JagWire https://whsjagwire.com The student news site of Westmoore High School Mon, 13 Jan 2020 18:29:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 SPED Baseball Game https://whsjagwire.com/6287/display/sped-baseball-game/ https://whsjagwire.com/6287/display/sped-baseball-game/#respond Mon, 13 Jan 2020 18:16:00 +0000 https://whsjagwire.com/?p=6287

Muwah! Drew V. blows a kiss to the crowd during the SPED baseball game on October 28th, after making it to first base.

By: Ayomide Oloyede

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SURPRISE DONATIONS WARM HEARTS https://whsjagwire.com/6429/uncategorized/surprise-donations-warm-hearts/ https://whsjagwire.com/6429/uncategorized/surprise-donations-warm-hearts/#respond Mon, 13 Jan 2020 18:12:24 +0000 https://whsjagwire.com/?p=6429 $300 in donations was collected by Mr. Chandler Dawson’s first hour class for Winter Wishes. Winter Wishes is a gift giving program that focuses on providing gifts for children in need. Student Council sponsors the charitable event in December. First hour classes sign up to sponsor a child or children. The children are selected by counselors and teachers from the Westmoore feeder schools.

Exceeding expectations for Winter Wishes was Mr. Chandler Dawson’s first hour class. His Spanish III class sponsored 3 children with their class of 18 students. Students donated $140 of cash but in total they spent $300. “It just surprised me how much kids were willing to give. Even though we had more kids than I’ve ever done, we got more gifts for those kids than I’ve ever gotten,” said Mr. Dawson.

He was proud of their desire to donate and participate in this cause. Even through any difficulties, the class was not deterred. The students had a shortage of boxes near the end, but through more students’ donations they were able to get enough to fully wrap and decorate the gifts. Each child was fully taken care of through the students’ generosity and philanthropism.

Mr. Dawson made it a point to participate in the program this year and was pleasantly surprised of the results compared to past years. Westmoore is known for its involvement in charities whether it be Pom’s donations with the blanket drive, the book drive for Fisher Elementary students or the fundraiser Moore Love.

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Social Media reacts to Iran with memes about WW3 Draft https://whsjagwire.com/6452/student-life/social-media-reacts-to-iran-with-memes-about-ww3-draft/ https://whsjagwire.com/6452/student-life/social-media-reacts-to-iran-with-memes-about-ww3-draft/#respond Sat, 11 Jan 2020 03:28:09 +0000 https://whsjagwire.com/?p=6452 The world is on edge days after Iran vows ‘severe revenge’ for the death of Qasem Soleimani, one of Iran’s top military figures, killed in a drone strike by the U.S. Many parties responded differently. China called for restraint, Tehran paid their respects— and the internet responded with memes/videos on Tiktok and other social media platforms.

Soon after the news broke out about the assassiantion, “WW3” and “the draft” were trending across major social media platforms, including Twitter and TikTok.

 

Popular jokes were about the start of War World III and a potential draft– particularly how to avoid the draft (if you’re homosexual or woman) and how you still get left on delivered even though it’s WWIII.

In recent years, people have been using comedy to cope with fear and stress. A popular and recent example of this is the “Donald Trump is stuck in a peach” meme after the House moved on with his impeachment.

 

Not everyone is laughing though. Social Justice Twitter believes these dark-humored jokes to be an insensitive way to get viral, not a coping mechanism. Many found the humor to be recycled and boring after their carousel became flooded with tiktoks about WW3.

The internet awaits its next viral trend.

 

 

@jaymarcu#greenscreen catch me making tik toks on the battlefield #fyp #ww3 #draft♬ original sound – latinajesus

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Trump’s Impeachment: what’s been happening and what’s next https://whsjagwire.com/6439/news/trumps-impeachment-whats-been-happening-and-whats-next/ https://whsjagwire.com/6439/news/trumps-impeachment-whats-been-happening-and-whats-next/#respond Sat, 11 Jan 2020 03:28:04 +0000 https://whsjagwire.com/?p=6439 On December 18, 2019, the House Judiciary Committee made history by advancing two articles of impeachment (abuse of power and obstruction of Congress), making Donald Trump the third president to be impeached. Yet, many students and even adults are confused about what this means and what’s been going on.

