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Teacher Spotlight: Nancy Firasek

Teacher Spotlight: Nancy Firasek

Lindsay Wagoner, Editor February 7, 2024

Nancy Firasek has been teaching for 27 years and after this year she will be retiring. She taught at Riverview Gardens for 11 years and then in 2008 she moved to Hazelwood West. Firasek teaches a few different...

Teacher Spotlight: Karl Herman

Teacher Spotlight: Karl Herman

Logan Holmes, Editor February 1, 2024

Karl Herman has been teaching for a total of 25 and ½ years and 23 of them have been spent teaching many different classes at Hazelwood West. Herman teaches a bundle of classes ranging from; Aerospace...

Student Spotlight: Lukas Monreal Kleis

Student Spotlight: Lukas Monreal Kleis

Lindsay Wagoner, Editor February 1, 2024

Becoming a foreign exchange student and coming to a different country for an entire year is probably very strange and scary, but Lukas Monreal Kleis seems to be making the most out of his time here. Monreal...

Student Spotlight: TyAira Hawkins

Student Spotlight: Ty’Aira Hawkins

Ciera Cherry, Staff Writer January 23, 2024

Ty’Aira Hawkins is a senior at Hazelwood West High School. Hawkins is a dancer, runs track, is student council president, and is a part of the school yearbook. Hawkins has been accepted into many different...

Guess the Teacher Based on the Classroom

Guess the Teacher Based on the Classroom

Boston Hammond, Staff Writer December 12, 2023

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Winter Sports Preview

Winter Sports Preview

Kaden Pridemore, Staff Writer November 30, 2023

There are a handful of Winter sports at Hazelwood West. The different sports consist of Boys and Girls Basketball,  Girls Swim, Boys and Girls Wrestling and also the Pridettes.  Girls and Boys Basketball The...

Teacher Spotlight: Cordez Vaughn

Teacher Spotlight: Cordez Vaughn

Michael Sykes, Staff Writer November 30, 2023

Cordez Vaughn is being spotlighted for being a wonderful teacher and football coach at Hazelwood West. Being an educator is most definitely a selfless job, but Vaughn is an SSD (Special School District) ...

Student Spotlight: Leo Doan

Student Spotlight: Leo Doan

Skylar Stump, Staff Writer November 30, 2023

When it comes to creating a safe space and allowing students to express themselves, Leo Doan does an amazing job at making sure there is a space for them to do so. Doan is a Senior at Hazelwood West High,...

Teacher Spotlight: Tim Schutzenhofter

Teacher Spotlight: Tim Schutzenhofter

Logan Holmes, Staff Writer November 30, 2023

Tim (“Schutz”) Schutzenhofer is an Essential Skills teacher through the Special School District at Hazelwood West. Schutz has been teaching at West for seven years, along with coaching the boy's and...

Alumnis of West

Alumnis of West

Boston Hammond, Staff Writer November 30, 2023

West fosters many students' creativity and helps fuel their dreams. With many departments and classes readily available to students it is perfect for students trying to find a career. Not everyone has...

Student Spotlight: Essa Karimi

Student Spotlight: Essa Karimi

Ciera Cherry, Staff Writer November 17, 2023

Student culture is something Hazelwood West prides itself in recognizing and honoring. West has many cultures including Thailand, Germany, Belgium, Haiti and many more. Experiencing different culture enhances...

Bus Drivers: School Superheroes

Bus Drivers: School Superheroes

Ja'ella McClain, Guest Writer November 15, 2023

Bus drivers have it hard, having to deal with kids day in and day out, even during summertime.  Kernell Watson, former Hazelwood school bus driver, knows the bus driving field first hand. Watson has...

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