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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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It’s Not the Class. It’s Me.

Barbara Lopez, Entertainment Editor June 11, 2018

Attention to all incoming freshman and sophomores, and anyone else who has stumbled upon this final article. I need you to ask yourself one question: “What do I love to do?”   Once you have answered this question, begin doing what you love....

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Frank Ocean: A High School Timeline

Barbara Lopez, Entertainment Editor April 10, 2018

  Five years ago, I sat in the passenger seat of my mom’s car and turned on the radio as she drove. Soft violins played followed by an instrument of immeasurable cadence and beauty: the voice of Frank Ocean as he sang his most popular song ever, “Thinking...

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On My Block, In My Heart

Haley Guinn, Co-Editor in Chief April 10, 2018

  On March 16, Netflix released a new show, On My Block: a comedic, coming of age series about four best friends braving their first year of high school--and all the drama that can possibly come with it. While the story may sound generic, it sets itself...

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The Starry Silver Screen

Barbara Lopez, Entertainment Editor November 20, 2017

    Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh, a prominent art figure in my life for as long as I can remember, takes on the silver screen in the new film Loving Vincent, which released in theaters on September 22.   Directed by filmmakers Dorota...

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Trapped In a Dream, Not Asleep

Andrea Gomez, Staff Writer October 25, 2017

  Have you ever felt as if there was something wrong with you and your surroundings? Something that you could not describe but maybe just brushed off? Well some cannot seem to brush it off, and that is called Depersonalization-derealization (DPDR)....

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Three Decades Later

Barbara Lopez, Entertainment Editor October 16, 2017

      On October 6, Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 hit theaters. I have been a fan of Villeneuve’s ever since I saw Prisoners back in 2016.   When I discovered he was directing Blade Runner 2049, two thoughts automatically...

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Give Me A Check List Please

Give Me A Check List Please

Cherokee Hernandez, Feature Editor March 21, 2017

Tell me, is there a book somewhere that tells me exactly what I need to be picked up for a date? Something that makes it easier for me to make myself more appealing to the male or female audience.   It dawned on me in the middle of my Family Psychology...

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Hiya Puddin

“Hiya Puddin’ “

Cherokee Hernandez, Feature Editor February 3, 2017

Welcoming back another, Untold Injustices, here is a prime example of what is wrong with our ever changing society. Harley Quinn, the new Marilyn Monroe of this generation.      The popular anti-hero, also known as the Joker’s lover,...

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New Semester, New Me

Ysabella Atehortua , Editor-in-Chief January 27, 2017

   The coming of the new semester, to me, bears some resemblance to the new year. With my classmates and I making bold declarations stating, “This semester I will get all my work done on time and I will get good grades,” I get flashes of dejà vu...

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Who am I?

Who am I?

Ysabella Atehortua , Editor-in-Chief January 24, 2017

   A phrase often heard is, “you are what you eat” and I think this applies to the high school experience more than it applies to other things. In these formative years, we are becoming the people we are going to be for the rest of our lives. With...

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High School Preparation for College

Anna Kim , Co-Editor in Chief January 11, 2017

  Though college has been on some student’s minds since middle school, senior year is the most important time in the admissions process. Having to fill out numerous applications and write essays that reveal who you are in 350 words or less can be extremely...

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Societies Label Maker: People

Societies Label Maker: People

Ysabella Atehortua, Editor-in-Chief November 13, 2016

   I began my plant based diet one year ago and during this time what has interested me the most is how strong the drive in others is to turn this small part of my personality into my defining thing, my label. As we grow up and begin to make our own...

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