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Varsity field player Leo Garrison (9) handles the ball and scans the pool. West’s loss in last week’s match against Milken Community was largely due to a lack of communication in the pool as well as two dominating players on the opposing team. Despite losing, West continued to play and fight hard until the game was finished. Photo courtesy of David Ventura.
Boys Water Polo Ramp Up the 2023 Fall Season
Joshua Lee, Staff Writer • September 20, 2023
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
The push by public schools for more STEM-centered learning is nothing new, and has been around since at least the 1950s. When competing against the Soviets in the Space Race first began, it consumed every aspect of American culture, and in a way still does. This desire to become a leading country in STEM-related subjects has endured throughout the years, steamrolling the fine arts behind the glamor and flashy headlines of new advancements and scientific discoveries.
Make Way, STEM Coming Through!
Alexandra Arnold, Staff Writer • September 18, 2023
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“Masqued” DIY

Masqued DIY

   Looking for ways to save up for Prom but still look your best? Try this elegant and creative DIY mask from You can customize it the way you want and make it a perfect final touch to your masquerade look! Here’s what you need to get started:



  • Lace mask template

  • Saran wrap (enough to cover half your face)

  • Permanent marker

  • Non-stick/parchment paper/wax paper

  • Spray paint/nail polish in color of your choice

  • Hot glue gun and sticks

  • Fabric glue

  • Lace/any other fabric

  • Scissors

  • Cutter

  • Embellishment materials (sequins, feathers, buttons, glitter, etc.)


  1. If you have a lace mask template ready, move on to step 3. If not, start by putting the saran wrap on your face. Breathe in so that it sticks directly to your skin.

  2. Indicate with a permanent marker how you want your mask to fit your face.

  3. Take off saran wrap and lay it out on a flat surface. Draw your desired template.

  4. Take a piece of non-stick/parchment paper/wax paper and put it on top of your template. Your template should be visible through the paper.

  5. Use your glue gun to trace the template onto the non-stick paper. If you messed up, use the cutter to trim off the parts.

  6. When the glue dries, peel it off the non-stick paper.

  7. Flip it over so that the flat side is facing you and apply fabric glue all over it. Stick your fabric, lace, or netting and wait until it dries.

  8. Cut away excess fabric from eyeholes and any visible threads on the edges.

  9. Run the mask under hot water to make it bend easily. Quickly mold it to the shape of your face, pressing down into the sides of the nose and wherever else. Hold it in place until it dries.

  10. Spray your mask with spray paint and wait until it dries again, or use nail polish if you want to make it colorful.

  11. Rhinestones? Sequins? Glitter? Add whatever else you like.


 Here’s a simple example of the finished product:

mask 1


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