Upcoming Summer Concerts

Amanda Berck

May 1, 2014

Summer is coming up and many concerts are coming to town. Throwback artists such as Styx, Journey, and Paul McCartney are dropping by the area . Even your favorite artists from 3rd grade will be playing like Avril Lavigne and...

A Childhood Retired

Amanda Berck

April 3, 2014

Growing up you may have seen "My Neighbor Totoro", "Kiki's Delivery Service", or "Spirited Away". Magical animations such as these  will soon come too and end due to the fact the creator and director from Studio Ghibli, Hayao...

Shoe Kansas City

Amanda Berck

April 3, 2014

SMSD and NEA-Shawnee Mission are joining together to help the organization Shoe Kansas City. In 1998, Don & Leslie placed a large tub in front of their store, Elite Feet. They asked costumers  to donate their used/unwanted...

Open Mic Night @ Blackdog

Amanda Berck

March 13, 2014

Last saturday Blackdog Coffeehouse held their Open Mic Night which featured several performers including some West students and our very own Starving Artist Poets Society. The coffee house continued to stay busy through the night...

New Nurse

Amanda Berck, Writer

March 10, 2014

You may have seen our school's new nurse, Marilyn Mortimer, while visiting her office or simply walking by.  You may have needed some Tylenol or a cough drop here and there, which she kindly provides you with. She knows most...

A Lesson on Lockhart

Amanda Berck

October 31, 2013

I sat down with the sculpting and ceramics teacher Ms. Lockhart to get some in-depth information on her life and her second year here. Q: When did you get interested in ceramics? A: I started in high school when my family...

NAHS with Taylor

Amanda Berck

October 21, 2013

I sat down with our painting teacher Ms.Taylor to discuss NHAS and the activities it includes. Q:NAHS… what’s it about? A: National Art Honors Society is based on art related community service. We have monthly meetings....

The Montage Series

Amanda Berck

October 10, 2013

Michael Terry will be showing his Montage collection in the Art Gallery October 1-31, 2013. Terry has a background in Photoshop and lithography from JCCC and KC Voc-Tech. His first expedition was in 1982 at the Third Floor...

The Fall TV Season

Amanda Berck

September 19, 2013

As summer shows, such as “Breaking Bad”, begin to wind down new and returning shows take over our television once again in the fall season. Several shows have returning fans such as “The Walking Dead”, “Boardwalk Empire”,...

The Importance of Suicide Awareness

Amanda Berck

September 12, 2013

All week we have been hearing special announcements over Suicida Awareness Week. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among youths between 10-19 years of age. Suicide Awareness has become and important priority at West...

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