Votaw-Thicket Fire Dept.

Sheridan Lucas, Reporter

January 23, 2020

Votaw-Thicket’s fire department has been around since 1977.  Votaw and Thicket have a population estimate of 893.  “Everyone is always welcome to join our department, they would need to attend one of our monthly meetings, we meet on the first Monday of every month,” Fire Chief Bobby Love s...

STAAR tests, the importance of

Sophie Enloe, Reporter

January 23, 2020

STAAR, State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, is required testing for Texas students in grades 3-12. Launched in 2011 at a price of $3 to $7 per student, STAAR costs the state of Texas $90 million annually to administer. Students are concerned about their future and wonder if the money would b...

Word of the day

Joseph Messer, Online Manager

January 23, 2020

Jan 23rd Word of the Day is Mellifluous or having a smooth rich flow, as defined by Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary.  

Juice WRLD

Keaton Robertson, Reporter

January 22, 2020

Juice Wrld was a former American singer/songwriter that was raised in the Chicago area, he achieved a career in 2018 when his song “Lucid Dreams” made it on the billboard hot 100 charts.  Juice Wrld has mostly blown up from his song “Lucid Dreams” as the song has gotten about 2.5 million v...

A trip to London

A trip to London

Sam Payne, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2020

This past Christmas break was filled with tons of joy and excitement but the crown winners of it all were the Hunt family who took a trip to London.    “It was pretty fun, I got to see a whole bunch of Museums and Amazing views,” Sophomore Morgan Hunt said.  This trip took them all ove...

December 19th, the day of the meeting

Kimberlann Gilley, Business Manager

January 14, 2020

On the night of Dec. 19, the monthly school board meeting was held. During the meeting, performers were recognized, band students Bryce Rojas and Alicia Patton were recognized, and Sophie Enloe won the Christmas card decorating contest and earned $50 because of it. A surprise recognition was given to Mrs. P...

Cyberbullying

Kimberlann Gilley, Business Manager

December 20, 2019

Cyber bullying is an increasing problem in today’s teenagers/society, I know this as I am a victim of cyber bullying.  If you've ever been a victim of online bullying, you've probably been told: “oh, they are just jealous” or “they like you” or something along the lines of there's somethi...

Sugar Cookie recipe

Sugar Cookie recipe

Madison Hunt, Reporter

December 20, 2019

This is a recipe I love to use when making sugar cookies, the fun part is being able to put the icing on it after it is done baking. 2 ¾ cups of flour  1 teaspoon of baking soda  ½ teaspoon of baking powder 1 ½ cups of sugar 1 egg  1 ¼ teaspoon of vanilla Preheat the ...

West Hardin Support Staff

Kade Brackin, Fine Arts Editor

December 20, 2019

Have you taken the time to get to know who allows the school to function? Sure, the principal or superintendent, but that’s not who I’m writing about today. I’m talking about the people who might be a little less noticed or appreciated: our support staff. Without them, our school falls apart an...

Let’s teach

Darren Dawkins, Reporter

December 20, 2019

Bryan Gay grew up in Woodville Texas.   “I love Woodville, it’s a great town. It’s where most of my family is too,” Bryan said. When growing up, Bryan went to Woodville high school and wanted to be a cop until he found out that he was good on stage and started acting. He also went to Lamar...

The National Speech and Debate Association

Sheridan Lucas, Reporter

December 13, 2019

In 1925,  Bruno E. Jacobs founded the National Forensic League which is now known as the  National Speech and Debate Association. In 2010, West Hardin joined the association.  “With my first tournament, I wasn’t as confident and I didn’t have as much fun with it as I do with tournaments now,...

Mid Term Opinions

Sam Payne, Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2019

In the next week, the newly installed midterms are to be conducted at the school Dec. 17 through Dec. 19. This is the first time we have had them since their absence in the past, and because of this, it has raised many questions.  “A midterm is taking all the cumulative things that you have learned throughout the ...

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