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Tiger Tales

Stories brought to life on the stage

Estefania Unzueta, Entertainment Editor

December 8, 2014

Filed under News

On October 22nd, English and Drama teacher Mrs. Blake introduced a new exciting assignment to her Drama 2 class. The assignment was, with a group of their peers, to perform a ten minute play based on a children’s story book...

West has character

West has character

December 8, 2014

The Spirit of Giving through adopt-a-family program

Kyra Adams, Entertainment Editor

December 8, 2014

Filed under Features

It’s that time of year where the spirit of giving is at a particularly high level, as well as the amount of people in need. Get into the spirit of things with your friends and family through the school by supporting Joliet’s...

Journey to France

Breeana Meadows, Staff Writer

December 8, 2014

Filed under Features

One exceptional JWHS student was given the opportunity to live out her dreams, all while taking an education step towards her future. Melissa Aharrah, now a senior, embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to the one of the world’...

Westerholm is ‘Fit’ to teach

Sandra Egizio, News Editor

December 8, 2014

Filed under Features

Ms. Westerholm teaches biology in the freshmen academy. She is certified through Illinois State University to teach biology, chemistry, and physics, but her passion is in biology. Next to teaching, Ms.Westerholm is part of the Large...

The social media universe and it’s impact on cyberbullying

Emma Regal, Contributing Writer

December 8, 2014

Filed under Views

The value in communicating with each other face to face is becoming lesser with every smartphone update. Job conferences are held via Skype, relationships are withheld through texts alone, and schoolwork is becoming completely d...

Influences in the Media…Could Glee be turning kids gay?

Serena Gregory, Contributing Writer

December 8, 2014

Filed under Views

An innocuous show has invaded on Americas TV screens since 2009. Its name is "Glee" and it’s full of vibrant teens that are dealing with the gentle challenges of high school. These are hardworking and motivated kids. People...

Contributing Excellence

Kyle Kopchak, Sports Editor

December 8, 2014

Filed under News

This fall three Joliet West students received the honor of Commended National Merit Scholar, a distinguished award that students receive for placing in the top 5% of individuals who take the Preliminary SAT or National Merit Sc...

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