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The School Newspaper of West High School

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Stage Coach

Nicole Rivera, Entertainment Editor May 6, 2016

If only Coachella lasted forever.... The thought crossed the minds of all of those who recently attended the popular music festival in Indio, California. However, festival lovers along with country music fans united at Stagecoach for a weekend filled...

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Sometimes It Snows in April

Sometimes It Snows in April

Madison Kuhlmann, News Editor April 28, 2016

One thing that makes Prince, the Prince so many people know and love is his unmistakable creativity: “All the good things they say, never last, and love, it isn’t love until it’s past.” And even though this isn’t one of his most popular songs,...

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Wests Got Talent!

West’s Got Talent!

Nicole Rivera, Entertainment Editor April 27, 2016

West High students, parents, and faculty gathered on Thursday April 21, 2016 to witness West High’s 24th annual talent show: West’s Got Talent. The show had a wide variety of acts ranging from dance to instrumental composition. Students quickly...

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Clearing Up “Damn Daniel” Hoax

Clearing Up “Damn Daniel” Hoax

Rachel Kim, Editor-in-Chief February 25, 2016

The Internet always has viral trends that die down in a couple of days. Last week a video titled “Damn Daniel” featured several clips of 14-year-old, Daniel Lara, wearing a variety of different outfits as the person recording, Joshua Holz, repeatedly...

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Hollywood Vampires: Tributes for All

Hollywood Vampires: Tributes for All

Cherokee Hernandez , Staff Writer February 21, 2016

A power band. A rocking super band. Hollywood Vampires is a band that has recently formed in 2015 with frontman Alice Cooper, a rock legend. Originally Hollywood Vampires began as a drinking club with rock celebrities in the 1970s but now Cooper has taken...

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The 2016 Grammy Award Goes to...

The 2016 Grammy Award Goes to…

Rachel Kim , Editor-in-Chief February 18, 2016

Paparazzi, reporters, and fans waited anxiously outside the Staples Center as Hollywood’s most raved celebrities made their way onto the red carpet. The stage was set for music’s biggest night on Monday, February 15. The 58th annual Grammy Awards...

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Hip Hop Showcases Their Talents

Hip Hop Showcases Their Talents

Ysabella Atehortua, Editor-in-Chief February 17, 2016

On Friday, February 12th, West High held its fifth annual Hip Hop Showcase featuring many great performers and teams from around the area. The Pavilion was filled with the cheers of many parents, students, and friends coming to support everyone on stage....

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James Bay’s Rise to Fame

James Bay’s Rise to Fame

Omar Rashad, Staff Writer February 17, 2016

James Bay is stirring up attention as his debut album, Chaos and the Calm, is receiving multiple awards and nominations.   After releasing singles from Chaos and the Calm, they quickly became certified platinum records ranking number 1 on Britain’s...

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#TreatYoSelf

#TreatYoSelf

Jessica Zhou, Staff Writer February 12, 2016

Valentine’s Day is upon us… and  whether you’re for or against the commercialization of expressions of love (which is a whole other can of worms), as the endlessly fabulous Tom Haverford and Donna Meagle like to say, “Treat yo’ self.” Now...

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 23:  Myles Kennedy and Slash perform at Hollywood Palladium on October 23, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harmony Gerber/WireImage)

Rockin’ Times

Cherokee Hernandez, Staff writer January 25, 2016

Legends. All-time legends. Heavy metal classic rock mixed with the perfect amount of head banging beats is what is coming your way. Guns N Roses are back for their 2016 U.S.A Reunion Tour. Are you ready to take a step back in time and rock out with one...

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Ten Tips for Acing Finals

Ten Tips for Acing Finals

Ysabella Atehortua, Editor-in-Chief January 25, 2016

Constantly drink water -- you need about one ounce per pound you weigh a day and water helps to keep your mind alert and focused. Keep the caffeine intake down to only one beverage an hour. I know when you’re cramming at Starbucks it's easy to...

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Dancers COMMIT to Excellence

Dancers COMMIT to Excellence

Jessica Zhou, Staff Writer January 13, 2016

COMMIT. The West High Dance Department hosted its annual January show this past Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from January 6th to January 8th, featuring performances from dancers from across all skill levels, Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced,...

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