Westlake students join other schools at capitol for National School Walkout

Kendall Carroll

May 23, 2018

At 10 a.m. April 20, hundreds of students left their second period class and headed to the Chap Court and the stadium to honor the victims of the Feb. 14 school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. Th...

Year in review: what 2018 has offered so far

Catherine Barany

May 22, 2018

It can be easy to be dragged down by negative news when that’s the grand majority of what we see in the media. And it’s true — from devastating natural disasters to mass shootings, divisive politics to wars, the 2017-2018...

Varsity boys golf wins second consecutive State Championship

Adam Jasper, Sports Editor

May 22, 2018

For the second year in a row, the boys won the State Championship, edging out the rest of the field by eight strokes May 14-15 at Legacy Hills Golf Course. Junior Matthew Denton shot the second lowest individual score in the ...

Track, cross country coach resignation causes outrage among athletes, parents

Sarah Davis

May 18, 2018

Girls cross country and track coach Patrick Lantzy resigned May 14. When announcing his resignation to the track team, he told them that he attempted to negotiate dropping his eighth period track class, while keeping first peri...

Taylor receives Teacher of the Year honor

Maia Flynn

May 11, 2018

Every year, the Westlake teachers select an educator who they believe has made a positive impact on the school community for the Educator of the Year award. This year, after nearly 20 years of teaching at Westlake, Valerie Taylor had...

Student-directed plays to debut Thursday

Joseph Lundburg

May 2, 2018

On May 3-4 at 6:30 p.m. and May 5 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theater, the theater department is continuing the tradition of student-directed one act plays. This gives students the opportunity to see the other side...

Collection of gun control quotes

March 20, 2018

“I think that there should be some kind of [gun] control, but not necessarily banning of all guns. If you need an AR-15 to hunt, then you must suck at hunting.” —sophomore Jill Dodson   “I believe there should b...

Students hopeful that walkouts will provide change

Isabella Zou

March 16, 2018

On Friday, April 20, students at Westlake will be walking out of class in peaceful protest in the aftermath of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month, in which a 19-year-old armed with a semi-automatic rif...

Art teacher wins Educator of the Year

Kendall Carroll

March 9, 2018

Art history teacher Melinda Darrow always knew she wanted to be a teacher. To her, school was a magical thing that gives us the chance to learn and grow as people. She’s admired by the Westlake community for everything she do...