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The Occidentalist

The Occidentalist

The Occidentalist

Kendall Kaberle

Kendall Kaberle, Co-Editor in Chief

Kendall Kaberle is a senior in her second year of newspaper. This year she decided to take on a larger leadership role as co-editor-in-chief as she really enjoys writing and editing stories. She chose to take this class as a backup option last year due to the fact that West doesn't have a French teacher anymore, but now she aspires to be a journalist. Outside of school, Kendall enjoys spending time with her family, and friends, weightlifting, and loves swimming in Lake MI. Kendall aspires to travel the world and write about her experiences while traveling.

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Taproot Cider House Continues Serving Traverse City After an Abrupt Closing

Taproot Cider House Continues Serving Traverse City After an Abrupt Closing

Kendall Kaberle, Co-Editor-In-Chief December 18, 2023

  Taproot Cider House, a small restaurant located in Downtown Traverse City, recently reopened after a catastrophic pizza oven fire back in September. The fire was contained in the oven, but it caused...

After the big win over Central, the football team crowds around the trophy for a victory photo.

[Photo] Patriot Game Photo Recap

Ashley Beeler, Staff writer, Photographer October 29, 2023

After the big win over Central, the football team crowds around the trophy for a victory photo.

Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride in Schools

Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride in Schools

Kendall Kaberle, Editor June 9, 2023

  Ever since 1999, June has been the month that is designated to celebrate ‘pride’, otherwise known as the celebration of the LGBTQ+ community. LGBTQ+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and...

The basic layout of the coffee shop remains the same, yet many aspects have changed, including taking advantage of the natural light

Brew Remodel Strikes Strong Opinions

Kendall Kaberle, Editor April 4, 2023

  Brew, a popular coffee shop on Front St., is known to be a great place for studying, socializing and having good eats. Recently, the owners decided to level up their space to grow the attraction of...

West Welcomes Wagner

West Welcomes Wagner

Kendall Kaberle, Editor March 17, 2023

  Recently, James Wagner, previously a coach at Summit High School in Breckenridge, Colo., has been hired to take the position of head football coach for the WSH football program. As the program has...

The phrase Spartan Strong will forever remind Michigan State University students of their experience of being locked down with an active shooter on the campus as well as their peers who lost their lives to that gunman

Michigan State University’s Students, Alumni and Future Undergraduates Find Solidarity in School Shooting

Kendall Kaberle, Editor February 27, 2023

On the night of Monday, Feb. 13, a gunman opened fire in two buildings on the Michigan State University’s campus, in which he injured five and killed three. Students were told to shelter in place while...

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 being trained by a new...

Playa Bowls offers dozens of smoothie bowls to choose from.

Bringing the Playa to Traverse City

Kendall Kaberle and Nola Raven October 7, 2022

  Playa Bowls is a small smoothie shop that originated in New Jersey, but the franchise has expanded and made its way to many places across the United States, including Traverse City. The new shop is...

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