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While many isolate themselves in times of depression, clinging to a sense of community is the best way to lighten ones demeanor.
Photo Courtesy of Will Lutze
SAD's Effects on Students
March 14, 2023

Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD for short, is a type of condition in which your mood changes based...

Arvada West students will have to adapt to a different schedule next year
Arvada West to start 15 minutes later for 2023-2024 school year
Madeus Frandina, Feature Editor • December 15, 2022

Jefferson County has announced a new initiative, titled Healthy & Equitable Start & End Times,...

During A-West prom spirit week, students wore white to stand against hate. Promoting a positive school community. -Graphic created by Riley Swanson (via Canva)
Day Without Hate
May 10, 2022
Librarian Josie Zoll and Junior Juniper Davis admire Arvada Wests furry friend Bloosh. Photo attributed by Chloe Rios
Inside scoop: Bloosh and Bailey Hugging Booth
Chloe Rios, News Editor • February 28, 2023

Wish Week is a time to spotlight the unity in the Arvada West community. Bloosh and Bailey, Arvada West’s much beloved therapy dogs, knew exactly how to highlight that power...

The AFC has had major things happen with characters such as Deshaun Watson, Jeff Saturday, Tua Tagovailoa, and Russell Wilson.
AFC Roundtable
December 10, 2022
Girls at Arvada West of all shapes, sizes, and colors are at risk of being dress-coded for what could be considered inappropriate.
Public school dress codes: An old yet necessary conversation
Maci Lesh, Commentary Editor • February 27, 2023

Dress codes in public education have long since been a spark of controversy, a long winded-debate. It’s an old topic we keep rehashing, but indeed a topic that must continue....

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