Youtube Acquires Twitch

May 23, 2014 • Vincent Chen, Staff Writer  
Filed under News

   Google’s Youtube team has recently acquired Twitch, a streaming video service website where gamers since 2011 record themselves and their screens playing games, for $1 Billion US Dollars. According to the CEO of Twitch, Emmett Shear, Twitch generates around “45 million unique viewers per month... Read more »

Should Students Have an Incentive for AP Testing?

May 20, 2014 • Cayla Hailwood, Staff Writer  
Filed under News, Opinion/Editorial

  With AP testing coming to an end, students enrolled in AP courses can finally take a break.  However, as fewer students participated in taking their AP exams this year, teachers question ask themselves, “Should they give their students an incentive to take the test?”   AP courses are... Read more »

Apple Buys Beats by Dr. Dre

May 16, 2014 • Noah Choi, Staff Writer  
Filed under News, Top Stories

  News outlets from USA Today to Forbes are all buzzing about the confirmed talks between Apple and Beats Electronics, for $3.2 billion. While neither company has confirmed the deal, last week a video popped up on the internet showing Beats co-founder, Dr. Dre, seemingly celebrating the acquisition... Read more »

2014 – 2015 ASB Election Results

May 12, 2014 • Erica Suh, Staff Writer  
Filed under News

  As the 2013-2014 year comes to an end, it was time for another round of ten feet poster paper and endless rolls of masking tape. It was time for the ASB candidates to convince the student body why they are qualified to lead West High School. With creative slogans and clever campaigning, the following... Read more »

Lost: Flight 370

March 27, 2014 • Jeremy Lim, Staff Writer/ Photographer  
Filed under News, Top Stories

   Baggage is often misplaced at airports; however, it is uncommon for an entire commercial airliner to just disappear for days. Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 lost contact, on March 8, with air traffic control tower suddenly. After mourning and wondering about what occurred, flight 370 was found in... Read more »

Queen’s Court Arrives

February 28, 2014 • Maya Klinenberg, Staff Writer / Artist  
Filed under News, Top Stories

   This last Saturday the 22nd, West High School hosted a mock Renaissance faire so the actors in the royal court could practice for the real one taking place in Irwindale, CA from April 5th through May 18th from 10 a.m. To 7 p.m.    Students from Ms. Marsiglia’s AP Literature and Composition class... Read more »

Flappy Bird Flies Away

February 20, 2014 • Vincent Chen, Staff Writer/Business  
Filed under News, Top Stories

   On February 10, 2014, the legendary game, Flappy Bird–created by Dong Nguyen, a twenty nine year old video game developer–ended its nine month streak of garnering frustration among its app users. Recognized by almost every teenager with a smart-phone, Flappy Bird is legendary for its... Read more »

The Silent Epidemic of Teen Dating Violence

February 19, 2014 • Sarah Honeycutt, Staff Writer  
Filed under News, Top Stories

   Lauren, a 2011 graduate of Wayland High School was planning to attend Elon University in North Carolina. She was a successful tennis player, an A cappella singer, and a French horn player in the Metrowest Youth Symphony Orchestra. Her friends and family remember her as a confident young woman, full... Read more »

Point of the Matter

January 20, 2014 • Jeremy Lim, Staff Writer/Photographer  
Filed under News, Top Stories

On Saturday, January 18, 2014, seven delegates from West High’s Model United Nations Club went to Mission Viejo High School to take part in their 31st Annual Model U.N. Conference. Coincidentally, 31 high schools from L.A. and Orange County participated throughout the day. From 9:00 A.M. to 5:00... Read more »

No Longer Nickel and Dimed

January 10, 2014 • Jeremy Lim, Staff Writer / Photographer  
Filed under News, Top Stories

California’s minimum wage will increase to $9.00, making the state one of the highest minimum wage setting. The new wage per hour will be $1.75 more than the federal minimum wage of $7.25.   According to the California Department of Labor, California’s minimum wage will increase from $8.00 to $9.00... Read more »

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