West County World

May 2022 Issue

Brutum fulmen

Jocelyn Loas
May Art Gallery
May 19, 2022

Student Forum Held on Campus
Hannah Berkheimer  May 18, 2022

On April 26th, a student-led forum was held on campus during tutorial. It was originally intended to discuss any issues students were having on campus with racism, homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, and sexual harrasment. While the forum remained open to discuss any of these issues, thanks to the events of the last couple weeks, where several students...

Senior Grad Honor
May 18, 2022

Congratulations to West County High School’s Class of 2022! We wish you all the best of luck in all your future endeavors!    Tara Adhikari - UC Davis  Claire Alcorn - Oregon State  Sara Aleksick - SRJC Cole Allison - Arizona State Maribel Vargas Amezcua - SRJC  Kaia Anderson - SRJC  Lila Andrews - UC Santa Cruz  Wendy...

Not Sure of What You're Going to Do After High School?
Andrea Benito Chino May 18, 2022

As the 2021-2022 school year comes to an end, many students are left wondering, what’s next? Seniors don’t really have a choice at this point, but many students have to start thinking about what they want to do after high school. Although it’s totally okay and normal to not know what you’d like to do just yet, it can still bring feelings of...

Ranking all 9 Star Wars Films: May the 4th Edition
Ranking all 9 Star Wars Films: May the 4th Edition
Reilly McKnight May 18, 2022

In the spirit of the date of May the 4th, also known as Star Wars Day, I thought it would be a perfect time to share my complete ranking of Star Wars films in the main Skywalker saga. I know for some individuals this can be an incredibly divisive topic, so if you have any critiques, thoughts, or just want to share your own list with me, my email is...

West County FFA Update
Emily Maners, Chapter President • May 18, 2022

West County FFA has had a great year. We brought the heat and made history. This was obvious at the California FFA State Conference. West County FFA showed California FFA what we are made of at State Conference. We had Matthew Hagemann compete in the State Finals in the  Creed Speaking Contest, Analise Scholten competed in the State Finals Prepared...

Leadership Column
Savanna Conwell May 18, 2022

2021-2022 Wrap Up -    This year has been incredible. Our leadership class and other groups around our school have been able to host many fun events. Some of these events include:   Prom Prom Spirit Week Lorax Movie Night Talent Show  PowderPuff Football Game Pre-Spring Break Spirit Week Food for Thought Fundraiser  ...

The People Of West County
The People Of West County
Savanna Conwell May 18, 2022

  Bradie Mccallum (Freshman, FFA) -  My favorite part of FFA definitely has to be all the amazing people that I have met and that have pushed me to do things outside my comfort zone, but also all the opportunities I have been given throughout this year. With all the competitions, conferences, and trips I am so beyond grateful I am able...

The Red Flags of Our Meeting with the Superintendent Eric Hoppes
The Red Flags of Our Meeting with the Superintendent Eric Hoppes
KatieAnn Nguyen  April 17, 2022

As people are well aware, the racism at West County High School has been absolutely unacceptable. The recent events are evidence of that, with the racist promposal and so much more—and these are just the ones that have been talked about.    On Friday, April 8th, a promposal was spread across social media. A caucasion girl was holding a...

 Sports Column Issue #4 
 Sports Column Issue #4 
Logan Holland  March 14, 2022

Thank you winter sports for a fantastic season!  The collective effort and pride shown by our winter athletes on the hardwood was truly a spectacle to watch.  Congratulations to the Varsity Basketball Girls for an outstanding run in the North Coast Section basketball playoffs. West-Co finished 8-2 in their league, advancing to the playoffs...

Advice Column Submission

I’m Gwendolyn and I write the advice column! Are you in need of some advice? Maybe you're too embarrassed to ask a question to a friend or family member? Or maybe you have no one to ask or are just wanting an outsider's perspective. Well, I’m here to help! Completely anonymously leave me a question you need advice on for any situation and I’ll do my best to help! From romance to school to family, anything you can think of. Here's the link to the Advice Column Google Form.

Sincerely, Gwendolyn

Ask Gwendolyn April
Gwen Gordon, Staff Writer • April 26, 2021

Dear Gwendolyn, Hi there, I recently got cheated on and dumped. I found out my partner cheated on our two year anniversary. They cheated on me with some close friends of mine. What should I do?  Sincerely,  Dumped    Dear Dumped,  I’m so sorry to hear you’ve been cheated on. I imagine you must be devastated and feeling hurt, alone, confused, betrayed, and sad. In addition...

Music Reviews March/April
Ryan Gronich, Music Critic and Puzzle Master • April 26, 2021

INDIE/ALTERNATIVE: Threesome - Baby Boys (March 12) Hippo Campus is a band pretty well-known in teenage indie circles for songs like “Way It Goes” and “Buttercup,” jaunty indie-pop tunes decorated by their performers’ warbling vocals and guitar pedals. Baby Boys’ Threesome sees two of their four members (singer Jake Luppen and guitarist Nathan Stocker) join local Twin Cities friend and...

Latin translation: Meaningless thunderbolt