Student Discontent Shifts Into Gear

Janice Khou and Jennifer Cotter, Senior Editors

February 12, 2015


Filed under News, Student Corner

Depending on what time students leave their homes in the morning, they may run into several obstacles. There could be traffic, a forgotten lunch or homework, or a late arrival to class. Students, especially those who start their school day around second or third period, may struggle with finding a parking...

Your College Research Guide

Catie Tsai, Co-Editor-inChief

January 21, 2015


Filed under Student Corner

For many seniors, the college application process is stressful and confusing, especially at the beginning. When selecting which schools to apply to, you must consider many different factors; after all, one of them will ultimately end up being your home for the next four years. Counselor Michelle Alt...

Leader of the Wolf Pack

Leader of the Wolf Pack

Cathrine Hoffman, Staff Writer

January 21, 2015


Filed under Sports, Student Corner

He has beaten Dirk Nowitzki in knockout. He knows the first 100 digits of pi. He even co-coaches a youth basketball team. Who is this, you ask? None other than this year's Senior Class President (SCP), Parker Ragle. Ragle has many responsibilities, including acting as the liaison between the students...

Twelve Halloween Hits

Nicki Edwards, Staff Writer

January 16, 2015


Filed under Student Corner

There are many elements to having a great Halloween: the perfect costume, perfect candy, perfect post trick-or-treating movie and, above all, the perfect playlist. Below is a list of 12 terrifying Halloween hits that will turn any themed party into a success. A Nightmare On My Street (1988)— D...

Helpful Tips when Writing College Essays

Jennifer Cotter, Senior Editor

January 16, 2015


Filed under Student Corner

With it being the middle of the semester, that can only mean one thing: college applications. Many colleges require students to send in an essay so the college can really see what prospective students are like. Writing a college essay can be stressful and difficult, so here are some tips from Director...

Sonic’s Most Secret Sips

Catherine Hoffman, Staff Writer

January 8, 2015


Filed under Student Corner

Sonic is a popular off-campus lunch spot for many West students. If you are one of the numerous people who enjoy the “Ultimate Drink Stop,” here are a few different drink combinations to try during your next visit.   Blue Coconut Sprite with Mint This minty twist on the classic Blue...

Student Discounts Save Your Wallet

Janice Zhou, Senior Editor

January 8, 2015


Filed under Student Corner

Lack of money and being a student sometimes goes hand in hand. Here's a list of places that offer student discounts: Kimbell Art Museum – Special Exhibitions Students get $2 off the regular admission price ($18) if they present a student ID Location: 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX ...

Do Not Flip Over Finals

McKenna Alexander, Associate Editor

January 8, 2015


Filed under Student Corner

It is that time of year again, when students are frantically hunting in their lockers and backpacks for notes they took the first week of school, regretting thinking that they would never need them again. Bring on the season of minimal sleep, over-consumption of coffee, and sweatpants becoming the new...

College Application Checklist

Catie Tsai, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 9, 2014


Filed under Student Corner, Top Stories

Jan. 1, the regular decision application deadline for many colleges, is fast approaching. With the exception of those who have already been accepted into a school, high school seniors everywhere are scrambling to finish their applications in hopes that an acceptance letter from one of their choice colleges...

Mums the Word: Texas Tradition

Mums the Word: Texas Tradition

McKenna Alexander, Associate Editor-in-Chief

October 13, 2014


Filed under Student Corner

It is that time of year again, when girls' thoughts are consumed with dresses, heels, manicures and potential hairstyles while boys panic over a creative proposal. Homecoming has arrived, and along with it comes the traditions that have been present since 1911, when the University of Missouri introduced...

Student Council Plans West’s First Operation Beautiful

Student Council Plans West’s First Operation Beautiful

Alison Tsai, Editor-in-Chief

March 19, 2014


Filed under Student Corner

Some say that it is not what is on the outside that counts, but what is on the inside. West is going one step further by launching its first Operation Beautiful, a campaign to celebrate inner beauty and raise self-image of girls. “One of the main goals of Operation Beautiful is to encourage girls...

PALs Plan Ahead For Prom

Mckenna Alexander, Staff Writer

March 19, 2014


Filed under Student Corner

PALs has recently been working to create West’s “Prom Closet,” a collection of donated prom dresses to be distributed to girls before prom takes place on May 17. “Suzanne Dowd initiated the Prom Closet several years ago,” senior Priyanka Parikh said. “This year PALs wanted to build upon...

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