Smoke Signals

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...

Pancakes Produce Profits

Esther Kim, Staff Writer

November 10, 2009

On October 31, many families started off their Halloween Day at West High School, enjoying a delicious pancake breakfast. The purpose of this event was to raise money for West High’s athletic programs. It started at 7:00 A.M....

City of Lights: Une Nuit Magnifique

Hanna Joo, Staff Writer

November 10, 2009

   On October 26th, West High School held its “City of Lights” Homecoming Dance. As students stepped into the gym, the scintillating lights and dazzling decorations left them in awe.        ASB put forth a lot of...

Ice Cream on Campus

Bryan Phan, Staff Writer

October 7, 2009

   There is a new ice cream machine located in building five next to the Gatorade vending machine. It was recently installed on Friday, September 18 during lunch in front of many surprised students. The machine which has a picture...

The Beatles: Rock Band

Jennifer Welch, Staff Writer

October 6, 2009

   On September 9th Harmonix Music Systems released a new music video game called The Beatles: Rock Band, featuring forty-five of the Beatles favorite songs. The game was unveiled at a private party on the roof of the Standar...

Smoke Signals Snapshot

Aniqa Azad, Copy/Tech Editor

October 4, 2009

This cycle’s Smoke Signals Snapshot is awarded to Jaimee Partida (11). With the beginning of school, many students at West High took the opportunity to show off the wardrobe that they had built up for the school year. Jaim...

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