Third Democratic Debate recap

Sarah Davis, Editor-in-Chief

September 14, 2019

The third Democratic Debate took place Sept. 12 in Houston, TX at Texas Southern University. This time, only 10 candidates made it to the debate stage due to the higher standards required to qualify. Because TSU has a history of be...

Jay Inslee drops out of 2020 presidential race

Sarah Davis, Editor-in-Chief

August 22, 2019

    Washington Governor Jay Inslee, who ran a campaign focused entirely on the issue of combating climate change, dropped out of the 2020 presidential race Wednesday. He announced his withdrawal on MSNBC.  Inslee left the race after realizing he would not be able to meet the demandi...

A rundown of the 25 Democratic presidential candidates

Sarah Davis, Editor-in-Chief

June 26, 2019

On June 26 and 27, the first presidential debate will air from 8 to 10 p.m. on NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo. This will mark the beginning of the race for the 2020 presidency. Currently, 25 Democrats and two Republicans, Donald Tru...

Decide on clubs and classes for your next school-year

Morgan Burkhardt, Reporter

May 29, 2019

The end of the 2018-2019 school year has finally come as seniors are preparing for after-high-school plans and current freshmen, sophomores and juniors look forward to summer break. However, before the start of the 2019-2020 scho...

Algebra 2 teacher wins Golden Apple Award

Sarah Davis, Editor-in-Chief

May 22, 2019

Algebra 2 teacher Kenzie Sanchez received the Golden Apple Award May 22. Students vote on which teachers they want to receive Golden Apples, so the award is a personal recognition of a teacher’s skills. The award was pre...

Girls Education Organization raises $4,400 to send Rwandan girls to school

Sarah Davis, Editor-in-Chief

May 21, 2019

The Girls Education Organization raised $4,400 to send 30 girls in Rwanda to school for a year. The club is partnered with Young Women Empowered in Rwanda. GEO was created by art history teacher Melinda Darrow and ’18 grads ...

Varsity football players rally around coach, raise money through gofundme

Oliver Aydelotte, Reporter

May 20, 2019

When coach Douglas Wilson first learned he had cancer of the esophagus, he knew he was in for a fight. Esophageal cancer is very hard to beat. It is the sixth most common cause of cancer deaths worldwide. In response to their coa...

Ending its season, Theatre reflects on historic show

Jack McManus, Marketing Director

April 4, 2019

Theatre ended its performance season March 13 at District after advancing with a third-place finish in the Zone level of the competition season. “[It was] the first time we advanced in the time I’ve been at Westlake,...

Teen Teaching adviser Jordan Johnston answers questions

Hadley Waldren and Isabelle Franco

March 28, 2019

Jordan Johnston, Teen Teaching adviser of seven years, and ’97 graduate, has taken a solo role in the program after working with Tres Ellis for six years. The program has been around for 34 years, and was initially started by Ka...