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The Occidentalist

The Occidentalist

The Occidentalist

A New Music Class Comes to WSH
William Collins, Staff Writer • February 2, 2023

  There is a new class on the schedule for next year and that class is music theory. Music theory is a study of the roots and forms in which music exists, so a class about this could prove beneficial to the school’s music...

Exam Week: Tips on How to Prepare for Exams
Wesley Elias, Staff Writer • January 16, 2023

BREAKING NEWS: TCAPS Makes Cuts to Daily Transportation to School Starting Jan. 23
Anna Sperry, Editor-in-Chief • January 12, 2023

  Starting Jan. 23, TCAPS will no longer be able to provide transportation from high schools in the district every day. There will still be bussing services provided before school every day. Families who depend on the bus were...

Cross-Town Rivals Come Together During Competition
Karinda Tupper, Staff Writer • January 25, 2023

After just learning that they had won the conference title, head coach Megan Petrolje jumps in the water with her team
Life in the Fast Lane: Tritons Celebrate Their Victory at States
Kendall Kaberle, Editor • November 30, 2022

  On Nov. 7, the Tritons swim team took the championship title at their conference. This is the second year in a row they have won the conference title. This year, the team was...

Cross-Town Rivals Come Together During Competition
Karinda Tupper, Staff Writer • January 25, 2023

Once the Santa Clause truck reaches the final destination, the town Christmas Tree, Santa lights the tree to commence the beginning of the holiday season.
Lighting the Streets with Christmas Cheer
Jocelynn Schoenlein, Staff Writer • December 5, 2022

 

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Taking Sides: Social Media Companies SHOULD NOT Ban Individuals From Their Platforms for Hate Speech
Mason West, Columnist • February 1, 2023

  Cancel culture has grown way out of control, and is punishing people for unprecedented reasons. From athletes to music stars, cancel culture is a trend that is used to...

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Metro Boomins HEROES & VILLAINS features a variety of song genres, appealing to many. Above: album cover.
Sneaking In At the Last Minute, "HEROES & VILLAINS," Might Be Best Album of 2022
Wesley Elias, Staff Writer • January 9, 2023

Twenty-nine-year-old American record producer Metro Boomin has successfully made headlines and blown up on social media platforms with his latest album release, “HEROES &...

The official series poster for The Santa Clauses
Disney Continues to Revise Old Classics, But Are They Worth It?
Wesley Elias, Staff Writer • December 19, 2022

  “The Santa Clauses” is a sequel to the classic film series “The Santa Clause” with the same Santa we have grown accustomed to since Tim Allen’s first appearance as...