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Being pressured to decide your future as a 16–year–old

Being pressured to decide your future as a 16–year–old

westlakearrow April 1, 2022

By Sydney Elias “What do you want to be when you grow up?” is a commonly asked question to kids with no expectation of a realistic response. Young children have the luxury of using their full imaginations,...

Fields, cattle and corn — oh my!

Fields, cattle and corn — oh my!

westlakearrow March 24, 2022

Written by Summer Nichols Nebraska: The Good Life. Well, at least that’s what was advertised when I drove by the state sign. The average picture of Nebraska revolves around the idea that there is...

Rom–coms defy the norm

Rom–coms defy the norm

westlakearrow February 7, 2022

Written by Lindsay Gould For years, the romantic comedy (rom–com) movie genre has been filled with stereotypical characters and clichés, but not anymore. Movies today are breaking barriers in...

Kelman impacts WHS students

Kelman impacts WHS students

westlakearrow February 5, 2022

Written by Summer Nichols As students weave through the campus of WHS, a flash of bright–colored clothing can be seen driving a golf cart and shouting words of endearment. This energetic figure is...

Space mining sparks debates

Space mining sparks debates

westlakearrow February 4, 2022

Written by James Miller Outer space is an infinite void filled with countless resources and uncertain life. Within the Earth’s own galaxy, the Milky Way, quintillions of dollars are thought to be...

The problem with American politics

The problem with American politics

westlakearrow March 3, 2020

Written by Nick Penn Since 1776, political parties have been a controversial topic. John Adams once famously said, “There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great...

The new Mulan

The new Mulan

westlakearrow March 2, 2020

Written by Vivian Stein Even the biggest Disney fans were shocked when the news got out about the live action remake of the beloved Disney film Mulan leaving out an important aspect of the original...

U.S. women’s soccer is going for gold in 2020

U.S. women’s soccer is going for gold in 2020

westlakearrow February 26, 2020

Written by Alyssa Rice The crowd roars as forward Tobin Heath advances up the right sideline with the ball at her feet. Seconds after an awe-inspiring display of technical skill, Heath rips the ball...

Grad Bash to-do list

westlakearrow May 24, 2018

Lo Yarnall '18 The issue of the class of 2018’s grad night destination was a point of heated debate all throughout the school year. Being at Universal Studios instead of the traditional Disneyland,...

Review: Call Me By Your Name

Review: Call Me By Your Name

westlakearrow March 23, 2018

Lo Yarnall '18 *This review contains no spoilers outside of a summary of the general plot. I had never heard of Call Me By Your Name until the Academy Awards on March 4. It immediately caught my attention...

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westlakearrow March 23, 2018

Millennials increase library use

Millennials increase library use

westlakearrow March 23, 2018

Sydney Rosinski '18 When thinking about public libraries, a specific image may come to mind: the year is 2007 and the kids section of the Thousand Oaks Library is swarmed with people-a normal weekend...

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