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The School Newspaper of West High School

West Signals

The School Newspaper of West High School

West Signals

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In Distress? De-stress!

Jamie Park, Staff Writer March 5, 2018

 With February over, we have 3 weeks until our next break. This short time off is the perfect time to practice self care before AP tests in May.   During this time work from, school, clubs, volunteering, and part-time jobs  may seem overwhelming,...

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Senior Spotlight: Alanna Tran

Senior Spotlight: Alanna Tran

Christine Nguyen, Co-Editor-in-Chief February 8, 2018

  Alanna Tran (12) is a senior who is regularly active in the art community at West. I interviewed Alanna about her high school experience and what she is planning for her future. Q: Are there any specific accomplishments or experiences that really...

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Warriors Welcome Mr. Spotts

Warriors Welcome Mr. Spotts

Barbara Lopez, Entertainment Editor September 18, 2017

   As the 2017-2018 school year begins, West High School gives a warm welcome to the new assistant principal, Mr. Eric Spotts.   Mr. Spotts, recently an assistant principal at Torrance High School, has been in the Torrance District for...

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West High School/ September 2017

Welcome to West High!

Andrea Gomez , Staff Writer September 18, 2017

Mrs. Heinrich is the new principal of West High after Mrs. Metz’s retirement at the end of the 2016-2017 school year.   Before West, Ms. Heinrich was the principal at Jefferson Middle school for three years. Mrs. Heinrich began her education...

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New York Daily News / Aaron Bernstein

Trump Works with Democrats in Possible DACA Deal

Ashley Kang, News Editor September 18, 2017

President Donald Trump met with Democratic leaders on Thursday to discuss a possible deal to protect the undocumented immigrants known as “Dreamers.”    These immigrants, brought to the United States at a young age, are currently protected under...

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Larry Fire / Firewire Blog 2015

Harrison Ford Will Not Face Penalty after Landing Mishap

Ysabella Atehortua, Editor-in-Chief April 6, 2017

   Actor Harrison Ford underwent investigation this February after flying his private jet over an American Airlines passenger aircraft. The investigation ensued after Ford mistakenly landed his plane on the John Wayne Airport taxiway, instead of the...

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Senator Sanders Speaks Out

Lili Georges, Staff Writer March 24, 2017

   Senator Bernie Sanders has not been shy about criticizing Donald Trump and his role in the oval office so far, but this past month Sanders said that the “entire world is watching” for the response of Trump and chief strategist Steve Bannon, in...

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North Korea with New Tech

Hannah Lin, Staff Writer March 24, 2017

   The development of technology has been on the rise all over world, including North Korea. A few days ago, North Korea was conducting tests on a new engine for their rockets. According to  USA Today, “North Korea has conducted a ground test of...

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Computer Science at West

Hannah Lin , Staff Writer March 2, 2017

  In the 2017- 2018 school year, West is offering a new Engineering course, AP Computer Science Principles.   Recently, West has been adding more classes to prepare students who are interested in STEM-related fields. Last year, two other engineering...

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch / 2017

Three National Monuments Vandalized

Tiffany Chen, Staff Writer February 27, 2017

  Over President’s Day weekend three national monuments in Washington D.C. were vandalized. The vandalized monuments included the Washington Monument, the World War II Monument and the Lincoln Memorial Monument.   According to The Washington...

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U.S. Defense Chief Threatens NATO

Jack Hogse , Staff Writer February 24, 2017

Jim Mattis, the Secretary of Defense under President Donald Trump, warned NATO (the North Atlantic Trade Organization, an alliance of countries in the North Atlantic that monitors import and export operations) on Wednesday that they must increase their...

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Daily Breeze / January 27, 2017

An Unfortunate Fall At CIF

Barbara Lopez , Entertainment Editor February 23, 2017

  West High Girls’ Varsity Soccer played their last CIF game, and lost to Newbury Park on February 16. The final score was one to three.   The game started off in West’s favor as they scored a goal within the first ten minutes; however, as...

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