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Netflix Documentary “Seaspiracy” tackles the controversial fish market and the impact it has on the world’s oceans. The fishing industry is accused of wiping out fish in the sea, destroying habitats, and illegally hunting for whales. The filmmakers have expressed a desire to save the oceans from the fishing industry, but they have also come under fire for presenting a sensationalized version of the truth.

On Demand: Seaspiracy Takeaways

Shrutika Ezhil, Staff Writer April 30, 2021
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Despite the challenges, ASB was able to host a great week of competitions to bring students together through these isolating times. Track race runner Makena Young (12) stated, “It was nice that they recorded it so we can all share some school spirit!”

Courtesy of West High ASB.

Let the Games Begin!

Alexssa Takeda, Staff Writer March 30, 2021
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Fine Arts is an exciting part of high school, which, like many other subjects, transitioned online. The Fine Arts Assembly highlighted appealing aspects about the fine art classes at West, including theater arts. It also gave hope to students that they can participate in these activities on campus again someday.

Behind the Scenes: Fine Arts Assembly

Shrutika Ezhil, Staff Writer March 16, 2021
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Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Driver’s License’ broke records on Spotify and hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. On Wednesday, Spotify tweeted that ‘Driver’s License’, “Set the Spotify record for most streams in a day for a non-holiday song,” and then beat its own record the following day.

2021’s First Hit Single ‘Driver’s License’

Shrutika Ezhil, Staff Writer January 23, 2021
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Haley Shiroma (12) helps to film “Why You Always Hatin?”, a hip-hop dance choreographed by Zoe Kono (12). Kono shared, “For me, getting used to what camera angles worked best and familiarizing myself with editing software was very challenging. I spent about eight hours total editing my solo and my group dance.”  Photo courtesy of Zoe Kono (12).

Dancing into the Virtual Realm: January Dance Show

Shrutika Ezhil, Staff Writer January 18, 2021
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Despite the challenges we all may have faced this year, many of us turned them into positives. West High ASB adapted to the virtual platform and held online rallies in order to maintain school spirit. Photo courtesy of West High ASB.

2020: Finally Coming to an End

Shrutika Ezhil, Staff Writer December 29, 2020
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With Thanksgiving right around the corner, many traditional Thanksgiving family plans have been modified due to the global pandemic. An alternative to the annual dinner party would be to just “eat with your core family,” suggested Vibhash Devanathan (12). “You don’t need some 50 people to celebrate.”

Thanksgiving with a Side of Social Distancing

Hannah Vickers, Staff Writer November 18, 2020
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Back in the day, video games were known as isolated activities. Since people are restricted by quarantine nowadays and unable to hang out in person, video games are a popular means of connection. “I think it’s pretty nice, because we’re at each other's throats when we’re on different teams...and when we’re on the same team, we cooperate massively” Kasuno (10) commented.

The Keys To Gaming Other Than WASD

Hannah Vickers, Staff Writer November 10, 2020
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Feeling bored during quarantine? Have a lot of free-time and don’t know what to watch? These movies are all perfect to watch in 2020, with ties to politics, social injustice, and are just great at entertaining!

Top 5 Must-Watch Movies in 2020

Shrutika Ezhil, Staff Writer November 10, 2020
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Skincare in Quarantine

Skincare in Quarantine

Amanda Peck May 26, 2020
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Vanessa Le (10) has been baking in her free time during quarantine.
Photo courtesy of Vanessa Le.

Bored in Quarantine?

Ashley Kim, Editor May 26, 2020
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