Senior Caitlyn Kerbow wearing her favorite ugly sweater.

Ugly is in style

December 19, 2014

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas falls short of high hopes

Jae Hee Cho

December 18, 2014

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is a dark tale told through the eyes of a 9-year-old child. Written by John Boyne, it has sold more than 5 million copies worldwide, and has reached number two on the New York Times Bestseller list....

Interact club participates in Coats for Kids

Ally Ameel

December 18, 2014

Although the event only lasted an hour, Coats for Kids was a memorable opportunity for the members of the Interact club to give back to the community. On Dec. 10, a group of Interact members met at the Palmer Event Center to sort...

Third installment of Hunger Games trilogy surprises old fan

Sage Sutton

December 18, 2014

The theater darkens. Armed only with popcorn, I'm thrust into Mockingjay: Part 1, the first half of the last book in The Hunger Games trilogy. Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence, has been seen as the rough and tough...

Student shares spin class experience

Rachel Cooper

December 16, 2014

The overhead lights were off. "Counting Stars" by One Republic was blaring. A laser light machine created confetti patterns across the ceiling in red and green. Was I at a middle school dance? Nope. Spin class. Normally the...

Family owns bagel shop in Egypt

Jack Stenglein

December 16, 2014

Many families in Westlake have their own businesses. Some own automotive shops and some own restaurants — the Stringfields own a bagel shop in Egypt. The family first moved from Texas to Egypt when junior Sofia Stringfield...

Dedicated fan explains her undying love for Taylor Swift

Sophia Ho

December 16, 2014

My eighth birthday party took place at a Main Event. During a pretty intense game of bowling, the staff dimmed the lights and began to play music videos via a projector. I ignored the videos in favor of upping my bowling game,...