A Sophomore’s Opinion

August 7, 2019

Freshman year was a whirlwind of new experiences, people, classes, and activities.  Last year the class of 2015 was finally in the “big” high school and got to do the two things middle schoolers look forward to most: playi...

The 9 Most Important Things I’ve Learned from West

Hanna La Londe, Writer

May 8, 2015

Over the past four years at Shawnee Mission West High School I have learned a lot of things that will help me in the future, and a lot of things that won't. 1. Doing homework before the test day is actually important. Crazy right? I don't know why t...

A Letter to Freshmen

Juliane Francia

August 15, 2014

Dear freshmen, Welcome to the Viking family, class of 2018! You've made it through the awkwardness that is Westridge and now the real fun begins. High school. The best and worst years of your life. There are a few rules...

Questions to ask your college roommate

Emily Beiter, College Advice Extraordinaire

April 29, 2014

It's that time of the year where seniors are getting their housing arrangements next year at universities across the country. Being forced to share a room with someone you probably don't know can be tricky, but here are some questions...

Ways to have the best college experience ever

Emily Beiter, College Advice Extraordinaire

April 28, 2014

For all the seniors headed to college, anxiety about getting ready for the new chapter in your life is typical. Luckily, here's a list of ways to prepare for college: 1. Keep dorm decorations to a minimum Moving in with...

A Letter to Freshmen

Katie Miller

August 20, 2013

I remember I felt completely disoriented in West my first day of freshman year. The worst part of the first week of school was trying to figure out which staircase I needed to go up to get to Honors World Geo or Spanish. The one...

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