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Hallsville, December 4
Hallsville, December 4
Alyscia Patton , Fine Arts Editor • December 6, 2021

At Hallsville this past weekend,   Lily Walston won 4th in prose Jessica Gutierrez won 2nd in poetry and in POI Logan Wells won 2nd in LD and 4th in extemp Willa Brackin won 1st in extemp Willa Brackin and...

ATSSB results, December 4
ATSSB results, December 4
Alyscia Patton , Fine Arts Editor • December 6, 2021

This past weekend, members of the Golden Pride Band competed at ATSSB All-Region. Three students will compete at Area on Jan. 7-8 for the opportunity to play in the All-State band.    Alyscia Patton, on flute -  2nd...

Bridge City, November 13
Bridge City, November 13
Alyscia Patton , Fine Arts Editor • November 15, 2021

West Hardin won 1st place overall speech sweepstakes. In LD, Logan won 2nd and Derrick won 3rd. In CX, Lavita and Willa won 1st. In prose, Cailyn won 2nd and Natasha won 3rd. In Informative Extemp, Willa won 4th and...

Congress Regionals, November 6
Congress Regionals, November 6
Alyscia Patton , Fine Arts Editor • November 8, 2021

Last Saturday, West Hardin Performers swept UIL Congress Regionals and qualified 3 students to the state championships to be held in January.   Logan Wells placed 1st, was selected best presiding officer and advanced...

Senior class to host haunted house Saturday
Kade Brackin, Editor-in-Chief • October 27, 2021

According to Senior Sydney Lawson, the senior class will host a haunted house on Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Batson Community Center to raise money for Operation Graduation.

Speech and Debate awards
Kade Brackin, Editor-in-Chief • October 13, 2021

Thoughts on the phone mandate; opinion-editorial
Alyscia Patton, Fine Arts Editor • October 11, 2021

The school instituted a new phone policy, stating that students can not have their phones out or use them during the instructional day. This...

P.E. should be offered; opinion-editorial
Maria Munguia, Reporter • October 11, 2021

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately one in every five teens, ages  12-18, suffers from at least one mental health...

New Texas abortion law unfair; opinion-editorial
Sydnee Smith, Reporter • October 4, 2021

A new law in Texas states that once you have been pregnant for six weeks, you may not have an abortion. This law came into effect on September...

The dress code: a student's perspective; opinion-editorial
Lavita Basham, Reporter • October 4, 2021

The dress code has become a huge issue, from the staff to the students. Before this year, the dress code wasn't as strict.  Last year, students...

Staff Profile

Lavita Basham is a freshman. She was born on March 1, 2007, in Kingwood, Texas. She use to live in Rye, Texas, but she moved to Saratoga about two years ago. She left West Hardin in fourth grade to go...

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Floristry at its finest
Floristry at its finest
Aubrey Loper, Reporter • December 7, 2021

In the past, floral programs have been on the weaker side of extracurricular activities. Now that Floral Design Teacher Maygan Gilfillian is...

Floristry at it's finest
Aubrey Loper, Reporter • November 9, 2021

In the past, floral programs have been on the weaker side of extracurricular activities; now that Floral Design Teacher Maygan Gilfillian is...

Cody Cantrell: a teacher's life
Genesis Vidol, Reporter • November 2, 2021

At two feet long, Cody Cantrell has the longest hair of any high school teacher. While this is surprising, it’s not the only unique thing about...

Mrs. Frank: teacher and entrepreneur
Mrs. Frank: teacher and entrepreneur
Lavita Basham, Reporter • November 2, 2021

Olivia Frank is an algebra teacher at West Hardin, but she also owns her own business named Live and Create Company, which she runs outside of...

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