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  • 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards

    2019 Critics’ Choice Awards

    Mariam Rizkalla, Staff Writer

    Sunday, January 13th, marked the 24th Critics’ Choice Awards show in Hollywood’s award season. Critics’ Choice Awards are annually presented by the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) to honor and reward impressive television...

    Courtesy of Hollywood Reporter

  • Megyn Kelly Leaves NBC News

    Megyn Kelly Leaves NBC News

    Christine Nguyen, Staff Writer

    On October 23rd, Megyn Kelly caused an uproar after she voiced an inappropriate comment on her show “Megyn Kelly Today.” Kelly suggested that a “blackface” as a Halloween costume was not necessarily racist. According to The New York Times, Kelly said, “What is racist? You do get in trouble...

    Courtesy of Variety

  • New Research Study Links Chronotypes To Cardiometabolic Health

    New Research Study Links Chronotypes To Cardiometabolic Health

    Mariam Rizkalla, Staff Writer

      Most of us can probably fit into one of two chronotypes; we’re either early risers or night owls. Surprisingly, recent studies have shown that one of these two can actually be a direct cause of one’s weak cardiometabolic health.   To further investigate the risks posed by this chronotype, ...

    Courtesy of Boehringer Ingelheim

  • Grades Don’t Define You

    Grades Don’t Define You

    Haley Guinn, Co Editor-In-Chief

      Homework, books, studying, perfect attendance, honors and AP classes—what do we do it for? Learning has turned into a laborious chore rather than the exciting task that it actually is.   It is amazing how something as simple as a number or letter numbs the pleasure of an essential part o...

    Courtesy of WeHeartIt

  • Oh, Sandra Oh Hosted The Golden Globes

    Oh, Sandra Oh Hosted The Golden Globes

    Zack Allen, Staff Writer

    On January 6th, the 76th Golden Globes were shown on NBC. The award ceremony is a way to honor television shows or the latest Hollywood blockbusters. However this time the award show is historic because for the first time in the 76 years the Golden Globes, an Asian actress, Sandra Oh hosted the sho...

  • Dancing Their Way Through Change

    Dancing Their Way Through Change

    Aleeza Adnan, Staff Writer

      Performers of all levels from the West High Dance Department showed the way they embrace change by dancing through the nights of January 11-12.   The dancers participated in a variety of choreographed pieces, from hip-hop to contemporary.   Terri Vorhis, the head of the West High Danc...

    Courtesy of Aleeza Adnan

Tragedy At The Gable House Bowl
The Decreasing US Cancer Death Rate

The Decreasing US Cancer Death Rate

January 11, 2019

2019 Government Shutdown Continues

2019 Government Shutdown Continues

January 10, 2019

Astronomers Identify a New Dwarf Planet

Astronomers Identify a New Dwarf Planet

January 10, 2019

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British Football Star Arrested for Public Intoxication
ESPN Apologizes for Use of Confederate Anthem

ESPN Apologizes for Use of Confederate Anthem

January 10, 2019

Ballon d’Or Winner Encounters Rude Twerking Remark

Ballon d’Or Winner Encounters Rude Twerking Remark

December 18, 2018

Sports Illustrated’s 2018 Sportsperson of the Year

Sports Illustrated’s 2018 Sportsperson of the Year

December 18, 2018

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Modern-Day Theft Is All Around You
Bethesda Fails to Deliver Promises On Their Newest Game

Bethesda Fails to Deliver Promises On Their Newest Game

December 13, 2018

The Issues With Horror Films of Today

The Issues With Horror Films of Today

October 29, 2018

The Growing List Of Racial Prejudices

The Growing List Of Racial Prejudices

October 26, 2018

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