Let’s Meditate

Harrison Sites, Staff Writer

November 3, 2016


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Meditation is one of the oldest and most commonly practiced forms of self reflection, as well as being a common method to access someone's spirituality and it is an integral part of many people's lives. Because of meditations profound influence on many people and society it's not surprising that students...

Ballerinas are on Pointe

Fatima Bhaiwala, Senior Editor

November 3, 2016


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For hours, the ballet students work to perfect their turns and jumps to make sure that there are no flaws in the routine. They work to put together a production to leave their audience in awe. The show has months of preparation behind it, but they would not complain.  They effortlessly and gracefully...

Small World, Blue Nation

Small World, Blue Nation

Chloe Oani, Staff Writer

November 3, 2016


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During the homecoming parade, onlookers watched as a group of students rode in the back of a red pickup truck, waving an array of small flags and blasting “Waka Waka,” the official song of the 2010 World Cup by Shakira. Meet West’s world ambassadors, the representatives of the school’s diverse...

So You Think You Can Greek Dance

So You Think You Can Greek Dance

Sana Hameed, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2016


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As senior Avy Taylor prepared to perform at the annual Greek Food Festival, she looked in the mirror and felt pride swell within her. Clad in her Grecian shepherd costume, Taylor understood the importance of clinging to one’s culture despite becoming integrated within another. Taylor can trace her...

The Best of Both Worlds: School by Day, Work by Night

The Best of Both Worlds: School by Day, Work by Night

Leo Rocha, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2016


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Many students participate in activities outside of school, ranging from sports to being in a band. However, some people may not realize that having a job is an extracurricular activity as well. It can be difficult to balance both work and school, but these students make sure that their education comes...

Let’s Meditate

Harrison Sites, Staff Writer

November 3, 2016


Filed under Features

Meditation is one of the oldest and most commonly practiced forms of self reflection, as well as being a common method to access someone's spirituality and it is an integral part of many people's lives. Because of meditations profound influence on many people and society it's not surprising that students...

Be More Than Just a Best Friend: Be a Best PAL

Shriya Senguttuvan, Staff Writer

November 3, 2016


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Peer Assistance and Leadership (PALs) began in the late 1970’s as a class that combined “peer assistance” and “peer leadership,” and was offered to students to help develop habits of team building and leadership. Now, PALs is a lot more than just a traditional class about leadership. It is...

Languages: The Passports of Tomorrow

Sana Hameed, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2016


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Langues sont le passeport de demain denotes French teacher Madame Francine Dupuis-Ho. In Spanish that would be Lenguas son el pasaporte del mañana. And for English speakers that phrase would simply translate to languages are the passport of tomorrow. Senior Ana Solis truly takes this saying to heart...

Teacher Feature: Ms. Elliott

Teacher Feature: Ms. Elliott

Leah Martineau, Senior Editor

November 3, 2016


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What is an interesting fact about you? I wanted to be a bird watcher. My mom thinks I’m weird for that, but I’m still planning on it. What is the best part about teaching? Meeting really talented kids is probably the best part of teaching. It’s weird. I know someone who could possibly...

Dancing for a Cause, Performance for a Purpose

Dancing for a Cause, Performance for a Purpose

Michael de Silva, Staff Writer

November 3, 2016


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For students looking to exercise, meet new people and give back to their community, Dancing For a Cause (DFC) gives them a club that fits their wants. DFC performs in order to spread awareness for various issues and charities, all while promoting dance. “Once I joined [DFC], I really got to know...

Artist Continues Legacy of Grandfather

Artist Continues Legacy of Grandfather

Mellica Askari, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016


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Amanolah Tarighi was a highly acclaimed artist in Iran around the mid-20th century, having photography and painting as his specialties. His never-ending work and contributions to the arts in Iran persevered through the Revolution of 1979 and still show the strong culture of Iran to its people today. Following...

The Fonts Band

Gina Quatrino, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016


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The Ramones, The Who and Nirvana are noted by some as the most iconic bands in the world. What many might not know is that they all started their musical journeys the same way: in a garage band. Juniors Billy Yang, Asher Davé, Raul Patel and Blake Aldridge are hoping to add their names to the list o...

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