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Boys need to respect girls

Kailey Johnson | October 22, 2019

Teenage boys’ reputation, in today's society, has changed significantly from what it used to be. They have become, as Mrs.Mahannah would put it, “less refined.” We all know that dating and . . . read more

College visits-Why are they important?

Tessa Wallace | October 22, 2019

  College visits, the best way to get out of school and get free merchandise. I mean the best way to get information about colleges, and finalize your post high school plans.  In all seriousness, visiting . . . read more

Cross Country recap

Brithany Cervantes | October 22, 2019

The girls’ and boys’ cross country has left a mark this season. Lead by Coach Megan Schneider and Coach Tony Mitzel many individuals have ha successful seasons. Most importantly, junior Brandon Mitzel . . . read more

Golf season recap

Kailey Johnson | October 22, 2019

Over the past seven years, the West Point Beemer girls’ golf team has created a dynasty. According to dictionary.com, the denotative meaning of the word dynasty is,” members of a family who are distinguished by . . . read more

Movie review

Noah Peaslee | October 22, 2019

I was skeptical when walking into the new Joker movie. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I was excited; the trailers were good, other critics were praising the performances to no end, and I personally have always been fascinated with . . . read more

One Act spins plot like cursed carousel

Anna Mayes | October 22, 2019

“Willie! Willie! Willie!” These desperate cries can be heard throughout the WPBHS One Act play this year. The Haunted Carousel by Ruth Angell Purkey is directed by elementary teachers Marlene Wiechman and Jill Redmond, and . . . read more

School works to reduce vaping

Gerardo Osorio | October 22, 2019

            As of Monday, WPBHS administration decided to enforce a new rule. Teachers will be stationed in the main bathrooms during passing periods to monitor students. . . . read more

Softball Recap

Jasmine Stinson | October 22, 2019

The Cadet softball team ended its 2019-2020 season, sporting a 12-16 record. The ladies had a great start to the season after earning runner-up at the North Bend Central invite. . . . read more

WPBHS water safe to drink

Hannah Lutz | October 22, 2019

As everyone knows by now, West Point has had an ongoing water issue since last year. The city’s water has been infiltrated with excessive levels of manganese.  The human body requires it for nutrients, but too much . . . read more

Homecoming Coronation: Hit

Anna Mayes | September 24, 2019

Last Saturday, September 14, West Point-Beemer’s homecoming coronation occurred. The court included freshman Ashlynn Boell and Jaylen Kile, sophomores Jadyn Meiergerd and Riley Penrose, and juniors Sidney Swanson and Jesus . . . read more

Homecoming Food: Hit

Kailey Johnson | September 24, 2019

For this year’s homecoming dance, the Booster Club provided many favorable food options for the students.  There was not only a wide variety, but plenty of food to go around.  The Booster . . . read more

Homecoming Freshman Hallway: Miss

Chase Sherwood | September 24, 2019

Every year, the hallways of West Point-Beemer High School are decorated in colors, streamers, balloons, and all kinds of funny props. The students come to school the Sunday before homecoming week and decorate their class . . . read more

Homecoming Magician: Miss

Abby Boell | September 24, 2019

  Last Wednesday, the magician performance at the West Point Community Theater was a horrible experience for us. The only thing that can explain that horrid night was kids, kids, and more kids. First of all, the elementary . . . read more

Homecoming Surprise Boys' Dance: Hit

Jayde Teusch | September 24, 2019

The 2019 boys homecoming dance created some stress for the Scarlet Dancers veterans. We didn’t have Darian Reschlaeger to choreograph the dance, the boys only had 7 practices, and several of them had injuries. Of the . . . read more

Homecoming Voting: Miss

Hannah Lutz | September 24, 2019

This year’s Homecoming king and queen voting system was changed. After years of tradition with paper votes, this year we went electronic. Our student body consists of 287 students 9-12 yet only 73.5% of . . . read more

Bethematch.org saves Sellhorst's life

Gerardo Osorio | April 24, 2019

Over the last couple of years, West Point-Beemer High School’s band has blossomed into something completely new, and many students attribute their talent to Cindy Sellhorst, WPBHS band director. However, none of the current high . . . read more

Defeating the Beast: Cathy Schultz’s Battle against Ovarian Cancer

Mitchell Lierman | April 24, 2019

In Cathy Schultz’s battle against cancer, the community and school rallied to join in her efforts to “Defeat the Beast.”             With several rounds . . . read more

