Friday, April 28, 2017

Road Trip

Yesterday on 4-23-17, a 12 year old boy drove from the Eastern tip of Australia to the Western end by himself without any supervision. His name was redacted from the public due to his age.The boy travelled over 800 miles before the police pulled him over because a brake light was out. He was then arrested and taken back to his home in Kendall NSW. The police were absolutely flabbergasted, as this was day two of “operation: go slow” a driver safety campaign with prominently more police presence on the road.
This picture shows the route that he took from Kendall, NSW all the way to Perth, WA.

~ Marc Carter and Brandon Smith

May Birthdays

By Mackenzie Goodson and Caleb Hargrove
Celesta 5 / 2
Grant 5 / 2
Olivia 5 / 4
Meagan 5 / 4
Alexandria 5 / 5
Montana 5 / 5
Lani 5 / 7
Payton 5 / 8
Kody 5 / 8
Rachil  5 / 8
Erin 5 / 9
Cody 5 / 9
Gillian 5 / 11
Caleb  5 / 11
Hope 5 / 12
Samuel 5 / 12
Wilson  5 / 12
Megan 5 / 12
Jacob  5 / 13
Emily  5 / 13
Kaleb  5 / 13
Jacob 5 / 13
Gracie 5 / 13
Austin 5 / 14
Brentley 5 / 14
Jeydon 5 / 15
Logan 5 / 16
Dalton 5 / 16
Maciah 5 / 17
Mazey 5 / 18
Avery 5 / 20
 Abigail 5 / 21
Brayden 5 / 21
Gage 5 / 21
Hailie 5 / 22
Chloe 5 / 23
Daxton 5 / 26
Kesler 5 / 26
River 5 / 26
David 5 / 26
Davida 5 / 26
Samantha 5 / 26
Kevin 5 / 26
Madison 5 / 26
Kailee 5 / 26
Alyssa 5 / 26
Jonathan 5 / 28
Elizabeth 5 / 28
Paige 5 / 28
Brice 5 / 29

Elizabeth 5 / 29

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Westside soccer beats Mountain View 5-0 by Zach Dawson

The Westside boys soccer team traveled to Mountain View Tuesday, April 18th to play their conference game they were making up from March 13th. They won by a score of 5-0 improving their record to 4-11. Contributing in the score column was Kiley Dement (Sr) and Zach Dawson (So) with one goal each and Javier Lopez (Sr) with 3. Also contributing was Zach Moon (Jr) with 2 assist. They’ll play this Thursday, April 20th against Lonoke (AR) in a home conference game at 6. Come out and support the Warriors.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Westside Soccer Beats Southside

The Westside boys soccer team traveled to play Southside and came home with a 3-1 victory. This win improves their record to 3-10.  William Borges (Jr), Luke Walz (Fr) and Javier Lopez (Sr) all scored a goal in the victory. Jake Cobb (Sr) and Zach Moon (Jr) also contributed with an assist each.

By: Zach Dawson

Trump's first move

On April 17, 2017, Donald Trump decided that it was time for the U.S. to intervene in the Syrian civil war. That night in response to the illegal use of chemical weapons Syria made, Trump fired 59 guided Tomahawk cruise missiles on a Syrian air base. This sudden choice is believed to be caused by his daughter Ivanka.  Here is what Trump said happened the night of the launch:             
"I was sitting at the table. We had finished dinner. We're now having dessert. And we had the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake that you've ever seen, and President Xi was enjoying it. And I was given the message from the generals that the ships are locked and loaded, what do you do? And we made a determination to do it, so the missiles were on the way. And I said, Mr. President, let me explain something to you — this was during dessert — we've just fired 59 missiles, all of which hit, by the way, unbelievable, from, you know, hundreds of miles away, all of which hit, amazing." -Donald Trump

-Louie Burks

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13 Reasons Why review

About two weeks ago, a new Netflix original was released on the popular movie streaming site. Within the fourteen days its been out, people have fallen in love with the show. Apparently, they rightfully are, because it has a 9.1/10 rating on IMDb, 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, and Google Users gave it a 95%. The show has a few familiar faces, such as Dylan Minnette from the 2016 horror film Don’t Breathe, Kate Walsh from Grey's Anatomy, and Miles Heizer from Nerve.
The show is called 13 Reasons Why and is based off a 2007 book by Jay Asher. It tells the story of Hannah, who committed suicide. After her death, Clay, who was a friend of hers, finds a box of tapes that consist of Hannah telling the listener why she killed herself. As Clay listens to the tapes, he finds out about what people did to Hannah that pushed her towards her suicide. In total, there are 13 episodes, one for each side of each tape.
So, if you need a new show on Netflix to binge, you may wanna check out 13 Reasons Why if you haven’t. -Jey Riggs

DISCLAIMER: 13 Reasons Why is a young adult fiction, and should only be watched/read by young adults who are okay with seeing graphic content involving abuse and suicide. 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

MLB opening day by Nate Gaines

After the long offseason Major League Baseball is back. After a month of spring training, the veterans file in for yet another season, and rookies who barely even made the roster dream of glory. To baseball fans, Opening Day is one of the best days of the year. There is even a petition circulating to make it a national holiday; the campaign was started by former St.Louis legend Ozzie Smith.

Opening day is even better if your team wins. Mine did-- against the hated World Series Champion rival, the Chicago Cubs. Randal Grichuk had a masterful game, going 2-4 with a go-ahead home run in the 8th inning off of Pedro Strop, then in the 9th he hit the walk-off double off Mike Montgomery. Carlos Martinez was selected for his first career opening day start and pitched very well only giving up 6 hits over 7 and a third shutout innings. The game took an interesting turn when closer Seung Hwan Oh gave up a game tying 3-run homer in 9th to Wilson Contreras with one out. But in the bottom half of the inning, Grichuk laced a double into the left center gap to score Jose Martinez from second who hit a leadoff double in the inning. This game has not set the tone for either team as the Cardinals are 2-5 and the Cubs are 5-2. The World Series banner was raised last night.