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  • May 23Underclassmen exemption list due on May 25
  • May 18Tennis Tournament on Saturday May 21
  • May 18POSSE Scholarship Applications are due on June 3rd
  • May 18STAAR Test Retakes June 21st- June 23rd
  • May 18Last Day of School June 7th
The student news site of Westside High School

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The student news site of Westside High School

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Ifraah Shegow

Ifraah Shegow, Editor, Photographer

Ifraah Shegow is a senior at Westside Highschool. She is also involved in clubs such as kpop and avp. This is her third year on newspaper.

In her free time, she loves to film and create videos and photography, listen to music and dance. She also likes to draw and watch shows and play games and going with friends.

All content by Ifraah Shegow
Finishing Off My Senior Year

Finishing Off My Senior Year

June 1, 2022

Hello, fellow wolves! As you may or may not know, I am Ifraah Shegow, one of the senior Westside journalists for the newspaper at Westside High! I am soon going to graduate as the class of 2022 as I'm...

May STAAR Testing Around the Corner!

May STAAR Testing Around the Corner!

April 22, 2022

Welcome Wolves! Are you ready for the upcoming STAAR tests coming in early May? Here's some useful intel about the coming tests if you are interested! Early May, The STAAR is scheduled for May 3rd,...

This is a visual of one of the donation boxes in the main office.

[Photo] Supplies Needed for Refugee Families

April 1, 2022

This is a visual of one of the donation boxes in the main office.

Womens History Month: Lady Macbeth and Women in STEM

Women’s History Month: Lady Macbeth and Women in STEM

March 29, 2022

The month of March celebrates Women’s History! There are numerous female figures who are known for their actions of progressiveness and achievement! One literary character who shows ambition and assertiveness...

The Rise of Tardies at Westside High School

The Rise of Tardies at Westside High School

February 27, 2022

Recently at Westside High School, there has been a rise in students coming to class late. Stemming from late buses to lamented carpool, lately, there has been some sort of rising from students being late....

Senior Quotes

Senior Quotes

February 9, 2022

Senior Wolves! Are you ready to make history in your high school career? Well, this is your big chance to make a memorable senior quote to end your high school years! To sign up to complete and send your...

Finals Week!

Finals Week!

January 12, 2022

Next week is finals week wolves! Get ready and make sure you study and rest for this very important week this first semester! The upcoming week is going to consist of testing and a week of early dismissals!...

How Westside Should Incorporate More “Advanced” Technology And Stem Inspirations

How Westside Should Incorporate More “Advanced” Technology And Stem Inspirations

December 15, 2021

Westside is sure a very fluid school when it comes to academics. The school comes with a STEM department, FUTURES, and etc. But the school hasn't been focusing more on the fact that the STEM department,...

The Student Support Center or SSC is the location for Westside High Schools social worker, which has fluctuated in its numbers throughout the course of the last few years. Having only one social worker responsible for the entirety of a single school after the toll of the pandemic and virtual learning.

[Photo] Holding HISD Accountable

December 15, 2021

The Student Support Center or SSC is the location for Westside High School's social worker, which has fluctuated in its numbers throughout the course of the last few years. Having only one social worker...

Westside Student ID Checks

Westside Student ID Checks

November 19, 2021

Westside High School students have student IDs worn for identification for teachers, specifically for the safety of the school and students of course. But recently, Westside students have been avoiding...

Ms. DeWitt encouraging a student (Jaison Escobar) to become successful.

[Photo] Undiscovered Knowledge

November 9, 2021

Ms. DeWitt encouraging a student (Jaison Escobar) to become successful.

Credited: Jaison Escobar

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Credited: Jaison Escobar

HOCO Parade, 2021, soccer in the mix.

Westside tryouts for its Men’s Soccer Team

October 25, 2021

Boy Wolves! Are you interested in trying out for Westside's Men's Soccer Team? Monday, November 29th at 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM is the day to check with Westside's Men's Soccer Coach to try out if interested!...

Education Epidemic: Legislation

Education Epidemic: Legislation

October 1, 2021

The United States of America has paved and fought for enabling a more just and equal national society for all. The rights of people of color, undocumented immigrants, women, the LGBTQ+ community, and other...

My Experiences in Virtual School

My Experiences in Virtual School

May 22, 2021

It's been a long year so far this 2020-2021 this school year filled with all different kinds of obstacles! This 2020 to 2021 school year is about to be my first full school year being virtual.   being...

