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The Occidentalist

The Occidentalist

The Occidentalist

Olivia Kandow

Olivia Kandow, Social Media Specialist

Oliva Kandow is a freshman here at west senior high. She signed up for the newspaper because of her love for writing and interest in journalism. Olivia is also on the Jv volleyball team here at west and plays as a middle on the team.  Outside of school she loves hanging out with family, playing with her dogs at the lake, paddleboarding, shopping, and sports.

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Girls Lacrosse Faces Several Changes

Girls Lacrosse Faces Several Changes

Lainie Rintala and Olivia Kandow May 14, 2024

  The lacrosse team has gone through changes regarding their program in the past few years. Eva Lawson, a senior who has been playing lacrosse for about four years, has experienced the many ways that...

Graphic Credit: Coral Cravey

Caitlin Clark’s Basketball Reign

Coral Cravey and Olivia Kandow April 19, 2024

  Catlin Clark, a 22-year-old basketball star who plays for the Iowa Hawkeyes, finished her career as the leading Division 1 scorer in Women’s basketball. Clark has ended her college career with a total...

A player sets the ball during this years pink game.

NCAA Releases New Rule Changes

Riley Burkholder and Olivia Kandow March 14, 2024

  On Tuesday, Feb. 20, the NCAA announced its rule changes in the books. These rules will be put to use in the upcoming 2024 season and beyond for college-level players. There were six rule changes in...

Professionals Share Knowledge with Students During Career Day

Professionals Share Knowledge with Students During Career Day

Coral Cravey, Isla Wien, and Olivia Kandow March 14, 2024

  On Thursday, Mar. 7, guest speakers from various job fields shared information about their careers with students. The day took place in three sections, which were 30 minutes each, where students...

Ultimate World Cruise Creates Controversy

“Ultimate World Cruise” Creates Controversy

Olivia Kandow, Social Media Specialist January 22, 2024

  On the Royal Caribbean website there is a nine month cruise officially called the Ultimate World Cruise, and is advertised as the most epic cruise to ever set sail. The cruise set sail on Dec. 10 and...

Kanye West Fans Await New Album Vultures

Kanye West Fans Await New Album “Vultures”

Coral Cravey and Olivia Kandow January 22, 2024

  Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign announced their collaboration on a new album named “Vultures” in October of 2023. This album has been set to release multiple times since and is still not fully available...

Take Care of Maya Review

Take Care of Maya Review

Olivia Kandow, Social Media Specialist December 19, 2023

  Take Care of Maya, a new documentary on Netflix, is taking over the world with its heartfelt story. This documentary is the tragic story of the Kowalski family and what they’ve gone through. Maya...

Local Places to Go Skiing in Northern Michigan

Local Places to Go Skiing in Northern Michigan

Olivia Kandow, Social Media Specialist December 11, 2023

Cross Country Faces Fatal Collision

Cross Country Faces Fatal Collision

Olivia Kandow, Social Media Specialist November 14, 2023

  A fatal crash happened on Oct. 27, 2023 that included our cross country team. The crash happened at 11:30 a.m. on M-115 near 5th avenue in Osceola county after a tree fell and blocked most of the roadway,...

Cancer Awareness Around School

Cancer Awareness Around School

Olivia Kandow and Coral Cravey November 1, 2023

  Around our school, many events and activities are in place to help support causes such as cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, which plays a crucial role in raising awareness about...

Photo Credit: C. Cravey/O. Kandow

Porch Fest 2023

Coral Cravey and Olivia Kandow October 3, 2023

    Porch Fest 2023 is a place for musicians to play on porches in Central Neighborhood. It was a successful event for musicians, including the Titan Drumline. In total, 44 Musicians played...

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