Words of Westfield

by REGAN WINBUN - August 31, 2021 - Westfield High School students anonymously share the best things they have overheard in school, inspired by Instagram account OverheardNY.


In everyday life, eavesdropping, intentional or not, can lead to a variety of interesting things. The things you hear, with absolutely no context, can leave you thinking, “What on earth?”


A viral Instagram account has taken it upon itself to capture the best-overheard conversations in a variety of locations. Its followers submit snip-bits they have heard in their day-to-day life, where it is then posted for hundreds of thousands, to even millions of people to enjoy.


There are various different accounts for locations like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington D.C., and London. On top of differing locations, there are also accounts specific to University students, celebrities, and even dating sites like Bumble.


OverheardNewYork Instagram account where users submit and view overheard stories.

Becoming inspired by one of my favorite Instagram accounts, I decided to do my own spin on it, the Westfield High School edition. I sent out a google forms link on multiple platforms, asking students to share the best things they have overheard in classes, the hallways, lunch, or even school events.


To share your own overheard quotes, submit them to the link in our Instagram bio @whslantern.


Below are the best-overheard quotes at WHS so far this school year:


“I got pickpocketed by an 8-year-old on a ski trip.”


“You can never guarantee a funeral, miracles happen and mistakes do too.”


“All men are theater kids.”


“The school’s extremist thermostat is just some communist way of controlling us.”


“Stop walking so fast my nose ring is about to fall out.”


“I’m a horse girl for debate.”


“Top 3 memes: Number 1. Harambe forever and always. Number 2. Okay, Boomer. Simply because it went to the supreme court as a slur. Number 3: Storming area 51, because it all culminated into an actual national threat.”


“This is not the first time I’ve had to rally against a male science teacher.”


“It’s got some ku-thunk to it.”


“Your mom’s logic is the historical equivalent of ‘pics or it didn’t happen.”


“Cardio? No, I had a panic attack.”


“Person 1: Are you the one who runs the Twitter account?

Person 2: *hesitant* ...yeah?

Person 1: I’m the Cheesecake Factory girl!

Person 2: Oh yeah!”


“AP chem; I read the first question, then tears...immediately”


“(talking about celebrity crushes) They all have their flaws, yours is too old, mine’s a felon, blah blah blah.”


“In french would it be moi-st.”


“Whenever I’m sad I just think about how my cells are reproducing.”


“Debate is just a verbal Twitter thread.”


To finish off the list, an overheard quote from our very own, Benjam​​ín Rascón Gracia.


“Mercy is for God, justice is for me.” -BRG