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  • Taylor Swift Voices Her Political Beliefs

    Taylor Swift Voices Her Political Beliefs

    Safia Ahmed, Staff Writer

      During the 2016 election, country and pop music artist Taylor Swift had advised her fans to vote but did not mention who to vote for, which led to curiosity about what she had written on her ballot. On October 7, 2018, Swift posted about the 2018 Tenessee election. She acknowledges the women mov...

    Courtesy of USA Today

  • Saudi Journalist Disappears

    Saudi Journalist Disappears

    Aleeza Adnan, Staff Writer

      On October 2, Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi went missing while he was in Turkey. Khashoggi was in Istanbul recently where he was last seen going into the Saudi consulate to pick up a document for his marriage. His fiancée waited outside but he did not return.   Khashoggi had...

    Courtesy of BBC

  • Frighteningly Fun Arts And Crafts

    Frighteningly Fun Arts And Crafts

    Christine Nguyen, Staff Writer

      People across the world are getting for Halloween, which is just around the corner. Besides dressing up or going trick-or-treating, All Hallow’s Eve can also be celebrated with other activities such as arts and crafts. With just a few materials needed, you will be able to make these spooky and c...

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  • A Wicked Return

    A Wicked Return

    Ulia Zaman, Staff Writer

       On September 26, NBC announced that they will be celebrating the 15 year anniversary of the record-smashing hit blockbuster Broadway musical Wicked. In addition to original cast members Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, worldwide stars such Ariana Grande and Pentatonix will also be joining the celebr...

    Courtesy of TheBlackListNYC

  • The Return of Hellboy

    The Return of Hellboy

    Ashley Kim, Staff Writer

      A reboot of Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy will be released next year on April 12, 2019. Directed by Neil Marshall and written by Andrew Cosby, the supernatural film is based on the Dark Horse Comics by Mike Mignola.   The main movie stars are David Harbour as Hellboy and Milla Jovovich as...

    Courtesy of SuperHeroHype

  • Dodgers Slam the Rockies at Tiebraker Game

    Dodgers Slam the Rockies at Tiebraker Game

    Dominic Herrera, Staff Writer

       On Monday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers battled against the Colorado Rockies for a spot in the postseason. The Dodgers were able to make it into the playoffs in a tie-breaker game, as they won 5 to 2.   Entering the game, a lot was on the line for both teams. If the Dodgers won, they would defend t...

    Courtesy of Purple Row

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USS Wasp Denied Permission To Dock

USS Wasp Denied Permission To Dock

October 3, 2018

#WhyIDidntReport

#WhyIDidntReport

October 2, 2018

Missing Teenager Found at Sea

Missing Teenager Found at Sea

October 2, 2018

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Tiger Woods’ First Victory in Five Years
Monday Night Football: Steelers vs. Buccaneers

Monday Night Football: Steelers vs. Buccaneers

October 3, 2018

Team Europe Defeats World in 2018 Laver Cup

Team Europe Defeats World in 2018 Laver Cup

October 3, 2018

Burning Shoes

Burning Shoes

September 25, 2018

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Unhealthy Parenting? Move Out.
Just Smile

Just Smile

June 12, 2018

Read a Dang Book

Read a Dang Book

June 12, 2018

Following Your Soul’s Code

June 12, 2018

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