Tragedy strikes Camden vs. Pleasantville state playoff game

By Cristian Cataldo, News Editor

November 27, 2019

A 10-year-old boy was killed and another teen was injured in a shooting Nov. 15 at a state football playoff game in Pleasantville. Camden High School was playing Pleasantville in a state playoff game on Nov. 15 and in the th...

The Wessex Wire, Roundtable win top honors

By Carly Feuerstein, Contributor

November 21, 2019

The Wessex Wire and The Roundtable, West Essex’s student-run print publications, recently received big awards. The Wessex Wire won first place for Overall Excellence from the Garden State Scholastic Press Association, which made t...

Steve D’Argenio: Finding his way

By Cristian Cataldo, News Editor

November 21, 2019

Steve D’Argenio spoke to a handful of students as part of West Essex’s breakout panels with veterans for the school’s Honoring Our Veterans assembly. For the full story on the school’s general assembly, click here. ...

2019 elections bring local changes; but expected county and state results

By Chris Rysz, Opinion Editor

November 19, 2019

Even though the 2020 elections are rapidly approaching, this past election day, West Essex voters re-elected and unseated incumbents in town, school and county races. While more local elections had incumbent losses, county an...

Karl Danckwerth: Vietnam veteran, entrepreneur, grandfather of 6

By Ava DiGiacomo, News Editor

November 19, 2019

Karl Danckwerth, the husband of math teacher Lorna Danckwerth, spoke to a handful of students as part of West Essex's breakout panels with veterans for the school's Honoring Our Veterans assembly. For the full story on the school's ...

From the halls of West Essex to the Marines, Junior Perez tells his story

By Ava DiGiacomo, News Editor

November 19, 2019

Junior Perez, a graduate of West Essex High School, spoke to a handful of students as part of West Essex's breakout panels with veterans for the school's Honoring Our Veterans assembly. For the full story on the school's gene...

Al Longdon: Behind the beret

By Cristian Cataldo, News Editor

November 19, 2019

Al Longdon, who worked as a classroom aide until his retirement in 2018, spoke to a handful of students as part of West Essex's breakout panels with veterans for the school's Honoring Our Veterans assembly. For the full story on the...

School clarifies misconceptions on attendance policy

By Remi Goldstein, Apprentice Editor

November 6, 2019

Students are under the impression that there is a new attendance policy for the 2019-2020 school year. Understanding of the policy ranges from people thinking there are no excused absences, to people thinking there are more allotte...

Greta Thunberg inspires students to combat climate change

By Jess Coia, Apprentice Editor

November 5, 2019

16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg has inspired teenagers around the world to take a stand against climate change. After Thunberg spoke at the UN Climate Action Summit on Sept. 23, teens have decided to join the moveme...

Classes plan Turkey Classic charity event

By Kylie O'Connor, Contributor

November 5, 2019

Get gobbling for a good cause: The brand new West Essex Thanksgiving Volleyball Classic, a volleyball tournament charity event created and hosted by the school’s Sport Management classes, will raise funds for both Student Council...

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