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Rancho Palos Verdes Speeding Car Results in Pedestrian’s Death

Esther Kim, Writer

February 3, 2010

On December 20, 2009 at 7 a.m., on Hawthorne Boulevard near Alta Vista Drive, a driver reportedly sped down the steep hill, when he lost control of his car and swerved onto the sidewalk, killing a pedestrian who had been walking...

Saying “Sayonara” to the Exchange Students

Bryan Phan, Staff Writer

December 16, 2009

   Melodious tunes were played in front of the library by the West High Entertainment Unit as the band, and the drum major Julie Wang (12) performed a medley of the group’s competition songs before a group of smiling Japanese...

Top 5 Rally

Esther Kim, Staff Writer

October 23, 2009

Many students have been anticipating who will become this year’s Homecoming King and Queen during the Homecoming Football game against Redondo High School. But, the elaborate entrance of the Homecoming candidates in a car,...

Obama Encourages Students with a Back-to-School Speech

Esther Kim, Staff Writer

October 4, 2009

On September 8, 2009, at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia, President Barack Obama delivered a “back-to-school” speech to students throughout the country. He advised students to stay in school, try their best...

Medal of Valor Awarded to Six

Jennifer Welch, Writer

September 27, 2009

     On September 10, 2009, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger presented six California officers with the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor—the highest public safety award in California.         This honor is given...

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