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F is for FIFA, but also for Fraud

Clara Chin, Staff Writer June 1, 2015

Non-governmental organizations, or NGOs, are thought of as well-intentioned groups with little motivation for profit. Now, however, multiple members of one of the largest NGOs are in trouble for fraud. This NGO is FIFA, the Fédération Internationale...

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Gold Ribbon Schools Update

Gold Ribbon Schools Update

Noah Choi, News Editor May 28, 2015

West High School earned the California Gold Ribbon School Award for 2015. In an email to West’s staff, students and parents, Mrs. Luhmann stated, “West High is one of 373 secondary schools across the state to receive this award, a reflection of...

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Money Goes Undefeated

Money Goes Undefeated

Michael Nishida, Staff Writer May 5, 2015

On Saturday May 2nd, the fight of the century between Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. occurred at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight was broadcasted on HBO and Showtime for pay per view at the cost of...

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Anger Translator Sparks Laughter At White House Dinner

Anger Translator Sparks Laughter At White House Dinner

Alyna Kim, Staff Writer April 30, 2015

  Luther the Anger Translator, a satirical character from the comedy duo Key & Peele, crashed the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. His partner in crime was none other than the President of United States. While the dinner...

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Fantastic Foolery

Fantastic Foolery

Madison Kuhlmann, Staff Writer March 31, 2015

As March quickly draws to its end, April follows swiftly at its heels and thoughts of April Fools and harmless pranks begin to bubble and brew. Ideas may not come as easily as expected though, so here are some tricks and foolish actions you could modify...

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Best Laptops for College Students

Best Laptops for College Students

Nicole Rivera, Staff Writer February 26, 2015

Many college students have enough to think about as it is: from choosing classes to making living arrangement. The one crucial device that will either help or hinder their college experience is the laptop they choose. Many laptops offer promises of organization,...

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Each Spring

Madison Kuhlmann, Staff Writer February 26, 2015

There is peace here; serenity in splendid color, wind music dances but clears plagued budding minds. There is peace here.   Whispers walk delicately across silver tight ropes in the most perfect way.   Love abundantly flows...

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Technologically Current

Technologically Current

Madison Kuhlmann, Staff Writer February 24, 2015

Most people invest more time in their electronic devices than anywhere else. Currently, two of the main poisonous applications are “Stockfuse” and “Crossy Road”. In theory “Stockfuse” teaches younger minds how the stock market works while...

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Quizlet, the Life Saver

Michael Nishida , Staff Writer February 11, 2015

Quizlet is an application in the Apple Store designed to improve students’ study habits both at home and during school. It allows people to organize the process of studying, and play mind-stimulating games involving math, history, and writing. Quizlet...

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World of Warcraft Helps with Job Application

August 18, 2014

A handful of job seekers are listing achievements in video games such as the popular role-playing platform "World of Warcraft" on their résumés, betting that virtual-world accomplishments will impress the employers in real life. "World of Warcraft"...

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The Los Angeles Kings Advance to the Stanley Cup

Sarah Honeycutt, Staff Writer June 4, 2014

   On Sunday June 1, 2014, the Los Angeles Kings took on the Chicago Blackhawks in game 7 of the Western Conference Finals. The 7 game series was tied at record of 3 and 3 for both teams. The team that won game 7 would win the Western Conference Finals...

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The Blackhawks Beat the Kings in Double Overtime

Sarah Honeycutt, Staff Writer May 30, 2014

  On Wednesday May 28, 2014, the Los Angeles Kings took on the Chicago Blackhawks in game 5 of the Western Conference Finals. Going into the game, the Kings led the Blackhawks in the series with a record of 3 wins and 1 loss. However, the Kings now lead...

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