Konkoleski remains hopeful for future

Blake Anderson and Brithany Cervantes | April 24, 2019

Jeff Konkoleske, WPBHS athletic director, first noticed symptoms in August, 2017. Konkoleski couldn’t eat and felt sick all the time. “At first the doctors thought it was gallstones, so they removed his gall bladder,” . . . read more

Make-A-Wish provides opportunities for ill children

Andrea Hoffman | April 24, 2019

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a 501 non-profit organization founded in the United States that arranges experiences described as "wishes" to children diagnosed with critical illnesses. The organization was . . . read more

Skoda's impact on WPBHS still felt

Brooke Hasse and Brooklyn Weddle | April 24, 2019

Adam Skoda moved to West Point along with his family August 1, 2016. Skoda did not just bring his family; he also brought his hard work, determination, coaching and teaching skills, passion, and loving spirit. This allowed him to have a . . . read more

Vander Griend survives cancer

Abby Kaup | April 24, 2019

Over the course of a weekend, six year old Ben Vander Griend went from competing in a wrestling tournament to not being able to walk. Alarmed, his parents Harlyn and Terri Vander Griend took him to the hospital to discover the cause of his . . . read more

WPBHS fundraising efforts

Andrea Hoffman | April 24, 2019

West Point-Beemer High School has done many fundraisers to help those affected by cancer. Through its efforts, the school has raised over $10,000 with the help of staff and students. Holiday helpers, this year, raised . . . read more

WPBHS students and staff encouraged to "be the match"

Gerardo Osorio | April 24, 2019

When you think of a superhero, you probably imagine Superman, Spiderman or Batman. But band director, Cindy Sellhorst, sees a regular man. This man doesn’t possess the power to fly or travel through time, but he did save a life, . . . read more

Baseball prepares for opener

March 19, 2019

By Blake Anderson The Patriots baseball team has yet to practice outdoors and the possibility of their first game – scheduled for March 19 th at Central City – happening is not looking good. However, this is not stopping . . . read more

Berg wins national championship

March 19, 2019

By Brithany Cervantes             “My parents signed me up for my first tournament. I went to it, wrestled and got second place or something.” . . . read more

From Hastings to Jonestown and back again: Drinking the climate Kool-Aid amidst the chaos

March 19, 2019

 By Mitchell Lierman     The state drink of Nebraska, invented by Edwin Perkins of Hastings in 1927, is a major part of many people’s childhood. Even I, a notoriously picky eater and beverage . . . read more

Lierman qualifies for State Speech

March 19, 2019

By Andrea Hoffman             The speech team had its public performance Tuesday March 5. Everyone was invited to watch the speech participants perform its events. . . . read more

New teachers hired for upcoming school year

March 19, 2019

By Brooke Hasse For the upcoming school year, WPBHS will have a few new faces on campus. So far two new teachers have been hired. Scott Black has been hired to teach science. One of the main classes he will teach . . . read more

Private schools familiar with state basketball tournament

March 19, 2019

By Sierra Kile             For decades, fans across Nebraska have trekked through rain, sleet, and snow at the end of February and beginning of March to get to Lincoln . . . read more

Quinceaneras in Question

March 19, 2019

By Gerardo Osorio               Don’t get me wrong, I love being Mexican, but there are somethings in our culture I find a little outrageous. . . . read more

Quiz Bowl Preview

March 19, 2019

By Mitchell Lierman While winter weather seems to be holding on until early spring, many sports teams are anxious to practice outdoors before the season begins. But for students participating in Northeast Community College’s . . . read more

Snowy weather won't keep boys' golf from practicing

March 19, 2019

By: Abby Kaup Despite the never-ending winter weather, spring sports are underway. Boys’ golf, coached by Keith Erikson, has begun preparing for the 2019 spring season. . . . read more

Track athletes trapped indoors

March 19, 2019

By Jasmine Stinson   Despite the chilling temperatures, the WPBHS 2018-2019 track season is underway. Over 60 athletes have joined the team this year which is higher than usual. The team, however, has been . . . read more

Losing weight challenges athletes

February 26, 2019

  By Brithany Cervantes Wrestling isn’t for the faint of heart and sometimes athletes must sacrifice something they enjoy. They sacrifice their time, body, mind, and even food . A major part of . . . read more

NSAA to sanction girls' wrestling

February 26, 2019

  By Brithany Cervantes               This year, 144 girls joined girls wrestling in Nebraska. Girls’ wrestling has come a long way since . . . read more

Girls' wrestling stimulates differing opinions

February 26, 2019

Girls’ wrestling stimulates differing opinions By Jasmine Stinson Although the WPBHS girls’ wrestling team has made huge leaps in the past 3 years, it still stirs different opinions throughout . . . read more

