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  • Unhealthy Parenting? Move Out.

    Unhealthy Parenting? Move Out.

    Andrea Gomez, Feature/Opinion Editor

      Many kids grow up thinking how they were raised was the standard. Parents are supposed to be strict, right? They are supposed to disagree with every decision  and make you feel like a failure, right?   As much as this is normalized, noticing the signs of toxic parents and knowing what to...

    Courtesy of Step to Health

  • Just Smile

    Just Smile

    Jamie Park, Staff Writer

    Several people ask me how I stay so positive. Many think my positivity stems from my perfect life where nothing goes wrong. But that is far from the truth. I do have downs in life, quite possibly more often than people think, however, there are a couple methods I use that help me stay positive.   ...

  • Read a Dang Book

    Read a Dang Book

    Rachel Kim, Editor-in-Chief

      My biggest advice to incoming high school freshmen—and all high school students in general—is to never stop reading. Here’s why. I remember when I spent most of my time at Fairfax Library. In elementary school, I would beg my mom to take me there so I could read the next batch of books o...

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  • It’s Not the Class. It’s Me.

    It’s Not the Class. It’s Me.

    Barbara Lopez, Entertainment Editor

    Attention to all incoming freshman and sophomores, and anyone else who has stumbled upon this final article. I need you to ask yourself one question: “What do I love to do?”   Once you have answered this question, begin doing what you love. If you feel like you are struggling to answer thi...

    Courtesy of We Heart It

  • West Girls’ Softball Won CIF Finals

    West Girls’ Softball Won CIF Finals

    Christine Nguyen, Staff Writer

      After previously beating Atascadero High School in the semifinals with a score of 6-4, West Torrance softball advanced onto CIF. On Friday, June 1st, the CIF Southern Section Division Three softball championship game was held at Deanna Manning Stadium. The game concluded with a close score of 6-4. ...

    Courtesy of Dane Cowing

  • Harry And Meghan’s Royal Wedding

    Harry And Meghan’s Royal Wedding

    Christine Nguyen, Staff Writer

     On Saturday, May 19, Henry Charles Albert David and Meghan Markle held their royal wedding at St. George’s Chapel in the Windsor Castle. Prince Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, bestowed upon him the title of Duke of Sussex,and upon Markle the title of Her Royal Highness Duchess of Sussex...

    Courtesy of USA Today

Golden State Killer Fights Release of Court Documents
Re-examined Evidence Points To Water On Europa

Re-examined Evidence Points To Water On Europa

May 18, 2018

New York Attorney General Convicted of Harassment

New York Attorney General Convicted of Harassment

May 18, 2018

North Koreans Detainees Released

North Koreans Detainees Released

May 16, 2018

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West Volleyball Wins Against Saxons
A Clean Slate for the Dodgers

A Clean Slate for the Dodgers

April 12, 2018

Shohei Ohtani’s Rise to Stardom

Shohei Ohtani’s Rise to Stardom

April 4, 2018

The Villanova Wildcats: NCAA Basketball Champions

The Villanova Wildcats: NCAA Basketball Champions

April 4, 2018

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Cultural Appreciation vs. Appropriation

Cultural Appreciation vs. Appropriation

May 3, 2018

An Open Letter to the Graduating Class

An Open Letter to the Graduating Class

April 26, 2018

The Collegiate Arms Race

The Collegiate Arms Race

March 19, 2018

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