The Lion's Roar

What Teens Are Really Stressing About

Jessica Rech '16, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016

For high school students, school has become anything but a learning experience. Primarily, it has become the gateway to college. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, about 20.2 million students enroll...

Improvement or Incarceration?

Charlotte Clements '19, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016

“I’m very grateful for this program. If it weren’t for this, the only option I would have had was to wait for the phone call to get the pine box,” says Kathy Ketchum to John Keilman from the Chicago Tribune. Kathy is the...

Is “Extra Help” Really Helping?

Andrew Valentin '16, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016

Nowadays in school, kids in high school are receiving much more help and support, which is not as good as it sounds. Studies show that the public high school graduation rate has increased to the highest it has been since 1970....

Concussions: A Threat to an American Pastime

Sean Magee '18, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016

Only a decade or so ago, concussions were not an issue. They were invisible, and unknown to the majority of the football world. Now, they are at the forefront of all concerns involving football.  Millions of dollars worth of...

Spirit Week: The Homecoming Dance

Sonia Kangaju '19, Staff Writer

November 24, 2015

High School West hosted one heck of a Spirit Week party on Friday night. I attended the homecoming dance with a group of my friends and made plenty of interesting observations throughout the night. To start, would it be possible...

Food Waste and Food Insecurity

Food Waste and Food Insecurity

Alyssa Calubayan '17, Styles & Trends Editor

November 17, 2015

Freshman Perspective: First Weeks at West

Sonia Kangaju '19, Staff Writer

September 27, 2015

“My baby’s in high school…” Those were my mother’s incredulous words at the end of my first week of school. We were sitting on the porch in front of our house, waiting for my younger siblings (both in middle school)...

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