The School Newspaper of West High School

West Signals

The School Newspaper of West High School

West Signals

The School Newspaper of West High School

West Signals

Planning a school-wide event requires lots of dedication from every student involved. West High students, clubs, and organizations came together to present our school proudly for anxious eighth-graders, getting them more excited about what’s to come. As Robbie Murata (12) put it, “We have a home for everyone and, if we don’t quite, we encourage them to find it!” Photo courtesy of Kayla Dadivas (11).

A Taste of West: Eighth Grade Visitation Prep

Sarah Han, News Editor March 29, 2022

   It feels not too long ago that we were excited eighth-graders sitting on the gym bleachers, watching amazing performances by students who seemed so grown up. Only a few short years later, we’ve become the presenters and performers, helping the...

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In Times of Despair… We Eat

Nikita Gounder April 16, 2020

    In response to the growing spread of the Coronavirus, California schools are now closed until the next school year. For seniors, this means no prom, no graduation, no decision day, and no time with friends for the last three months of high-school....

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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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Mike Bloomberg: Success Story or Radical Rich Guy?

Briana Strader, Staff Writer March 8, 2020

Pervasive, to-the-point, and pompously moral, Mike Bloomberg’s presidential campaign was tirelessly hard to avoid. On YouTube, on television, and on billboards, his face is everywhere, balanced with the familiar reassurance that he is what our country...

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Picture Courtesy of Samantha Takeda (9)

Spicing Up Valentine’s Day

Alexssa Takeda, Co-Editor-in-Chief 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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Ms. Cheung with a vase she made.

Ceramics With A Touch Of Fun

Rebecca Yan, Entertainment & Spotlight Editor November 19, 2019

   Ms. Cheung, the ceramics teacher who has been teaching for almost 14 years, gives insight on her path to becoming a Ceramics teacher and what a normal day in her class is like, filled with ups and downs.    Q: What college did you go...

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Is Late-Start Worth It?

Briana Strader, Staff Writer November 5, 2019

   Trust me, I’m right there with the rest of my peers. In fact, I have never wanted anything more than to arrive at school at a comfortable time—like maybe after the sun has risen. I too have basked in the extra hour of sleep that late-start Tuesdays...

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Introducing Smokey the Squirrel

October 23, 2019

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We Want You! Smokes Signals Applications are Online

Anoushka Gupta, Sports Editor April 22, 2019

Interested in Journalism? Love writing, art, or photography? Smoke Signals wants you! Smoke Signals is currently accepting application to join the 2019-2020 staff. Any interested applicants can find more information in room 5107 or by contacting us at...

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Luke Perry Died From A Stroke At 52

Zachary Meditz, Assistant Sports Editor March 12, 2019

Actor Luke Perry died on March 4th after suffering a stroke. Perry was a heartthrob in the 80s, catching the eyes of millions of fans in the hit Fox drama Beverly Hills, 90210 and the CW’s teen drama Riverdale.   Perry’s closest friends and...

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Snoop Dogg Pulls the Trigger

March 27, 2017

The 2017 presidential election sparked controversy across the globe. Many people were overjoyed at the fact that Donald Trump was the new president for the next four years. However, anti-Trump supporters were in denial.   One of the many was rapper...

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Kylie’s Highlighter Gone Missing

Tiffany Chen, Staff Writer March 17, 2017

  In 2015, Kylie Jenner released her cosmetic line. When her lipstick line was first released, it sold out in less than three hours. From then, she has released lip kits, highlighters, and eyeshadow palettes. However, the company was recently accused...

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