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The Occidentalist

The Occidentalist

The Occidentalist

Kate Barnum

Kate Barnum, Sports Editor

Kate Barnum is a senior in her second year of newspaper. Kate is a page designer and is on the editorial board as a section editor. Kate enjoys writing and took the class to further expand her writing skills, and to be more involved with what is going on in the school community. Outside of school Kate enjoys flying, hanging out with friends and family, skiing, traveling and playing with her dog.

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Spring Destinations for WSH Students

Kate Barnum, Editor March 22, 2023


Open Late Kitchen; An Elevated Late-Night Restaurant

Open Late Kitchen; An Elevated Late-Night Restaurant

Kate Barnum, Editor March 8, 2023

  Many people have a craving for food at night after everything closes. Luckily, the Open Late Kitchen is a new delivery-only restaurant in town. They are open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m....

Boys and girls track teams smile after winning Regional Champions on May 20, 2022.

Running to New Records

Kate Barnum, Staff Writer June 10, 2022

  Track and Field overall for both the girls and the boys team were very successful this season. Both were regional champs, Big North Conference (BNC) champions, and placed well at states. Seven Titans...

Career-Driven Seniors Graduate with Experience in Desired Field

Kate Barnum, Staff Writer June 1, 2022

  Career Tech Center (CTC) is an option for all juniors and seniors. It is an opportunity to spend half of the school day learning hands-on skills related to a career that best suits students as individuals....

Exchange Program Opens Back Up at West

Ava Nelson, Kate Barnum, and Elizabeth Nielson October 4, 2021

  America has quite the infamous international reputation: guns, McDonald’s, racism, and more. Often we hear citizens of other countries, as well as America’s own people, rightfully criticize the...

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