WESS Side Stories

Western Beef was bought out by higher-end grocery store Brooklyn Fare.
Gentrification and The WESS Neighborhood
Pia Sharma May 26, 2021

Even one of the most racially, ethnically, socioeconomically, occupationally, and religiously diverse and cosmopolitan places in the world is...

NJHS Book Drive!
NJHS Book Drive!
May 11, 2021

Memories: Victoria Criloux
Memories: Victoria Criloux
May 10, 2021

"In a crowd of a thousand, you stood out.  You lit up every room you walked into.  It didn't matter that you were more petite than your peers;...

A 111-page FIT brochure made of cardstock paper and a mirror cover.
The Dark Side Of College Mail
Elisha V April 26, 2021

Last week, I opened a hefty mail package addressed to me - something that rarely happens in our increasingly virtual and email-driven world....

The Portrayal of Education and Literacy in Frederick Douglass’ Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Yelnur Abdushev April 26, 2021

The theme of literacy and education is strongly discussed in Frederick Douglass’s Narrative. In the antebellum era, laws were established forbidding...

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Covid-19 Vaccine for Dummies
Pia Sharma April 20, 2021

*a set of thorough answers from various WESS students explaining the biological function, administration, statistics, and side effects of the...

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...

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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....

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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...

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...

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...

UWS Season 1 Episode 4: A Closer Look at Your Brain
UWS 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

"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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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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