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The Occidentalist

The Occidentalist

The Occidentalist

Letter From the Editor
Letter From the Editor
Morgan Orth, Editor-in-Chief • May 24, 2024

  When I signed up for newspaper for my junior year of school, I was coming in with blazing aspirations...

Photo Courtesy: Kendall Kaberle
Letter From the Editor
Kendall Kaberle, Co-Editor-In-Chief • May 24, 2024

  At the end of sophomore year, I was really bummed out that there was no longer going to be a French...

Should Honors Cords Be Worn at Graduation?
Should Honors Cords Be Worn at Graduation?
Sydney Fleming, Podcast Coordinator, Photographer • May 23, 2024

  Honors cords date back to the 14th century in order to show the levels of education each person had....

Voter Registration Takes Place at School
Voter Registration Takes Place at School
Isla Wien, Graphic Designer • May 21, 2024

  Voters should register as soon as possible before an election. Voters can vote online, in person,...

Girls Lacrosse Faces Several Changes
Girls Lacrosse Faces Several Changes
Lainie Rintala and Olivia Kandow May 14, 2024

  The lacrosse team has gone through changes regarding their program in the past few years. Eva Lawson, a senior who has been playing lacrosse for about four years, has experienced...

Graphic Credit: Christopher Chase
The UFL
Christopher Chase April 26, 2024

  The UFL, or United Football League, is currently sweeping the nation in popularity, reinvigorating the love and appreciation for some of America’s pastimes; also allowing...

Memorial Day: Remembering Those Who Fought
Memorial Day: Remembering Those Who Fought
Sydney Fleming, Podcast Coordinator, Photographer • May 23, 2024

  Memorial Day is celebrated this year on Mon. May 27. Memorial Day is a very special day for veterans and the men and women that are currently serving. Lots of services take...

Womens Healthcare Awareness Month
Women's Healthcare Awareness Month
Riley Burkholder and Coral Cravey May 21, 2024

Voter Registration Takes Place at School
Voter Registration Takes Place at School
Isla Wien, Graphic Designer • May 21, 2024

  Voters should register as soon as possible before an election. Voters can vote online, in person, or through the mail 15+ days before the election. When it is 14 or fewer days...

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Should Honors Cords Be Worn at Graduation?
Should Honors Cords Be Worn at Graduation?
Sydney Fleming, Podcast Coordinator, Photographer • May 23, 2024

  Honors cords date back to the 14th century in order to show the levels of education each person had. In the modern world today, students walk across the stage wearing...

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Math Club Competes at University of Michigan Flint
Math Club Competes at University of Michigan Flint
Alexa Bageris, Social Media Specialist • March 21, 2024

  On Mar. 1, math teacher and club advisor Carl Edgren took five Math Club students from the school to compete at the University of Michigan...

Celebrating Womens History Month
Celebrating Women's History Month
Aubrey Lawless and Tessa Gryc March 21, 2024

  March is recognized nationally as Women’s History Month, a month dedicated to celebrating women's accomplishments throughout history and...

Spring Break Poll; Where Is West Going
Spring Break Poll; Where Is West Going
Isla Wien, Graphic Designer • March 20, 2024

Where To Go On Prom Night
Where To Go On Prom Night
Alexa Bageris, Social Media Specialist • May 16, 2024

Cinco de Mayo History
Cinco de Mayo History
Marissa Ansorge, Page Designer • May 14, 2024

  When people think of Cinco de Mayo, the fifth day in May, they think of a Spanish holiday. That is not actually factual. Cinco de Mayo is in fact not a Spanish holiday at all....

Mothers Day Gift Ideas
Brody Weston and Ashlyn Cummings May 13, 2024