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

Alexandra Arnold

Alexandra Arnold, Staff Writer

Alex Arnold is a senior at West High School and excited to spend her first year on Signals as a staff writer. She hopes to capture the unique experiences around West through her words, and play a part in sharing them with others. An avid reader and lover of any form of caffeine, Alex loves to visit art museums and meet new kinds of people whenever she can!

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The manleaders work together to lift several of their teammates into the air during the halftime show of the Powderpuff game. In spite of their short training period of mere weeks, the manleaders did not fail to deliver on their promise of an entertaining and impressive performance that kept the crowd invigorated.

Flying High at Powderpuff

Alexandra Arnold, Staff Writer March 8, 2024
The Theatre Department’s 2023 fall musical “Changing Keys” was performed Wednesday, Nov. 15 to Friday, Nov. 17.

Changing Keys: A Fall Musical!

Alexandra Arnold, Staff Writer March 8, 2024
According to a study done by Omniscient in 2012, 78% of all high school seniors in the United States admitted to experiencing Senioritis to some degree.

The Mysterious Affliction

Alexandra Arnold, Staff Writer February 14, 2024
Christmas trees sold by the West High Entertainment Unit ranged from four to eight feet tall and were typically in the price range of $65 to $120.

WHEU Hosts Annual Christmas Tree Lot

Alexandra Arnold, Staff Writer January 11, 2024
The phrase “May the odds be ever in your favor” is one of the most well-known Hunger Games sayings, and in the original movies became a means of mocking the Capitol, like depicted above.

Snow Lands On Top

Alexandra Arnold, Staff Writer January 8, 2024
After the wonderful halftime performance of their 2023 field show entitled “Shattered” at the first home football game, the team huddles up for a group picture. Color Guard tryouts typically take place in mid to late April.

Color Guard: West High’s Hidden Gem

Alexandra Arnold, Staff Writer November 10, 2023
After a bitterly fought one hundred and forty-eight day long strike, the strike is officially over. The new labor agreement is going to be set to an official vote October 2 through October 9 for WGA members to ratify. With writers officially cleared to return to work, the future of studio writers is looking considerably up.

WGA Strike Officially Ends

Alexandra Arnold, Staff Writer October 15, 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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