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  • TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year Announced

    TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year Announced

    Jeff Grundy, Staff Writer

       Time Magazine named The Silence Breakers, a group representing the #MeToo campaign against sexual assault, the 2017 Person of the Year. The magazine cover featured celebrities such as Taylor Swift, who recently went to court against the DJ who sexually assaulted her, Ashley Judd, who was the first to report assa...

    TIME / Billy & Hells

  • C-OPS: Your GO To Game

    C-OPS: Your GO To Game

    Jamie Park, Staff Writer

      Critical Ops, otherwise known as C-OPS, is a engaging shooting game. It was created by Critical Force Entertainment on August 14, 2015 through Facebook. The popular game soon hit the App Store on May 2, 2016.   Like the game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS-GO), C-OPs is a first person shooting ...

    courtesy of Bluestakcs

  • Supreme Court Reinstates Travel Ban

    Supreme Court Reinstates Travel Ban

    Anoushka Gupta, Staff Writer

    On December 4th, the Supreme Court upheld the latest version of Donald Trump’s travel ban and permitted its immediate enforcement.   The decision came almost a year after the original travel ban was initiated by Executive Order 13769. The original ban was quickly barred by lower courts as a...

    Associated Press / Ted Warren

  • A Mexican Reverie

    A Mexican Reverie

    Barbara Lopez, Entertainment Editor

      Coming from a Mexican-Cuban background, I proudly hold my cultures on my shoulders and embrace them with open arms. So when I heard about the release of Coco, the first Pixar film to feature a minority in the lead role, my heart beamed with joy.   Directed by Lee Unkrich & Adrian Molina th...

    Courtesy of the New York Times

  • Alumni Founds Let’s Give Organization

    Alumni Founds Let’s Give Organization

    Sanskriti Adigal, Staff Writer

      West High alumni, Naomie Dalisay who founded the organization Let’s Give graduated with the Class of 2017. She coordinated the club with her fellow board members in December of her junior year. still continues to pursue her efforts into making the movement more successful everyday.   S...

    Courtesy of Let's Give

  • Music At Its Finest

    Music At Its Finest

    Christine Nguyen, Staff Writer

      The 60th annual Grammy Awards will take place on Sunday, January 28 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Hosted by James Corden, this is the first time that the Grammy Awards will be held outside Los Angeles since 2003.   On November 28, Andra Day, an American singer and songwriter who re...

    Courtesy of Brooklyn Vegan

FCC Proposes Repeal of Net Neutrality

Anoushka Gupta, Staff Writer

December 1, 2017

   The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently stated its plans to end net neutrality and is holding a vote for its repeal on December 14th.     Net neutrality...

No Moore Sexual Allegations, Please

No Moore Sexual Allegations, Please

November 16, 2017

The United States Takes A Step Backward

The United States Takes A Step Backward

November 10, 2017

Transgender Military Ban Blocked

Transgender Military Ban Blocked

November 3, 2017

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Celebrating Cross Country’s Victory

Anna Kim, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017

      On Thursday, October 30, the West High Boys Varsity Cross Country team celebrated their CIF State Championship win with a parade. Filled with confetti, people...

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

Warriors Face Loss at the CIF Playoffs

Warriors Face Loss at the CIF Playoffs

November 13, 2017

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The New Evan Hansen Takes The Stage

Haley Guinn, Staff Writer

December 1, 2017

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are of the writer and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the staff of Smoke Signals.       ...

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

Turtles All the Way Down: Mental Illness

Turtles All the Way Down: Mental Illness

October 25, 2017

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