushing boundaries and making a change

Zak Keel, Reporter October 26, 2018

Alexa Christiansen is a student that may just break the record for most hours existing within the walls of West. An average week for Christiansen consists of walking to school at 6:35 a.m. for early-bird...

“You can only do it one time. Once high school is over, it’s over,” Oliver said.

The hidden talent behind the quiet boy

Tori Dierikx, Reporter October 17, 2018

When you first meet Malachi Oliver, you may just notice him as the quiet kid who sits in the back of class with his headphones on. But there is much more to Malachi Oliver than what meets the eye, or ear....

 “Don’t take everything so seriously. Don’t be so hard on yourself. Be grateful for what you have because anything could happen,

A photographer on the run

Tyler Newman, Reporter October 16, 2018

If you’re ever looking for her after school, you can usually find her on bus 104 talking with bus driver Bob. She’s probably wearing jeans and a grey sweatshirt. She carries her book and her camera...

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