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WHS Hip Hop Wows Crowds

Carly Saber, Staff Writer

February 18, 2012

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   On Friday, February 17th, West High held its first ever Hip Hop Dance Show featuring our co-ed Hip Hop team and Drill Team. It also featured performances by the Hip Hop team’s clinic attendees, the Torrance Torrettes, Torrance Torrett...

Synergy at the Armstrong Theater

Julia Truong, Staff Writer

January 23, 2012

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   Students at West High have the ability to find their passion, the activity that motivates them to do better. From January 10-12, several students from the Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels of the Dance Depa...

Four-Day School Weeks: Pro or Con?

Carly Saber (Pro) Chika Ojukwu (Con), Staff Writers

January 20, 2012

Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Top Stories

PRO A four-day school week is something that would greatly benefit students. With shorter weeks class days would have to be longer in order to keep up with the required learning hours per week given by the state. However, ...

West Soccer Rockets Towards Bay League

Jonathon Choi, Staff Writer

January 12, 2012

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It was a stunning week for the Boys Varsity Soccer Team with consecutive victories against Animo and Torrance High. Additionally, the victories signify the group heading towards the right direction as League play is set to start....

Madhu Ganesh: A Shining Star at West

Julia Truong, Staff Writer

December 16, 2011

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Since freshman year, Madhu Ganesh (12) has been dedicated to her academic and extracurricular activities. Joining clubs like California Scholarship Federation and Arrowheads has helped her become President and Co-Editor of the...

West High’s Festive Winter Rally

Chika Ojukwu, Staff Writer

December 6, 2011

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Ecstatically cheering, spirited students clad in red, green, blue, and purple overflowed the bleachers of the gym during the Winter Spirit Rally on Friday, December 2, 2011. At the beginning of the rally, students were amused...

Welcome Back Mrs. Sprague

Zirwa Kainat, Staff Writer

October 19, 2011

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  Going away is difficult but coming back is tougher. One such teacher that had to learn this was Mrs. Sprague. Previously, Sprague taught English 3 Honors and Thanatology but now she teaches English 3 AP and English 1. Mrs. ...

Homecoming Top 5 Announced

Chika Ojukwu, Staff Writer

October 14, 2011

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Purple, blue, green and red colored the gym as students attended the Homecoming Top 5 Rally, held today, October 14th, which proved to be as spirited, convivial and entertaining as the last week’s rally. Performances from Cheer...

In the Bag

Carly Saber, Staff Writer

October 13, 2011

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The West High Girls Varsity Volleyball team earned their first win of the season on Saturday October 1st. They played against Torrance High in the tournament. The girls won in a sweep winning all three games. The scores were:...

Two New Counselors Come to WHS

Nicole Jeon, Freelance Writer

October 1, 2011

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Students are not the only ones dealing with confusion regarding their new schedules; the counselors have gone down the same road. With the news of Mr. Drasner’s indefinite leave and Mrs. Garcia’s maternity leave, the counseling o...

Small But Mighty

Carly Saber, Staff Writer

September 27, 2011

Filed under Sports, Top Stories

 When someone first sees Emily Nitao (11), they often make note of her height. However, first impressions can be deceiving for she is an amazing player on the volleyball court. She is a member of the Girls Varsity Volleyball te...

Warriors Struggle in Season Opener

Chika Ojukwu, Staff Writer

September 19, 2011

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On September 9th, the Warriors Varsity Football team played their first game of the season against the Culver City Centaurs. Although the team played consistently throughout the first half, the second half was a completely different...

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