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Football team beats Millard South, picks up first win of the season

Football team beats Millard South, picks up first win of the season

By Aren Rendell, Westside High School

September 17, 2014

For the Westside varsity football team, all that matters is 1-0, which is the team’s record in district games. After losing its first two games, the team picked up a 21-13 victory over ranked district opponent Millard South thanks to a gritty defensive performance that highlighted the unit’s playmaking...

College Possible expands options for low-income students

College Possible expands options for low-income students

By Emma Johanningsmeier, Westside High School, Omaha, Neb.

February 13, 2014

For students in the best of circumstances, with the most informed parents, applying to college is incredibly complicated and time-consuming. Signing up for and taking the ACT or SAT, researching college options, figuring out how to submit applications, writing personal essays, gathering letters...

Bucking the trend: Don’t download Flappy Bird

Bucking the trend: Don’t download Flappy Bird

By Aren Rendell, Westside High School, Omaha, Neb.

February 6, 2014

I’m currently fighting the urge to download Flappy Bird. For those who haven’t heard of the now-popular application, it is a game that was created by Dong Nguyen, who is based in Hanoi, Vietnam, in May of 2013. The game has recently taken off in popularity, climbing to the top of the Apple App...

Omaha schools take football rivalry to state championship

Omaha schools take football rivalry to state championship

By Aren Rendell, Westside High School, Omaha, Neb.

December 12, 2013

Tonight, Westside (11-1) and Omaha North (11-1) meet in the Class A State Championship game. It will be Omaha North’s second straight trip to the title game. For Westside, it has been seven years. Both teams were unsuccessful in their previous title chances, as Omaha North fell 17-14 against Millard...

‘Love at first sound’

‘Love at first sound’

By Olivia Beier, Westside High School, Omaha, Neb.

December 10, 2013

Senior Matt Dornan’s locker isn’t the cleanest thing in the world. Shoved inside of it are three instruments, euphonium, marching baritone and bass trombone along slide his backpack and a small black tool box, his cleaning kit. On the top shelf, seven values sit, lined up perfectly from largest to s...

Student runs 600 miles during summer training

Student runs 600 miles during summer training

By Olivia Beier, Westside High School, Omaha, Neb.

September 12, 2013

Illuminated by only a few overhead stadium lights and the moon, Westside’s track and field are a remarkable sight at night. Unsurprisingly, there are students there, even in the middle of the summer. As it gets later, the number of students dwindles to only a few, mainly runners. Some run a while...