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Welcome Class of 2014

Frank Davis, Staff Writer

September 14, 2010

On September 1st the class of 2014 was given a glimpse of the campus during Warrior Welcome. An annual event host Mrs. Elwood’s well-recognized club, Freshman Focus, Warrior Welcome was a huge success as incoming freshmen s...

2010 “Promposals”

Aniqa Azad, Tech/Photography Editor

June 3, 2010

Prom is a big deal for many students. Especially how the guy asks the girl: the bouquet of flowers or the commotion signifies one of the biggest deals associated with prom. Balloons, posters, flowers, random costumes, shocked...

Spring Choral Concert Promotes Beautiful Harmony

Esther Kim, Staff Writer

May 26, 2010

   On the night of Friday May 21st, the WHS school library was filled with teachers, students, and families eager to watch the performances of West High’s Aristocracy, United Voices, and Glee. All members of the choir put ...

Flaunting Flamboyant Fashion

Ephraim Lu, Staff Writer

May 4, 2010

            The April 30th junior prom fashion show conveniently took place at lunch in the Pavilion in hopes for many students to attend. The event was not a disappointment as the audience was left in awe at the mes...

Take a Break from the Ordinary

Jennifer Welch, Staff Writer

April 2, 2010

   Spring Break is upon us, and everyone wants to enjoy this vacation as much as possible. Instead of enduring yet another trip to the mundane mall, here are some affordable, yet engaging, possibilities to liven up your Spring...

A Green Opportunity for Students at Exxon Mobil

Esther Kim, Staff Writer

March 22, 2010

   Exxon Mobil will partner with the Torrance Unified School District to hold its annual Green Team Summer Youth Program from June 28 to August 5. The program will give students the opportunity to evaluate their personal goals,...

The Colors of West High

Bryan Phan (11), Writer

February 24, 2010

Club International put together an array of entertainment and food samples for Cultural Awareness Week. The club, headed by Kimberly Lim (12), along with other cultural clubs collaborated to organize the week-long event. ...

Smoke Signals Journalist Interviews Cliff Numark

Bryan Phan, Writer

February 17, 2010

Bryan Phan: What motivated you to strive to be a community leader and to run for Torrance City Council? Cliff Numark: As a South Bay native and with a career dedicated to service, I ran for Torrance City Council in 2008 because I wa...

Help Haiti Get Back on Its Feet with Shoe Drive

Hanna Joo, Staff Writer

February 12, 2010

A 7.0 earthquake took the country by storm on Tuesday, January 13th. Since then, numerous organizations have been providing direct relief to the nation, and West High is taking part in this movement through the Soles of Our Childre...

Easy-to-Make Pumpkin Cake: An Original Recipe

Jennifer Welch, Staff Writer

December 17, 2009

Instead of the ordinary pumpkin pie, try a spiced up cake!  My mother, Susan Welch, calls this delicious dessert Pumpkin Dump Cake, but I personally call it Pumpkin Spice Cake. Do not let its name fool you; this dessert will...

Learning to Appreciate

Bryan Phan, Staff Writer

December 4, 2009

   The holiday season draws near, but for many children, it will not be a time of delightful gifts. Fortunately, the Salvation Army serves to ensure that these children will have the opportunity to experience the joy of receiving...

Helping Others Never Tasted so Good

Bryan Phan, Staff Writer

November 23, 2009

   During the senior night football game, students were found selling delicious baked goods throughout the West High stadium and gym for the Great American Bake Sale.    The diverse pastry was provided through donations...

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