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UC graduate students go on strike

UC graduate students go on strike

westlakearrow January 31, 2023

Written by Chenya Kwon The best laid plans of UCs and UC strikers often go awry.  That was the case for the UC graduate student strikes that occurred throughout the final months of 2022. Though...

Elon Musk gains ownership of Twitter

Elon Musk gains ownership of Twitter

Sydney Elias, Social Media Editor December 15, 2022

On Oct. 27, 2022 Elon Musk finally sealed the deal. The billionaire took over one of the world’s largest social media networks, Twitter, paying a total of about $44 billion for full ownership of the...

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT FOR CHINA GROWS: Protests and vigils grow outside of the Chinese Consulate in Toronto in support of the protestors arrested in China.

Protests erupt in China over ‘Zero COVID-19’ policy

Sania Gali, Social Media Editor December 9, 2022

On Nov. 28 2022, protests erupted from Shanghai to Beijing over China’s ‘Zero COVID-19 Policy’. The policy has come under controversy since the COVID-19 pandemic occurred in 2022 with China being...

Trump announces 2024 presidential campaign

Trump announces 2024 presidential campaign

Makenna Norman, Co-Editor-in-Chief December 6, 2022

On Nov. 15, 2022, former President Donald Trump announced that he will be running as a candidate in the 2024 presidential election.  “In order to make America great and glorious again, I am tonight...

MARCHING FOR PRIDE: Peaceful rally participants marching through Mexico City during an LGBTQ+ Pride Parade.

Social changes take place across North America

Sydney Elias, Featured columnist December 1, 2022

On Oct. 26, 2022, same-sex marriage was officially made legal throughout all of Mexico. Although the Supreme Court declared state laws preventing same-sex marriage unconstitutional in 2015, some states...

WHS re-evaluates Warrior mascot

WHS re-evaluates Warrior mascot

Sania Gali and Summer Nichols November 10, 2022

During the start of the 2022–23 school year, WHS has taken steps to re–evaluate the school mascot, specifically regarding its affiliation with Native American culture. Faculty and staff members have...

IRAN TAKES TO STREETS: Protests continue on Sept. 20, 2022 in Iran’s largest city, Tehran at Kabir University in hopes of attaining change for women.

Iran fights for change

Sania Gali, Social Media Editor November 7, 2022

On Sept. 13th, Mahsa Amini,  a Kurdish-Iranian woman was arrested in Tehran, Iran by the Guidance Patrol, also known as Iran’s morality police force, for violating Iran’s strict laws requiring women...

LAB RATS: By analyzing how human neurons grow and develop inside the brains of rats, researchers may gain new insights into neurological disorders such as autism.

Rat brains provide insight on neurological research in recent study

Harrison Weinberg, Graphics Editor November 7, 2022

On Oct. 12 2022, a study published in Nature by Stanford scientists detailed the successful transportation and growth of clusters of human brain cells in the brains of newborn rats. The study, led by...

INTRODUCTION TO OFFICE: Rishi Sunak prepares to give his introductory speech on Downing Street as Prime Minister on October 25.

Rishi Sunak becomes prime minister of U.K.

James Miller, Co-Business-Manager November 3, 2022

On Oct. 25, 2022, Rishi Sunak was announced prime minister of the U.K. following Liz Truss’s resignation amid economic controversy. “I want to pay tribute to my predecessor Liz Truss,” said Prime...

AVID ATHLETE: Garcia, pictured in his sports jersey, enjoyed being a member of Unified Sports and would play with his partner Presley Davis.

Remembering Jesus Garcia

Makenna Norman, Alyssa Rice, and Vivian Stein October 11, 2022

On Sept. 11, WHS lost a beloved member of its community — Jesus Garcia ‘23. Garcia was a member of LEAP, as well as an active participant in Conejo Valley Unified Sports. “As he was able, Jesus...

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, the early warning system is an adaptive measure...

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