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Should Fine Arts Classes Count for Elective Credit?

Hamzah Sami, Staff Writer

November 18, 2010

Filed under Opinion/Editorial

There has been some question as to whether or not a fine arts class should count towards elective credit. According to the West High graduation requirements, all students must take a year of fine arts from a selection of classes...

Lockers Based On Seniority: Yay or Nay?

Ann Kim, Stafff Writer

November 16, 2010

Filed under Opinion/Editorial

    Students are forced to use the same lockers for the entire duration of their high school years which often frustrates students with bottom or corner lockers. The lockers should be assigned based on seniority rather than...

Why Quarter Report Cards are Necessary

Hamzah Sami, Staff Writer

November 16, 2010

Filed under Opinion/Editorial

   For many students, receiving a quarter report card can be disappointing and stressful. Already, a fourth of the school year has come to an end and the window of opportunity for students to improve their grades for the semester...

Private Colleges vs. Public Colleges

Esther Kim

October 21, 2010

Filed under Opinion/Editorial

   Upon entering high school, students begin to work towards the college that they consider the most suitable for their future. One decision involves the debate between private colleges and public colleges.    Private colleges...

Citizenship Should Only Be Offered to Those Who Follow the Rules

Grant Torre, Staff Writer

October 1, 2010

Filed under Opinion/Editorial

Illegal immigrants should automatically be disqualified from becoming citizens. According to the Department of Homeland Security, there were 10.8 million illegal aliens living in the United States in 2009. Recently Presiden...

“Glee” Depicts a Magnified Version of High School

Grant Torre, Staff Writer

October 1, 2010

Filed under Opinion/Editorial

The hit TV show depicts high school drama on steroids. The hit TV series Glee is sweeping the nation with its winning combination of singing and dancing. Each week, Glee presents its viewers with numbers ranging from pop...

Should All AP Sciences Be Offered 3rd Period?

Grant Torre, Staff Writer

September 23, 2010

Filed under Opinion/Editorial

As the school year begins, students are finally starting to settle into their new schedules. Many find themselves taking two, three or possibly four AP/Honors classes while trying to have the best schedule for college applications....

Registering By GPA, Not Seniority

Grant Torre, Staff Writer

September 14, 2010

Filed under Opinion/Editorial

The process of registering for the coming year’s classes is simple for some students, but can be a stressful time for others. After registering, students are often surprised to see that a class they had requested is missing...

Cheerleading: Fine Art or Sport?

Ann Kim, Staff Writer

September 8, 2010

Filed under Opinion/Editorial

There has been much debate over whether cheerleading should be categorized as a fine art or a sport. In sports, athletic and physical abilities are needed for success. The challenging routines require a great deal of effort and...

Minus the Grading Scale

Jennifer Welch, Staff Writer

April 29, 2010

Filed under Opinion/Editorial

   With the passing of the first semester of this school year, many students are frustrated by a grade that was just not quite high enough.  By a few percentage points, some are held back from advancing to the next GPA point. ...

“+” And “-“ Can Make a Huge Difference

Ephraim Lu, Staff Writer

February 11, 2010

Filed under Opinion/Editorial

   With the end of the first semester, numerous students are stressed and disappointed about their borderline grades that were only a percent, or even a fraction of a percent, away from the perfect “A.” Unfortunately, many...

Letter to the Editor: Will the Upcoming Winter Rally Revive Dead School Spirit?

Zachary Gray (12)

February 4, 2010

Filed under Opinion/Editorial

With rallies strictly limited and only three dances scheduled this year, there seems to be a mysterious absence of protest or reaction of any kind. As tempers have calmed these last few years regarding the administration’s...

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