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Peter Worden

Peter Worden, Staff Writer

Peter Worden is a senior who joined The Occidentalist this year. He joined The Occidentalist staff to further strengthen his writing skills and hopes to learn what it means to work on a newspaper staff. He enjoys running cross country in the fall and track in the spring with a dash of biking throughout the year. He hopes to attend the University of Michigan after high school and major in computer science. 

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A bridge in Nitsenkos home town bombed by Russian forces. Photo Courtesy: K.Nitsenko

Ukraine War Makes a Local Impact

Riley Ashbury and Peter Worden March 24, 2022

  When Kateryna Nitsenko, left her home in Voznesensk, Ukraine, to partake in a yearlong exchange program in Traverse City, Michigan, she couldn’t contain her excitement.     “[I was excited]...

Tokie lifts Hewitt on Homecoming night before the dance.

Together On and Off the Course

Riley Ashbury and Peter Worden February 24, 2022

  With Valentine’s day in passing, couple of eight months, juniors Ainslee Hewitt and Sam Tokie, elaborate on their relationship and how they make it work through their conflicting schedules in high...

Spider-man: No Way Home Sends Marvel Fans Rushing to the Theaters

“Spider-man: No Way Home” Sends Marvel Fans Rushing to the Theaters

Peter Worden, Staff Writer/Business Manager December 21, 2021

  If there was anything needed to truly send 2021 off with a bang, “Spider-man: No Way Home,” might just be that special something. The film managed to secure a $600 million worldwide debut placing...

P. Guiney and S. Schermerhorn hug after being crowned

Homecoming King and Queen: Patrick Guiney and Sara Schermerhorn

Peter Worden and Riley Ashbury October 26, 2021

  A new school year means a new homecoming king and queen. In the middle of a brutal takedown of Gaylord in the Homecoming football game at halftime on Oct. 8, contestants of the homecoming court walked...

The varsity volleyball girls circle up in excitement after their win. Photo: P. Worden/staff

Dig Pink Game Raises Money for West Alumna Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

Peter Worden, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

  Green and gold aren’t the only colors at West Senior High, as on one day in October, the sports gymnasium becomes packed with the color pink. The annual Dig Pink volleyball game, or commonly known...

She’s the First Helps Girls First to Graduate Around the World

Ashley McFadden and Peter Worden September 29, 2021

  She’s the First (STF) club is only a chapter of the larger organization that aims to help girls who are the first in their families to graduate from high school. It’s a student-run club that has...

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