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WHEU 12-01-12 West High School – Performance at Arcadia SCSBOA

December 6, 2012

West Torrance High School Entertainment Unit performance at Arcadia High School for the SCSBOA Championships. December 1, 2012   Watch on Youtube...

Warriors on to the CIF Semi-Finals

Kristin Corse, Staff Writer

November 19, 2012

     Last Friday night at the Fred Peterson Stadium, the West High Warriors varsity football team challenged the Mira Costa Mustangs in a rematch for the spot in the CIF Semi-Finals.      Mira Costa scored the first touch...

Black Friday Mayhem

Kristin Corse, Staff Writer

November 19, 2012

     Every year after Thanksgiving Day comes one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Black Friday is the chance for everyone to get a head start on shopping for the holidays. The mall becomes packed, lines extend thr...

Thanksgiving Traditions

Kristin Corse, Staff Writer

November 19, 2012

     Since the Pilgrims began the Thanksgiving tradition back in 1621, it has become one of the cherished holidays ever since. Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks for what you have, eating more than you normally do, and ...

A Second to Remember

Connie Chung, Staff Writer

August 30, 2012

“Phenomenal. Nerve wracking, but [I was] excited to cheer for my country” were the words of West varsity tennis player Gretchen Natividad (10) as she recalled exhilarating moments of the 2012 Olympics.      Held in London, the Olympics...

Fashion of the Past, Present, and Future

Kristin Corse, Staff Writer

August 30, 2012

It comes as no surprise that fashion trends have changed throughout the years. However, what is surprising is that fashion from the past is making a comeback. Fashion designers are showing us that no matter how old a trend is,...

Hurricane Isaac: Overestimated or Underestimated?

Connor Ji, Staff Writer

August 30, 2012

  What would it take to postpone a crucial convention held every four years to debate the presidential nomination? The 2012 Republican Convention in Tampa, FL, was delayed due to the Hurricane Isaac, which has already damaged 2,3...

Birth Certificate Remark Generates Big Fuss

Kevin JB Kim, Staff Writer

August 30, 2012

   Even after Obama released his official Hawaiian birth certificate in 2008, conspiracy theories about the legitimacy of the birth certificate continued to emerge, and doubts of his U.S. citizenship remained. On August 25, 2...

The Passing of a Star and a Star Walker

August 30, 2012

 Dartanion Bristo Staff Photographer   The one and only Whitney Houston.  Houston wrote many great hits like “I Will Always Love You” and “I Wanna Dance with Somebody.” She also starred in many great movies like Spar...

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