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  • H&M’s Jungle Bungle

    H&M’s Jungle Bungle

    Abril Antonini, Staff Writer

      In recent news, famous clothing brand H&M received major backlash for being racist after releasing a picture of  a young African-American boy wearing a sweatshirt that says, “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle.”   After all of the backlash, the company posted an apology on Instagram that...

    Courtesy of Digital Music News

  • H&M’s Jungle Bungle

    H&M’s Jungle Bungle

    Abril Antonini, Staff Writer

      In recent news, famous clothing brand H&M received major backlash for being racist after releasing a picture of  a young African-American boy wearing a sweatshirt that says, “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle.”   After all of the backlash, the company posted an apology on Instagram that...

    Courtesy of Digital Music News

  • Empowering Women And Earning Accolades

    Empowering Women And Earning Accolades

    Danielle Perea, Staff Writer

       At the NAACP Image Awards held on January 15, female R&B artist SZA won Outstanding New Artist award for her debut studio album, Ctrl. The NAACP Image Awards, held this year on MLK Day for the first time since 1994, honors the achievements of people of color in film, music, and literature. ...

    Courtesy of Billboard

  • New California: America’s Newest State?

    New California: America’s Newest State?

    Anoushka Gupta, Staff Writer

       On Monday January 16th, a committee of founders led by Robert Paul Preston and Tom Reed read the Declaration of Independence for what they hoped would be the 51st of the United States, New California.    This movement is led by rural conservatives, who state high taxes, the government’s abu...

    USA Today

  • Vikings Secure Win Against Saints

    Vikings Secure Win Against Saints

    Anna Kim, Staff Writer

       On Sunday, January 14, the Minnesota Vikings played against the New Orleans Saints. With a final score of 29-24, the Vikings ended the day with a victory and made their way to the NFC North conference championships for the first time since 2009.   In the first half of the game, the Vikings...

    Courtesy of CBS Sports

    Derick E. Hingle

  • A Rainbow After Every Storm

    A Rainbow After Every Storm

    Jamie Park, Staff Writer

      On January 11, Kali Uchis introduced her new single “After the Storm,” featuring Bootsy Collins and Tyler, The Creator.   Her collaboration with Collins and Creator was no accident. After revealing her wanting to work with Collins in her Billboard feature, Collins reached out to her himself.  ...

    Courtesy of Genius

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December 15, 2017

TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year Announced

TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year Announced

December 8, 2017

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Celebrating Cross Country’s Victory

Celebrating Cross Country’s Victory

December 5, 2017

XC Boys Cross The CIF State Finish Line

XC Boys Cross The CIF State Finish Line

December 1, 2017

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Developing MVP Candidacy

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Developing MVP Candidacy

November 16, 2017

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The Jonas Brothers Are The Best Boy Band of All Time
The New Evan Hansen Takes The Stage

The New Evan Hansen Takes The Stage

December 1, 2017

Free Time, Not Money, Is Happiness

Free Time, Not Money, Is Happiness

December 1, 2017

The United States Takes A Step Backward

The United States Takes A Step Backward

November 10, 2017

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The School Newspaper of West High School
The School Newspaper of West High School