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LUNCH RUSH: Harbor House provides daily lunch meals and snacks at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church for people in need within Thousand Oaks. All food provided is donated, with fresh produce and packaged snack options being handed out.

Harbor House provides sanctuary for those struggling in Conejo Valley

Andy Lynch, Opinion Section Editor December 12, 2022

It's a Monday night in the parking lot of the Thousand Oaks Lutheran Church Holy Trinity as the non profit organization Harbor House’s volunteer employees unhook table legs and set disposable dining...

HONORING VETERANS: Josh Budde celebrates his uncle, Navy veteran Chester Booker, for Veterans Day. Booker passed away on Feb. 16, 2022.

WHS staff honors Veterans

Summer Nichols, Co-Business-Manager November 17, 2022

In 1954, Congress passed a bill proclaiming Nov. 11 as an annual celebration to honor Veterans that served in the United States Armed Forces. Ever since, individuals have gathered to share stories of the...

Honoring David Blakes memory

Honoring David Blake’s memory

Alyssa Joo, A&E Section Editor, Co-Web-Editor November 17, 2022

David Blake passed away on Nov. 1. He was the band director at Los Cerritos Middle School and taught many members of the WHS band program. “[He was] one of the most passionate people I knew, who cared...

EXPLORING OJAI: Tourists walk around the bustling market while browsing sustainable products.

Exploring Ojai’s Conscious Collective Market Review

Lanza Peretti, Staff Writer November 15, 2022

With the upcoming holiday season and increase in out-of-town-guests, Ojai is a unique destination to bring family or knock out some sustainable holiday shopping just an hour drive away from Westlake. One...

BUTLER BATTLES CANCER: Georgia Butler is comforted by a therapy dog provided by the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles while undergoing chemotherapy treatment to prevent the spread of B–cell leukemia. After a year of treatment, Butler has returned to WHS for her senior year.

WHS student fights to overcome cancer

Sania Gali and Jocelyn Glick October 13, 2022

On Aug. 19, 2021, WHS student Georgia Butler ‘23 received the news that no one ever wants to hear — a diagnosis of a rare type of cancer, B–cell leukemia. B–cell leukemia is an aggressive and...

Katie Meyers passing sparks mental health discussion

Katie Meyer’s passing sparks mental health discussion

Alyssa Rice March 14, 2022

The Stanford community was left stunned on March 1 when the girls soccer team captain and senior goalkeeper Katie Meyer was found dead in her dorm room. The cause of death was later ruled to be suicide. Meyer...

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...

False fire alarms at WHS

False fire alarms at WHS

Alyssa Joo December 10, 2021

A sudden, screeching beep interrupts your teacher mid–sentence as students’ hands fly to their ears and a light begins flashing from the ceiling. Seconds pass, and nobody budges from seats or moves...

WHS students introduce new clubs

WHS students introduce new clubs

Allison Tieu October 14, 2021

As another year begins at WHS, clubs from previous years are back, and along with the old comes the new. School clubs allow students to spread their ideas and explore interests at school as well as...

The disadvantages of remote learning

The disadvantages of remote learning

Makenna Norman May 27, 2021

Remote learning has been unlike anything students or teachers have ever experienced before.  This year has certainly been one to remember with awkward breakout rooms, bad internet connection and...

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