Lady Cadet wrestlers win Nebraska's first ever all-girls dual

February 26, 2019

  By: Abby Kaup                 On Tuesday, the West Point girls’ wrestling team made history; they competed in the first ever Nebraska . . . read more

Breaking News: What to know about the school break in

February 1, 2019

Breaking News: What to know about the school break in By Mitchell Lierman Students coming into school Thursday morning found quite the commotion by the office doors. Particulate shards of glass littered the ground . . . read more

Cadet basketball teams pushing through conference tournament

February 1, 2019

Cadet basketball teams pushing through conference tournament By: Andrea Hoffman Last Saturday, the Cadet boys’ basketball team, scoring a season high 71 points, defeated the Madison Dragons by 34 . . . read more

FBLA teaches students important business skills

February 1, 2019

FBLA teaches students important business skills By Brooke Haase                   Future Business Leaders of America . . . read more

Lady Cadets to face O-C Lady Knights in conference finals tomorrow in Columbus

February 1, 2019

Lady Cadets to face O-C Lady Knights in conference finals tomorrow in Columbus By Darian Repschlaeger             Tomorrow night, the . . . read more

Pro football overtime rules need revisions

February 1, 2019

Pro football overtime rules need revisions By Blake Anderson On Sunday, January 20, the New England Patriots won the AFC Championship over the Kansas City Chiefs 37-31 in overtime. New England fans rejoice, while . . . read more

Italian art inspires WPBHS artist

January 16, 2019

Italian art inspires WPBHS artist By Haley Chambliess Cristina Saldana, senior at West Point-Beemer High, is known for her artistic skills. Saldana’s most recent artwork is singer Paul Anka. . . . read more

Music offers varied opportunities

January 16, 2019

Music offers varied opportunities By Brithany Cervantes   A major part of the fine arts program at WPBHS is music. The departments provides entertainment for a variety of activities. . . . read more

One Act three points away from state meet

January 16, 2019

One Act three points away from state meet By Gerardo Osorio               “Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe provided a . . . read more

Schmidt guides future artists

January 16, 2019

Schmidt guides future artists By Jasmine Stinson               Art is something that is displayed throughout West Point-Beemer High School and . . . read more

Sellhorst develops quality band program

January 16, 2019

Sellhorst develops quality band program By Ethan Mayes A couple months after receiving a 1 – the highest award available – at the District Music Contest, the West Point-Beemer senior high band is . . . read more

Amanda Hansen

December 21, 2018

By Andrea Hoffman             Amanda Hansen, all-time leading scorer for girls’ basketball at West Point-Beemer with 1,990 points, went on to play college . . . read more

Ben VanderGriend

December 21, 2018

By: Abby Kaup             Choosing a college to attend is a difficult decision. Now imagine having to make the decision of which college to attend as well as which sport . . . read more

Blake Anderson

December 21, 2018

By Darian Repschlaeger             Blake Anderson, senior at West Point-Beemer, is one of five West Point-Beemer athletes considering playing a sport at the collegiate . . . read more

Kendra Paasch

December 21, 2018

By: Abby Kaup After qualifying for the state track tournament her sophomore and junior year, senior Kendra Paasch plans to take her throwing career to the next level. . . . read more

Makenna Weddle

December 21, 2018

By Darian Repschlaeger             Makenna Weddle is one of two 2018 West Point-Beemer High School graduates who went on to play collegiate sports. Weddle was a three-year . . . read more

Rebecca Weddell

December 21, 2018

By Kendra Paasch   Not everyone has the talent or ability to compete at the college level. But Rebecca Weddell, senior at West Point-Beemer, has this ability. Weddell has participated in volleyball and . . . read more

Sierra Kile

December 21, 2018

By Andrea Hoffman             Tying the school record for most 3’s in a game during her first performance as a West Point-Beemer Cadet, Sierra Kile is a senior . . . read more

Taylor Shepard

December 21, 2018

  By: Abby Kaup             Taylor Shepard lives for basketball.             Shepard is the . . . read more

The Recruitment Process

December 21, 2018

By Kendra Paasch The recruitment process is not something everyone goes through. It is a whole new playing field full of rules and requirements. Each level has different regulations. Division I, Division II, Division . . . read more

Juniors need to improve academics, attitude

November 19, 2018

Juniors need to improve academics, attitude By Brithany Cervantes and Jasmine Stinson There are typically two different types of students at WPBHS. First, is Student A-who is a hard-working, involved in . . . read more

