West County World

December 2021 Issue

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FFA/Ag Ed December Update
FFA/Ag Ed December Update
Emily Maners December 4, 2021

November was  a busy month for West County FFA. Our biggest event for the  month was showcase night for incoming freshmen. Our officers, as well as various members, presented our West County FFA jacket for the first time. The officers led the flag salute in the auditorium to start off the evening. The officers showed off our new blue corduroy jackets...

Leadership Column Issue #2
Leadership Column Issue #2
Savanna Conwell December 4, 2021

In the Works -    The leadership class has some awesome events coming up that we can’t wait to share! In the works are events and topics such as:   Chillingo Holiday Club Day Holiday Movie Night Winter Dance Winter Spirit Week Winter Rally Senior Shirts Senior Picnic   As we’re coming closer...

The People Of West County 
The People Of West County 
Savanna Conwell December 4, 2021

“The People Of West County” is a segment that encompasses pictures and quotes from the outstanding students and teachers of West County High School. Our goal is to make a safe environment where people can express themselves and do what they love. “The People Of West County” is a space where these people can share what it means to be a part of...

The Theranos Trial: Elizabeth Holmes
The Theranos Trial: Elizabeth Holmes
Karis Morasch December 4, 2021

In 2003, 19 year old Stanford student Elizabeth Holmes created the startup medical company Theranos. Holmes’ vision was to revolutionize medical blood tests. Theranos technology was said to be able to scan for hundreds of diseases with just a few drops of blood, about 1/1,000 the amount of blood used in an ordinary blood draw (WebMD). Theranos would...

An Overview of Our School Board’s Recent Decision
An Overview of Our School Board’s Recent Decision
Amira Beck December 4, 2021

The future name of our school has become unclear, with a December 1st school board meeting deciding that the school name should return to Analy. Many students and parents have made their opinion on this matter clear, and it has created a divide within the community.  On November 10th, 2021 a regularly scheduled board meeting came to order. This...

Sports Column Issue #2
Sports Column Issue #2
Logan Holland December 3, 2021

Welcome Back Winter Sports, The season started off with a bang, a literal bang. As soon as the starting pistol fired the West County Cross Country teams were off to the races. Both the boys and girls varsity squads went undefeated during their respective seasons. Senior Carolina Dawson shattered the Ragle course record by 4 seconds. Showcasing...

Festive Holiday Recipes
Festive Holiday Recipes
Sara Ali , Lola Ortiz Hernandez, and Andrea Benito Chino December 3, 2021

    Fall is here and the holiday season is near! What better way to celebrate the upcoming holidays than to cook up some festive dishes to share with loved ones and friends. Food has brought people together for centuries on end and, and now more than ever,  it has become an important part of our lives. Here we have picked out 5 delicious, and relatively...

Culinary Updates: Showcase and Pyromaniacs?!
Culinary Updates: Showcase and Pyromaniacs?!
Andrea Benito Chino December 3, 2021

Have you ever been in the east wing and then you’re suddenly hit with a whiff of whatever it is culinary is cooking/baking that week? Chances are you have definitely experienced this before and every single time, you’re just left wishing you could taste whatever it is they’re making. You really should have taken culinary when you had the chance,...

Advice Column Submission

Hiya,
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...

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