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Disney makes strides to include diversity

Disney makes strides to include diversity

Makenna Norman May 26, 2022

Disney has come a long way, recalling that for more than its first 50 years the company produced exclusively white protagonists and its storylines focused on straight romances, which mostly included a...

Being pressured to decide your future as a 16–year–old

Being pressured to decide your future as a 16–year–old

westlakearrow April 1, 2022

By Sydney Elias “What do you want to be when you grow up?” is a commonly asked question to kids with no expectation of a realistic response. Young children have the luxury of using their full imaginations,...

Lucille Balls impact on early entertainment industry

Lucille Ball’s impact on early entertainment industry

Grace Hefner March 29, 2022

Comedians and sitcoms have been an integral part of the entertainment industry since the creation of the moving picture with stars like Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton paving the way for comedians to...

Fields, cattle and corn — oh my!

Fields, cattle and corn — oh my!

westlakearrow March 24, 2022

Written by Summer Nichols Nebraska: The Good Life. Well, at least that’s what was advertised when I drove by the state sign. The average picture of Nebraska revolves around the idea that there is...

Turn off the machine

Turn off the machine

Tommy Kackert December 15, 2021

Last week, I opened my camera roll, searching for a picture I had taken back in June. Although my photo library consists of thousands of images, I was unfazed by that fact and eagerly began hunting for...

Forgotten December Holidays

Forgotten December Holidays

Alyssa Rice November 30, 2021

The first night of Hanukkah was 2 days ago, on Nov. 29, and Kwanzaa begins Dec. 26, but if I had to guess, I would say most of you reading this wouldn’t know that. The United States is considered...

Breaking down the science of the booster shot

Breaking down the science of the booster shot

Soumya Monga November 11, 2021

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And, although I love Andy Williams’ rendition of this song, I’m talking about something a little different: the COVID–19 booster shot. I know that...

Underclassman should remain on campus for lunch

Underclassman should remain on campus for lunch

Grace Hefner October 17, 2021

Every school year, hundreds of incoming juniors and seniors have earned the privilege to leave campus for the entire 40–minute lunch period. During this time they are able to relax, unwind and step...

Why the world needed the COVID–19 pandemic

Why the world needed the COVID–19 pandemic

Harrison Weinberg May 13, 2021

Back in January of 2020, the thought of a pandemic happening was barely even feasible. In February, the idea wasn’t as far–fetched as it originally seemed. In March, many places in the world were...

Giving Hallmark movies the credit they deserve

Giving Hallmark movies the credit they deserve

Makenna Norman December 13, 2020

An important part of the holiday season is the timeless films that people of all ages love and remember. Nothing beats fond memories of being a little kid snuggled up in a blanket, drinking a mug of...

Teachers should allow students to keep their Zoom camera off

Teachers should allow students to keep their Zoom camera off

Alyssa Rice October 27, 2020

As the new WHS school year kicks off virtually for the first-ever time, one topic faces debate: Zoom cameras. The transition to online learning has brought a surge of unprecedented problems, the...

Students should keep cameras on during Zoom classes

Students should keep cameras on during Zoom classes

Owen Kobett October 27, 2020

Zoom, the mainstay in the COVID world, is a must for maintaining a learning environment in schools around the nation. However, Zoom would be nothing without the camera in which students can interact with...

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