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The School Newspaper of West High School

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The School Newspaper of West High School

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Scandalous Fashion Pushes Canadian School Board

Cayla Hailwood, Staff Writer June 10, 2014

For all generations, rebellious trends are bound to make their appearance in teen fashion.  For teenage girls across the country, short shorts have been a popular fashion trend for a couple years now.  School boards have constantly tried to rid the...

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Youtube Acquires Twitch

Vincent Chen, Staff Writer May 23, 2014

   Google’s Youtube team has recently acquired Twitch, a streaming video service website where gamers since 2011 record themselves and their screens playing games, for $1 Billion US Dollars. According to the CEO of Twitch, Emmett Shear, Twitch generates...

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Are TUSD students given less time to prepare for AP’s?

Jeremy Lim, Staff Writer/Photographer May 20, 2014

   As the school year comes to a close, finals and big tests emerge. TUSD students, however, face more challenges than students from other schools that start the classes earlier.    Tirelessly trying to study and prepare, West High students take...

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Should Students Have an Incentive for AP Testing?

Cayla Hailwood, Staff Writer May 20, 2014

  With AP testing coming to an end, students enrolled in AP courses can finally take a break.  However, as fewer students participated in taking their AP exams this year, teachers question ask themselves, "Should they give their students an incentive...

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Apple Buys Beats by Dr. Dre

Noah Choi, Staff Writer May 16, 2014

  News outlets from USA Today to Forbes are all buzzing about the confirmed talks between Apple and Beats Electronics, for $3.2 billion. While neither company has confirmed the deal, last week a video popped up on the internet showing Beats co-founder,...

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2014 – 2015 ASB Election Results

Erica Suh, Staff Writer May 12, 2014

  As the 2013-2014 year comes to an end, it was time for another round of ten feet poster paper and endless rolls of masking tape. It was time for the ASB candidates to convince the student body why they are qualified to lead West High School. With...

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Is Sterling’s Punishment Fair?

Noah Choi, Staff Writer May 2, 2014

America has come a long way with its policies towards racism. Considering how the U.S. used to profit off of slavery, the fact that we are now struggling to fight inequality is a huge improvement.   However, Donald Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles...

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Discriminate to Eliminate

Jeremy Lim, Staff Writer / Photographer March 27, 2014

   Small businesses often display the sign, “We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.” However, with the implementation of bill SB 1062 in Arizona, business owners may have to point at the sign more often.    The state of Arizona implemented...

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Lost: Flight 370

Lost: Flight 370

Jeremy Lim, Staff Writer/ Photographer March 27, 2014

   Baggage is often misplaced at airports; however, it is uncommon for an entire commercial airliner to just disappear for days. Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 lost contact, on March 8, with air traffic control tower suddenly. After mourning and wondering...

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SAT Takes a New Turn

Sravya Kotha, Staff Writer / Artist March 27, 2014

As if high school students need to add something else onto their “stress list,” one of the nation’s most important college admissions test makers, College Board, is planning to make radical changes to its format. College Board President David Coleman...

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Queen’s Court Arrives

Maya Klinenberg, Staff Writer / Artist February 28, 2014

   This last Saturday the 22nd, West High School hosted a mock Renaissance faire so the actors in the royal court could practice for the real one taking place in Irwindale, CA from April 5th through May 18th from 10 a.m. To 7 p.m.    Students from...

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Flappy Bird Flies Away

Vincent Chen, Staff Writer/Business February 20, 2014

   On February 10, 2014, the legendary game, Flappy Bird--created by Dong Nguyen, a twenty nine year old video game developer--ended its nine month streak of garnering frustration among its app users. Recognized by almost every teenager with a smart-phone,...

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