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Swapping my morning joe and feeling low

Hannah Sparrow, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2018

Americans drink on average 3.2 cups of coffee per day which is approximately 304 mg of caffeine.  Caffeine has been reported to be as addicting as many illicit drugs and with such high consumption the body can become dependent o...

Finding out what’s great about dogs

Emily Bauman, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2018

I can remember when I was little having a family dog. His name was Casper, he was black and white and we got him as a puppy. He wasn’t a nice dog, he bit and barked, and since then, I’ve never liked dogs. I'm a cat person. I...

High School; a bittersweet ending

Abby Traum, Staff Reporter

May 17, 2018

High school is an important period in the majority of people’s lives. It’s an exciting time due to kids “finding themselves,” learning their values and figuring out what they want to be doing with their life. Even wit...

NCWHS seniors prepare to say goodbye

Grace Hensley, Staff Reporter

May 17, 2018

Graduation is always a bittersweet topic.  Even though the day of graduation is anxiously waited for by almost any senior, when the day comes, there’s still a small, sad feeling deep inside you because you’re leaving the pl...

Seniors say goodbye to Normal West

Hannah Sieg, Staff Reporter

May 17, 2018

Goodbyes are always the hardest parts of life. No matter if it’s a goodbye to a loved one, a hometown, a family member, a pet, or whatever else; they all hurt. In a couple of weeks seniors have to experience not just one, bu...

Time to ask what it means to be a senior

Emily Bauman

May 17, 2018

What does it mean to be a senior? Sure it's the amount of years in school or the amount of credits earned but what else? As I look at the graduating class, at those I’ve just passed in the halls and those I’ve formed relatio...

Four year reflection at Normal West

Ryan Gibson, Staff Reporter

May 17, 2018

Heartbreak, good times, friendship, and athletics has led me to survive my four years at Normal West. My first day of high school I walked in as a young, fat boy. I was shy at first, but through cross country I’d meet my f...

A final goodbye

Amaya Michelon, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2018

Four years of awful classes, schedules, and annoying people are finally coming to an end! Of course, there will be some things I miss, I’ll miss the cookies… and then I guess a more appropriate thing to say is I’ll miss peo...

How the people at West have helped me through the years

Carlie Krzeminski, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2018

I knew walking into those doors the first day it would change my life in ways I wasn’t ready for. Nervous and scared to get lost going to my first class, I was the last one to class and sat right in the back where no one could ...

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