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The School Newspaper of West High School

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The School Newspaper of West High School

West Signals

Shrutika Ezhil

Shrutika Ezhil, Staff Writer

Shrutika Ezhil is a staff writer for West Signals and a junior at West High. This is her first year in Signals and she’s excited to help entertain and inform her fellow classmates while collaborating with the West Signals team! Shrutika enjoys swimming, advocacy, boba, and spending time with her family.

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This summer will be different from last year, with things returning back to normal. But it’s important to still maintain our safety by wearing our masks and keeping our distance. Here are some activities that you can do over the summer while staying safe! Photo courtesy of Forbes Magazine.

Summer 2021: Safe and Fun!

Shrutika Ezhil, Staff Writer June 10, 2021
Netflix Documentary “Seaspiracy” tackles the controversial fish market and the impact it has on the world’s oceans. The fishing industry is accused of wiping out fish in the sea, destroying habitats, and illegally hunting for whales. The filmmakers have expressed a desire to save the oceans from the fishing industry, but they have also come under fire for presenting a sensationalized version of the truth.

On Demand: Seaspiracy Takeaways

Shrutika Ezhil, Staff Writer April 30, 2021
Noah Russo (10) displays her adorable Snoopy mask with a positive message: “be kind.”

Masks Galore!

Shrutika Ezhil, Staff Writer April 11, 2021
Asian American hate is not new. And with the normalization of abusive and racist 
comments and stereotypes, its become harder and harder to recognize racism and hate. But hatred has no place in this country. Now is the time to embrace our differences, not turn them down. So speak out, make your voice heard, and educate yourself.

Enough is Enough

Shrutika Ezhil, Staff Writer April 2, 2021

Leaping into Second Semester

Shrutika Ezhil, Staff Writer March 2, 2021
Walking through Los Angeles, it’s hard not to feel the presence and all the great contributions of the Black community, especially during Black History Month. February is dedicated to observing and acknowledging the impact African Americans and their culture has had on society. Black Culture Club’s President, Alyssa Reamer (11), described how “being able to look back and see where African Americans have come from gives me a sense of pride knowing that those strong people were my ancestors.”

Celebrating Black History Month

Shrutika Ezhil, Staff Writer March 2, 2021
Adjusting back to school after winter break, high schoolers are all rushing to wake up their school brains right in time for finals. So get out your computer and some notes to start studying!

January: Finals Season

Shrutika Ezhil, Staff Writer January 13, 2021
Despite the challenges we all may have faced this year, many of us turned them into positives. West High ASB adapted to the virtual platform and held online rallies in order to maintain school spirit. Photo courtesy of West High ASB.

2020: Finally Coming to an End

Shrutika Ezhil, Staff Writer December 29, 2020

Democracy: Does it still stand?

Shrutika Ezhil, Staff Writer December 9, 2020

Top 5 Must-Watch Movies in 2020

Shrutika Ezhil, Staff Writer November 10, 2020
Although TikTok has its fair share of ups and downs, is this ban the way to fix it?

TikTok and Teens: A Tug-of-War

Shrutika Ezhil, Staff Writer October 14, 2020
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