Quiz Bowl team attempts to recruit new members

November 19, 2018

Quiz Bowl team attempts to recruit new members By Ethan Mayes ESU 2’s West Point Beemer Quiz Bowl is not afraid to be silly, answering George Carlin, nectar suckers, and Lord Buckethead when they didn’t . . . read more

WP-B builds new multi-purpose room

November 19, 2018

WP-B builds new multi-purpose room By Darian Repschlaeger and Kendra Paasch   West Point-Beemer added on to the school this past summer/fall. The contracting service that built the . . . read more

From Stockholm to West Point: Grimelius enjoys small town

October 16, 2018

From Stockholm to West Point Grimelius enjoys small town   By Brithany Cervantes Imagine going away from all you know such as your family and friends for an entire year. Now imagine . . . read more

Ask Abby #2

October 12, 2018

ASK A bby S ue K aup Question: How can I keep a positive attitude in sports? . . . read more

Blast from the past

October 12, 2018

Blast from the past By Brithany Cervantes In the past, different events occurred in our school. Many things have drastically changed from the past to today’s society. Things from kitten ball and . . . read more

ELL program

October 12, 2018

ELL teacher, and paras work to improve English skills By Brithany Cervantes             With many students coming into the U.S., not all have a . . . read more

Schneider runs marathon

October 12, 2018

Schneider runs marathons By Kendra Paasch WPBHS Spanish teacher Meghan Schneider is more than someone who can conjugate corre y correr. The cross country coach is also a marathon runner. Schneider has . . . read more

Seniors represent WP-B at Bright Lights

October 12, 2018

Seniors represent WP-B at Bright Lights By Darian Repschlaeger             On October 3, the 2018-2019 Bright Lights participants gathered at the Nielsen . . . read more

Student managers

October 12, 2018

Student managers featured By Ethan Mayes Student managers are the often unrecognized members of high school sports teams. They are not simply water people, but an integral part of their sport. Troy . . . read more

WPBHS coach digs Volleyball

October 12, 2018

WPBHS coach digs Volleyball By simply reading his license plate cover, which says “I Dig Volleyball,” anyone can tell that Conley Straight, WPBHS head volleyball coach and science teacher, has a passion for . . . read more

New Students at WPBHS

October 11, 2018

WPBHS New Students are featured By Jasmine Stinson The number of students at West Point-Beemer high school continues to grow. With 22 new students in grades 9-12, the school now has 281 students, 9-12. The new . . . read more

All-Female Honor Flight

September 26, 2018

Wimer participates in all-female honor flight   By: Andrea Hoffman and Kendra Paasch In 2008, Bill Williams sponsored the first veteran honor flight. Since then, dozens . . . read more

Girls Golf Recap

September 25, 2018

Lady Cadets win 8 of 10 invitationals   By Brithany Cervantes Girls’ golf has skyrocketed at WPBHS since last year going from 4 to 12 girls with head coach Keith Eriksen and assistant coach Diana . . . read more

Cross Country Recap

September 21, 2018

Cross Country Recap August 27 - September 20 By Jasmine Stinson and Kendra Paasch  With 9 boys, 8 girls, and 1 student manager out for cross country, coaches Meghan Schneider and Tony Mitzel . . . read more

Lady Cadet volleyball wins againts North Bend

September 21, 2018

Cadets serve way to victory By: Andrea Hoffman and Abby Kaup                 Serving 16 aces, the Lady Cadets defeated the North Bend . . . read more

Football highlights

September 21, 2018

Cadets sport 4-0 record through September 14 By Ethan Mayes             On Friday, August 24, the Cadet football team bested Arlington 39-22. The hot . . . read more

Volleyball Recap

September 17, 2018

Through September 15, Cadets sport 8-6 record By: Andrea Hoffman and Kendra Paasch Cadet Volleyball Recap The Cadet volleyball team started its season August 28 with a game at Stanton, . . . read more

Softball Recap

September 13, 2018

Lady Cadets sport 6-10 record through Sept. 8  By Darian Repschlaeger This past summer, the Lady Cadet softball team decided they wanted to rise above what some think they are capable of. In . . . read more

State Fair

September 7, 2018

Bracht, Troyer compete in state fair By Mitchell Lierman and Kendra Paasch             For many students, Labor Day weekend is a time to relax and . . . read more

Students explore Washington DC, New York City

September 5, 2018

Students explore Washington DC, New York City By: Abby Kaup and Andrea Hoffman On June 3, 12 students and their two sponsors left for a trip they would never forget. They traveled to Washington D.C. and New . . . read more

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