Eagle's Cry

Plans After High School Graduation

Timothy Gormley, Reporter

November 6, 2014

Filed under Student Life

About 75 percent of West High students are planning on going to college. More than half of them plan on going to college outside of Alaska, but how do they plan on paying for college? An interesting thing about the seniors at...

Is College For You???

Jianny Guzman

November 6, 2014

Filed under Student Life

In the United states 66 percent of students who graduate high school attend college and two out of five of those earn a degree. There have been many cases in which high school students only attend college because of their parents...

Liquid Crack

Brianna Fields

December 17, 2013

Filed under Student Life

West Anchorage High School: Do you ever see that one student that always has a Red Bull every single day? On December 1st, 2013 a survey was given to determine on average how many kids drink Red Bull drinks and how often. It...

Europe Summer 2014

Cindy Tabares

December 17, 2013

Filed under Student Life

Imagine going to London, Paris or even Madrid! West is offering that opportunity for a select group of students. The Europe trip is for West kids that would like to explore all of Europe. The program is sponsored by the EF...

Holiday Diversity at West

Samuel Kwong

December 17, 2013

Filed under Student Life

There are many different cultures throughout the world and they all celebrate holidays in their own unique ways. But it’s not just the cultural differences that affect how holidays are celebrated. Different generations celebrate...

West Choir

Ahtearra Steffan

December 17, 2013

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Most students at West think choir is “an easy A” but is it? Or is choir more than that? What does choir mean to students and what makes them love or hate this class? Choir is an elective, but for most students it’s much...

Lockers

Madison Meredith, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2013

Filed under Student Life

West High is the oldest school in Anchorage and you couldn’t imagine the variety of lockers we all have troubles with. Students, teachers, security guards, and you yourself have to think, how old are these lockers? Today,...

GED vs. Diploma

Ahtearra Steffan, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2013

Filed under Student Life

Do you know the difference between a GED (General Education Diploma), and a high school diploma?  They are so much alike, yet so different, and a GED is a viable option for many West students who aren’t on track to graduate....

“It’s Not Ghetto, it’s Vintage”

Amber Groff, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2013

Filed under Student Life

Leaky ceilings, cold rooms, hot rooms, faulty lights and odd tasting water. Does any of this sound familiar? It should. This is the state that our very building, West High School, is currently in.  West was built in 1953 as ...

Late Start

Dondres McMorris, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2013

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Studies show that there would be more benefits than just sleeping in if high school started at a later time.  West High students agree and many would love a 9:00 a.m. start time. Most teens do not get enough sleep, normally...

AFJROTC at West

Samantha Algoso, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2013

Filed under Student Life

Do you plan on joining the military after high school but have no experience or knowledge? Air Force Junior Recruit Officer Training Corps (JROTC) can offer you a variety of activities and events to attend to give you a wider...

Managing Work and School

Monica Salazar, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2013

Filed under Student Life

With the excessive amount of stress that school and homework create, many West High students still find the time to add a job onto their list of priorities. But why do they choose to balance such a swamped schedule? Many high...

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