Author Archive: Julia Jassey

Hi, I'm Julia Jassey, SOTW and School News Editor! I hope you like what you read :)

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Say Something – The Sandy Hook Promise

| 10/16/2017 | 0 Comments
Say Something – The Sandy Hook Promise

While we are all understandably enthralled in the excitement of Spirit Week, Saying Something isn’t exactly our top priority. We can’t imagine anything but camaraderie among the student body during the best week of the school year. This week, however, is so much more than just Spirit Week; it also doubles as Say Something week.  […]

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Columbia Comes to West!

| 09/18/2017 | 0 Comments
Columbia Comes to West!

Highly esteemed Columbia University Professor, Robert G. O’Meally, paid High School West’s AP Lang students a visited on September 13, giving them an entirely incomparable experience. Professor O’Meally held a lecture, during which he discussed the intricacy of Mark Twain’s renowned The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, followed by a question and answer session. The students were […]

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I Got 95 Problems and AP Euro is Now One

| 06/02/2017 | 0 Comments
I Got 95 Problems and AP Euro is Now One

It’s a cutthroat society we exist in today. Compelled by the constant, ubiquitous presence of college, we push ourselves past our limits and keep on going. And it’s exhausting. We can complain about stress all we’d like, but that won’t get us into our dream school. Thus, we fill our schedule with every AP under […]

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DAMN. Kendrick Lamar Still Has it!

| 06/02/2017 | 0 Comments
DAMN. Kendrick Lamar Still Has it!

Kendrick Lamar, a Compton rapper, recently released his third full length album,  DAMN. If you are a fan of Kendrick Lamar, like I am, you’d probably have high expectations for this album, especially after Kendrick’s release of his second album, To Pimp A Butterfly, which was a work of art, covering topics of racism, politics, […]

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Realism, Not Resolutions!

| 01/04/2017 | 0 Comments

After a month and a half of binge drinking Pumpkin Spiced Lattes and having just one more slice of pie, once New Year’s comes along, we’ve all had enough. We grab our new Roshe Runs from under the Christmas Tree and head out to the gym, resolved to finally maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We tell […]

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Intolerant Tolerance

| 10/20/2016 | 0 Comments

  The last time an election got this heated, Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton was shot by Vice President Aaron Burr. And although, as of late, the American public may not be strangers to political banter, a sense of intolerance has been established that is questioning the very fabric of American values. Intolerance, that is, for […]

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The Time is Now

| 09/26/2016 | 0 Comments

High School West provides a plethora of opportunities for students to explore different paths upon which they may take their future, through offering innumerable fascinating electives, AP courses, extracurriculars, and the Senior Experience program. Nonetheless, making such a pivotal decision can be intimidating, to say the very least. Thusly, a new initiative has began in our […]

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Cuban Reconciliation Crisis

| 03/27/2016 | 0 Comments
Cuban Reconciliation Crisis

1962. When I asked my grandfather about this year, one word stood out in his mind: panic. He was a mere twenty years old, in the proverbial prime of his life, and an omnipresent sense of panic is what he most recalls. Throughout my life, I can recall hearing him tell stories of windows covered with black sheets, of drills […]

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