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The School Newspaper of West High School

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The School Newspaper of West High School

West Signals

West High Mourns A Former Fallen Athlete at Age 18

West High Mourns A Former Fallen Athlete at Age 18

Ashley Kang, News Editor June 9, 2017

Jeremy Tyler St. Julian, an 18 year old student attending La Serna High School, was found dead after falling off a 100 foot cliff while hiking in the Angeles National Forest. According to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office, St. Julian fell at around...

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Stitch, Please! Fashion Show

Andrea Gomez, Staff Writer May 23, 2017

  On Friday, May 19th, the pavilion doors opened to the line of people at 6:30pm to reveal the fashion show set up called Stitch Please. People made their way inside to a seat and sat patiently for the show to begin.   Julia O’Gorman (12)...

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Girlboss: Now On Netflix

Todd Potter , Sports Editor May 18, 2017

   The new show Girlboss is now on Netflix and  is based on entrepreneur Sophia Amoruso’s autobiography #Girlboss and follows the loosely-based character Sophia Marlowe as she discovers her love of fashion and her journey into becoming a businesswoman. ...

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Going in a New Direction

Rachel Kim, Editor-in-Chief May 16, 2017

  It is not a surprise that the former One Direction heartthrob, Harry Styles, also decided to move on to a solo career like his other band members. However, Styles did not follow the musical steps of erstwhile bandmates Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, and...

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Drug Abuse: A Common Predator

Drug Abuse: A Common Predator

Cherokee Hernandez, Feature Editor April 19, 2017

3 out of 10 High School Seniors have reported consuming alcohol in the past month alone, according to the rehabcenter.net Teen-Drug-Abuse- Statistics.  38.3% of High School Seniors have also reported indulging in the use of marijuana. This Untold Injustices,...

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11 Dead in Explosion

11 Dead in Explosion

Hannah Lin, Staff Writer April 6, 2017

On April 3rd, 11 people died due to a metro explosion in St. Petersburg, Russia.   The Prime Minister of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, called this attack a “terrorist act.” According to CNN, “The explosion tore through a train as it was traveling...

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Obama Adviser Susan Rice Denies Trump Surveillance

Lili Georges, Staff Writer April 6, 2017

  Susan Rice, former National Security Adviser under the Obama Administration, has denied accusations that she requested surveillance of Trump campaign officials. Rice said that it is “absolutely false” that the Obama administration leaked names...

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WHS Theatre Department Presents: Zombie Prom

Cherokee Hernandez, Feature Editor April 5, 2017

"Jonny don’t go!” Girls were fawning over Jonny, the new Romeo on campus, exclusively at Zombie Prom, the West High School spring musical.   “Interesting and weird, the new headlines for Zombie Prom,” West High student, Robert Larez (9),...

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Boys’ Volleyball Struggles Against Spartans

Todd Potter, Sports Editor March 31, 2017

  The West High Boys’ Volleyball team lost to the South High Spartans on Thursday March 30 at home, three matches to zero.  South won the first match 25-14, the second 25-21, and the third match 25-13.     The Spartans led 4-0 against the...

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“New” US Strategy Used for Islamic States

Andrea Gomez, Staff Writer March 31, 2017

      The Trump Administration decided follow a  similar strategy to the one former president, Barack Obama, had created. The only difference is that they are going to get more involved with Syria and Iraq.   According to Washington...

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Snoop Dogg Pulls the Trigger

March 27, 2017

The 2017 presidential election sparked controversy across the globe. Many people were overjoyed at the fact that Donald Trump was the new president for the next four years. However, anti-Trump supporters were in denial.   One of the many was rapper...

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Boys’ Volleyball Dominates First Game of the Season

Ysabella Atehortua, Editor-in-Chief March 24, 2017

  On Thursday, March 23rd, West High Boys’ Volleyball Team won against North High three games to zero. They won the first match 25 to 15, the second match 25 to 17, and the third match 25-21.   In practice, the team started the season off by...

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