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West Signals

The School Newspaper of West High School

West Signals

The School Newspaper of West High School

West Signals

Anthony Parker

Anthony Parker, Staff Writer

Anthony Parker is a junior and it is his first year being a staff writer for Signals. He is very enthusiastic to learn more about the art of writing and journalism. Beyond West High, Anthony loves to hang out with his friends and enjoys getting exercise. He one day aspires to be a filmmaker, rooted from his passion for movies and television. 

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Japanese dancers line up to perform for West’s accepting and enthusiastic crowd. Gracie Ito (11) thought the event was great, as it gave West’s drill and all male team time “to bond with them since [they were] going to nationals together.”

West Meets Japanese Dance Teams!

Anthony Parker, Staff Writer May 10, 2023
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quatumania’s massive blockbuster scale has created an influx of advertisements promoting the movie. When asked if the movie is considered a true “film” Michael Oliveros (11) stated that “to even consider Marvel movies ‘films’ is laughable, as they overuse the same formula in almost every movie and don’t produce anything that really defines cinema as an art form.”

Quantumania At West!

Anthony Parker, Staff Writer March 8, 2023
West Highs new banners brighten campus and promote the Warrior Way

New Year, New West

Anthony Parker, Staff Writer February 23, 2023
The band Noir walks onto stage as the last performance of the night. The crowd roared as the three juniors started to play.  “I wasn’t expecting so much support on our first night,” stated drummer Elijah Cattouse (11).

2023 Talent Show Rocks West High!

Anthony Parker, Staff Writer February 17, 2023
According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), every packaged food is required to have nutritional information published on the package. Kelly Brown (10) stated that wrestlers take great importance of nutritional labels: “We choose what we eat based on our calorie intake.”

Are Calorie Labels Lying to You?

Anthony Parker, Staff Writer February 8, 2023
While the recent Pineapple Express storms have detrimental effects outside of the South Bay, the aggressive atmospheric river still proves to be a nuisance for the drivers of West High. Foggy mirrors and wet clothes have become a part of the start to every morning. Faith Iwanaka (12) has had to “leave a little earlier than usual and drive carefully” on the way to school because, “the recent storms have definitely made the roads around [her] neighborhood more slick.”

Severe Storm Hits West High!

Anthony Parker, Staff Writer January 19, 2023
Houses along Torrance’s Candy Cane Lane are decked out in festive lights and decorations for all to enjoy. The attraction is available until the end of December. Photo courtesy of Catherine Jonaris (12).

Candy Cane Lane Brings Out the Season!

Anthony Parker, Staff Writer December 27, 2022
Book Club board members Kyna Sarhaya (10), Isabella Chow (10), and Sue-Yan Chin (10) advertise the new club with bright posters and popular books lining the table.  On September 14, 2022 Book Club attended Club Rush in hopes of encouraging students to join. President Morgan Tan (10) noted the importance of reading as it is “a lifelong hobby that makes you a more well rounded person.”

Ready to Read at West’s Book Club

Anthony Parker, Staff Writer November 16, 2022
Warm Nights and Glowing Lights:
The ever so popular St. James Fair returns! Held annually at St. James Catholic School for educational fundraising, the fair was open from Oct. 7 to Oct. 9 this year. Students from across the South Bay gathered for the thrilling rides, mouthwatering appetizers, and game booths. Attendee Alan Bribiesca (11) expressed his excitement: “It’s pretty fun to come and hang out with friends, while messing around. It was worth paying [for tickets] for this once in a lifetime experience.” (Pictured: Jordan Seiler (11) and Alan Bribiesca (11))

Festive Fun at the St. James Fair

Anthony Parker, Staff Writer October 26, 2022
Waking up early is always tough for some students but a little extra sleep can make all the difference. This school year, a statewide mandate granted public middle and high school students in California with an extra half-hour of sleep.

New Year, New Schedule

Anthony Parker, Staff Writer September 9, 2022
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