Here’s the answer.

What’s Impeachment?

Impeachment is the start of the process to remove a high-ranking person from government office. The House of Representative brings up charges and votes on them, and then the Senate holds a trial. 

This came out after an anonymous whistleblower complained about a phone call Trump had with the Ukrainian president, saying it was inappropriate and accusing the White House of trying to cover it up. Trump allegedly held money from Ukraine until they investigated Hunter Biden’s involvement in a private Ukrainian gas company. It has been confirmed that the Trump administration withheld security funding but the White House gave conflicting reasons for holding back that money.

The Wrongs of a Quid Pro Quo

Quid Pro Quo means “something for something” in Latin. Democrats say asking the president of Ukraine to investigate the Bidens is pretty much like asking another country to interfere in our election. If Biden wins the Democratic nomination, he’d face off President Trump. A lot of polls predict Biden would win so an investigation into his family would hurt his campaign and potentially benefit Trump.

What’s Next in the Impeachment?

The senate has to hold a trial on those charges to remove Trump out of office. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) has said to be coordinating with the president’s authorities while Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D) requested new witnesses for the trial, which got rejected. The president insists he has done nothing wrong.

Recently, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) delayed naming impeachment managers who will make the democratic case in the trial, a decision criticized by McConnel and even some Senate Democrats. 

So whether or not President Donald Trump will be removed from office is something only time can tell.

last updated on 1/10/20

DISCLAIMER The views expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of The Jagwire, Westmoore HS, or MPS. 

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Ready for What the Future Holds? https://whsjagwire.com/6432/student-life/6432/ https://whsjagwire.com/6432/student-life/6432/#respond Fri, 10 Jan 2020 03:55:01 +0000 https://whsjagwire.com/?p=6432

Two wanting to go to college, one joining the military, and one up in the air. How much do they really know about their future? Students talked about their future including careers they want to pursue, if they want to go to college, and how it’s going currently for them. The careers they were interested in were police officer, welding, the military, and being a high school teacher.

Two of the four students wanted to go to college, only one wanted to go to an university, and the other prefers community college. Oklahoma State University (OSU) and OCCC are their first options. They have plans on how to pay for college and seem ready for

it. Sophomore Harper W. wants to join the Air Force. She’s a little nervous about it, but she’s excited. She is wanting to join after high school. Herfriend Jay-Jay was very passionate about it, and that has inspired her for this. Harper wants to carry on her legacy. “She really loved it and I want to continue the path she was going down.”

Sophomore Adrian R. does not want to go to college. He wants to pursue welding by going to Moore Norman Technology Center. His dad has encouraged him for this career by being very motivating. He is not planning on going to college because he doesn’t feel it’s right for him and it isn’t something he is interested in.

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Moore Love Changes Lives https://whsjagwire.com/6422/showcase/moore-love-changes-lives/ https://whsjagwire.com/6422/showcase/moore-love-changes-lives/#respond Fri, 10 Jan 2020 03:33:00 +0000 https://whsjagwire.com/?p=6422 “Sometimes a problem looks so big that it seems unsolvable—or at least that what we as individuals can do, can’t make a difference. Moore Love shows us that this is totally not true. If each of us does our own small bit of good, we can make big changes in the world around us…which is a powerful idea,” WHS Moore Love adviser, Ms. Parks said.