All About Westsides Laptop Collections

All About Westside’s Laptop Collections

April 30, 2021

   As the school year is nearing a close, students at Westside High School preparing for laptop collections. Laptop collections begin  June 7th through 11th and June 14th through June 18th. The collections...

Reinfections From Covid-19 Are Appearing To Be Rare

Reinfections From Covid-19 Are Appearing To Be Rare

March 26, 2021

Danish Researchers reported people over 65 are likely to experience a second bout with the virus. The vast number of people who recover from Covid- 19 remain shielded from the virus for at least six months...

Life of a Westside Junior in Online School

Life of a Westside Junior in Online School

March 5, 2021

School has been rough for all of us, especially during quarantine. Many students in HISD and all across the nation are going through hardships. At Westside, many students are working virtually this school...

Garrys favorite room! The game room!

Pencil Garry Adventures!

January 23, 2021

At last! Pencil Garry has lived in a house in the suburbs for so long! He has finally decided to move into a new apartment in the city! After years of hard work and dedication into buying a new apartment,...

Are school activites wise?

Are school activites wise?

December 17, 2020

Twenty twenty has been a wild year so far with the Covid-19 pandemic and as well as the world staying inside and quarantine.  Most schools on the other hand, have been open to students or is considered...

The process of the 2020 Election Day

November 16, 2020

November 3rd can be seen as the most important day of the entire year of 2020 as it was Election Day, the last day of voting for candidates of public offices at local, state, and national levels. Election...

Among Us the now popular video game going viral

‘Among Us’ the now popular video game going viral

October 24, 2020

Right now, most people are going bezerk over the game 'Among Us'! People are now playing the game everywhere! Big Youtubers like "Pewdiepie" and "CoryxKenshin" and more are also playing this so called...

How could HISDs Covid guidelines improve after the second six weeks face to face learning

How could HISD’s Covid guidelines improve after the second six weeks face to face learning

October 9, 2020

Right now, All of HISD is currently virtual for the first six weeks because of COVID-19 to ensure the safety of all parents, students and staff. HISD also issued out to all parents about the option for...

How COVID-19 Is Affecting Sophomores At Westside?

How COVID-19 Is Affecting Sophomores At Westside?

April 9, 2020

Currently going on in the world, COVID-19 has affected everyone all around the world. All of us are taking precautions and therefore under quarantine. For schools across the country, they are all experiencing...

Shades of Blue At Westside!

“Shades of Blue” At Westside!

February 25, 2020

At Westside, the "Shades of Blue" event is coming near! The fun and enjoyable event after school on Tuesday, February 25 at 6:00pm hosted by the jazz band at Westside! This event including dinner, free...

Westside Highschool Make-up Procedures for 2019 Fall Semester Exams!

Westside Highschool Make-up Procedures for 2019 Fall Semester Exams!

January 14, 2020

Makeup exams for missed finals for Westside Highschool are here and are available now for students who didn't show up for first semester final grades.Students have to option to take it on Wednesdays' or...

Westsides Final Exams Week!

Westside’s Final Exams Week!

December 19, 2019

The hardworking students at Westside high are getting ready for the challenging finals week! Final exam week started 12/16 and it ends 12/19! Starts on Monday 12/16 with a full day and a final on 7th,...

Staff Picks: Jumanji: The Next level

Staff Picks: Jumanji: The Next level

December 6, 2019

Movies are becoming very popular recently, especially sequels. Movies are also loved on action type adventure movies out of most of the genres out there! One of the movies to name is Jumanji, a movie loved...

Houston Rockets Guard Gerald Green left with injury!

Houston Rockets Guard Gerald Green left with injury!

October 18, 2019

Injuries are a tragic thing to happen, and most of the time, an injury usually occurred with sports.Unfortunately Gerald Green went through a left foot injury on 10/10 thursday during the rockets' preseason...

Attendance Matters!

Attendance Matters!

October 7, 2019

At Westside, attendance is important because, going to school being absent can cause a lot of consequences. Consequences being, not getting the credit(s) for certain classes, and missing a large amount...

Speaking of French Club?

Speaking of French Club?

September 18, 2019

Have you been looking for a club that is very unique and different? Well knowing the Westside High School clubs are well varied, people always tend to not have the right one for them. Well, the french...

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