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Alexssa Takeda

Alexssa Takeda, Staff Writer

As a newcomer to West High, Alexssa Takeda was hesitant to apply for Signals, intimidated by the captivating articles and insightful words written by the previous members of the team. But she decided to take a leap of faith, leading her down a path of many surprising opportunities. Now as a sophomore, Alexssa has decided to become a freelance writer to make room to pursue her other passion of dance. When she’s not napping, you can find her reading sci-fi novels, playing the ukulele, or trying out new hobbies. Entering her 2nd year with the Signals team, Alexssa continues to work towards improving her writing abilities to inspire those around her, just like the writers that had originally inspired her.

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Despite the challenges, ASB was able to host a great week of competitions to bring students together through these isolating times. Track race runner Makena Young (12) stated, “It was nice that they recorded it so we can all share some school spirit!”

Courtesy of West High ASB.

Let the Games Begin!

March 30, 2021
West High’s ASB threw themed events for each class using the GooseChase scavenger hunt app. Anika Agarwal (10) participated in the St. Patrick’s Day themed event, noting how one event included collecting as many green items as she could find to photograph: “it was pretty fun, especially [when] asking my family to [help].”

The Hunt Is On!

March 25, 2021
The recent rise in COVID-19 cases nationwide and political pressure from the Trump Administration raises political and ethical concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine coming before the November election.

The Race to Relief

October 27, 2020
Parents, students, and teachers encountered many of the ups and downs of West High’s virtual Back-to-School Night over Zoom.

Back-to-Zoom Night

October 4, 2020
Student Amber Huang (9) watched a firework show with her family while reminiscing about the passing year. Picture Courtesy of Amber Huang.

New Year, New Me

January 15, 2020
Courtesy of Ulia Zaman

Make Way For Med Club

September 13, 2019
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