Three years ago, Dr. Romines, Moore Public Schools superintendent, proposed Moore Love. It is an annual project involving all of MPS. The high schools along with their feeder schools engage in a competition for who can raise the most money. February is dedicated as Moore Love month, but fundraising is year-round. At the end of February, a winning school is declared and awarded a trophy. A student-lead committee takes applications to decide the charities each year. The four non-profits for the 2019-2020 school year are Soonerthon, Ally’s House, Moore Faith Medical, and the Regional Food Bank. These organizations benefit students in need of medical attention for chronic or severe illnesses, support for cancer, medical help, and food. “One of the things I’ve always loved about Moore Love is that it is a real family, and we look out for each other. The importance to me comes from the fact that we are able to make life a little better for our students that these charities benefit.” WHS Moore Love adviser, Mr. Helton said Last year the district raised $115,000 for Moore Love and Westmoore contributed around $25,151.54. The district goal for this year is $250,000 and the goal for WHS is $75,000 to $100,000. “We’ve had several events these past couple of months, and we have so many more planned in the future. This year we are doing what people wanted last year, so I’m excited for you guys to see what it’s going to look like in February,” a Moore Love junior Marketing Chairman, David Fisher said. Students can get involved in Moore Love by purchasing items from the snack cart in February. As February approaches, students can also become involved by making posters, decorating for events, and contributing to donations. Organizations, clubs, sport teams, students, parents, or staff can contact Ms. Parks by email, melindaparks@mooreschools.com, to become more involved in participating in Moore Love.

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Spider-Man and Debate https://whsjagwire.com/6408/showcase/spider-man-and-debate/ https://whsjagwire.com/6408/showcase/spider-man-and-debate/#respond Fri, 10 Jan 2020 03:00:42 +0000 https://whsjagwire.com/?p=6408  

There’s a new member of speech and debate that everyone’s talking about. The team frequently travels for the contest and puts in a lot of work and effort for their craft and this can make things very competitive and involves a lot of hard work. Spider-man is in the speech and debate team. He’s always there to encourage the team along. “He’s there to cheer the team and is always there to lift up the spirit of the members,” three-year speech and debate member Jennifer V. said.

And he even performs at events, such as birthday parties. The Spider-man has been attending the team for two years, and the team loves him.  Spider-man seems to come around whenever the team is in the need for uplifting spirits, so he’s there to save the day. The identity of Spider-man still stays anonymous. The team may know who’s wearing the Spider-man outfit, but the other students may never know.

Speech and debate are a collaborative course in which students execute various kinds of dialogue or speech writing.

