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It’s Time to Take Stock: Students, Stress, and Drugs

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Recent Adderall bust raises questions about school climate

Paikowski - Editorial Pic - ResizedBy Miranda Paikowski, Current Staff

Sometimes it’s tough to look in the mirror. When students choose to make poor decisions, it serves as an opportunity for the school district to reflect on its own culpability.

According to Superintendent Ted Neitzke, over 12 students at the West Bend High Schools have been part of an investigation dealing with self-medicating with Adderall. Some of these students illegally took the drug because they had heard about it from an older sibling, or had knowledge that one of their friends had access to Adderall. Many students who were involved, however, chose to engage in the activity as a way to deal with stress or to acquire an academic gain. Continue reading

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Nine Seniors Pay It Forward

Senior Delaney McCreary is lifted by her teammates after East volleyball defeated Slinger to win the conference championship.  McCreary is one of nine seniors leaving the team.

Senior Delaney McCreary is lifted by her teammates after East volleyball
defeated Slinger to win the conference championship.

By Hannah Johnson, Current Staff

Championship teams are often taken apart, but for East varsity volleyball the problem isn’t salaries or player trades—it’s the team’s graduation rate.

This year, the East varsity volleyball team had an extremely successful season, ending as undefeated conference champs. This was an exciting moment for the team, but the end of the season also meant the end of East volleyball for nine important seniors. Continue reading

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