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What’s Next for Warrior Watch?

Warrior Watch is entertaining, but there could be more.
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Image/Graphics by Carrie Peterson
This is the Warrior Watch logo for our school district.

West Branch has had Warrior Watch since 2018, and when it initially started, it was a club instead of a class. Over the years, Journalism, Warrior Watch and WBTV have turned into a combined class. Every Friday, a WBTV segment is sent out to all teachers for students to watch during their first period. Students in the class work all week on producing, filming, and editing a video, while other students are making articles for the Warrior Watch online student newspaper. The class is very enjoyable, as it is based on real life, and each week students pick a job to complete. Once the job is complete, the student has finished their assignment for the week. There are many options for tasks, and you do not have to be on WBTV if you prefer not to be.

I believe that changes could be made to WBTV to make it more entertaining. First, the lunch menu should be changed to something more interesting, or at least only include that day’s lunch. Also, we need more segments that will entertain students. This could be done by implementing a student suggestion system where students can provide ideas related to the school to be added to the Warrior Watch. If the idea is appropriate, it will be included in the WBTV broadcast. Many things could be changed for WBTV, and now is the right time to make those changes. Students can feel free to email me personally or contact Mrs. Levonick or Mrs. Peterson with suggestions for changes they think should be made. Change can only be achieved with students coming together and insisting on it, so if you have any ideas, you can help out by getting in contact with the staff listed or joining yourself. We asked Mrs. Levonick if she would be willing to make changes to the class. She stated, “Absolutely. We’re always willing to listen to student feedback and new ideas. Our classrooms need to change just like the real world.” All in all, I feel that we should change up the current Warrior Watch, at least a little bit.

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Matt Banghart
Matt Banghart, Staff Writer
My name is Matthew Banghart I'm a junior at West Branch. I spend most of my free time with my family. I also enjoy foraging in the woods.