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Many fundraisers have been canceled following California’s strict stay-at-home orders, but West High ASB members stay optimistic having planned many fun events this virtual school year.

Fundraising Through A Pandemic

Alexssa Takeda, Staff Writer
February 19, 2021
Reaching for a book in the textbook room, Mrs. Tehrani flashes a quick smile under her mask. You don’t have to see her warm grin to feel her radiant energy. West High is lucky to have such a spirited presence: “I like working in the school because I like the kids. The kids are fun, they’re funny!... I love what I do.”

Unsung Heroes of West: Mrs. Tehrani

Lauren Ng, Staff Writer
February 17, 2021
Ms. Kahlon was one of West High’s first teachers to provide on-campus education for students this school year. Despite the modified learning environment, she observed that it has “helped a lot of kids. I see that students' grades have improved.”

Unsung Heroes of West: Ms. Kahlon

Lauren Ng, Staff Writer
January 26, 2021
With an abundance of time on people's hands during lockdown, many turn to new hobbies and self-care routines like reading, baking, or simply napping to keep themselves occupied during such uncertain times.

The Bright Side of Quarantine

Westley Kim, Staff Writer
January 23, 2021
Students including Kristen Sayano (9) are doing their best to prepare for finals this week. “I feel prepared and a bit nervous,

Flying Through Finals Week

Alexssa Takeda, Staff Writer
January 22, 2021
Plants have so much to offer. Not only do they purify the air and look amazing, like this zebra succulent, but they can also help improve your mood.

The Joys of Plant Parenting

Hannah Vickers, Staff Writer
January 19, 2021
Adjusting back to school after winter break, high schoolers are all rushing to wake up their school brains right in time for finals. So get out your computer and some notes to start studying!

January: Finals Season

Shrutika Ezhil, Staff Writer
January 13, 2021
Skye Zeledon (12) demonstrates the plank position for the WHS Dance Department’s annual plank challenge. Zeledon and fellow Advanced Dance member Stephanie Bernal (12) planked for an astounding 42 minutes. Zeledon shared,“Knowing that Steph and I worked hard to create a record that is going to be in [the Dance Department] for a while makes me really happy.”

Plank Power

Lauren Ng, Staff Writer
December 29, 2020
West High students hopped on their laptops for a virtual Winter Rally in exchange for the typical in-person experience. The rally included a baking competition among students from each class and their advisors. The winner, Marina Suzuki(9) had a few things to say about her winning dessert: “I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed the process of baking this cheesecake cake. If there’s an opportunity to do something you love, you should always do it...I saw the opportunity on Instagram, plus I love baking so I just went for it.”

A Holly Jolly Winter Rally

Alexssa Takeda, Staff Writer
December 29, 2020
What Are You Reading?

What Are You Reading?

Sullivan Kolakowski, Staff Photographer
November 24, 2020
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