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The School Newspaper of West High School

West Signals

The School Newspaper of West High School

West Signals

Following Your Soul’s Code

Ysabella Atehortua, Editor-in-Chief June 12, 2018

  James Hillman, the author of The Soul’s Code wrote that each person is born with what they are meant to be ingrained in their DNA. He went on to say that there are certain clues in which you realize what you are meant to do. These clues are most...

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Courtesy of USA Today

Harry And Meghan’s Royal Wedding

Christine Nguyen, Co-Editor-in-Chief June 4, 2018

 On Saturday, May 19, Henry Charles Albert David and Meghan Markle held their royal wedding at St. George’s Chapel in the Windsor Castle. Prince Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, bestowed upon him the title of Duke of Sussex,and upon Markle...

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Courtesy of West High Theater

An Open Letter to the Graduating Class

Todd Potter , Sports Editor April 26, 2018

  Next Tuesday is National College Decision Day, and so, in that spirit, I offer this to anyone who feels unsure as they take that leap of faith, officially committing to a college to follow a passion or find their vocation.  Next Tuesday may feel like...

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Teachers Rebel For School Funds

Christine Nguyen, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 6, 2018

   Inspired by the nine-day strike in West Virginia, which later led to a five percent pay raise, teachers in Oklahoma are speaking out about receiving raises from the state for their salaries, school infrastructure, and support staff.   On Monday,...

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Shohei Ohtani’s Rise to Stardom

Anna Kim, Co-Editor in Chief April 4, 2018

  All the way from Oshu, Iwate Prefecture, Japan, to Los Angeles, California, Shohei Ohtani signed with the Los Angeles Angels to play in the Major League Baseball (MLB) on December 8, 2017. With an injury and lots of training in between, Ohtani finally...

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The Villanova Wildcats: NCAA Basketball Champions

Jeff Grundy, News Editor April 4, 2018

  On Monday, April 2, two teams faced off for the prestigious title of NCAA Basketball Champions. The third-seed Michigan Wolverines took on the first-seed Villanova Wildcats. The Wildcats emerged victorious, winning 79-62.   The Wolverines had...

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Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Developing MVP Candidacy

Jeff Grundy, News Editor November 16, 2017

   Giannis Antetokounmpo, a NBA basketball player on the Milwaukee Bucks who was the 2016-2017 season's Most Improved Player, is, according to ESPN, on track to be in contention for the MVP. Giannis was born into a family of six and formed a bond with...

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Haley Guinn

Warriors Face Loss at the CIF Playoffs

Haley Guinn, Co-Editor in Chief November 13, 2017

   On November 10, the West High Warriors Football team lost to the St. Paul Swordsmen in the first round of the CIF Playoffs by a score of 48-14.    In the first quarter of the game, the Swordsmen were able to score two touchdowns, ending the...

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Houston Astros Win the World Series

Danielle Perea, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 6, 2017

   On November 1st, the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in  Game 7 of the World Series by a score of 5-1, winning their first World Series championship in franchise history. Both teams used the same lineups as they had in Game 6, in...

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Warriors Win Against Torrance Tartars, Advance to Playoffs

Abril Antonini, Staff Writer November 6, 2017

   The West High Warriors defeated the Torrance High Tartars on West’s Senior night game Friday November 3rd, by a score of 24-21.    In the first quarter, the Tartars scored a 49-yard touchdown, making the score 7-0.   At the beginning of...

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Warriors Come Back to Defeat Olympians in Homecoming Game

Sanskriti Adigal, Entertainment Editor November 1, 2017

   The West High Warriors won their Homecoming game against the Leuzinger Olympians on October 28th by a score of 42-41.     Leuzinger took the lead in the first quarter, and led 14-7 at the end of the quarter.  At the end of the second quarter,...

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Turtles All the Way Down: Mental Illness

Turtles All the Way Down: Mental Illness

Todd Potter , Sports Editor October 25, 2017

   It has been six years since John Green’s book The Fault in Our Stars was written, but his latest book, Turtles All the Way Down, was worth the wait.  Dealing with the issue of mental illness and how it relates to identity and personhood, Turtles...

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