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Ava Whinnery

Ava Whinnery, Staff Writer

Ava Whinnery is a freshman and this is her first year in newspaper. She is a staff writer who enjoys the outdoors, shopping, cooking, and spending time with loved ones. She joined newspaper because she enjoys writing and would like to have more skills and experience. She wants to continue taking the class throughout her high school years.

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Seniors Going to Cosmetology School

Ava Whinnery, Staff Writer June 16, 2021

     Students go into cosmetology school for different reasons. Senior Izabella Bielski does all the makeup for the theatre department at West Senior High School. She has found a passion for it...

Governor Zack Featherstone

New Governor Prepares For New School Year

Austin Davis and Ava Whinnery June 15, 2021

  Student governors and the senate have an important job keeping the school in shape, specifically when it comes to helping out the community, trying to improve the student body, or to make the school...

The Dramatic Spike In COVID Cases

The Dramatic Spike In COVID Cases

Alyssa Masiewicz, Ava Whinnery, and Riley Ashbury April 15, 2021

 COVID-19 cases around the state have been rising among students. Between school sports, hanging out with friends, working, extracurriculars, and spring break students have a higher risk now than ever...

COVID-19 Vaccine for Teachers

Ava Whinnery, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

On Jan. 29, TCAPS teachers at West got their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.    As we all know, this year has been different than in the past. We have had to take safety protocols such as going...

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