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What is Your Hamilton Theme Song?

What is Your Hamilton Theme Song?

By Sara Momin, Assistant News Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Quizzes

All Things Wild Rehabilitates Wounded Animals

All Things Wild Rehabilitates Wounded Animals

By Alyssa Kamouie, Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under Extras

  Around two weeks ago, I came across a small bird on its back on the side of the pathway leading to my house. This poor bird was riddled with ants, making agonizing chirping sounds as if pleading for help. The birds perched in the tree that loomed over the young bird did nothing, and I didn...

Which Disney Princess Are You?

Which Disney Princess Are You?

By Jessica Song, Yearbook Designer

September 15, 2017


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Ringing In a New Change

Ringing In a New Change

By Arthur Wang, Reporter

September 8, 2017


Filed under Extras

Note: This announcement is fictitious and has been written for satirical purposes. After the overwhelmingly positive response to the updated bell system (including the relaxing yet urgent thirty-second warning and the simplistic and stylish announcement alert sound), the Westwood Staff have decided to inc...

Seven Ways to Soak Up the Summer

Seven Ways to Soak Up the Summer

By Lizzie Deal, Managing Editor

August 11, 2017


Filed under A & E, Lists

Summer is all about resting, relaxing, and recharging ourselves as we take a break from the rigorous school year. It’s common practice to hang out with friends, go on vacation, or earn some extra cash during this time of freedom. But with only a week left before school starts, summer is fading fast....

Five Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Five Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

By Mae Bruce and Lizzie Deal

April 21, 2017


Filed under A & E, Lists, Showcase

Earth Day is an internationally celebrated holiday that takes place on April 22 every year. While the holiday might seem like something you need to have a green thumb to celebrate, all it really takes is the drive to help make the planet healthier. Here are five simple and easy ways to celebrate Eart...

Five Books to Read from Your Favorite YouTubers

Five Books to Read from Your Favorite YouTubers

By Trevor Wyatt, Reporter

April 18, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Lists

In Real Life: My Journey to a Pixelated World -- Joey Graceffa Nominated for Goodreads Choice Awards, this book is an inspiring memoir by YouTuber Joey Graceffa. The book relays stories from his childhood to the present day, including an account of coming out in a music video uploaded shortly before the relea...

Six Underrated Video Game Sequels

Six Underrated Video Game Sequels

By Trevor Wyatt, Reporter

February 22, 2017


Filed under Lists

"Kingdom Hearts 2" - This is a follow-up to an RPG (role-playing game) about a boy named Sora who travels around Disney worlds fighting creatures. In the sequel, originally released on PS2, Sora has to start all over, because between the games he lost all of his memories and his abilities. "Ass...

Seven Christmas Movies to Watch Over Winter Break

Seven Christmas Movies to Watch Over Winter Break

By Manasa Dendukuri, Photographer

December 13, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Lists

1. Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas As everyone from our generation may know, the Grinch is a classic Christmas movie that has been in our hearts since the its release.This classic is about the Grinch, played by Jim Carrey, who decides to steal the biggest tree from the joyful town of Who...

Five New Movies to Watch Over Thanksgiving Break

Five New Movies to Watch Over Thanksgiving Break

By Haley Haverda, Reporter

November 17, 2016


Filed under Lists

1. Arrival    Release Date: Nov. 11th Rating: PG-13 When twelve mysterious extraterrestrial spacecrafts appear in random places around the Earth, Linguist Louise Banks is recruited by the US Military to join a special team created to try to communicate with the UFOs. Banks must race to find a way to reach...

Six Things to Do Before the ACT or SAT

Six Things to Do Before the ACT or SAT

By Manasa Dendukuri, Photographer

October 31, 2016


Filed under Lists

For juniors and seniors this year, it is ACT and SAT season. Yes, it is every month until the end of the school year, but it is still a season. The ACT and SAT are an important part of your college application, and they are not to be taken lightly. Most colleges look for a certain score on your standar...