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The School Newspaper of West High School

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The School Newspaper of West High School

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Brilliantly Shooting the ball, Boys Varsity Water Polo senior Tyler Reed (12) scores a point for his team in a heated battle against Culver City. Reed plays club water polo in addition to highschool water polo and this season, all those hours of dedication are paying off. Not only is he a valuable player, but according to Ian Noe (9), “he always acts like a team leader” and “brings positive energy to the team.”

Athlete of the Week: Tyler Reed

Sullivan Kolakowski, Staff Photographer October 7, 2021

 This week’s Athlete of the Week is an athlete with strong game skills, a drive to succeed, and a shining personality. When teammates were asked to describe water polo point, Tyler Reed (12), this is what they came up with:  “Very skilled” “Incredible...

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How Are Our Athletes Training During COVID?

How Are Our Athletes Training During COVID?

Sullivan Kolakowski, Staff Photographer October 8, 2020

(Important Note: West High did not coordinate and was not involved in the practices pictured below. All gatherings were student-organized and athletes were social distancing, including myself.)    I met up with Ernesto Hernandez (10), Jackson...

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Skincare in Quarantine

Skincare in Quarantine

Amanda Peck May 26, 2020

   During these stressful times under worldwide lockdowns, many people have found lots of free time on their hands. To combat the stressors of the new normal, many individuals have found solace in the rituals of skincare.     Skincare is one...

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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-in-Chief May 26, 2020

   School, Spring Break, weekends: the previously well-defined borders of life are now blurring together.  Every day has become a haze of obscure schedules and tasks.  Milestones like waking up and eating lunch are beginning to lose their structure. ...

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Courtesy of diethood.com

Eating Healthy During Quarantine

Nikita Gounder May 26, 2020

   Because many of us might not want to leave the house to go shopping for a while, it can be hard to put together meals that are both healthy and available in your kitchens. But there are many staples that you probably have stored in the back that...

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Courtesy of: dailybreeze.com

In The Wake of COVID-19, Torrance Food Bank Offers Support

Misha Hashemi, Writer May 16, 2020

   On April 13, the Nova Community Church and Saddleback Church South Bay hosted their first pop-up drive-thru food bank. The event took place at Nova Community Church’s parking lot in Torrance.     The Church organized the event due to the...

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Courtesy of Raz Latif on productivity.

Life During Lockdown

Amanda Peck May 6, 2020

   During these trying times amid COVID-19, the world has come to a stand-still economically and socially. In the learning community, teachers and students are trying to continue with classes online and keep on as regular of a schedule as possible...

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Wrapping all these textbooks is the easy part — get ready for whats inside when you open them.

The Advanced and Honorable Struggle

Ethan Verderber, Writer March 12, 2020

   A staple of high school culture has long been the presence of AP and Honors classes, as well as their impact on student life. For many students, whole days are consumed by high demands of these courses. In the face of gargantuan amounts of difficult...

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Courtesy of Shin Mizutamari (12).

Student Spotlight: Shin Mizutamari

Briana Strader, Staff Writer February 21, 2020

   Not everyone possesses the ability to find what they love and truly, fully master it. But this feat proved to be no problem for Shin Mizutamari (12), the winner of this year’s annual talent show.    Beginning in preschool, Shin’s fascination...

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Picture Courtesy of Samantha Takeda (9)

Spicing Up Valentine’s Day

Alexssa Takeda, News Editor January 30, 2020

   Whether you’re a Valentine’s Day veteran or new to the occasion, spending time with your loved one is the best way to show that you care. But picking the perfect date idea to impress that special someone can be stressful. To accompany that box...

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Student Amber Huang (9) watched a firework show with her family while reminiscing about the passing year. Picture Courtesy of Amber Huang.

New Year, New Me

Alexssa Takeda, News Editor January 15, 2020

The rise of each year symbolizes a new chapter. As we turn the next page, many follow the age-old tradition of making(and subsequently breaking) their New Year’s Resolutions.     Whether it be to improve personal fitness, get straight A’s,...

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A Zoomer’s Guide to the 2010s

Briana Strader, Staff Writer December 20, 2019

   2010 brought us Instagram, killing our sense of reality. In 2011, Occupy Wall Street changed the way we talked about economics. The first African American man held the presidency until 2016. But, these aren't necessarily the things we remember about...

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