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The School Newspaper of West High School

West Signals

The School Newspaper of West High School

West Signals

Capturing the Years Between Pages

Capturing the Years Between Pages

Alyna Kim, Feature / Opinion Editor May 10, 2016

 The Chieftain needs students who are dedicated and passionate about student life and activities to help immortalize West High’s finest memories in words and pictures.   West High’s Yearbook class is a great place to make new memories while...

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Surveillance Cameras Part of New Security Measures Funded by Measure T

Surveillance Cameras Part of New Security Measures Funded by Measure T

Jessica Zhou, Staff Writer April 2, 2016

Around 70 new Sony security cameras have been installed across campus and in the football stadium as a part of Measure T and Measure U, approved by Torrance voters in November 2014. Part of what is being funded by these measures is better security for...

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Happy High School Comes to West

Cherokee Hernandez, Staff Writer April 2, 2016

A little taste of Japan. This is what students got with the Japanese exchange student program West was hosting on March 28 and 29.     Students and faculty are excited to share this experience with each other. “It will be great to have the...

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ISIS Strikes Once Again in Brussels

ISIS Strikes Once Again in Brussels

Jessica Zhou, Staff Writer March 28, 2016

Last Tuesday morning, March 22, suicide bombers believed to be connected to ISIS, the terrorist group behind the Paris attacks in November 2015, detonated bombs causing two explosions at Brussels Airport and a following explosion at Maalbeek Metro Station...

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7 Ways to Spend Spring Break

7 Ways to Spend Spring Break

Rachel Kim, Editor-in-Chief March 28, 2016

Spring has finally come and it is time for teens to start thinking about things to do over spring break! However the spring break spirit often gets broken when people go home and say, "What do I do now?" Well here are some fun things to do over the week! 1....

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Untold Stories of the Mall

Untold Stories of the Mall

Cherokee Hernandez, Staff Writer March 17, 2016

Stranger things have happened but are you aware of the things that fellow teens have purchased at the mall? Some things are common and some aren't, this may explain why many teens show to have an alternative side with an interest in random exotic stuff....

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Night Rally Success

Night Rally Success

Rachel Kim, Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2016

 It was that time of day again. Red, blue, purple, and green were seen throughout the stadiums of West High which can only mean one thing - rally day.   Rally days primarily take place Fridays before lunch. However, on March 4, West High hosted...

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Iran Crosses UN Resolution

Iran Crosses UN Resolution

Omar Rashad, Staff Writer February 18, 2016

Iran has purchased multiple weapons from Russia despite the ruling made by the United Nations, barring Iran from taking part in arms-related trade.   According to Fox News, Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan of Iran met with Russian President Vladimir...

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Rain, Thunder and El Niño

Rain, Thunder and El Niño

Cherokee Hernandez, Staff writer February 10, 2016

“This must be ending the drought, with all the strange weather patterns due to El Niño, California must be getting substantial water,” said Mikayla Rubio (11). This was just one of her many responses to how has El Niño changed the way we think of...

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Ted Cruz Wins Iowa Caucus

Ted Cruz Wins Iowa Caucus

Ellen Butler, Staff Writer February 10, 2016

Monday, February 1st was the date of the Iowa Caucus. At about eight p.m., Ted Cruz was announced the leading Republican candidate, obtaining 27.6% of the votes and a total of eight delegates. Following Cruz’s lead was Donald Trump, with 24.3% of the...

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Obama’s Last Take on Where We’re Going

Obama’s Last Take on Where We’re Going

Ysabella Atehortua, Editor-in-Chief January 16, 2016

Whether you watched on prime time or kept up to date on Twitter, President Obama’s last State of the Union Address was both uplifting and reminiscent of the year. Obama delivered his 8th State of the Union address on January 12th in Washington at 6pm....

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Two Years, Two Bomb Threats at Mira Costa High School

Two Years, Two Bomb Threats at Mira Costa High School

Jessica Zhou, Staff Writer December 10, 2015

Mira Costa High School was evacuated Monday, December 7th after the main office secretary received a call at 8:10 am from an anonymous person, who stated twice that a bomb was placed in a classroom. This triggered a school-wide evacuation, the second...

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