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Students can combat apathy by becoming involved in local politics

Luisa Zamora, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018

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Despite the overall discontent with the condition of the structure of West, not many students want to do anything about it. In fact, when the mill levy override was passed, many students were actually upset with the addition of...

New technology has already led to student growth

Brayden Startzer, Staff Writer

September 19, 2018

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With the new school year rolling around, students are pleased to see West’s addition; the new technology. With a massive overhaul of computers and laptops that were generally considered way below average, classes are beginn...

Staff’s diversity should reflect student population

Evelin Chanchavac, Staff Writer

September 19, 2018

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Greeley West High School is one of the most diverse schools in Weld County, but the teachers here don’t reflect the diversity of the school.  Many teachers even struggle with this fact - they want to connect with their stu...

Despite data, college athletes should stick with playing for fun

Brody Clark, Editorial Writer

May 14, 2018

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Attending college is a very difficult and challenging thing to do and there are the few people out there that can play sports on top of going to school. College athletes put a full-time job into school and a full-time job into...

Teachers deserve more from states

Idriss Siyat, Editorial Writer

May 14, 2018

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School educators are currently walking out across the country demanding for school funding and higher pay, but the government is turning a blind eye to the issue. Starting with school funds, some districts have old text books...

Russians shouldn’t be punished by IOC

Megan Battleson, Editorial Writer

February 15, 2018

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The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games are here, and as athletes from around the world prepare to represent their country, 169 athletes are being denied their right to wear their nation’s flag. Russian athletes have been i...

Students should show love everyday

Idriss Siyat, Editorial Writer

February 15, 2018

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Every year, the world celebrates its planetary party, the so-called Valentine’s Day. They celebrate this day full of jubilation by honoring one another with greeting cards, chocolate candies, and heart shaped gifts. On thi...

Don’t panic: AP tests worth monetary costs

Ivanna Rizo, Editorial Writer

February 15, 2018

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Popular belief among students is that along with the hard work it takes to be in rigorous classes, you also get a whopping test bill at the end of the year as a reward for all the blood, sweat, and tears you put into the class. In r...

Time has come for districts to look at lunch programs

Mo Duran, Editorial Writer

January 22, 2018

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Students are offered food in schools, often breakfast and lunch as required by many state laws. Most of the time, this food isn’t great and portions are small. However, laws require that it be served. Currently, the program...

Cell phone use is a blasphemy

Idriss Siyat, Editorial Writer

January 22, 2018

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Cell phones have undeniably become an integral part of every student’s life. In fact, some would say students are all cyborgs with cell phones and online identities that no longer relate to real human life. Students are not...

Jersey Mike’s deserves applause for commitment to Greeley West

Hailey Ortega, Staff Wrtier

November 30, 2017

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It's a rare occurrence to have local businesses support schools in the community without selling coupons on fundraising cards or making a profit.  For the newest addition to the Greeley West neighborhood, Jersey Mikes, we applaud...

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