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West High is Eco-Friendly?

Hamzah Sami, Staff Writer

March 17, 2011

Filed under Opinion/Editorial

  Environmental problems are not new, having existed for at least the last two centuries. They are now, more than ever, apparent West High. Dropped bits of food such as meat or even Doritos, are left for seagulls and crows to...

Uggs: Hot or Not?

Grant Torre, Staff Writer

March 17, 2011

Filed under Opinion/Editorial

   Almost every teenage girl owns, or has once owned, a pair of Ugg boots. This expensive, Australian footwear line has gained the nickname “Ugg-lies” by some, while others embrace its comfort and style. While this fashion...

The Cons of Students Partaking in Social Networking

Hamza Sami, Staff Writer

March 3, 2011

Filed under Opinion/Editorial

   In this era, many people have made the decision to make either a Facebook or a Twitter account. In previous times, having an AIM was considered very up-to-date and popular. However over time, other websites such as Tumblr,...

Agribusiness or Family Farms?

Grant Torre, Staff Writer

February 23, 2011

Filed under Opinion/Editorial

   There are two major types of farms in the US today: corporate farms and family farms. Each type is distinct and has a very different agenda. Corporate farms often sacrifice quality for quantity. The more they produce, the...

Why West High Needs Block Scheduling

Hamzah Sami, Staff Writer

February 11, 2011

Filed under Opinion/Editorial

   When finals or even Standardized Testing take place at schools, time schedules are changed to accommodate the schedules of the student. Every day, only two classes are held, and each class lasts for up to two hours. Additionally,...

Obama’s Major Military Mistake

February 11, 2011

Filed under Opinion/Editorial

   The military policy, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” stated that homosexuals were not permitted to openly discuss their sexual orientations. They would be discharged from their duties upon violations. On December 22nd, 2010, Pres...

Better Together

Esther Kim, Staff Writer

February 11, 2011

Filed under Opinion/Editorial

   When was the last time you sat down with your whole family at a dinner table and enjoyed a hearty meal while talking about how each person’s day was? For some people, their answer may be, “last night,” but according...

The Cons of Students Going to School

Hamzah Sami, Staff Writer

January 24, 2011

Filed under Opinion/Editorial

   There has been an increasing amount of problems concerning students' health over the last few months. While some battle a sick day in order to not miss a lecture, others are forced to miss school as their illness has been...

I Can Sleep When I’m Dead

Frank Davis, Staff Writer

January 24, 2011

Filed under Opinion/Editorial

   Finals week is just around the corner and students are already counting down the hours. During finals, “students are [forced] to cram, to have lack of sleep and occasional anxiety attacks which are not the real intentions...

Should “A” Students Have To Take Finals?

Grant Torre, Staff Writer

January 24, 2011

Filed under Opinion/Editorial

   With finals quickly approaching, students sometimes complain about the wide range of topics to study and the stress put on them by the impending tests. Some “A” students complain that they should not have to take the...

Finals: a School Necessity

Hamzah Sami, Staff Writer

January 13, 2011

Filed under Opinion/Editorial

Some students have become frustrated with the semester grade they receive in a class. The anger or disappointment that they suffer from is often caused by the one obstacle that students tend to struggle with most the final exam....

Pie vs Cake

Hamzah Sami, Staff Writer

December 9, 2010

Filed under Opinion/Editorial

   During the holiday season, there are plenty of desserts around to satisfy one’s sweet tooth. Most people nowadays have a choice in picking one item over another. Some resort to treats, such as frozen yogurt or cookies;...

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