The student publication of Fort Zumwalt West High School

The Solitaire

The student publication of Fort Zumwalt West High School

The Solitaire

The student publication of Fort Zumwalt West High School

The Solitaire

Junior Amber Zhu curls up with a blanket in the hallway.

Frigid Conditions

Rheanne Helsel, Copy Editor
January 29, 2024
Orchestra teacher Mieloch is seen directing the orchestra. Mieloch has been teaching for 14 years and is passionate about music. 

“Ever since eighth grade I wanted to be a conductor,” Mieloch said. “When I got into high school, I had a couple of really great teachers that made me want to be a teacher and I felt like ‘let’s put them together,’ and I [became] an orchestra teacher.”


Allie Judson, Staff Writer
November 28, 2023
A student working on her chromebook

The Rise of the Chromebooks Era

Allie Judson, Staff Writer
November 15, 2023
Librarians Shannon Grieshaber and Nina O’Daniels help students. 

“I really love the library because it feels like a haven for all the students,” Grieshaber said.

Benefits of the Library

Braeden Berhorst, Staff Writer
November 15, 2023
Homecoming game banner is hung up in the commons.

Heading Back in Time

Chloe Mechler, Lifestyle Editor
October 6, 2023
PLTW teachers, Marie Jackson and Justina Davitz pose for a photo with the seniors that received white coats.

Reaching Their Goals

Amber Zhu, Staff Writer
March 17, 2023
Color guard members goofing around during a football game. The band stays at the game after their performance to hype up the sections and bring some positivity to the game.

 “[There are] people around me that support and understand [me],” freshman Gray Rosemann said (middle).

Step Into Music

Brooklyn Powers, Staff Writer
December 15, 2022
Signing up
Placing the pen on the pad of letter paper, senior Natalie Hendren signs up for her last, first show of high school. Signing up is one of the first steps to audition. 

“I feel motivated and antsy because I want to know what [role] I’m gonna get,” Hendren said.

Break a Leg

Amber Zhu, Staff Writer
December 9, 2022
Many different items can be recycled and even reimagined into something else.

Trash Reimagined

McKenzie Peterson, Lifestyle Editor
May 24, 2022
Quik Grabs

Quik Grabs

Kade Topping, News Editor
May 23, 2022
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