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Zack Tiracorda at his signing alongside athletic director Davey Williams, Principal Holenchik, Head West Branch baseball coach David Learish, and parents Amy and Aaron Tiracorda
Zack Tiracorda Signs a National Letter of Intent to Play Collegiate Baseball at Penn State Dubois
Olivia Stavola, Staff Writer • December 6, 2021

On Monday, November 22, Zack Tiracorda signed a letter of intent to continue his academic and athletic career at Penn State Dubois. He intends to perform...

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The Blessed to be a Blessing Event will be held on this Saturday, November 20th at the Gethsemane Church.
"Blessed to be a Blessing" Event Will Be Held this Saturday!
Noah Fry, Assistant Editor • November 16, 2021

"Blessed to be a Blessing" is an event from the West Branch Ministerium that will be held at the back parking lot of the Gethsemane Church on Saturday,...

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The second grade class performs a Veterans Day concert for first grade.
2nd Graders Help Celebrate Veterans Day with a Concert
Noah Fry and Katlyn Folmar November 12, 2021

On Thursday, November 11th, which many recognize as Veterans Day, the second grade class performed a Veterans Day concert for the first grade students. The...

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The Lady Warrior soccer team gathers together to get a picture with the trophy after winning 3-2 in the championship.
Lady Warriors Win Third Consecutive District VI Title
Lauren Timblin, Staff Writer • November 9, 2021

Philipsburg- On Thursday, November 4th the Lady Warriors beat Bishop Guilfoyle 3-2 in the PIAA District VI A Championship to win their third title in a...

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Mrs. Graham poses for a photo over the Thanksgiving break.
Staff Member of the Month: Alicia Graham
Kaitlyn McGonigal, Staff Writer • November 30, 2021

Warrior Watch’s Staff Member of November is Mrs. Alicia Graham. She is in her first year at West Branch, teaching Consumer Math, Geometry, and Calculus....

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John Walker protests with colleagues in a Los Angeles teacher strike in 2019, wearing vibrant yellow pants.
Alumni Watch: John Walker
Eleyna Hanslovan, Editor • November 17, 2021

John Walker has been selected as the Warrior Watch's Alumni Watch for the month of October. John attended West Branch High School, graduating in 2011 and...

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Whats the deal with Daylight Savings Time?
What is Daylight Savings Time?
Doug Howe, Staff Writer • November 5, 2021

From March 14th to November 7th, we enter a time period known as Daylight Savings Time, which includes turning clocks back an hour. Most people wonder...

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Mrs. Kennedy working hard at her podium to finish off the day.
Staff Member of the Month: Kaitlyn Kennedy
Kaitlyn McGonigal, Staff Writer • October 31, 2021

Warrior Watch’s Staff Member of October is Kaitlyn Kennedy. Mrs. Kennedy is in her fifth year at West Branch and it is currently her first year teaching...

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Noah Ryder has been selected as the Male Athlete of the Week.
Male Athlete of the Week: Noah Ryder
Olivia Stavola, Staff Writer • October 29, 2021

Noah Ryder has been selected as the Male Athlete of the Week for the week ending 10/23/21. Ryder has been selected due to consistently improving his times...

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Students are in groups using the ipads to examine the space probe.
Augmented Reality
Mercedes Nearhood, Staff Writer • October 29, 2019

Mr. Wood's 6th-grade classes have recently been studying the solar system and what better way to explore the solar system than to use Augmented Reality!...

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Mrs. McGonigal and student Wyatt Laird separating the small intestine of a fetal pig.
Pig Dissection in Mrs. McGonigal’s Biology Class
Kaitlyn McGonigal , Staff Writer • October 9, 2019

During the week of September 30th, Mrs. McGonigal dissected fetal pigs in her 10th grade Biology classes. The purpose of the lesson is to give the students...

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5 Extensions You Need to Survive High School
5 Extensions You Need to Survive High School
Noah Fry, Author • November 8, 2018

If you're not using Google Chrome on your laptop, you should be. Google Chrome works together with your school email, your Google Drive, etc. Another benefit...

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Apples newest version of the MacBook Air.
October Apple Event Brings Big Announcements
Elizabeth Blake, Author • November 1, 2018

Live from Brooklyn on October 30th at 10:00 am, was the Apple Event with an exciting array of products released. Apple CEO, Tim Cook, took the stage to...

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My Crash Course Anatomy Experience with Dissection
My Crash Course Anatomy Experience with Dissection
Katlyn Folmar, Author • October 29, 2018

Last Monday and Tuesday I got to witness our juniors and seniors that are currently taking anatomy to dissect minks. The students all came into class promptly...

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West Branch music department selects twelve people to represent our school at District 4 Band and Chorus, with two people representing both!
Twelve Kids Set To Represent West Branch at District Band and Chorus
Brendan Zetts, Staff Writer • November 5, 2021

Recently, PMEA District 4 has gone through the selection process to choose its representatives for District Band and Chorus. District Band will be held...

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Here are some movies to watch on Halloween this year.
A Halloween Movie Tier List
Doug Howe, Staff Writer • October 25, 2021

Tier lists are a popular genre on Youtube and social media, serving the purpose of ranking different categories. Tier Lists use letters to rank, with “S”...

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There are many shows and movies that are coming out in the Fall of 2021.
Fall Movie and TV Show Preview
Doug Howe, Staff Writer • September 30, 2021

The ongoing pandemic has slowed the release of many films and shows. However, there are still shows and movies that have slipped through the cracks, so-to-say,...

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The Mighty West Branch Warrior Marching Band proudly presents their fall show: Beetlejuice.
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice.
Brendan Zetts, Staff Writer • September 16, 2021

The Mighty Warrior Marching Band is set to do their fourth show of their Beetlejuice halftime show during the football game against Moshannon Valley on...

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An action shot from the musical Oklahoma! performed by West Branch Performing Arts.
WB Performing Arts Kicks Off the New School Year with Show Announcements!
Noah Fry, Assistant Editor • September 3, 2021

Attention middle schoolers: are you looking to try something new? Lucky for you, West Branch Performing Arts is looking for students in grades 5-8 to participate...

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Here are some movies to watch on Halloween this year.
A Halloween Movie Tier List
Doug Howe, Staff Writer • October 25, 2021

Tier lists are a popular genre on Youtube and social media, serving the purpose of ranking different categories. Tier Lists use letters to rank, with “S” being “superb,”...

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I Am Not Okay With This actress Sophia Lillis was covered in blood (both fake and real) for the ending shots of the series.
TV Show Review: I Am Not Okay with This
Morgan Gomola, Staff Writer • March 30, 2021

I Am Not Okay With This is based on a comic series of the same name, written by Charles Forsman. Syd Novak is a teenage girl dealing with her superpowers that are fueled by...

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Vin Diesel as Bloodshot with his nanotechnology in the movie.
Movie Review: Bloodshot
Justin Mulhollem, Staff Writer • March 24, 2021

The movie Bloodshot is one of my favorite action-based movies in 2020. I seriously would recommend this movie for people who like science fiction, action, and adventure. Valiant...

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Lucy and Jake driving through the “treacherous” winter storm
Movie Review: I’m Thinking of Ending Things
Mara Dale , Staff Writer • March 24, 2021

The movie begins as Lucy, played by Jessie Buckley, travels with her new boyfriend Jake, played by Jesse Plemons, during a winter storm to his parent’s house for dinner...

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WBTV Broadcast 11.24.2021
WBTV Staff, WBTV • December 6, 2021

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WBTV Broadcast 10.29.2021
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WBTV Broadcast 10.15.2021
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