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The School Newspaper of West High School

West Signals

The School Newspaper of West High School

West Signals

Christmas trees sold by the West High Entertainment Unit ranged from four to eight feet tall and were typically in the price range of $65 to $120.

WHEU Hosts Annual Christmas Tree Lot

Alexandra Arnold, Staff Writer January 11, 2024

   With the holidays fast approaching, a key part of many families’ celebrations involves a Christmas tree. Although there are several places selling them, such as Home Depot or other local tree lots, one of them was in West’s very own backyard,...

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Shortly after school on Dec. 7, Rohith Krish and his friends buy ice cream at Handel’s to support West High. From left to right: Joshua Lee (11), Rohith Krish.

Come Support the Class of 2025 and Buy Some Ice Cream!

Joshua Lee, Staff Writer December 20, 2023

   On Thursday, Dec. 7, West High partnered with Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt in Redondo Beach for a fundraiser. From 11:00 am to 10:00 pm, if customers showed the West High fundraising flier when they ordered ice cream, twenty percent...

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From left to right: Seniors Gizelle El Assal, Amaya Sanles, Makena Irvine, and Dylan Smith celebrate their commitment and signing to college. What began as a process almost two years ago, the seniors expressed their elation to continue playing sports at the collegiate level.

They Get to Sign Because They Already Shine!

Christian Robledo, Staff Writer December 15, 2023

On Wednesday, November 15, West High held its annual Signing Day:  Athletes who have worked tirelessly in the sport they love pledge to partake in a corresponding collegiate team. For some, the process of getting a college to want you to play for them...

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On Friday, Oct. 20, participants pose right before being soaked on the second day of the event. Senior Soak was a great way for ASB not only to raise money but also to promote camaraderie between students. From left to right: Sena Kobayashi (12), Kostadinos Loukatos (12), Cameron O’Neil (12), Aeonn Rubi (12), Micah Taw (12), Darren Chang (12), Ryan McBride (12), Isaac Sanles (12). Photo courtesy of Jordan Seiler (12).

West High’s First Ever Senior Soak

Joshua Lee, Staff Writer December 12, 2023

  In Oct. 2023, West High held its first-ever Senior Soak. This new excursion was planned out by West’s ASB, in which  students paid money to dunk volunteers with different-sized water buckets for three days.  Both the “soakers” and the “soaked”...

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On October 27, 2023, West High’s Dance Department hosted their annual Haunted House. With a line of eager customers a mile long, the night was undoubtedly a success. As students exited the Haunted House with jittery movements and adrenaline-high smiles, more rushed in to take their place.

Ghosts and Ghouls: The Annual Haunted House

Alexandra Arnold, Staff Writer November 12, 2023

   Flashing lights, blood-curdling screams, and the promise of a good scare filled the Friday night air at West High on October 27. As middle and high school students waited outside the Dance Department’s annual Haunted House in anticipation, ominous...

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You can find posters just like this in almost every classroom around campus. This poster is just one of the ways to get in contact with the Conflict Resolution Program to help resolve any disputes students may have. Per its mission statement, the program recommends students to sign up or refer others to the program to “help [them] maintain West High’s caring and connected community.”

West High Presents the Next Solution: Student-Run Conflict Resolution

Christian Robledo, Staff Writer November 2, 2023

   If you are involved in a conflict at West High, you may be referred to the dean. If it’s really bad, you could get sent to Saturday school, or worse, suspended. If only there was a way to stop these conflicts before they reached a boiling point....

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A picture of the Homecoming Court Top 15 (from left to right, top): Aeonn Rubi, Kostadinos Loukatos, Cameron O’Neil, Darren Chang, Haruto Asami, Isaac Sanles, Jackson Mancilla,  Jonathan Valot, Kainalu Barricklow, Lawrence Pong, Micah Taw, Noa Wada, Philip Lam, Sean Toomey, and Saul Hernandez. Bottom: Aastha Kashyap, Amaya Sanles, Avery White, Chloe Kang, Danielle Wissler, Maddy Heineman, Gracie Ito, Karsen-Reese Takenaka, Cyrilla Zhang, Masami Fumimoto, Sadie Hopkins, Richa Thakre, Simran Bhattacharya, Tiffani Yoshimura, and Yumiko Kasai. Nominee Chang said, “I do not think I will become Homecoming King but I’m also fine with that because I feel like there are other people who are more deserving of that title.”

The 2023 Homecoming Court

Katelyn Baba, Staff Writer October 21, 2023

Eyes On Them: The Homecoming Top 15    On Friday, October 6, the entire student body of West High gathered in the gym for the annual Homecoming Rally. The seats in the gym transformed into seas of purple, blue, green, and red while the main event...

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Westin the Warrior is more than ready to take on the next game. As the music played, the freshman section showed their full support of their favorite “senior” in the game of musical chairs. But only one could win!

Don’t Dilly Dally, Head to the Hoco Rally!

Christian Robledo, Staff Writer October 20, 2023

   On Friday, October 6, West High held its annual Homecoming Rally of the 2023 – 2024 school year.     Leading up to the rally there was a Spirit Week where every day we had a fun new theme created by an ASB team led by our spirit director...

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After a bitterly fought one hundred and forty-eight day long strike, the strike is officially over. The new labor agreement is going to be set to an official vote October 2 through October 9 for WGA members to ratify. With writers officially cleared to return to work, the future of studio writers is looking considerably up.

WGA Strike Officially Ends

Alexandra Arnold, Staff Writer October 15, 2023

   Whether you’re an avid follower of recent news or not, you’ve likely heard of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike that began May 2, precipitated after negotiations between writers and major Hollywood studios for a new labor contract failed....

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Holding up colorful signs and wearing traditional lion heads, the Vietnamese Student Alliance students show their love and pride for their club. Whether it’s interesting costumes or good vibes, VSA has it all. Find clubs like this and others only during West High’s Club Rush!

West’s Very Own: Club Rush!

Christian Robledo, Staff Writer September 26, 2023

   It seems that at almost every school, clubs are taken very seriously. But why? Well, it’s been proven that clubs can help with organizational, communicational, and social skills – all of which can be very important in our future adult lives....

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As West makes its way into the 2023-2024 school year, students take advantage of the new Cruisin’ Cafe, which can typically be found every day at lunch and nutrition, parked in the walkway between buildings 3 and 4, serving sandwiches, chips, and more!

Cruisin’ For A Bruis- No, Wait, It’s The Cruisin’ Cafe!

Alexandra Arnold, Staff Writer September 21, 2023

Every day at lunch and nutrition, parked somewhere between buildings 3 and 4, you’ll find West’s newest addition to campus: The Cruisin’ Cafe. With its colorful blue and white paint job,  a surfboard attached to its side, and the long line of students...

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Westin the Warthog shows his Warrior Pride during a game. As he walked down the field, cheers could be heard from the student section sending love to our new hype man.

Hypeman Headaches? What does West think about Westin?

Christian Robledo, Staff Writer September 19, 2023

     On Friday, August 25th on the football field, West High was introduced to what was believed to be our new mascot: Westin the Warthog. However, the school administration soon cleared up in an online post that Westin is merely a hypeman for our...

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