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West Signals

The School Newspaper of West High School

West Signals

The School Newspaper of West High School

West Signals

Bella Levinson

Bella Levinson, Visuals Editor

Bella Levinson is the visuals editor for West Signals and a senior at West. It’s her second year in Signals and she is excited to tell the school’s stories through her eyes. In her free time, Bella loves to take pictures, hang out with friends, and is super excited to be joining West Signals this year!

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She shoots, she scores! Determined to make her free throw, Madeline Heinemann (11) hoped to rack up points on the scoreboard for her team. West Girls’ Basketball battled St. Paul High School in the First Round of CIF after placing first in Pioneer league.

Girls’ Basketball Takes on St. Paul

Bella Levinson, Visuals Editor February 11, 2023
The West High Girls’ Soccer team huddles up seconds before kickoff against the opposing team, Mira Costa. After an outstanding 2021-2022 season of being League and State Champions, these girls are reading to reach their fullest potential and bring it all home for a second time.

In It to Win It

Bella Levinson, Visuals Editor January 19, 2023
Filipino Culture Club practices Tinikling, a traditional dance, to prepare for a highly anticipated performance at Multicultural Day.  Every year, cultural clubs present traditional dances, clothing, and songs to showcase the diverse community that makes up West High.  These performances require an abundance of preparation time, dedication, and effort, all to present a perfected show for students and staff.

Multicultural Day Preparations

Bella Levinson, Visuals Editor January 18, 2023
West High’s Girls’ Volleyball seniors huddle up for a group picture on senior night against North High on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. Congratulations to (top row from left to right) Amani Flakes (12), Samantha Jiao (12), Mikayla Long (12), Maddy Hancock (12), Kate Amano (12), Rylee White (12), Aaliyah Martinez (12), Maddie Verette (12),(bottom row from left to right) Abigail Witzansky (12), Sheridan Hagedorn (12), Maddie Gloria (12), Mia Koliander (12), and Paityn Yamasaki (12) for representing the Girls’ Volleyball program.

One Last Spike

Bella Levinson, Visuals Editor December 1, 2022
Students wave their flashlights in time with music to show support for the Football Team at West High’s first football game.

[Art/Photo] Welcome to the WARRZONE

Cyrilla Zhang, Editor-in-Chief November 1, 2022
Under the Friday night lights on Friday Sept. 30, 2022, the West High Warrior team takes on the South High Spartans in the first league match of the football season. After a stellar performance from the Warriors, the team came away with a 48-20 win over the Spartans. “It feels good to have won our first league game against a good South team, and it really boosts our confidence going forward,” expressed starting Varsity linebacker Tyler Black (10). The Warriors hope to continue their success in the next league game against Lawndale on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022.

Friday Night Lights: Homecoming Edition

Bella Levinson, Visuals Editor October 4, 2022
West High students cheer as they participate in the first rally of the new school year on Friday, September 26, 2022. The Homecoming rally included two student involved games: table surfing and “skin the snake.” In addition, West High’s Dance Department, Drill and All Male performed at the rally, much to the excitement of the student body. To end the rally, the Associated Student Body (ASB) announced the Homecoming Top 5 Court: (Pictured from left to right in middle left row of photos) Ian Chen (12), Beckett Tom (12), Nancy Kim (12), Brandon Howard (12), Lauren Ng (12), Frank Wong (12), John Kang (12), Sullivan Kolakowski (12), Riyana Roy (12), and (not pictured) Jaden Mooney (12).

The Final 5!

Bella Levinson, Visuals Editor September 30, 2022
The Homecoming Top 15 have been announced! All of the nominees were ecstatic and full of smiles as they walked down the stairs at lunch with their “Stay Groovy” balloons on September 16, 2022. ASB (Associated Student Body) also announced the highly anticipated theme for this year: Saturday Night Fever. West High students couldn’t be more excited to dance the night away under a shiny disco ball. Ticket sales for Homecoming will start on Friday, September 23, 2022. The Homecoming King and Queen will be announced at the Homecoming football game on September 30, 2022 at 7pm. (Pictured from left to right: Kate Amano (12), Beckett Tom (12), Ian Chen (12), Sullivan Kolakowski (12), Nancy Kim (12), Cooper Acuesta (12), Lauren Ng (12), Frank Wong (12), and Jasmin Cuaresma (12). Not Pictured: Allison Tsai (12), Faith Iwanaka (12), Gaby Nieraeth (12), Jaden Mooney (12), Julia Araujo (12), Kate Phan (12), Molly Paulson (12), Natalia Torres (12), Riyana Roy (12), Samantha Jiao (12), Amare Cooper (12), Ben Arrata (12), Brandon Howard (12), Chris Matsuoka (12), Dean Ashley (12), John Kang (12), Jordan Au (12), Jude Arabit (12), Matt Rochford (12), Trevor Strong (12), and Tyler Schlappatha (12).) (Art/Photo by Darren Kawazoe)

Homecoming Preparations!

Bella Levinson, Visuals Editor September 29, 2022
As the summer heat simmers, fall drinks come back to play. Pumpkin spiced lattes and all classic seasonal fall flavors are welcomed back as winter waits its turn.

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice!

Bella Levinson, Visuals Editor September 21, 2022
West Highs Girls Volleyball team huddles up after scoring a point against Palos Verdes  High on September 1, 2022. The team plans their next play to get that “Warrior win”. Outside of brainstorming their next play, the girls build up positive momentum to keep them in the right mindset throughout the whole game. The girls support each other, and when one teammate fails a play, they build each other back up without giving up.

Reasons for the Season

Bella Levinson, Visuals Editor September 9, 2022
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