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West Signals

The School Newspaper of West High School

West Signals

The School Newspaper of West High School

West Signals

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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A Del Amo mall police officer intervenes in a fight between two teenagers as a crowd gathers to watch the commotion. This is minutes before Torrance PD began to arrive at the scene in full force. Photo courtesy of Alan Bribesca (12).

The Del Amo Mall Brawl

Jackson Mancilla, Staff Writer September 18, 2023

   In recent weeks, West High’s favorite local mall, Del Amo, has had its fair share of action. On August 27, hundreds of Los Angeles locals ― mostly high school students ― stormed the mall, wreaking havoc and acting rowdy around the entrance...

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Ants crawl through the classroom into a jar. The ant problem at West High has increased over the years, and students and faculty have searched for solutions. Student Sebastian Sumrit (11) expressed, I think it’s clever that teachers are coming up with new solutions to get rid of ants in the classroom.”

The Historic Ant Invasion

Katelyn Baba, Staff Writer September 18, 2023

Imagine this: You’re in your last period of school, stressed out about the day. You had three tests and a confusing assignment from your fourth period. Instead of listening to the important information your teacher has to say, you lay your head down...

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Members of the SAG-AFTRA march to support the WGA on strike. Many workers can be seen walking together in peaceful protest. Some of the subjects of conflict are portrayed on the signs waved by the marching protesters.
Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Times

2023 Hollywood Strike Delaying Popular Films, What’s Behind It All?

Joshua Lee, Staff Writer September 18, 2023

  On May 2, the WGA went on strike over an advancing labor protest against the AMPTP, the entertainment industry’s trade association of executives and lawyers that manage contracts. Barely two months later on July 14, the actors’ Union SAG-AFTRA...

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Congratulations to Mrs. Chambers for winning  Teacher of the Year.

Teacher of the Year: Mrs. Chambers

Elise Fauni, Opinion Editor June 26, 2023

   For some students, school becomes a place of boring and repetitive nature. Countless hours are dedicated to studying for the sake of a passing test score, prioritizing memorization over comprehension. Often lost in the structure of our education...

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On May 21 in the Hermosa Beach Playhouse Theater, Wyatts man nanny Stassin Sexton and filmmaker Eric Light share the stage, describing the emergence of the WYATZ66 film. Photo courtesy of Jordan Salmon.

WYATZ66: The Story of Wyatt Eddy

   On Sunday, May 21, in the Hermosa Beach Playhouse Theater — roughly five miles from the late Wyatt Eddy’s hometown of Torrance, CA — WYATZ66 premiered. Under the direction of filmmaker Erik Light, the documentary captivated the eyes and tugged...

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On Friday, May 5, the seniors of the class of 2023 gather in the gymnasium as they celebrate their academic accomplishments and congratulate each other for their commitments to their post-high school plans. Each senior is pictured in their college gear, representing where they will spend the next four years of their lives.

Farewell Seniors: On the Path To College and Beyond

Bella Levinson, Visuals Editor June 9, 2023

   From the beginning of the year, the Class of 2023 has put all their hard work into beating senioritis college applications. Constantly writing essays, submitting AP tests, taking exams, and filling out applications that will potentially wow the...

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The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023) is one of the hottest topics of conversation. Mario’s status as such an integral pop culture character has led to intense scrutiny about the movie’s quality, but has since received generally positive reviews.

Critics Smash The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Anthony Parker, Entertainment & News Editor May 23, 2023

   On April 5, “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” hit theaters with an overall mixed response. Critics slammed the movie for multiple issues, whilst audiences praised it for its unique take on the Mario series. It recently became the highest grossing...

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Honors Decathlete Qinghan Jia (10) and Varsity Decathlete Kyle Chung (10) share their jubilation after having won 7th at the state competition and several individual medals. The 44th Annual California Academic Decathlon was held at the Santa Clara Marriott venue near San Jose in Northern California. Photo courtesy of Michelle Zhang.

Academic Decathlon Wins 2nd In County, Top 7 At State

Philip Lam, Associate Editor-in-Chief & Opinion Editor May 19, 2023

   What’s the product of 2½-hour daily practice after-school, rigorous discipline, ten additional subjects to study, and over 700 pages of literature to read? A 2nd place win for West High’s Academic Decathlon at the county competition, a 7th...

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Dulnaka Jalath (12) won this year’s inter-school chess competition at West High. Photo courtesy of Marina Soen (12).

West High Games Club Hosts Inter-School Chess Competition

Natalie Ou, Sports Editor May 19, 2023

   Before West High’s Games Club Co-Presidents Anika Agarwal (12) and Claire Perry’s (12) efforts, there hadn’t been a chess competition at West High for years –– much less one between multiple schools. Now, West’s Games Club is proud to...

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