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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...

First Amendment Literacy

First Amendment Literacy

Alivia Kistler, Staff Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Top Stories

Out of the general American public 98% of Americans are unable to identify the five rights outlined in the First Amendment. I conducted a survey within West Salem High School to compare the school’s First Amendment literacy to the general public. Only 17% of the general students are unable to identify...

Life restarted at a foreign land

Zaheera Khandker, Staff Writer
December 5, 2016
Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

From rushing to discard their belongings in the lockers in order to get to classrooms on time, to feeling at home at their host family’s house, foreign exchange students are struggling. Not that they do not love West Salem students or this country, but it is just so different than home. Homesi...

More Than a Job

More Than a Job

Abby Tower
January 11, 2016
Filed under A&E, News, Top Stories

Quenten Brown, the West Salem High School Art Teacher received the title of Wisconsin’s January Art Teacher of the Month, a title awarded by the Wisconsin Art Education Association, or WAEA. “I always think that other people are more deserving and worthy, so when I found out I was really quite surpri...

November Art Student of the Month

November Art Student of the Month

Abby Tower, Editor-in-Chief
November 17, 2015
Filed under A&E, News, Top Stories

The West Salem Art Department selected Senior Alexa Marchbanks as November’s Art Student of the Month. “She can do a really good job whether she’s painting with oil paint, whether she’s painting with acrylic paint, or whether she’s drawing,” says Quenten Brown, the West Salem High School art...

Bullying: A Deadly Habit

May 8, 2015
Filed under News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

At West Salem High School, students took the Youth Risk Surveillance System Survey in 2015. According to the survey, 24% of students felt that they had been bullied in the last 12 months on school property; that’s nearly 1 in 4 students. In addition to this, 37% of students felt as though bullying and ha...

Link Crew Applications Available

May 6, 2015
Filed under News, Top Stories

Why Link Crew? Why not! Pick up your application outside of room 242, Miss Armstrong's room. Applications are due no later than 3:15 p.m. on Friday, May 15. ...

Gunner Skroch: April’s Art Student of the Month

Gunner Skroch: April’s Art Student of the Month

Abby Tower, Editor-in-Chief
April 27, 2015
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In Enemy Territory: What It’s Like Cheering for Duke in Badger Country

In Enemy Territory: What It’s Like Cheering for Duke in Badger Country

Josh Maliszewski, Staff Writer
April 24, 2015
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The NCAA Tournament was the center of attention across the country from March 19 through April 6. The tournament ended with the Duke Blue Devils beating the Wisconsin Badgers in a highly competitive game, 68-63. The win gave the Blue Devils their fifth national championship as a program. It was also the ...

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