The Student News Site of St. Charles West High School

SCW Smoke Signal

The Student News Site of St. Charles West High School

SCW Smoke Signal

The Student News Site of St. Charles West High School

SCW Smoke Signal

Hey, Kiddo Book Review
Hey, Kiddo Book Review
Mila Kemp, Staff Writer and Chief Editor • November 17, 2022

Hey, Kiddo is a graphic novel about a boy Jarrett, who at a young age thought he lived a completely normal life but in kindergarten something...

Girl On The Run Book Review
Girl On The Run Book Review
November 15, 2022

All Katelyn wanted was help her widowed mom get back into the dating scene by making her a profile on a dating website,  but what she doesn’t...

Art Club
Art Club
Mila Kemp, Staff Writer and Chief Editor • November 7, 2022

Art club meets after school in room H108 every Monday and Tuesday until 3:30. There is something new to do every week you learn new things like...

Sophomores enjoying the assembly
2022 Homecoming Assembly
Audrey Branson, Co-Editor • October 25, 2022

The 2022 homecoming assembly is officially in the books! We started off with Julia Steele and Claire Mascia introducing Emma Buroughs, who sang...

Ms Vancil joins the SCW art department
Ms Vancil joins the SCW art department
Mackenzie McGuire, editor in chief • September 9, 2022

With the 2022-2023 school year in full swing, old and new faces are coming into the halls of St. Charles West.  With all the new freshmen coming...

Senior Clair Ott during her senior photos.
Senior Sendoff - Clair Ott
Mackenzie McGuire, editor in chief • May 5, 2022

Today, we are recognizing senior Clair Ott.  Clair has been apart of science club, HOSA, NHS, and has helped in the homecoming decoration committee...

Mrs Weil with her taquito and QT Drink.
Teacher Appreciation Week
Mackenzie McGuire, editor in chief • May 4, 2022

Throughout this week at St. Charles West, students and staff have been participating in National Teacher Appreciation Week, a set of days set...

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They Called Us The Enemy Book Review
They Called Us The Enemy Book Review
Mila Kemp, Staff Writer and Chief Editor • November 7, 2022

  In this emotional graphic novel you follow a young George and his family growing up in Japanese internment camps during World War II...

Taylor Swifts Midnights
Taylor Swift's Midnights
Audrey Branson, Co-Editor • November 1, 2022

For over a month Taylor Swift fans have been excited about her new album, titled Midnights. She announced the album at the 2022 VMAs after winning...

Riley McGuire during an out-of-state tournament
Freshman Friday: Riley McGuire
Mackenzie McGuire, staff writer • January 14, 2022

For our Freshman Friday, we are celebrating Riley McGuire. Riley is a very passionate soccer player and has hopes for joining the St. Charles...

Anna White during the State Cup.
Freshman Friday: Anna White
Mackenzie McGuire, staff writer • January 7, 2022

On this week's Freshman Friday, we are celebrating freshman soccer player Anna White.  Anna has not played a fall sport at West this year, however...

Art Club
Art Club
Mila Kemp, Staff Writer and Chief Editor • November 7, 2022

Art club meets after school in room H108 every Monday and Tuesday until 3:30. There is something new to do every week you learn new things like...

Smokey, the dog of Lucy and Elise Beer.
Pet of the Week - Smokey
Hayden Kemp, staff writer • November 3, 2022

This week we have Smokey who is the pet of sophomore Lucy Beer and senior Elise Beer, Smokey is a Bluetick Treeing Walker Coonhound who is two...

Should schools start later in the day?
Should schools start later in the day?
Grace Matthews, staff writer • February 9, 2022

Should schools start later in the day? The CDC has found that over 70% of high school students are not getting enough sleep. This is mainly due...

Meet the Staff
Hayden Kemp
staff writer

Hayden is a junior at St. Charles West and is a writer on the staff. Check out his work below!

Audrey Branson is a current sophomore at St. Charles West for the 2022-2023 school year.  Audrey enjoys taking photos, writing stories, and encouraging her fellow staff and peers.  She is a part of student...

Mackenzie McGuire
editor in chief

Mackenzie McGuire is a senior at St. Charles West and is the editor in chief for SCW Today for the 2022-2023 school year.  Mackenzie is a part of FCA, Welcome Ambassadors, NHS, Renaissance, and StuCo. ...

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