The Westwind

Opinion: High school students need to memorize their social security numbers

Ella Kitchings, Business and Marketing Editor

May 12, 2019

Your Social Security number is your identity according to the government. When I was younger, my dad had me memorize it. I thought that was a normal thing for everyone to do. When I got older, I asked my friends if they memori...

Words are powerful

Maddy Kirk, Reporter

May 12, 2019

Over many decades, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer (LGBTQ) people have not been accepted; the LGBTQ community gets called names like dyke, tranny, shemale, fruitcake, flamboyant, and worst of all faggot. This of course has n...

Opinion: climate change needs more awareness

Josh Strait, Reporter

May 6, 2019

Climate change is a growing problem, and I feel as if the majority of people do not care about the planet. I believe most think the Earth will be fine and their actions will not have consequences. That is quite on the contrary, ...

Doctors should be more careful about getting information from teen patients

Megan Meyer, Reporter

May 2, 2019

When a minor makes a doctor’s appointment, the doctor will say “Do you want (said parent) in the room?” but simply asking this question answers it. If the teenager says no, the parent will know they have not been up to g...

Opinion: Trump’s wall will work

Josh Strait, Reporter

April 22, 2019

Will a border wall work? That is the question the entire United States wants to know. President Trump declared a national emergency because he did not get the money he needed from Congress to build the wall. The declaration cause...

Opinion: Look at the positive

Opinion: Look at the positive

Amelie Bauer, Reporter-at-large

April 2, 2019