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Due to COVID the student section had been gone for some time. In its return they’ve made national headlines, being featured on many verified sports accounts like ESPN, Overtime, the Checkdown and USA Football. “It is nothing but school spirit in the student section,” senior Brooke Sliva said. “Sometimes it gets a little crazy, you bump into the person next to you and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 by the end of the game your voice is completely gone.”
Back and better than ever
Miguel Paredes Reyes, Co-Broadcast Editor-in-Chief, Co-STRIV Executive Producer • October 12, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic affected many things about our lives. In relation to Millard West sports, one of the biggest aspects that was lost was the student section. For many months, the bleachers lay dormant. With games in the fall...

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The Oktoberfest display in the hallway set up by German club members shows off a unique holiday celebrated in Germany. The display not only gave a visual representation of the holiday but also stated facts to give more information. “We want to spark interest in our German programs and expand students’ knowledge of the world outside our country,” German teacher Andrea Turner said. “And we want to share some fun and create community with the rest of the school. Many students at West have family connections to Germany.”
A week in Germany
Annabelle Harshbarger, Online Editor • October 12, 2021

During the week of Oct. 4-9, Millard West celebrated National German Week. The week highlighted many different aspects of German culture including different holidays and the nation's history. The club began preparations for the...

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At the beginning of the event, volunteers lined up at the front of the school to be guided to their job. Helping them find guidance was Rohwers own staff members. Thanks to them the event couldn’t have run more perfectly. “Throughout the entirety of the event, I helped out at the volunteer table, guided families to games, and made sure that everybody was having a great time,” Rohwer Elementary principal Nicole Burton said. “Although, most of all I enjoyed seeing some of my former students come back to help out with our event.”
Lend a helping hand
Quinn Burton, Staff Reporter • October 11, 2021

Rohwer Elementary hosted its annual carnival from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 1, 2021. After missing a year due to the pandemic, many families have been anxiously awaiting its return. The carnival was brought back thanks to the efforts of...

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Singer Rosé stands with fashion designer Anthony Vaccarello. Rosé wore a little black dress with a large white bow across the chest. Although chic, the outfit is maybe too basic for the Met Gala.
Memorable Met Gala moments
Sadie Smith, Staff Reporter • October 12, 2021
This thriller crime-filled movie came to theaters on Sept. 24, remaking the 2018 film “Den Skyldige.” The rated R film is based in an office as Joe Baylor helps a girl out on a 911 call. Putting in all the effort in this builds up more stress in his life by trying to save the victim.
A 911 scandal
October 11, 2021
This open market brings in hundreds of people each year from their delicious food trucks to their unique shopping and its worth every penny.
A flea market farm
October 11, 2021
Gene Wilder had extensive input into the design of his costume. He even wrote to the movie director Mel Stuart to express his raw and unfiltered thoughts after viewing the early costume sketches.
50 years of Willy Wonka
October 7, 2021
The Iced White Mocha at Green Beans in the largest size is somewhat an overwhelming amount of coffee, but I enjoyed every sip of it.
Coffee for a cause
October 6, 2021
Sophomore quarterback Brody Peterson warming up pregame.
Halfway Threw
Logan Moseley, Striv Co-Executive Producer, Business Manager • October 12, 2021
Junior Alanna Bankston scores a kill to add to the Wildcats lead. Bankston scored seven kills on the night to add to her season total of 202 kills. “Our motivation going into the game was we wanted to get it over in three,” Bankston said. “We haven’t swept many teams lately, we wanted to control the game from the start. That’s what really kept us in the game and made sure we played our best game.”
Sweep on senior night
October 12, 2021
Pretending to rip open his shirt like Superman, sophomore Nicklaus Wright cheers himself on as he gets his name announced for the unified game. Wright had just finished cheering on his fellow classmates during the buddy game and was ready for his turn to play. “We played really well because we practiced very hard before our game,” Wright said. “We made sure we were ready to play and have fun before the game.”
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October 12, 2021
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Hot Mic: Mock NFL Draft
Logan Moseley, Staff Reporter • April 14, 2021

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