The Westwind

Bend it like Breanna: Outstanding athlete shoots for CSU and scores

Michaela Cameron, Reporter

March 14, 2014

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The Arvada West student body is no stranger to success when it comes to athletics. Many students have contributed their blood,sweat, and tears to many athletic league titles throughout the years. However, there are always athletes...

Staying on track: Savanna Wiman races to Vasser

Scott Kordziel, Editor

March 14, 2014

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 “No matter what you are facing in your life, everything disappears, and you focus on the run,” says Savanna Wiman. Like many seniors, Wiman is quickly approaching the finish line of her high school career. “... I knew I wanted to do something [extracurricular] , but I hadn’t p...

From stick figures to accomplishing figures

Scott Kordziel, Editor

February 13, 2014

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   “There wasn’t a whole lot of grade checking going done on the parents’ part,” says Donald Wahl (history and psychology teacher at Arvada West). For Wahl, education was not always his top priority. He grew up in a...

Honored life:questioning the arduous struggle

Michaela Cameron, Reporter

January 23, 2014

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  In the vast multitude of high schools, specialized classes are offered in order to challenge students academically, brighten their future, and boost their confidence by giving them the coveted title of “honors kid”....

Vice principal John Morey multitasks jobs

Jake Regan, Editor

January 23, 2014

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   "No two days are ever the same!" That is what John Morey stated on a regular old Wednesday block day. For instance, on that normal Wednesday the ambulance was outside of school, Morey had to follow up on that incident and...

Student lands at A-West, defends a new team and school

Scott Kordziel, Reporter

January 23, 2014

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   DOMINIC DRUMRIGHT- defender on the Varsity League Champion Arvada West 2013 boys’ soccer team. When Drumright is not chasing down opposing team’s forwards on the soccer team, he is putting effort into his studies. As ...

The superhero inside

Michaela Cameron, Reporter

November 12, 2013

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   Few students look into the eyes of their teacher and ponder what it is that they have to face everyday. Not many look past the clutter of graded papers and freshly printed tests on their desks to the family photos displayed di...

Arvada West’s newest up-and-coming literary transplant

Louis Herrera, Editor

November 12, 2013

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   Who is Zach Free, mysterious newcomer to Arvada West's junior class? Students may have seen him in one of their classes—that is, if they are taking the likes of AP Chemistry, AP U.S. History, and AP English Lang & C...

From the fairway to the classroom: John Gallup keeps the course

Scott Kordziel, Reporter

November 12, 2013

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JOHN GALLUP: history teacher, former golf pro, facilitator of Peace Jam, citizen of the world. Before Gallup was teaching in the classroom, he was teaching players on the golf course, touring the country by entering state tou...

The many faces of Lindsey Welsh

Brandon Kehiayan-Schimpff, Reporter

April 22, 2013

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To teach or not to teach; that is the question. But for Ms. Lindsey Welsh, the question was which subject to teach. Her choices were drama or English and her final decision was to have it all by teaching both. Welsh is the drama...