Speech and Debate Team

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Santa, Granny’s House and Family https://whsjagwire.com/6403/student-life/santa-grannys-house-and-family/ https://whsjagwire.com/6403/student-life/santa-grannys-house-and-family/#respond Fri, 10 Jan 2020 02:51:22 +0000 https://whsjagwire.com/?p=6403      A holiday more than Santa Clause coming to town and gifts, traditions are a big part of the Christmas season. There are different types of traditions some extremely popular, others not so much, and some personal to a specific family, normally based around the spirit of Christmas. “Santa is the idea of giving something without expecting anything in return,” math teacher Ms. Truesdell said.
     Christmas is more about what you can give to other people, like adopting a child to provide them with a Christmas they would not otherwise get. Whether they do this through the school, their church, or some other organization the students and teachers all agree that this is a favorite Christmas tradition that so many members of the community participate in. “Every year on Christmas eve we go to my granny’s house and spend the night with family, and we all get matching pajamas,” sophomore Jaden Brassfield said.
     Spending Christmas day or the eve with family or grandparents, is a common tradition that students have in common. Though matching family pajamas is not as popular it’s not an uncommon tradition. “I like to listen to Elvis’s Blue Christmas, that was one of my great grandmother’s favorite songs by him. It helps me remember her and how much I love the Christmas season,” sophomore Alyssa Dalley-Schofield said.
     Remembering the loved ones we have lost is an important way to stop and appreciate all you have during the Christmas season. “On Christmas eve we all lay under the Christmas tree and look up at all the lights and ornaments. And then Christmas morning we make homemade cinnamon rolls,” senior Megan Scraper said.
     “At about twelve o’clock Christmas eve me and my father get up and eat all the Christmas cookies my little sisters set out for Santa,” freshman Mariyah Alexander said.
     “Every year at my grandmother’s house we have a big nerf gun war, all the little kids get super excited and they stock up on ammo to throw at the adults to try and help,” freshman Madison Sloan said.
     Family gatherings are a big part of the holiday season but can be very different for each family a nerf war being the unique way the Sloan family come together. These are just a few of the traditions of students during the Christmas season.
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Crowd Goes Wild for Talent https://whsjagwire.com/6383/showcase/crowd-goes-wild-for-talent/ https://whsjagwire.com/6383/showcase/crowd-goes-wild-for-talent/#respond Tue, 07 Jan 2020 17:51:43 +0000 https://whsjagwire.com/?p=6383   Going crazy for Sarah T.’s amazing vocals. On November 21st selected students performed at the Talent Show. The audience came alive during the performances and the atmosphere sparked with positivity. The audience sang and danced along to Lathon J. and Kate W. who performed “Bop to the Top” from High School Musical.
Being awed by the way Kadon L. and Jonathan K. sang and played the guitar to Justin Bieber’s “10,000 Hours”. Evie L. changed the atmosphere of the room when she sang “My Heart is Buried in Venice” by Ricky Montgomery.
The audience lit up the room whenever Charity B. sang All of Me by “John Legend”, but the crowd’s absolute favorite was Sarah T. singing “At Last” by Etta James. Freshmen Arianna said, “The way she sang the song was so emotional I teared up.”
Performers were given a lot of energy from the audience. They were encouraged to perform their best by the active students in the crowd. Freshman Sydney S. said, ” There was a lot of really loud cheering and a lot of positivity. There was the whole thing with the flashlight on your phone and waving it back and forth.”
During some of the performances students distracting the audience by using the flashlights on their phones to create hand puppets on the wall. After the show students were allowed to vote by adding money to the performers’ bucket for their act. The next day Sarah T. was announced the winner.
The audience created a positive atmosphere for performers and boosted their confidence.
The event was a fundraiser for the senior class which the officers served as the emcees.
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Collegiate Signing Day https://whsjagwire.com/6335/sports/collegiate-signing-day/ https://whsjagwire.com/6335/sports/collegiate-signing-day/#respond Tue, 07 Jan 2020 10:57:57 +0000 https://whsjagwire.com/?p=6335 One of the most exciting moments for a student-athlete is receiving a verbal scholarship offer. Years of hard work have led to this moment. However, nothing is official until you sign the National Letter of Intent (NLI) on November 13, 2019.

Kailey Gamble signs to University of North Texas, in Denton, Texas for softball.

 

Madison Hays signs to East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma for soccer.

Hannah Harrison signs to Pittsburgh State University in Pittsburg, Kansas for softball.

 

Kylee Munson signs to Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma for soccer.

 

Kenzie Monroe signs to Mid-America University in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma for softball.

 

Cameron Uselton signs to Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas for baseball.

 

Johan Juarez signs to Tulsa University in Tulsa, Oklahoma for soccer.

 

Haley Tillison signs to Oklahoma Baptist University Shawnee, Oklahoma for soccer.

 

Janelle Martwitz signs to Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas for softball.

 

Landon Adamo signs to University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas for swim.

 

Mattison Lee signs to McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana for softball.

 

Jace Bohrofen signs to Oklahoma University in Norman, Oklahoma for baseball.

 

Mya Szymanski signs to Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell, Oklahoma for soccer.

 

Annabell White signs to Drury University in Springfield, Missouri for Cross Country.

 

Peyton Stimson signs to Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell, Oklahoma for soccer.

 

Whitney Walde signs to Oklahoma Christian University in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma for softball.

 

Kiley McLemore signs to Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville, Oklahoma for soccer.

 

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