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  • Locker clean-out is today, May 22, from 1:43 p.m. to 1:52 p.m.

  • 2/3 hour finals Tues., 4/5 hour finals Wed., 6/7 hour finals Thurs., good luck everyone!

  • Congratulations to the new student body co-presidents Alec Zhou and Sarah Bonnett.

  • Congratulations to the boys' and girls' track teams for placing 3rd at District 2 Championships.

Junior Cheryl Ma and sophomore Gokul Venkatachalam prepare for FBLA Nationals

Junior Cheryl Ma and sophomore Gokul Venkatachalam prepare for FBLA Nationals

Wonsang Lee, Staff Writer
May 24, 2017 • 403 views
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Junior Cheryl Ma and sophomore Gokul Venkatachalam’s summers will be spent going to an event only a few thousand students nationwide will attend: the FBLA National Leadership Conference. From June 29 to July 2, Ma and Venkatachalam will be going to Anaheim, Calif. to showcase their skills and to compe...

The Weight of the Classroom

The Weight of the Classroom

Anjali Shah, Staff Writer
May 23, 2017 • 391 views
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With finals week upon us, textbooks, laptops and binders are just a few of the heavy items that spill out of backpacks as students stuff their bags to the brim. Despite the practicality of backpacks, they may endanger the health and safety of students. “Since at least 1998, we’ve noticed back...

Students TEAM up for national competition

Students TEAM up for national competition

Lilly Bucher, Staff Writer
May 23, 2017 • 510 views
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This summer juniors Alec Zhou, Adam Johnson, Haran Kumar, Yash Nayak, Sophia McMorrow, Sophia Malpocker, Alexa Ling and Rachel Wang are participating in the Tests of Engineering, Aptitude, Mathematics and Science (TEAMS) national competition in Orlando, FL.   From June 21-24, the students will work as a team...

Students work to earn highest rank in Boy Scouts of America

Students work to earn highest rank in Boy Scouts of America

Anjali Shah, Staff Writer
May 16, 2017 • 530 views
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Nineteen Boy Scout members this year, ranging from freshmen to seniors, completed the prerequisites and 21 merit badges to earn the title of Eagle Scout: the highest rank in Boy Scouts of America. “Twelve [merit badges] are Eagle required. Some of those are citizenship in the nation, community in...

Students attend National White Privilege conference

Students attend National White Privilege conference

Grant Aden, Sport Editor
May 15, 2017 • 429 views
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As a six year old, it manifests itself as not having a bandaid that matches the color of your skin when you scrape your knee on the playground and go to the nurse. At 16, it’s the looming fear of being pulled over by a cop because the hands (your hands) driving the steering wheel are black and not white. ...

Fidget spinner epidemic takes over classrooms

Fidget spinner epidemic takes over classrooms

Ellie Widowski, News Writer
May 9, 2017 • 880 views
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It is constantly being spun during classes. It comes in all types of colors. It can fit in your pocket. Fidget spinners have been on the scene for a few years, but within the past few months they have become an epidemic not only in our school, but across the country. Fidget spinners were designed...

Students promote Social Justice through SSJLAC and Social Justice League

Students promote Social Justice through SSJLAC and Social Justice League

Gabriel Weber, Staff Writer
May 8, 2017 • 417 views
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With 62 school-sponsored extracurriculars, there is one which discusses current Social Justice issues and how to fix them in our school. “We are putting in the effort to make our school a place that is suitable for everyone. Not enough people are represented, not everyone is taken care of,” j...

Emily Bauer performs in the top nine at Poetry Out Loud Nationals

Emily Bauer performs in the top nine at Poetry Out Loud Nationals

Gabriel Weber, Staff Writer
May 3, 2017 • 115 views
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Of 310,000 competitors, senior Emily Bauer qualified to go to Washington, D.C. on April 25-26, 2017 as one of nine students in the Poetry Out Loud Finals. “It felt so crazy. Before Nationals, I had watched hundreds of YouTube videos of past champions in the competition just to get myself fam...

Reflections literary magazine “Kinesthesia” now available

Reflections literary magazine “Kinesthesia” now available

Emily Dickson, Conceptual Editor in Chief
April 28, 2017 • 246 views
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Today West's literary magazine production club, Reflections, released the 2017 magazine entitled "Kinesthesia". The collection includes poetry, art, and short stories by students that focus around the theme of movement. The book is available for online download and viewing on Issuu and will be available for less than seven dollars for a paper copy by the...

Best Buddies club goes to Prom

Best Buddies club goes to Prom

Sabrina Bohn, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017 • 964 views
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The Best Buddies club is ending the semester on a festive note by taking students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to Prom. “[Best Buddies club] really focuses on making kids with IDD feel like they are part of the community,” sophomore Erika Anstine said. “We don’t ...

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