Discriminate to Eliminate

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

   Small businesses often display the sign, “We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.” However, with the implementation of bill SB 1062 in Arizona, business owners may have to point at the sign more often.    The state of Arizona implemented laws that allow businesses to refuse service... Read more »

SAT Takes a New Turn

March 27, 2014 • Sravya Kotha, Staff Writer / Artist  
Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Top Stories

As if high school students need to add something else onto their “stress list,” one of the nation’s most important college admissions test makers, College Board, is planning to make radical changes to its format. College Board President David Coleman announced this month that “SAT would be undergoing... Read more »

Fight to the Finish

January 17, 2014 • Loren Lee, Staff Writer  
Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Top Stories

As January begins coming to a close, high school students anxiously await for one of the most important moments in their academic career: the finals. The sheer amount of stress that students have to endure while studying for finals make the students wonder: Is there too much emphasis on finals? Final... Read more »

Remembering Nelson Mandela

December 13, 2013 • Maya Klinenberg, Staff Writer / Artist  
Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Top Stories

A philanthropist, politician, South African anti-apartheid leader, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and the first black President of South Africa for six years, Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95 on December 5th, 2013. For a man who accomplished more than most in his lifetime, Mandela faced a multitude of... Read more »

Finals: Before vs. After Winter Break

December 6, 2013 • Noah Choi, Staff Writer  
Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Top Stories

Although education is considered to be one of the best blessings in the world, students in America may disregard such a notion. Finals in high school, which test students on all of the materials they have learned during the term, are known to have negative effects, even driving students sometimes to... Read more »

Will Cyber Monday Satisfy Consumers?

December 2, 2013 • Loren Lee, Staff Writer  
Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Top Stories

As the second to last week of November draws near, Thanksgiving is not the only day that is on people’s minds. In addition to this holiday, many look forward to one of the most chaotic events of the year—Black Friday.   Black Friday allows shoppers to find amazing deals on some of their favorite... Read more »

Driver’s Education Brakes to Budget Cuts

September 24, 2013 • Cayla Hailwood, Staff Writer  
Filed under Opinion/Editorial

   The prime topic of interest when you are fifteen and a half is the idea of getting your permit.  As students prepare to become safe drivers, the convenient option of taking driver’s education in high school is no longer available.  The question is, why doesn’t West High School offer the... Read more »

Goodbye Early Outs, Hello Late Starts

September 13, 2013 • Camille Corcuera, Staff Writer  
Filed under Opinion/Editorial

   September is the time of year where shopping centers and television commercials are overflowing with Back to School advertisements and sales. Unfortunately, this reminder has approached quicker than most students would have hoped for. After the first week of school, which can be exciting and fresh,... Read more »

UC Schools: Are They Really Worth the Time and Money?

September 11, 2013 • Megan Oliveros, Staff Writer  
Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Top Stories

Photo Credit: Google Images  A common thought that many high school students have nowadays is that attending and graduating from a UC school will automatically grant a life full of success and happiness. However, this has proven to be untrue.   Torrance’s competitive academic society has put a lot... Read more »

Search for Snowden

July 12, 2013 • Connor Ji, News & Opinion Editor  
Filed under Opinion/Editorial

The U.S. government is on a man-hunt for Edward Snowden who allegedly possesses a great threat to national security. It has not been a long time since the U.S. government started to look frantically for the computer whiz that dropped out of high school to eventually be labeled as one of the most dangerous... Read more »

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