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The School Newspaper of West High School

West Signals

The School Newspaper of West High School

West Signals

Right after her 16th birthday, Paityn Yamasaki (10) made it a priority to get vaccinated. She explained how getting a vaccine is a simple procedure: “It’s a very easy process and can go by quickly depending on how busy they are. Make sure to bring your school ID and birth certificate so they can identify you.”

Why Students Should Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

Lauren Ng, Staff Writer April 25, 2021
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Asian American hate is not new. And with the normalization of abusive and racist 
comments and stereotypes, it's become harder and harder to recognize racism and hate. But hatred has no place in this country. Now is the time to embrace our differences, not turn them down. So speak out, make your voice heard, and educate yourself.

Enough is Enough

Shrutika Ezhil, Staff Writer April 2, 2021
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Herd immunity prevents cases of a virus from spreading among individuals because if there is a high enough number of immunized individuals, the chances of a carrier of a disease coming into contact with someone susceptible to the disease decreases dramatically.

The Importance of Vaccination

Westley Kim, Staff Writer January 18, 2021
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Kodi Lee winning America’s Got Talent in 2019 provided inspiration for people who shared many of his identity traits, being blind, autistic, and Asian-American. None of these traits are shown that often in mainstream media, so his victory is seen as a win for diversity because it provides so many people of marginalized groups hope and security.

Diversity in Media and Why it Matters

Westley Kim, Staff Writer January 11, 2021
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Joe Biden’s win turned out to be more focused on Donald Trump’s loss as his legal team campaigned to call out voter fraud in several battleground states.

Democracy: Does it still stand?

Shrutika Ezhil, Staff Writer December 9, 2020
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An image of Christopher Columbus. His portrait, although serene, perpetuates a facade of undeserved regality and honor.

Should Indigenous Peoples’ Day Replace Columbus Day?

Westley Kim, Staff Writer October 30, 2020
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For the 2020 election, Torrance will only have one ballot box, as determined by Torrance City Council members who cited vandalism. In response, Torrance For Justice led a protest against voter suppression. Photo courtesy of Torrance For Justice.

A Student’s Guide to Politics

Ashley Kim, Editor October 21, 2020
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Although TikTok has its fair share of ups and downs, is this ban the way to fix it?

TikTok and Teens: A Tug-of-War

Shrutika Ezhil, Staff Writer October 14, 2020
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Skincare in Quarantine

Skincare in Quarantine

Amanda Peck May 26, 2020
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If They Can, Then We Can Too

If They Can, Then We Can Too

Ethan Verderber, Writer May 14, 2020
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