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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 • 164 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...

Track athletes head to state

Track athletes head to state

Chris Bass, Staff Writer
May 23, 2017 • 196 views
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On May 22, male and female athletes competed in the Class 3 and Class 4 Sectional track and field meet. In the event 14 athletes qualified for the annual state meet on May 25 and 26. “I’m really because of the fact we qualified both in distance and in sprints,” Girls Head coach Kristen Witt said...

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 • 239 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...

Varsity water polo team heads to state

Varsity water polo team heads to state

Carly Anderson and Sabrina Bohn
May 5, 2017 • 771 views
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With a 26-5 record, the varsity water polo team will be heading to state beginning on May 5. “I feel like this group really puts the team ahead of themselves this season,” head coach Charles Cutelli said. “I’ve got 15 kids on varsity that all understand what we need to do, and they’ll sacrifice...

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 • 50 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...

Stepping through the season

Stepping through the season

Donielle Coach, Staff Writer
May 2, 2017 • 130 views
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Photos of the Step team showcase their talent and dedication through the season.

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Breaking down borders to celebrate prom

Breaking down borders to celebrate prom

Maddie Cooke, Staff Writer
April 14, 2017 • 1,083 views
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Senior Joe Fuller closes a 1,200 mile gap for his Prom date that lives in Monterrey, Mexico.

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Lacrosse team grows with 22 new freshmen

Lacrosse team grows with 22 new freshmen

Gabriel Weber, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017 • 296 views
Filed under sports

After the JV team outscored opponents 14-6 and varsity ended 11-13 last season, returning members and coaches have high expectations for the current lacrosse season. “[The program] is a great balance between  having fun and being competitive,” varsity assistant coach Tom Herpel said. “Lear...

Racing for a Cure

Racing for a Cure

Lilly Bucher, Staff Writer
March 28, 2017 • 263 views
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Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is a foundation that fundraises to support breast cancer research. For junior class secretary Sandy Fitzwilliam and business teacher Laura Glenn, both breast cancer survivors, the cause is near to both of their hearts.  Fitzwilliam was diagnosed with breast cancer N...

Alumnus Sumner Mahaffey showcases Filipino culture with Hey Joe Show

Alumnus Sumner Mahaffey showcases Filipino culture with Hey Joe Show

Wonsang Lee, Staff Writer
March 13, 2017 • 677 views
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After graduating from West High in 2011, alumnus Sumner Mahaffey has journeyed worldwide in his quest to highlight Filipino culture, from a Mormon mission trip to the Philippines to his boy band, Hey Joe Show. Mahaffey was first introduced to Filipino culture through his mission with the Church of Jesus...

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