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The Student News Source of West Branch Area High School

Warrior Watch

The Student News Source of West Branch Area High School

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Congratulations to the West Branch Class of 2024!
Graduation Day!
May 31, 2024

Congratulations to all the graduating seniors at West Branch Area High School! This is a momentous achievement and a testament to your hard work, dedication,...

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West Branch students attend the college fair and explore their options at the Clearfield fairgrounds.
Junior Class Explores Their Future
Craig Fluck, Staff Writer • March 22, 2024

On March 14, the junior class of West Branch was taken to the Clearfield fairgrounds where they would be able to explore options for the next phase of...

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 Zach McGonigal and Lukas Colton after going undefeated and winning the FCA Badminton Tournament
Zach McGonigal and Lukas Colton Triumph Once Again in Annual FCA Badminton Tournament
Scott Smeal, Staff Writer • March 22, 2024

The Annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes Badminton Tournament took place on Friday, March 15th. This year's tournament consisted of 14 teams. The layout...

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Mrs. O’Hare and Pennsylvania State Representative Dallas Kephart in front of the STEAM Night banner.
West Branch Heats Up on STEAM Night
Gracie Eyerly, Staff Writer • March 2, 2024

On February 21st, West Branch hosted its first-ever STEAM Night. To say this night was a success is an understatement. There were over 350 people in attendance,...

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Luke Liptak delivers a powerful pitch during a recent baseball game.
Male Athlete of the Week: Luke Liptak
Craig Fluck, Staff Writer • May 21, 2024

Luke Liptak has been selected as Warrior Watch’s Male Athlete of the Week for the week ending on 5/19/24. Luke's performance this season has been nothing...

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Marley Croyle getting ready to launch her javelin at Philipsburg-Osceola.
Female Athlete of the Week: Marley Croyle
Craig Fluck, Staff Writer • May 21, 2024

Marley Croyle has been selected as Warrior Watch’s Female Athlete of the Week for the week ending on 5/19/24. Marley Croyle, a standout WB athlete, recently...

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Madison Butler swings hard against the Glendale Vikings in the teams win.
Female Athlete of the Week: Madison “Madi” Butler
Craig Fluck, Staff Writer • May 15, 2024

Madi Butler is a softball player for the WB softball team. Madison is a sneaky one on the softball field as she is second overall in stolen bases. Madi...

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Lukas winds up to throw across the diamond from the middle-infield.
Male Athlete of the Week: Lukas Colton
Craig Fluck, Staff Writer • May 15, 2024

Lukas Colton is this week's Male Athlete of the Week due to his skillset and dedication to the diamond. Lukas Colton is only in his junior year of high...

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Brooke fields a ground ball hit to her to get the runner out.
Female Athlete of the Week: Brooke Bainey
Matthew Eirich, Staff Writer • May 7, 2024

Brooke Bainey has been selected as Warrior Watch's Female Athlete of the Week for the week ending on 5/3/24. Brooke is one of six seniors on the Lady Warrior...

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Join West Branch on Wednesday, February 21st for its inaugural STEAM Night, an event dedicated to promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM).
STEAM Night: Igniting Passion for Science and Innovation
Addison Collar, Staff Writer • February 9, 2024

On the evening of February 21st, from 5-7pm, West Branch is set to host its first-ever STEAM Night, an event aimed at promoting Science, Technology, Engineering,...

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D2 players Toby Mebs and Liam Brown practice in the eSports lab at Mount Aloysius College.
West Branch eSports Teams Advance to Championships
Drake Witherite, Staff Writer • May 17, 2023

With the regular season wrapping up in April, the West Branch eSports teams are heading to the Championships on Saturday, May 20th. The eSports program...

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A photo of the answer form for standardized tests. Useful information and tips for upcoming and ongoing standardized testing.
Things to Expect in Upcoming SATs and ACTs
Tayla Dorbolo, Staff Writer • May 3, 2023

Most high school students have probably heard about the SAT and ACT exams. These are standardized tests that colleges use as part of their admissions process....

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A sneak peek into the Life Skills Greenhouse Project planting progress.
Life Skills Students Gear Up for Annual Plant Sale
Kaylee Wills, Staff Writer • April 24, 2023

West Branch Life Skills program welcomes back the Greenhouse project to fundraise for their class and create the chance for students to purchase crops...

