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WHS introduces Career Emphasis Program

WHS introduces Career Emphasis Program

Ella Marcum June 2, 2022

The Career Emphasis Program is a new resource to help WHS students pursue a career pathway in the science field. The WHS science department created the CEP program during the 2021–22 school year...

United Nations addresses climate change report

United Nations addresses climate change report

Allison Tieu April 8, 2022

On March 23, the United Nations announced its Early Warning Plan project and latest findings on harmful carbon emissions.  According to un.org, the early warning system is an adaptive measure...

Westlake for Ukraine rally

Westlake for Ukraine rally

Ella Marcum March 23, 2022

WHS students have been hard at work to show support for Ukraine due to the recent war in Ukraine against Russian forces after they were invaded on Feb. 24, 2022. Emma Fishman ‘22 organized a rally...

Mask mandate lifted in WHS, California

Mask mandate lifted in WHS, California

Soumya Monga March 22, 2022

Starting March 14 under the direction of Governor Gavin Newson, California schools will not be mandating students to wear masks indoors. This shift in policy was made on Feb. 28 in an announcement by...

SB–118 prevents U.C. Berkeley enrollment cap

SB–118 prevents U.C. Berkeley enrollment cap

Angela Ling March 22, 2022

On March 14, California legislature voted to pass Senate Bill 118, which overturns the court decision that required the University of California, Berkeley to freeze undergraduate enrollment. Later the...

Wellness Center hosts mental health workshops

Wellness Center hosts mental health workshops

Angela Ling November 5, 2021

WHS's new Wellness Center began hosting Wellness Wednesday workshops on Oct. 6 and will continue them throughout the year. The workshops occur twice a month and cover various mental health topics such...

U.S. ends occupation in Afghanistan

U.S. ends occupation in Afghanistan

Allan Tieu October 7, 2021

On Aug. 15, Taliban fighters were able to successfully take over Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, after U.S. troops had been instructed to evacuate the country. President Joe Biden decided to end the...

CVUSD announces plans to return to normal scheduling for 2021–2022 school year

CVUSD announces plans to return to normal scheduling for 2021–2022 school year

Harrison Weinberg April 26, 2021

CVUSD Superintendent Mark McLaughlin sent out an e–mail on April 13 announcing that the school district plans to return to “full–day, on–campus learning schedules” for the 2021–2022 school...

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The WHS’ AcaDeca team competes at state level

Vivian Stein April 26, 2021

The Academic Decathlon state competition took place on March 16, 17 and 20, where roughly 70 teams competed and WHS placed 17th. AcaDeca is a 1st–period class open to 10th–12th grade students of...

Waiting until the smoke clears

Waiting until the smoke clears

Harrison Weinberg October 26, 2020

California, Oregon, Washington and other states are still being affected by a multitude of fires spanning throughout the country. According to the California Fire Department, over four million acres...

New STEM building

New STEM building

Makenna Norman October 26, 2020

Construction began on Aug. 7 for the long–anticipated new science building, which is scheduled to be finished by December of 2021.  The STEM building was first proposed in November of 2014....

Sandee Everett running for Area 5 School Board

Sandee Everett running for Area 5 School Board

Lindsey Romano October 22, 2020

Interviewer: What is your current occupation? Sandee: “...I am a trustee on the Conejo Valley Unified School District School Board. I'm also a full-time mom. My occupation is that I am...a licensed...

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