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WTV Live | Behind the Scenes
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Erin Mosier | October 13, 2020

This story was originally published on Westside Wired on October 12, 2020.

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A Graduation They’ll Never Forget
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Erin Mosier | October 1, 2020

This story was originally published on Westside Wired on September 29, 2020.

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Pandemicast: Back in Session
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Will Eikenbary | September 23, 2020

Ft. Julian Hinrichs and Logan Wilson
Intro Music: Stealth Groover by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Pandemicast: Online Education
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Will Eikenbary | September 3, 2020

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Intro Music: Stealth Groover by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Westside’s Early Childhood Program Adapts to Changes Amidst COVID-19
Coronavirus

Julia Steiner | April 30, 2020

Westside students across the district are doing remote learning—elementary students with iPads, middle schoolers and high schoolers with MacBooks—but what about the children in Westside’s early childcare…

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Pandemicast: Projects during Isolation
Coronavirus

Will Eikenbary | April 23, 2020

Click to learn more about The Distance Project or Quarantine Letter Chain.
Ft. Luke Steiner and Malia Battafarano
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Warrior Theatre’s Project 66 Creates Radio Broadcasts Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic
Coronavirus

Zev Gordman | April 23, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Westside’s Theater Department, Warrior Theatre, recently began converting all of their upcoming annual Project 66 shows into podcasts which allows community members…

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Westside Student Creates Buttons to Promote Social Distancing
Coronavirus

Benjamin Kutler | April 23, 2020

Social distancing due to COVID-19 has caused an immense amount of boredom for many students within Westside Community Schools, but Westside High School sophomore Luke Steiner has taken the initiative to…

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Westside Show Choir Families Make Masks For Health Care Workers
Coronavirus

Ainsley Meyerson | April 22, 2020

Health care workers having the necessary materials to keep themselves and our society safe can be the difference between life and death, especially right now with the ongoing spread of Covid-19. With that…

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Pandemicast: Adapting Business to the Outbreak
Coronavirus

Will Eikenbary | April 13, 2020

Ft. Pat Dudziak

Intro Music: Stealth Groover by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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District Technology Department Proposes Technology Change
Features

Reese Pike | April 6, 2020

More than 6,000 new devices. Four million dollars over the next four years. A new iPad, keyboard case and Logitech crayon for every student in the district. These are all components of a possible proposal…

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Cox Communications Provides 60 Days of Free WiFi to Families in Need During COVID-19 Crisis
Coronavirus

Claire Benson | April 3, 2020

With the recent closure of schools due to the COVID-19 crisis, students and teachers are being forced to continue their schoolwork online, at home. Westside Community Schools provides MacBooks to all middle…

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Westside Community Schools Partners With Casseroles 2 Go To Provide Staff With Meals During COVID-19
Coronavirus

Peter Collins | April 2, 2020

Westside Community Schools teamed up with food distribution company Casseroles 2 Go to bring free casserole dishes to all Westside staff, including custodians, cooks and any other Westside employee on…

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Pandemicast: Filming in Italy at the Height of COVID-19
Coronavirus

Will Eikenbary | March 25, 2020

Ft. Mary Kerrigan

Intro Music: Stealth Groover by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Loveland Listings
Features

Luke Steiner | March 24, 2020

Across the street from Westside High School on Pacific Street sits a construction site for a new luxury housing development, to be named Loveland Estates. Starting last October,  seven homes on the south…

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UNMC Officials and Students Weigh in on Coronavirus in Omaha
Coronavirus

Anavela Santos | March 10, 2020

Westside’s Director of Communications and Engagement Brandi Paul sent out an email to parents and staff regarding the district plan regarding coronavirus on Wednesday, Feb. 26. In the email, Paul gave…

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Westside Administration Braces For Coronavirus Impact, Potential Cases In District
Coronavirus

Daniel Magruder | March 10, 2020

The first confirmed case of Coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Nebraska was announced by Governor Pete Ricketts, on Friday, March 6. As the virus spreads, there are increasing fears that school events, such…

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Congressman Don Bacon Visits Westside Government Classes
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Dylan Bayles | October 17, 2019

This story was originally published on Westside Wired on October 7, 2019.

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Painting a Future: Student Creates Mural at WMS as an Alternative Assignment
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Izzy Dodge | October 15, 2019

Last spring, eighth grade student Jay Sanchez found himself struggling in school. Kelly Schulz, his Spanish instructor at Westside Middle School, devised a plan.

“I wasn’t doing so [well] in school,”…

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Project Unify Holds Homecoming Dinner For Special Education Students
Features

Anavela Santos | October 11, 2019

On September 28 at 7 p.m. in room 328, Project Unify held their annual homecoming for Westside’s special education students. The group starts off with having their homecoming dinner, then they head down…

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Westside Teachers Assist Student In Car Accident
News

Claire Benson | October 10, 2019

Senior Hannah Robino was involved in a car accident outside of Westside High School’s west parking lot on Tuesday, October 1, around 11:00 a.m. Social Studies Instructor Nathan Bramley and Business Instructor…

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“Cross”-ing From Student To Teacher
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Erin Mosier | May 14, 2019

This story was originally published on Westside Wired on April 17, 2019.

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Westside Board Works to Overcome $2.8 million deficit
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Nolan Spisak | April 19, 2019

At a Westside school board meeting on Feb. 27, it was announced that the district is facing a $2.8 million shortage. According to Director of Communications and Engagement Brandi Paul, it is the goal of…

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Pride Players: LGBTQ+ Youth Theater Group Celebrates 20 Years of Production
Features

Daisy Friedman | April 11, 2019

Pride Players is a show comprised completely of scenes both comedic and dramatic, all written by the students in the program. Over the course program, Pride Players has allowed over 473 teens to tell their…

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Covert Opportunity
Features

Will Christiansen | April 11, 2019

Scott Dobry is hunched over in the freezing rain, focused on his subject. He carefully adjusts his lenses trying to get the perfect resolution. Westside alumnus Scott Dobry is a professional photographer…

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After The Miracle: Carl Brown
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Devin Farrish | April 9, 2019

This story was originally published on Westside Wired on March 8, 2019.

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A True Warrior
Features

Reese Pike | April 4, 2019

For freshman Paige Vaccaro, seventh grade wasn’t just about finding new friends and dealing with a new schedule. It was about survival. Due to medical complications with her colon, Vaccaro had to receive…

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The Takeover ~ A Chase Thompson Story
Video

Dre Hill | March 18, 2019

This story was originally published on Westside Wired on January 31, 2019.

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VIDEO: The Path Less Driven
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Caleb Kirilov | March 17, 2019

Senior Sergio Cardenas sees school as a barrier between him and his passion for working on cars for a living.

This story was originally published on Westside Wired on March 11, 2019.

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Legacy | Ella Wedergren
Features

Dylan Bayles | March 8, 2019

This story was originally published on Westside Wired on March 4, 2019.

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Future Einstein: Eighth Grade Student Tackles High School Math
Features

Benjamin Kutler | December 18, 2018

For one mod a day, five days a week, eighth-grader Aiden Theis is the youngest high schooler at the high school. Theis is three years ahead of his grade level in math, putting him in Advanced Algebra Honors…

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Culinary Students Get a Crash Course on Photography
Arts & Entertainment

Simmy Niroula | December 4, 2018

On Wednesday, Nov. 7 during class time, the students of Culinary Arts had the chance to put down their knives and pans and grab onto a camera. Foods instructor Alice Smith invited journalism adviser Jerred…

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Video: Noodles and Nostalgia
Video

Erin Mosier | November 20, 2018

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This story was originally published on Westside Wired on November 1, 2018.

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