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The five West Branch students pictured outside of the CCCTC, excited to have won their competition and qualify for Nationals.
SkillsUSA Students Triumph in State Competition
Kaylee Wills, Staff Writer • April 24, 2023

On March 21st, West Branch CCCTC students received awards after competing in the SkillsUSA state competition to represent their occupation in CCCTC. Several...

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Cast photo including the five graduating seniors from the performance of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
West Branch Performing Arts Says Goodbye to Seniors After Spring Show
Braeden Salter, Editor • April 23, 2024

The drama season comes to a close after the end of the performance of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This year for drama is particularly bittersweet...

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A headshot of the new director of the West Branch Drama Department, Lara Sharpless.
West Branch Performing Arts Welcomes a New Face as Director
Braeden Salter, Editor • February 26, 2024

Times have been tumultuous for the West Branch Drama Department. After the performance of Mamma Mia last year, the previous director had stepped down and...

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Pictured above is the cast list and all of the different roles that ensemble members will be performing.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Cast List
Matthew Eirich, Staff Writer • January 18, 2024

Under the new direction of Lara Sharpless, West Branch Performing Arts has chosen to do the musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. There are students...

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Keagan Dobo a trombone in the high school band playing at a rehearsal
West Branch Winter Concert
Addison Collar, Staff Writer • December 20, 2023

On Thursday, December 7th, West Branch held the middle and high school winter concerts. Mr. Jones, the director of the bands, invited Addison Collar, Kelcey...

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Travis. J. Weller directs the Senior High Band at the County Clinic.
The County's First Clinic!
Addison Collar, Staff Writer • December 12, 2023

On November 17th, Mr. Jones hosted a County Clinic inviting students from the county into our school for a new experience, Although Blair County did something...

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Artists rendition of Billie Eilish from her album cover of Happier Than Ever.
Billie Eilish Gets Vulnerable on "Hit Me Hard and Soft"
Mazi Bender, Staff Writer • May 28, 2024

Billie Eilish is an American singer and songwriter who has been widely known since 2015 when she dropped her debut single "Ocean Eyes" which was written by her brother Finneas...

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A picture of pop star Dua Lipa during a live performance.
Radical Optimism: Dua Lipa's New Album Falls Short of Expectations
Braeden Salter, Co Editor-in-Chief • May 14, 2024

Dua Lipa is a name that needs no introduction. Whether that be her 2021 album Future Nostalgia, which is packed front to back with hit after hit, or the massive hit song...

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War never changes…Power Suit and Aaron Moten (Maximus) in Fallout.
Fallout Drops a Bomb With a New Hit Series
Mazi Bender, Staff Writer • April 29, 2024

Fallout is a highly popular game series developed and published by Interplay Productions, now owned by Bethesda Softworks. The series debuted in 1997, with the latest installment...

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A photo of Taylor Swift’s The Tortured Poets Department album cover.
Album Review: The Tortured Poets Department
Gracie Eyerly, Staff Writer • April 23, 2024

On April 19th, 2024, singer and songwriter Taylor Swift released her 11th studio album titled: The Tortured Poets Department (TTPD). She previously announced that she would...

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About Warrior Watch
About Warrior Watch

Warrior Watch is the official student news site of West Branch Area Senior High School, established during the 2018-2019 academic year. With a strong commitment...

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Artists rendition of Billie Eilish from her album cover of Happier Than Ever.
Billie Eilish Gets Vulnerable on "Hit Me Hard and Soft"
Mazi Bender, Staff Writer • May 28, 2024

Billie Eilish is an American singer and songwriter who has been widely known since 2015 when she dropped her debut single "Ocean Eyes" which was written by her brother Finneas O'Connell. On May 17th, 2024, she dropped her...

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Streaming services revolutionize music consumption, yet challenge artists livelihoods.
Are Streaming Services Hurting Artists?
Braeden Salter, Co Editor-in-Chief • May 8, 2024

Streaming services have become the best way to listen to music. The easy accessibility make it the prime way to consume the medium. All it costs is a few dollars a month for access to a nearly endless library of music. This...

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A spring-themed photo with easter eggs and letters that state happy Easter.
How WB Students Have a Hoppy Easter
Gracie Eyerly, Staff Writer • March 25, 2024

As we are in the springtime season with Easter break and Easter day quickly approaching,  I got a chance to talk to a couple of West Branch High School students this week about how they and their family members celebrate...

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