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Liz Blake is presented with the Teacher of the Month Award.

Liz Blake awarded CVUSD Teacher of the Month

James Miller, Opinion Section Editor February 13, 2024

Orchestra teacher Liz Blake was selected as CVUSD’s Teacher of the Month for January out of over 500 teachers in the district. The award honors teachers, instructors and district employees for their...

Viktor Bout, a Russian arms dealer nicknamed the “Merchant of Death”, is escorted into the United States as a prisoner after being detained in Thailand two years prior following an international sting operation.

Paul Whelan seeks freedom from ongoing imprisonment

Tomas Galioto, Staff Writer December 21, 2023

Since his arrest on Dec. 28, 2018, US Marine Paul Whelan has remained detained in Moscow's Lefortovo Prison, where he is currently serving a 16 year sentence for espionage, a charge he and the US federal...

Middle East engulfed in conflict

Middle East engulfed in conflict

Sania Gali, News Section editor November 7, 2023

On Oct. 7, 2023, Hamas, the Iran–backed political and military governance of the Gaza strip, a Palestinian territory, infiltrated the Israel–Gaza border, killing 1,300 Israeli civilians and soldiers...

Remembering Julius Poppinga

Remembering Julius Poppinga

Shane Douglas, Grace Hefner, and Allison Tieu October 4, 2023

On Wednesday Aug. 30, 2023, WHS lost an important member of the Warrior family: Julius Poppinga ‘25. He was a caring individual and valued member of the varsity football and JV lacrosse teams. “I...

WRITERS STRIKE ENDS: Members of the Writers Guild of America walk the picket line on June 21, 2023. The strike ended on Sept. 27, 2023 with a favorable deal secured by the writers union

Writer’s strike comes to a close

Lucas Van Parys, Web Design Editor October 4, 2023

The Writer’s Guild of America announced their active strike on May 2, 2023. Only now has it ended on Sept. 27, 2023 with writers having negotiated a deal from the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television...

PLAYING THE CLASSICS: Bryan Huang ‘24 (left), Matthew Zhang ‘24 (middle) and Tarun Subramanian ‘24 (right) perform Bach’s double violin concerto on April 27 during lunch. The group of musicians plans to perform more in the future.

WHS students perform for music therapy concert

May 22, 2023

On April 27, during lunch in room 31M, Matthew Zhang ‘24 hosted a music therapy concert for LEAP students, playing calming and therapeutic music. Zhang performed alongside four other musicians Tarun...

Remembering Wesley Welling

Remembering Wesley Welling

Makenna Norman, Alyssa Rice, and Vivian Stein May 12, 2023

On April 18, 2023, WHS lost a beloved freshman on campus, Wesley Welling ‘26 — a bright student, kind friend, selfless individual and caring brother and son. “He was such a sweet kid,” said...

CURRICULUM GETS POLARIZED: Governor Ron DeSantis and other politicians continue to debate school curriculum standards as elections loom closer.

College Board revises AP African Studies Curriculum

Sania Gali, Social Media Editor March 24, 2023

In mid-February, Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida threatened to cut ties with the College Board over the new AP African Studies curriculum. The move came after Republican conservatives in Florida opposed...

NOT SO NUTRITIOUS: Popular foods among teens often include unhealthy options such as hamburgers, fries, tacos and sodas. Delivery services can bring these foods from restaurants to students in a number of minutes.

WHS adopts new food delivery policy

Vivian Stein, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 15, 2023

Principal Jason Branham sent out a digital Weekly Warrior Update on Feb. 12, 2023 informing students, parents and guardians that food delivery services are no longer allowed on campus. Branham stated...

GUILTY AS CHARGED: The WHS mock trial team accepts the third place award at the 2023 Ventura County Mock Trial Competition award ceremony after seven rounds of competition.

WHS Mock Trial team ranks third in Ventura County

Makenna Norman, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 8, 2023

The annual Ventura County Mock Trial Competition took place Feb. 6–9 at the Ventura County Courthouse. WHS’s Mock Trial team competed against 26 other high school teams and took home five individual...

HEIGHTENED DOWNFALL: The Chinese spy balloon was shot down by American F-22 Raptor fighter plane off the coast of South Carolina on Feb. 4, 2023.

Foreign surveillance sparks public outrage

Grace Hefner, News Section Editor February 24, 2023

A U.S. fighter plane shot down a Chinese high–altitude balloon on Feb. 4, 2023 after the balloon was spotted orbiting in North American airspace, resulting in public outrage from Americans over the threat...

UC graduate student strike ends

UC graduate student strike ends

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...

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