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  • Top Ten Songs of the Summer

    Top Ten Songs of the Summer

    Barbara Lopez, Staff Writer

      Stop right now and ask yourself this: What are my plans for the summer? Whatever those plans may be, do not forget to check music off that checklist. Tune in below for my top ten songs of the summer.   One of the best parts of summer break is being able to relax and not worry about having the ...

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  • Top Social Artist Surprises the World

    Top Social Artist Surprises the World

    Hannah Lin, Staff Writer

      This past Sunday was the Billboard Music Awards and everyone was blown away by who won Top Social Artist.   Being the first ever K-Pop group in history to be nominated and win Top Social Artist at the BBMAs, BTS shocked many present as they beat well-known artists including Justin Bieber...

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  • The Guardians Are Back

    The Guardians Are Back

    Barbara Lopez, Staff Writer

      Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 recently came out on May 5 and has already caught the attention of audiences and critics alike. This adventurous, roller-coaster of a movie once again stars Chris Pratt as Peter Quill (Star Lord), Zoe Saldana as Gamora, and Vin Diesel as Baby Groot.   As a fi...

    Courtesy of Collider

  • Stitch, Please! Fashion Show

    Stitch, Please! Fashion Show

    Andrea Gomez, Staff Writer

      On Friday, May 19th, the pavilion doors opened to the line of people at 6:30pm to reveal the fashion show set up called Stitch Please. People made their way inside to a seat and sat patiently for the show to begin.   Julia O’Gorman (12) said, “Last year I knew [the fashion show] filled ...

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  • Emma Watson Earns First Gender-Neutral Award

    Emma Watson Earns First Gender-Neutral Award

    Lili Georges, Staff Writer

       This past Sunday Emma Watson was awarded Best Actor for her performance in Beauty and the Beast at the MTV Movie and T.V. Video Awards, a category she claims is important in breaking down gender boundaries found so often in the film industry.   Watson’s speech in response to her win trended the...

    Courtesy of the Huffington Post

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  • Reasons Why Season Two Could Go All Wrong

    Reasons Why Season Two Could Go All Wrong

    Emily Partida, Staff Photographer

      Netflix recently announced that their new  drama series, 13 Reasons Why, will release a second season. Although the show was a huge hit for the streaming network, fans are not as excited as anticipated. In fact, many have mixed feelings on the news.   The TV show is centered around a teenag...

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News

West High Mourns A Former Fallen Athlete at Age 18

West High Mourns A Former Fallen Athlete at Age 18

Ashley Kang, Staff Writer

Jeremy Tyler St. Julian, an 18 year old student attending La Serna High School, was found dead after falling off a 100 foot cliff while hiking in the Angeles National Forest....

June 9, 2017

Robert Godwin’s Death Posted on Facebook

Robert Godwin’s Death Posted on Facebook

April 21, 2017

Drug Abuse: A Common Predator

Drug Abuse: A Common Predator

April 19, 2017

11 Dead in Explosion

11 Dead in Explosion

April 6, 2017

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Sports

West Volleyball Defeats Saxons

West Volleyball Defeats Saxons

Todd Potter, Stafff Writer

  The West High Boys’ Volleyball team won against the North High Saxons on Tuesday April 18 at home, three matches to zero.  West won the first match 25-23, the second match...

April 19, 2017

West Boys’ Volleyball Kills It Against Leuzinger

West Boys’ Volleyball Kills It Against Leuzinger

April 5, 2017

Boys’ Volleyball Struggles Against Spartans

Boys’ Volleyball Struggles Against Spartans

March 31, 2017

Boys’ Volleyball Dominates First Game of the Season

Boys’ Volleyball Dominates First Game of the Season

March 24, 2017

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Opinion/Editorial

Going in a New Direction

Going in a New Direction

Rachel Kim, Entertainment Editor

  It is not a surprise that the former One Direction heartthrob, Harry Styles, also decided to move on to a solo career like his other band members. However, Styles did ...

May 16, 2017

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for -8℃ Ice Cream

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for -8℃ Ice Cream

April 17, 2017

WHS Theatre Department Presents: Zombie Prom

WHS Theatre Department Presents: Zombie Prom

April 5, 2017

Give Me A Check List Please

Give Me A Check List Please

March 21, 2017

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