A way with words

Sydnee Smith, Reporter May 19, 2022

Clink clink! That's the sound of all 75 medals that the Speech and Debate team has earned this year.  The West Hardin Speech and Debate team has been the 2A UIL Speech District champs since 2007. This...

A cowazy good showman

Sydnee Smith, Reporter May 19, 2022

Harvey Mackay once said, “Find something you love to do, and you’ll never work a day in your life,” and freshman Graysen Vanya found this exceptionally true. Since he was in eighth grade, Vanya...

Meet the newcomer

Meet the newcomer

Sophie Enloe, Copy Editor May 18, 2022

Transitioning from a 6A school to a 2A school isn’t something everyone experiences, but it is for junior Maggie Caldwell. Maggie moved from Atascosita High School, where her graduating class as a...

Extemp state qualifiers

Lavita Basham, Reporter May 18, 2022

Derrick Jackson and Logan Wells are going to State for Persuasive Extemp. At Regionals, Logan placed second and Derrick placed third. They have been preparing for this event all year and are now on the...

Sophie advances to regionals

Aubrey Loper, Reporter May 18, 2022

Sophie Enloe is a junior in high school and she is making her way to the top in UIL. She competed in feature writing, editorial writing, and copy editing.  Enloe placed first place in feature writing,...

New York Times staff submissions

May 18, 2022

The staff was asked to write about someone from a different generation who was important to them in less than 100 words. These are their stories.

Speaking of state

Speaking of state

Eli Fowler, Sports Editor May 10, 2022

At UIL regionals, Derrick Jackson competed in Lincoln-Douglas Debate and Extemporaneous Speaking. He placed 3rd in Persuasive Extemp and is advancing to state where he will compete on May 24th against...

Second-grade’s letters to Santa

December 15, 2021

Editor's note: we mostly preserved the original spelling of the letters to maintain authenticity. We hope you enjoy reading!

Speaking of a state champion

Speaking of a state champion

Makayla George, Reporter December 8, 2021

Last year, senior Jessica Gutierrez was the state champion in poetry. This year, she is preparing to go to college for acting.  “The thing that appeals to me most about theatre is the acceptance...

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 in charge, things have changed. She has gained more advanced...

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 him.  Cantrell has been teaching for a total of five...

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 school. Students may also know her as Ms. Marcus because she...

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