WESS Side Stories

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Blondies Recipe 
Bella Bursor January 26, 2022

Ingredients: 1/2 cup melted unsalted butter 1 cup packed dark brown sugar 1/4 cup whole milk 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 2 large...

Interview
Jose Carlos Serrano January 24, 2022

Interviewed: Lawrence Goldman Interviewer: Anya Berg   He lowered himself onto the old leather armchair, the air outside was cold...

Finance 101 for Teens: Credit Cards
Finance 101 for Teens: Credit Cards
Djeneba Sanogo January 24, 2022

Hey Everyone! It’s Djeneba and welcome to “Blossom With Me.” Today we’ll be discussing Finance for teens. I wanted to start this series...

Chocolate Cracked Cookie Recipe
Chocolate Cracked Cookie Recipe
Bella Bursor January 21, 2022

Ingredients: 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 cups white sugar 1/2 cup vegetable oil 4 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2...

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The Stain That Is The Star Wars Sequels
Andrew Charles Klopp January 10, 2022

I like to consider myself a Star Wars fan and I enjoyed a lot of the recent Star Wars content but when it comes to the sequel movies, my opinion...

NASA’s GLOBE Program: What’s It About? - Head GLOBE NASA Scientist Dr. Marie Robles Shares Her Thoughts
Jose Carlos Serrano January 10, 2022

The GLOBE Program, invented back in 1995, courtesy of NASA, was created for one sole purpose: encouraging worldwide activities such as implementing...

Pandemic Bake Sales 
Pandemic Bake Sales 
Yelnur Abdushev January 11, 2022

During the pandemic, many aspects of our school life came to a stop. Social events, club meetings, and bake sales were prohibited due to COVID...

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...

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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,...

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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...

Batman - A Psychological Analysis
Jose Carlos Serrano January 20, 2022

Batman has been a staple in the comic industry and pop culture for nearly a century now and over the years numerous authors have taken stabs...

Queerbaiting in Film
Lea Efran December 19, 2021

To many people, queerbaiting might not seem like an important or prevalent issue. Some might not even know what the word means at all. But to...

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 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

2021 - 2022 WESS High School Varsity Basketball Team’s Post Game Photo Against Julia Richmen on December 6th, 2021. Photo taken by Nina Pappas.
Varsity Basketball’s FIRST Official PSAL Season!
Justin Marciano January 11, 2022

The time has finally come - 4 years later WESS is officially a part of the PSAL and the wait is finally over for high school student-athletes....

Casey Donohue sixth grade ELA teacher in the midst of running the marathon
Wess Teacher Runs NYC Marathon - What It Takes To Prepare For This Annual Run
Daisey Marciano and Eloise Wyndowe December 2, 2021

November 7, 2021 marked the 50th anniversary of the New York City Marathon. 30,000 people from all over the world trained for years to build...

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...

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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...

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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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