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West Side Stories

Here you can find all of our latest news stories, from Student Life to Athletics

West Hold Their Annual Talent Show

December 3, 2023 at 5:00:00 PM
West Carteret recently held its annual talent show, this year called "Night of the Rising Stars". Featuring numerous acts from singing, to dancing, to even comedy, this year's show was most certainly a night to remember! Read more to learn about our featured acts and the winner of the 2023 Night of the Rising Stars!

Which AP is best for you?

December 1, 2023 at 5:00:00 PM
As we approach the end of this first semester, students are starting to decide what classes will be best for them next semester. With so many classes to take, students often turn to APs when looking for a challenge. If you are looking to take an AP next semester, or are just curious what each one is about, this article will help you decide which one is best for you.

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Butler

November 21, 2023 at 5:00:00 PM
Mrs. Butler is a name that is well known and so beloved at West Carteret. Being at West for over 25 years, Mrs. Butler's dedication to her students and her constant strive for improvement is so admirable, from her famous slushie experiments to making sure we know all of our elements, in this article, we pay this dedication back.

Ooey Gooey Butter Cake Recipe

November 16, 2023 at 5:00:00 PM
When thinking of Thanksgiving, two things come to mind: my family and Ooey Gooey Butter Cake. From desserts like pumpkin pie, to pecan pie, Ooey Gooey Butter Cake has been a staple in Thanksgiving traditions. This famous dessert is my most favorite dessert of Thanksgiving and after you try it, I am sure you will say the same!

Carteret Collective's Successful Season

November 15, 2023 at 5:00:00 PM
Indoor marching season is around the corner! However, that means that the fall season for the Carteret Collective Sound is coming to an end. From endless heat in the sun, to fanning over bands in Conway, South Carolina, the Carteret Collective Sound definitely had a season that we'll never forget.

Top 10 Favorite Halloween Movies

October 30, 2023 at 10:45:00 PM
Movies have become a huge part of American Pop Culture, especially during holidays that invoke certain feelings. Giving you their most favorite Halloween movies, we have compiled a list of movies where many people would enjoy!

The Heritage
Lives On

September 21, 2023 at 1:02:00 AM
The term "Hispanic Heritage Month" has been thrown around for the past few weeks, all over social media, schools, and even your local coffee shops. However, viewers often rarely consider the significance or impact of this month.

Patriot Annual Mullet Bucket Pep Rally

September 17, 2023 at 4:00:00 PM
Friday’s pep rally, in preparation for our biggest game of the year, the Mullet Bucket, was a massive success! The goal of our pep rallies is to boost school spirit, get everyone excited and hyped for the football game, and of course show our support for our varsity football team.

The History of The Mullet Bucket

September 4, 2023 at 7:30:00 PM
Every year students, parents, siblings, and alumni pack in the football field of either West or East Carteret. The energy is electric with the loud student section bearing school colors and signs, the rivals shouting from across the field, random middle schoolers fighting for under the bleacher territory, and the band keeping time with the thumping of anxious heartbeats.

Igniting School Spirit: Community & Unity

September 3, 2023 at 8:00:00 PM
Students here at West are no strangers to school spirit. From going through your first week of FNL football to dressing up with painted-on wrinkles walking through the halls your senior year, there are plenty of opportunities for students to show their love for West. 
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