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Kristin Taylor

Kristin Taylor, Staff Writer

Kristin Taylor is a senior who has been in newspaper for all four years of highschool. She is a staff writer and lead page designer. Kristin has been the page designer of page 7 since she was a freshman. She likes to paint and hang out with friends.

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Movie poster for Perfect Addiction. Courtesy: IMDb

An Acceptable Adaptation

Kristin Taylor, Staff Writer April 24, 2023

  Disclaimer: This article contains a couple of spoilers and is about an R-rated movie based on language and sexual content.   Recently, the movie “Perfect Addiction”, directed by Castille Landon,...

Talking to Titans: A Q&A With Austin Davis

Talking to Titans: A Q&A With Austin Davis

Shelbie Gray and Kristin Taylor April 10, 2023

  This is a new section of the online newspaper where we ask a student a series of questions to get to know them. This month, junior Austin Davis was the feature of this Q&A. Davis has gone to WSH...

Saying Goodbye and Signing Off

Saying Goodbye and “Signing” Off

Kristin Taylor, Staff Writer, Page Designer June 9, 2022

  American Sign Language (ASL) teacher Mary McKeon, otherwise known as MJ, has been teaching for 26 years, specifically 15 of those years have been teaching ASL at WSH and NMC. As the school year comes...

Crisis in Ukraine Hits Close to Home

Kristin Taylor, Staff Writer, Page Designer May 27, 2022

  The Russia vs Ukraine war has affected many people and many families all over the world. Freshman Alex Narolskyy is a part of one of the many families that have been impacted. Narolskyy’s cousins...

Texas Abortion Threatens Rights of Women

Kristin Taylor, Staff Writer and Page Designer October 8, 2021

  On Sept. 1 of this year, Texas passed a law that bans abortions after six weeks into pregnancy. This law, also called the “Heartbeat Bill” doesn’t just prevent women from getting abortions after...

Homecoming Returns to West

Kristin Taylor, Brenna Baldwin, and Lily Galnares October 6, 2021

  Homecoming is a high school event that some people consider a staple in their high school career. Last year many were disappointed when homecoming was cancelled due to COVID, and the impacts of the...

Less Stress, More Sleep

Kristin Taylor, Staff Writer June 9, 2021

  School starts at 8:05 a.m., school ends at 3:00 p.m. That is almost seven hours, and it’s longer for students who have zero hour which starts at 7:03 a.m.    During these hours that students...

Senior Via Novarro, performing in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow when she was fifteen years old

Growing Up On Stage

Kristin Taylor, Staff Writer June 1, 2021

  As this school year comes to an end, seniors are looking back on their high school career as it comes to a close. For senior Via Novarro, that is looking back on her experience in theatre as an actress...

Couples vs COVID

Kristin Taylor, Staff Writer, Page Designer March 5, 2021

Love is always a topic to talk about during February because of its special holiday dedicated to love and relationships, but this Valentine’s Day will be one to remember. Sophomore Andrew Mikula and...

Freshman Ashton Herrera bags groceries at Toms West Bay.

Student Essential Workers Navigate COVID Protocols

Kristin Taylor, Staff Writer February 1, 2021

  Many businesses are closed due to the pandemic, but there are still some essential businesses that have remained open. Sophomore Janie Sulecki works at Tom’s West Bay and has been since October of...

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