The Earth is on Fire

Ainsley Smyth and Lynnlee Johnson

September 6, 2019

      The Amazon rainforest forest fire has been sparking attention and action from both world leaders and social media. The fires began around the beginning of August, but the story’s social media presence took several days to weeks to build up. The Amazon helps produce oxygen and co...

West Side Show

West Side Show

August 7, 2019

Potential colonization of Mars?

March 11, 2014

In April 2013, a Dutch company announced plans to send people to Mars to colonize the planet. The catch? It's a one way trip. The company, called Mars One, began accepting applicants to send four humans in August. More than...

West Side Show: Episode 2

February 25, 2014

Kansas House passes bill allowing refusal of service to same-sex couples

Emily Beiter, Writer

February 20, 2014

On February 12th, the Kansas House passed a bill that would allow for religious individuals, businesses, and groups to deny service to same-sex couples. The bill passed 72-49, and will now move on to the Republican dominated Kansas...

What Happened This Week?

Isaiah Mckay, Pop Culture Enthusiast

January 25, 2014

This week has shown us many things. Leaving us with a new found appreciation for warmth, not only in the school but outside as well. Struggling to stay warm throughout the day was a task in itself, but we've finally made it to...

2013 Newsweek’s Best School

Amanda Berck

December 13, 2013

Kansas Senator Moran recently visited West after we were listed in Newsweek’s 2013 America’s Best Public Highschools. The article included schools that provided students with the opportunity to experience various areas of...

West Side Show: Episode 1

October 31, 2013

The student news site of Shawnee Mission West High School