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  • This Is What Dreams Are Made Of

    This Is What Dreams Are Made Of

    Barbara Lopez, Entertainment Editor

      The annual music festival Coachella started on Friday, April 13 and ends this Sunday on April 22. Located at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, headliners include artists such as  SZA, Post Malone, Daniel Caesar, HAIM, and Russ. Yet in spite of these renowned celebrities, Beyoncé stole the show--some s...

    Courtesy of Coachella

  • DAMN, Another Award?

    DAMN, Another Award?

    Jamie Park, Staff Writer

      On Monday, April 16, Kendrick Lamar’s album, DAMN., won the Pulitzer Prize, making history as the the first rapper to win the award.   The Pulitzer Prize is an award given out to achievements made in American literature, journalism, and music. Thirteen awards are given out each year, and the music award ...

    Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly

  • West High Theatre Department Presents Godspell

    West High Theatre Department Presents Godspell

    Sanskriti Adigal, Staff Writer

       During the week of April 9th, the West High Theatre Department performed its spring musical Godspell. The show was presented at the Scarlata Theatre on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 7:00 pm, with a special 3:30 pm matinee on Friday.   Originally directed by John Michael Tebelak, th...

  • West High’s First Lip Dub

    West High’s First Lip Dub

    Jamie Park, Staff Writer

       On April 13, West High filmed its lip dub to the song “Finesse” by Bruno Mars and featuring Cardi B.   Various clubs and sports teams gathered from the school entrance and around building six and four to show off their awards and school pride: the cross country team held up several champio...

    The Johnny Green

  • Country Music’s Recognitions Of The Year

    Country Music’s Recognitions Of The Year

    Christine Nguyen, Staff Writer

      On Sunday, April 15, the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards was hosted by Reba McEntire at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The show recognized many achievements made in the music industry by country artists. Fans gathered together during the night as renowned music stars performed a variety of song...

    Courtesy of Gold Derby

  • Starbucks Arrests Attracts Protests and Change

    Starbucks Arrests Attracts Protests and Change

    Anoushka Gupta, Staff Writer

      On April 12, 2017, two African-American men were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks and charged  with trespassing, despite the fact that numerous onlookers proclaimed their innocence.   The two men, whose names are yet to be released, were waiting inside the Starbucks for a friend, Andrew...

    Mark Makela

Teachers Rebel For School Funds
West Acadec Takes 8th at State

West Acadec Takes 8th at State

April 3, 2018

Class Olympics Week Two

Class Olympics Week Two

April 3, 2018

#MeToo Movement Hits Sports Industry

#MeToo Movement Hits Sports Industry

March 23, 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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The Collegiate Arms Race
Best Picture And Cutest Couple: Elisa And The Aquaman

Best Picture And Cutest Couple: Elisa And The Aquaman

March 5, 2018

Marlboro Man Meets LACMA

March 2, 2018

Justin Timberlake Drops The Ultimate “Dad Pop” Album In Man of the Woods

Justin Timberlake Drops The Ultimate “Dad Pop” Album In Man of the Woods

February 7, 2018

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