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CONSEQUENCES TO WILDLIFE: Some animals expected to be impacted by Project Willow are artic foxes, bald eagles, musk oxen, polar bears, reindeer, sea otters and many more.

Project Willow affects Alaskan communities

Jocelyn Glick, Social Media Editor March 27, 2023

A proposal known as the Willow Project made by ConocoPhillips, a countrywide petroleum refinery, in August 2021 has the potential to lead the world into an environmental disaster that risks the biodiversity...

STORED FOR SPRING:  Snowpacks on Mount Rose Highway in Nevada have multiple layers of snow tightly compacted on top of each other. As the snow melts in spring, the runoff creates a vital source of water for many.

Heavy rain increases California’s water storage

Laura Teegarden, Staff Writer March 24, 2023

During the first three months of 2023, California saw what was predicted to be a ‘dry winter’ turn into heavy rainfall, storms and flooding. As storms move around the state, 40 of the 58 counties in...

PLANT POWER: Poppies, the California state flower, blooms from April to June. The native plant tends to thrive in mild humidity and warm temperatures. Similar to poppies, mustard weed can be spotted throughout California, but its effects are detrimental. This invasive plant inhibits the growth of many native plant species

Native plants contribute to prospering environment

Lanza Peretti, Staff Writer February 27, 2023

Over many centuries, urbanization has pushed native wildlife out and brought invasive plants in, permanently damaging the environment. This issue can also be seen with California's wildlife. For example,...

CULTURES UNITED: In this charming arrangement of flowers, trees and landscaping, visitors can experience the beauty of French, Italian and Japanese gardens.

Gardens of the World celebrates cultures

Summer Nichols, Social Media Editor February 27, 2023

Conejo Valley is home to a variety of unique activities that offer fun and enriching opportunities to tourists and locals alike. Tucked away among these hidden gems is a site known as Gardens of the World,...

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...

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