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The School Newspaper of West High School

West Signals

The School Newspaper of West High School

West Signals

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Nathalie Ingevaldsson: A Bright Soul

Cherokee , Hernandez April 14, 2016

  With our heads hung low and hearts opened wide, West High Warriors gathered last Wednesday to honor the death of one our own. Together friends and family gathered around the flagpole for a candlelight vigil in memory of Nathalie Ingevaldsson(11)....

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Night Rally Success

Night Rally Success

Rachel Kim, Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2016

 It was that time of day again. Red, blue, purple, and green were seen throughout the stadiums of West High which can only mean one thing - rally day.   Rally days primarily take place Fridays before lunch. However, on March 4, West High hosted...

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Getting Creative With Art Club

Getting Creative With Art Club

Rachel Kim, Editor-in-Chief February 10, 2016

  Whether a person can paint a replica of the Mona Lisa or struggle to draw a circle, Art Club encourages students of all grades to amp up their art skills. The club gives students a chance to socialize, learn, practice, and showcase their artwork...

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Always Write, Never Wrong

Always Write, Never Wrong

Ellen Butler, Staff Writer January 11, 2016

   Write Club is a safe, welcoming environment to share pieces of writing, throw around ideas, and discuss a multitude of topics. Every person, no matter their profession, will be writing throughout their life. “Even the molecular biologist needs...

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Change the Tides Takes Battle of the Bands by Storm

Change the Tides Takes Battle of the Bands by Storm

Alyna Kim, Feature / Opinion Editor November 12, 2015

Change the Tides swept away the competition at the Battle of the Bands Thursday night.  Three bands rocked the night away at the Battle of the Bands.  Although everyone played their hardest, Change the Tides moved the crowd and rocked the stands...

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Testing 1, 2, 3

Testing 1, 2, 3

Issa Sy, Staff Writer November 3, 2015

  The auditions for the Battle of the Bands have ended with several bands jamming their way to the final event.   After completing the first step to getting in, the competition between the chosen bands is stiff.  All the band members are excited...

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Derek Morimoto: A Helping Hand

Derek Morimoto: A Helping Hand

Rachel Kim, Editor-in-Chief October 8, 2015

  While most people spent their summer hanging out with friends, Derek Morimoto (11), dedicated his time to rebuild West High’s softball field wall.   Morimoto is Interact’s Community Service Coordinator and one of California Scholarship...

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New Assistant Principal, Mr. Evans, Ready to Take Charge.

Omar Rashad, Staff Writer October 8, 2015

  Assistant Principal Mr. Evans is a familiar face for many students at West High School. He has taught some of the most advanced English classes the campus had to offer.   With Mrs. Girgis, the previous Assistant Principal, deciding to become...

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The New Voice in 8106

The New Voice in 8106

Ellen Butler, Staff Writer October 8, 2015

   Mr. Rodich, the new choir director, has succeeded Mrs. Jensen, who retired at the end of last year. Mr. Rodich may be new to our school, but is experienced when it comes to being a choir director.    Ever since he was young, Mr. Rodich had...

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Honoring Nisei Patriotism

Alyna Kim, Feature/Opinion Editor September 30, 2015

  “One suitcase, each family, all else left behind / Dignity, freedom, liberty: were those left too? / Trapped, alienated, segregated, confined / Stripped from their red, white, and blue.”  These were the opening lines penned by Lauren Irie (12),...

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West High Recommended as a Gold Ribbon School

West High Recommended as a Gold Ribbon School

Noah Choi, News Editor March 31, 2015

Yesterday, West High was recommended as a Gold Ribbon School for 2015. In an email to all West High students, Principal Metz wrote that the “visiting committee validated our Gold Ribbon School application” and “formal announcement will come from...

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