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Counting eggs before they hatch at A-West

Michael Cowden, Reporter

April 25, 2017

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Arvada West offers a lot of classes, some more popular than others. One class that is growing in popularity among the students is the agriculture class, where baby chickens are currently hatching. “We had 18 eggs to start...

The ACT is out; the SAT is in

Caitlin Danborn, Assistant Editor

April 21, 2017

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On Tuesday, April 11, the junior class of 2018 took the SAT, the first class to take the SAT as a state-mandated test since 2001. In 2015, Colorado lawmakers decided that the Colorado Department of Education needed to choose a new college entrance exam and a new ex...

AWest is about to get a lot more a’track’tive

Caitlin Danborn, Reporter

October 31, 2016

Filed under News, Sports

The current track at Arvada West High School is fifty-three years old--literally as old as the school--and is only one lane, made of rock, gravel, and cinder. However, the Friends of the Wildcats Foundation is working to change that. The Friends of the W...

Q & A: PARCC Assessment 101 with Principal Bishop

Ayame Castro, Reporter

March 17, 2015

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WW: Are students able to opt out of PARCC testing?  PB: Opting out of state mandated assessments is not allowed. There is specific state legislation that requires students and parents to participate in this educational...

Out with the old and in with the new: A new way of evaluating our students

Scott Kordziel, Editor

February 13, 2014

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   Not only will parents and students be awaiting changes within the Jefferson County Public Schools District, they will need to be on the lookout for nationwide curriculum adjustments. As of August 20, 2012, Colorado joined as th...

School board changes are blooming

Scott Kordziel, Reporter

January 23, 2014

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   There was a major shift of power and philosophy in Jefferson county. The new school board brings in a  new agenda that is different than the current one. John Newkirk, Ken Witt, and Julie Williams all won seats in the schoo...

From “Must See” to “Turn off the TV”: NoBody Cares about NBC Thursdays

Louis Herrera, Editor

January 23, 2014

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   “Oh, how the mediocre have fallen.” This quote from a character on “The Office,” NBC’s last true Thursday night hit, sums up the position in which the network currently finds itself. Its Thursday night comedy line-...

Star Wars episode VII: strikes back

Louis Herrera, Editor

January 23, 2014

Filed under News, Uncategorized

   Star Wars Episode VII has had somewhat of a troubled production thus far. Ever since it was announced by Lucas film (now owned by Disney) earlier this year, anticipation has been rampant among the franchise’s many fans. A...

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