West Springfield High School Newspaper

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Apps like TikTok help perpetuate both the positive and negative aspects of gym culture.
"FitTok": social media's influence on gym culture
Brendan Talbot , ETC. Editor • May 26, 2022

Over quarantine, social media rekindled the old flame of gym culture. Apps like TikTok and Instagram have fueled a resurgence in weightlifting...

Pictured above is the rifle team after they won the Regional Championships in the Potomac Rifle high school league. It was the highest honor of the season and Val Thrasher was a part of the coaching staff.
Rifle coach’s grand departure
Anne Foote, Sports Editor • April 18, 2022

Coach Val Thrasher is passing on the torch as she leaves the WS Air Rifle team after ten years of working with students.  Thrasher started...

The success of transgender collegiate swimmer Lia Thomas has reignited debate both within and outside the world of sports.
Transgender swimmer sparks controversy
Robert Morrison, Staff Writer • April 13, 2022

The world of sports faces a familiar topic of discussion, one that has now intensified like never before. With the recent success of collegiate...

The club is pictured during their first unofficial practice. The club has hosted unofficial meetings in which they just brief the students on the sport, but as of right now, all practices will be unofficial per FCPS’s wishes.
Ultimate Frisbee Club tosses itself at Spartans
Abigail Beyene, Editor-in-Chief • April 12, 2022

A new Ultimate Frisbee club makes its way into WS, but there are some complications with its upbringing.  Sophomore Tyson Denny is the brains...

The reason behind junior Rikki Evanss love for synchronized swimming stems from her former coach Katrina Ann Abdul Hadi, who was a member of the Malaysian national team.
Atypical athletes
Anisha Iqbal, Editor-in-Chief • April 12, 2022

Partaking in a wide array of extracurricular activities is often part of one’s high school experience, but certain students take it a step...