The Westwind

A-West alumni support school

Sarah Malloy, Editor

April 19, 2013

Filed under Features

A-West alumni have a new way to keep in touch with the school they still have love for. The Arvada West High School foundation is a group of 13 committed alumni that come together to raise money, keep up on current news, and ho...

DIY

Olivia Hutchings, Editor

February 14, 2013

Filed under Features

Soothing Skin Clarifier: (for minor acne flare-ups) ¼ Teaspoon Salt ½ Cup Warm Water Cotton Ball Cotton Swab Honey Mix Warm Water with Salt. Using a cotton ball, apply directly to blemish. Maintain pressure with cot...

Can disorganization be linked to clearer thinking?

Olivia Hutchings, Editor

February 14, 2013

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“I think messy people have different learning abilities than clean people because messy people just throw their things all over,” Kaitlyn Keller, sophomore, says. A study by Journal of Consumer Research confirms Keller’s thinking that people with a messier room or desk space can ac...

Arvada West teacher takes walk down memory lane

Rie Misiti, Reporter

February 14, 2013

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Investigative reporting, photography, one-on-one interviews, and keeping up with current events are all part of writing for the school newspaper, which has interested a number of high-school students throughout the years. In fact, Bret Thayer, a soc...

Going to a new SKOLA

Brandon Kehiayan-Schimpff

February 14, 2013

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High School, a sea of different types of people and faces. With so many unique waves of people, it is difficult for someone to fit in and find their place in the sea, especially if they come for a different ocean. Skola means schoo...

Schools “take control” of obesity epidemic

Rie Misiti, Reporter

February 11, 2013

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An epidemic, as defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is something that affects “a disproportionately large number of individuals within a population, community, or region at the same time.” According to the Colorado Health Institute, “In Colorado one of every eight chi...