WESS Side Stories

A Side of History With Your Turkey
A Side of History With Your Turkey
Camilla Fiordaliso November 30, 2021

Thanksgiving is thought of as a holiday for family, food, and giving thanks. Every year on Thanksgiving approximately 19 million pies, 365 million...

A Side of History With Your Turkey
Camilla Fiordaliso, Writer • November 29, 2021

Thanksgiving is thought of as a holiday for family, food, and giving thanks. Every year on Thanksgiving approximately 19 million pies, 365...

Jaylynn has been coming up with new designs and flavors since she started her business in January of 2021. Curtesy of m_jchocolatefantasy’s instagram page
M_jchocolatefantasy: A Student Business Success
Elizabeth Alton November 22, 2021

It was a still Spring New York City night, but the Eusebio Household was a rush of activity. Jaylynn Eusebio (‘22), her aunt, Isabel, her brother,...

A Review Of Squid Game
A Review Of Squid Game
Lea Efran November 22, 2021

Everyone’s heard about Squid Game, the new Netflix original K-drama centered around a group of people in deep financial debt playing sick and...

Green Team Update
Rachel Gaylord November 22, 2021

After being remote for a year and a half, Green Team is meeting in person again! Green Team is a founding club at WESS and meets every week to...

 How is TikTok overtaking high schoolers social media screen time?
 How is TikTok overtaking high schoolers social media screen time?
Yelnur Abdushev November 17, 2021

Have you ever found yourself in public, only to find yourself walking past a group of people dancing in front of a phone? If your answer is yes,...

The Price of Being a Woman
The Price of Being a Woman
Josie Letchford November 15, 2021

The Pink Tax. When people say men and women have equal rights, it always comes to mind.    There is a lot kept from us about the...

While online student communities may seem helpful for students, they can severely exacerbate stress and comparisons around standardized testing.
The Harmful Effects of Online Student Communities
Elisha V October 25, 2021

This past spring, I undertook the dreaded rite of passage for high school juniors: the SAT exam. After studying for weeks, finally sitting for...

Well-Washed: Complicated Corruption in the Trillion Dollar Wellness Industry 
Well-Washed: Complicated Corruption in the Trillion Dollar Wellness Industry 
Daisy Koffler June 21, 2021

Astrology, spirits, and healing methods have always intrigued me. I liked that meditation, cleanses, and colorful crystals are natural ways to...

File:Joe Biden February 2020 crop.jpg by Gage Skidmore from Peoria, Arizona is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Biden’s Swamp
Erlan Benedis- Grab April 20, 2021

46th U.S. President Joe Biden took his seat in the White House in January. His selected advisors have taken their newly granted positions in...

Justice League Poster FINALLY Adds Superman! by AntMan3001 is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
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
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,...

Kamala Harris by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
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...

GMail FailWhale by anonymonk is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
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....

Hot Days in October
Kiep Leon November 5, 2021

We remember when this was the time of pumpkin spice, To warm up our days and keep us happy Giggling under thick comforters at night. We...

Why White Knights Murphyverse is an Absolutely Explosive Take on the Dark Knight
Why White Knight's "Murphyverse" is an Absolutely Explosive Take on the Dark Knight
Jose Carlos Serrano October 25, 2021

    Sean Gordon Murphy absolutely remastered the character of Batman when he released critically acclaimed, “Batman: White Knight” back...

Archie Comics Celebrates 80th Anniversary ft. An Interview with Artist Dan Parent
Archie Comics Celebrates 80th Anniversary ft. An Interview with Artist Dan Parent
Jose Carlos Serrano June 11, 2021

For almost a century Archie Comics, the characters being introduced in 1941, have been a staple of American culture. Most recently, the franchise...

A simple town I built in my experience in a brand 
New World in Terraria, the possibilities are truly
endless.
Terraria Celebrates 10 Years
Jose Carlos Serrano May 10, 2021

A classic in the video game industry, Terraria, released by developer Re-Logic turned 10 on May 16. The game originally released back in 2011,...

Blossom With Me: Emotional Intelligence
Blossom With Me: Emotional Intelligence
Djeneba Sanogo April 20, 2021

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

Justice League Poster FINALLY Adds Superman! by AntMan3001 is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
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...

WonderCon 2012 - Avengers prop replicas (Iron Man, Captain America, Thor) by Doug Kline is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
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...

Middle School Sports Are Back: “A Clean Slate” for Student Athletes to Grow a Passion
Justin Marciano November 8, 2021

“My main priority,” said Milton Pineda, the WESS Middle School Athletic Director, “is to get the kids back out there and provide sports...

Pictured left to right; Olivia Lovicii ‘26, Anna Fidel ‘26, Cara Bernard ‘26, and Clara Burns ‘25
PSAL Comes To WESS: For Girls, It's Just Volleyball
Camilla Fiordaliso November 7, 2021

A survey sent out in late August concerning Public Schools Athletic Leagues sports for the Fall excited WESS students as they eased their way...

WESS cross country team runners post-race at Ocean Breeze on September 12th. Photo taken by Coach Robert Dice.
WESS Runners Cross Their First Finish Line of 2021
Daisy Koffler October 13, 2021

Eleven WESS cross-country runners waited readily behind the starting line. A man ahead of them raised his arm up and shot the gun, signaling...

I Heart Manhattan Youth by LisaBPhoto is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
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...

Sixburgh - Pittsburgh Steelers - Six time Super Bowl Champions by wstera2 is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
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 Ball - Tempe Sports Complex by Nick Bastian Tempe, AZ is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0
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...

WNBA Stars by Dave Hogg is licensed under CC BY 2.0
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. ...

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