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WESS Juniors Plan Virtual Summer Camp
Elizabeth Alton April 15, 2021

    Finding a summer opportunity as a student can be a difficult feat. The right mix between socialization, athletics, and intellectual stimulation...

The VSS Team (Clockwise from top left: Daniel Rosenkranz, Noah Golden, Raphael Nahon, Louis Nahon) have been scheduling appointments for New Yorkers since the end of February, 2021.
High School Students Help NYC Residents Get COVID Vaccinations
Elizabeth Alton April 14, 2021

Back in February, Noah Golden (‘23) was tasked with finding a COVID-19 vaccination appointment for his Grandmother. Although she had an appointment...

How a Catholic School is  Functioning During the Pandemic
How a Catholic School is  Functioning During the Pandemic
Yaretzi Guerrero April 14, 2021

We have focused too much on how regular schools are functioning during the pandemic but let's ask ourselves, how are catholic schools functioning...

The Deterioration of Student-Teacher Relationships During COVID
The Deterioration of Student-Teacher Relationships During COVID
Elisha V March 22, 2021

COVID has completely upended the way school has traditionally been executed. Online school has essentially stripped back all the interpersonal...

Ice Cream from ChinaTown: Whipped Urban Dessert Lab
Whipped: The World's First Oatmilk Ice Cream Shop
Emily Kaplan March 22, 2021

It is an exciting day for dairy free ice cream lovers. The world's first oatmilk soft serve ice cream shop opened in ChinaTown: Whipped Urban...

The Return to In-Person School: Rethinking What Education Looks Like
The Return to In-Person School: Rethinking What Education Looks Like
Catherine Auerbach March 22, 2021

The week of March 22nd, 2021, WESS high schoolers will return to the building after more than a year of remote learning. While the ninth grade...

Zack Snyder
Zack Snyder's Justice League: A Review
Jose Carlos Serrano March 22, 2021

Zack Snyder’s Justice League, an essential remaster and remaking of 2017’s Justice League is an immensely dark, and extremely action packed...

African American Culture by Donald R. Wright
African American Culture by Donald R. Wright
Yelnur Abdushev March 1, 2021

To understand the present, it is important to know the past. The narrative gives the reader valuable information about African American culture,...

Source: Politico
A Political Puzzle: The Controversies over Vice President Kamala Harris
Eloise Gordon March 1, 2021

After four years under president Donald Trump, myself and millions of other Americans were excited for a new administration. I often turned on...

The Life Changing Benefits of Highschool Internships
The Life Changing Benefits of Highschool Internships
Eloise Gordon February 19, 2021

It's a real world work experience, it's a good way to understand what you do or don't like career wise, and it looks good on college resumes....

Politicians
Should Politicians Not Use Speechwriters?
Elisha V February 8, 2021

Words have power. In the case of politics, speeches are one of the most important ways that a politician or candidate established their public...

Live photo of a study group in action, no one speaking and no faces shown. 
Is Study Group a Waste of First Period?
Pilar Gomes January 25, 2021

          Hey juniors, what do you do in your study group? Don’t lie, because the reality is most of our answers would be in the...

We can all relate to this image of Squidward. Our phones seem to follow us everywhere, even to the places where we are supposed to be getting our rest.
Getting Enough Sleep During Remote Learning Can Be A Nightmare
Daisy Koffler January 25, 2021

Teenagers battle to manage their incredibly demanding lives with the body’s need for sleep. A study in 2011 revealed that by their senior year...

Why I swore off Tik Tok
Why I swore off Tik Tok
Madden Shuffler, Staff Writer • January 25, 2021

When I learned that President Trump was going to ban Tik Tok I thought about all of my Tik-Tok-addicted friends. No more will an app take up...

Blossom with Me: Emotional Intelligence
Blossom with Me: Emotional Intelligence
Djeneba Sanogo April 14, 2021

Zack Snyder
Zack Snyder's Justice League: A Review
Jose Carlos Serrano March 22, 2021

Zack Snyder’s Justice League, an essential remaster and remaking of 2017’s Justice League is an immensely dark, and extremely action packed...

Falcon and the Winter Soldier Coming to Disney Plus
Falcon and the Winter Soldier Coming to Disney Plus
Yelnur Abdushev March 22, 2021

After a mindblowing WandVision finale, Falcon and the Winter Soldier movie will be released on March 19 on Disney Plus. Both of these shows were...

Artistic Representation of Double Consciousness
Artistic Representation of Double Consciousness
Yelnur Abdushev March 15, 2021

Every human being experiences double consciousness. Double consciousness is the act of perceiving yourself through two lenses. One is how you...

USW Season 1 Episode 4: A Closer Look at Your Brain
USW Season 1 Episode 4: A Closer Look at Your Brain
Jacqueline Lovci, Brandon C., Daniel Lwin, and Mirella B March 15, 2021

WESSSIDESTORIES · UWS Season 1 Episode 4

Blossom With Me: Social Media Isn
Blossom With Me: Social Media Isn't Reality
Djeneba Sanogo March 8, 2021

Blossom With Me: How to Gain Confidence
Blossom With Me: How to Gain Confidence
Djeneba Sanogo March 8, 2021

Blossom With Me: Child Labor in the Ivory Coast
Blossom With Me: Child Labor in the Ivory Coast
Djeneba Sanogo March 8, 2021

WESS After-school Programs Thrive Online
WESS After-school Programs Thrive Online
Elizabeth Alton March 1, 2021

After-school programming is an essential extension on the main school day for both working parents and students. These programs provide a place...

What Were The Best Super Bowl Commercials
What Were The Best Super Bowl Commercials
Julia Kess February 22, 2021

What makes a Super Bowl commercial good? Is it the flare? The celebrity appearance? The comedy? Super Bowl commercials are different from your...

WESS’s 2020 Middle School Varsity basketball team
An Update On WESS Sports
Eloise Gordon December 22, 2020

  WESS’s 2020 Middle School Varsity basketball team   To many WESS students, a vital part of their role at WESS is playing...

Soccer During The Pandemic
Soccer During The Pandemic
Simone Schwartz December 22, 2020

I remember the precise moment I got the notification that my Spring 2020 soccer season was canceled due to COVID-19, along with all other athletes...

While Americans consistently watch the NBA, the same can
We Can Change the Fate for the WNBA
Daisy Koffler December 21, 2020

Americans love basketball; it’s the third most popular sport in the nation. When I say ‘Americans love basketball,’ I mean men’s basketball. ...

 Junior Jackie Lovci climbs a V2 bolder at the UWS
Central Rock Climbing Gym Provides an Outlet For WESS Students
Elizabeth Alton December 14, 2020

Jackie Lovci surveys the boulder in front of her, mentally mapping different paths to the top. Out of the array of multicolor grips on the wall,...

Full crowd at Beaver Stadium for the Penn State vs. Ohio State  game in 2018. 
Unprecedented Upsets: Coronavirus is Dominating College Football 
Daisy Koffler December 7, 2020

It’s obvious at this point that the COVID-19 pandemic impacts businesses and everyday working for Americans. One industry, however, is desperately...

Outside Sports in the Winter - Challenges To Do In Cold Weather
Outside Sports in the Winter - Challenges To Do In Cold Weather
Emmanuelle Blanchard November 30, 2020

During COVID-19, lots of people have been staying inside, and not getting enough exercise.  Although it is recommended that you stay inside,...

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