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 PASSIONATE PODCASTERS: Brothers Jace Adeva ‘24 and Jax Adeva ‘25 host the podcast Bros Before Foes to highlight WHS student athletes.

WHS students engage their creative power

Kalia Bell, Delaney Bronk, and Chenya Kwon November 8, 2023

  The earliest recordings of art, dated over 40,000 years old, were paintings on cave walls and were viewed as the pinnacles of artistic creation. However, in today’s age, there are limitless...

2023 November Issue crossword puzzle answers:

2023 November Issue crossword puzzle answers:

Devon Valance and Lucas Van Parys November 7, 2023

*On the crossword there is a misspelling of Ms. Mohrhoff's name, we excluded the first H before the R.

Instead of the normal pumpkin and chai lattes, this recipe combines both flavors into a great dessert.

Try it out: Scarlett’s pumpkin chai cookies

Scarlett Brisbin, Staff Writer November 6, 2023

When thinking of fall items, pumpkins and hot drinks always come to mind. With the chilly winter around the corner, one must enjoy the last moments of fall. I love to bake, and my pumpkin chai cookies...

Rangolis are popular Diwali decorations made of colored sand. The designs, often formed near the entrance to a home, feature flowers, symmetrical designs and religious symbols in vibrant hues to welcome God and abundance inside.

Diwali lights up the night

Ayushi Khattar, Social Media Editor November 3, 2023

The sun has set and darkness settles in over the horizon, but the night is just beginning to shine for many Indians. Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, falls on Nov. 12, 2023. As the largest of the...

The American Library Association releases a list every year of the top ten most challenged books across the country.

Rise in book challenges, library closures reflects divided opinions

Savannah Giford, Graphics Editor November 3, 2023

Within the last year, shifting political environments across the country have caused an “unprecedented” rise in books being challenged in schools, according to “ALA’s Office for Intellectual...

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WHS introduces environment focused clubs

Savannah Giford, Staff Writer October 4, 2023

The Botanic Gardens Support Club is a first–year club focusing on volunteer work led by Daniel Choi ‘25. Meetings will be held in 42R at lunch every other Friday.  Through regular community service...

Global warming affects wildlife

Global warming affects wildlife

Delaney Bronk, Staff Writer September 18, 2023

The terms global warming and climate change have become more frequently used in recent years, especially in relation to the future of humans. However, humans are not the only species affected. Animals,...

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...

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