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End of School Year Brings New DECA Officers

June 3, 2019


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As the school year comes to an end, so does the 2018-2019 West Salem High School DECA chapter Officer team. “There are so many things I am going to miss about being a DECA officer,” said former DECA president, graduate Dani Miller. “If I had to pick one that I am going to miss the most, it woul...

New Student Council Officers Announced

New Student Council Officers Announced

June 3, 2019


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As the school year comes to an end, many clubs at West Salem High School are planning for next year. Recently, during the latest Student Council meeting, the 2019-2020 officers were chosen. This team of students work hard all year to plan and organize meetings and school-wide events. To be considered for a ...

Oma Review- Is it Worth it?

Oma Review- Is it Worth it?

Samantha Quam, Staff

June 3, 2019


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At first glance, Oma looks exciting. It’s a spacious building with a drive through, parking lot, garage door, and large outdoor lounge. On the inside, it still is. The room has a larger corner area to order drinks and food. The rest is filled with couches tables with chess boards and a sliding barn...

Finals for Freshies

Finals for Freshies

June 3, 2019


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Finals First Semester The first year of high school brings new experiences and expectations. One of the most nerve-wracking new experiences for freshman is finals week.  At the end of each semester, students take a test covering the past two quarters. Depending on the teacher, finals can make a big ...

A Glimpse Into the SEPs of 2020

A Glimpse Into the SEPs of 2020

June 3, 2019


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With school winding down and summer starting up, it is almost time for the soon-to-be seniors to begin their work on the Senior Exit Project. From charity work to creative projects, the SEP has it all. While some are dreading this project, others are using it as a tool to pursue their passions and ma...

The Nerf War, Explained

The Nerf War, Explained

June 1, 2019


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The Nerf War is an exciting tradition for students at West Salem High School. The 2019 Nerf War began on May 27th and continues until there is only one team or competitor standing.  To be entered into the competition, you must first pay five dollars. Teams can be anywhere from six people to a sol...

The Search for the Best Chai Latte

The Search for the Best Chai Latte

May 29, 2019


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Masala Chai, meaning “blended spices” originated in India and is now commonly known as chai tea. A chai tea latte consists mostly of black tea and steamed milk, infused with spices like cinnamon and clove. Although chai began halfway across the globe, it is known for being a staple of many coffeeho...

Principles of Leadership Tackles Recycling Project

Principles of Leadership Tackles Recycling Project

May 9, 2019


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"Each semester the Principles of Leadership class takes on some sort of school or community initiative in order to work on influencing students, staff, and community members to be more aware or conscious of their behavior, character, or in this case, environment," said Principles of Leadership teache...

Taking Care of Business at ICDC

Taking Care of Business at ICDC

May 2, 2019


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The West Salem High School DECA chapter sent sixteen members to compete at ICDC in Orlando, Florida this year. ICDC stands for International Career Development Conference, and it is the final competition of the year for DECA competitors.  These students worked extremely hard over the past several mont...

Competing in State: Twice in One Day

Competing in State: Twice in One Day

Samantha Quam, Staff

May 2, 2019


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The West Salem Visual Arts Classic and Forensics teams traveled South to the University of Madison Wisconsin to compete in their state competitions on April 12, 2019. Three students competed in both VAC and Forensics - junior Megan Lassig, junior Alyssa Szewczyk, and sophomore Samantha Quam. VAC is a team...

The Coffee Buzz at WSHS

The Coffee Buzz at WSHS

Cody Anderson

April 29, 2019


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Coffee seems to be the beverage of choice at West Salem High School - at least in the morning.  How often do you see a student or a teacher drinking a cup of coffee in the hallways, classrooms, or cafeteria, office, or library? So, how many students and staff at West Salem drink coffee regularly? What’s...

Online Shopping Threatening Local Malls

Online Shopping Threatening Local Malls

Emmy Herzog, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019


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  It seems as if the stores in the Valley View Mall are closing faster than shoppers can visit them. Many people in the La Crosse area are worried that the mall may close down completely in the near future. This isn’t just a local problem either. According to Forbes, stores in malls all ove...

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