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Prom and Solo Ensemble Stress

Prom and Solo Ensemble Stress

Jessica Solberg, Staff Reporter
May 15, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Saturday, May 6th was a busy day for many West Salem High School students. On April 1st, band and choir students performed their respective talents at the District Solo and Ensemble event. Of these events, 35 passed on to the State competition, which was held this last Saturday at Viterbo University. Out...

Should Students be Graded on Effort or Knowledge?

Maddy Harr, Staff Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Student Life, Top Stories

Schools all around the country are in a debate if students should be graded on knowledge or effort. The reason why this is such a huge debate is because students can give their full effort, yet not receive the grades that they think they deserve. Out of 78 responses from a survey, 53.8% of West Salem High Sch...

West Salem Forensics Team Excels at State

Abby Maliszewski, Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Student Life, Top Stories

  The West Salem Forensics Team competed at the state level competition at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Saturday, April 22nd.  The team sent 12 students to the competition and came back with 12 medals. Students competed in various categories including Group Interpretative Read...

State Skills USA

Chezni Carrion, Staff Writer
April 24, 2017
Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Skills USA is a program where students and teachers work together to assure that there is always a skilled workforce. On April 25th and 26th, West Salem High School’s Skills USA club will be attending the State Competition. The competition will be in Madison, WI at the Alliant Energy Center. A total of 14 West Salem...

Netflix’s New and Emotional Show: 13 Reasons Why

Netflix’s New and Emotional Show: 13 Reasons Why

Keelyn Olson, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under In Other News, News, Showcase, Student Life

A suicide, 13 tapes, a criminal case, and secrets. Clay Jensen is determined to uncover the mystery behind his friend, Hannah Baker’s, suicide. Before Hannah’s death, she sends out 13 cassette tapes to some of her classmates, who according to Hannah, are a part of the reasons why she died.   The N...

Last Quarter for the Seniors

Abby Maliszewski, Editor in Chief
April 6, 2017
Filed under In Other News, Showcase, Student Life

Monday marked the beginning of the fourth quarter, the last quarter for the seniors. Many seniors have spent the last four years accomplishing most of their goals, but there are still work to be done in the last two months. Here is a list of some of the senior’s goals: Seniors have only 32 days...

How to Attend a Concert

How to Attend a Concert

Abby Maliszewski, Editor in Chief
March 26, 2017
Filed under Commentary, Showcase, Student Life

Last week, I attended the Ariana Grande Concert in St. Paul. The concert reminded me of a few concert tips. One of the tips: make sure you take extra money for water. I got so dehydrated halfway through the concert, that I got sick. Concerts can be the best experience of your life, or the worst experi...

West Salem High School Hosts Blood Drive

West Salem High School Hosts Blood Drive

Maddy Harr, Staff Reporter
March 15, 2017
Filed under Student Life

It’s not everyday you can go to school and save a life, unless you’re a West Salem Panther. West Salem High School National Honor Society hosts a blood drive every year. Students were able to easily sign up. I talked to one student who signed up, Isaac Trocinski: senior at West Salem High Sc...

Weekend Success for West Salem High School

Abby Maliszewski, Editor in Chief
March 14, 2017
Filed under In Other News, Showcase, Student Life

Two West Salem clubs were massively successful last week. The West Salem DECA Chapter competed at their state competition last week. The chapter will be taking 14 students to the International Competition in Anaheim, California in April. The students include: Abby Maliszewski, Aleshia Furlano, Alexis...

West Salem Forensics Team Excels at Subdistrict Competition

Abby Maliszewski, Editor in Chief
February 19, 2017
Filed under News, Student Life

The West Salem Forensics Team competed at the Subdistrict Competition at Holmen High School on Thursday, February 9th. The team had 19 students compete and all of the students qualified for the District competition. Students chose from 16 events, including radio speaking, poetry, and play acting. The stu...

Passion to Profession

Abby Maliszewski, Editor in Chief
February 9, 2017
Filed under In Other News, Showcase, Student Life

West Salem Senior, Hayley Perry, started her own photography business as an element of her Senior Exit Project (SEP). West Salem requires each senior to complete the project which must meet 2 of the 4 following criteria: personal growth, academic growth, community service and career preparation. Perr...

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