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Pregnancy discrimination for working women needs to be addressed

Pregnancy discrimination for working women needs to be addressed

Alyssa Rice, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 31, 2023

For many women, pregnancy is a time of celebration, but for women in the workplace, this joyous news is often accompanied by worry and fear. Discrimination against pregnant women was banned in 1978 with...

WHS should reevaluate their honors courses

WHS should reevaluate their honors courses

Jocelyn Glick, Social Media Editor December 14, 2022

You walk into your first AP class. There weren’t any honors options, but you still wanted a challenge. The first few weeks are manageable but the further you get into the school year, you notice the...

Interestein perspective: The power of comfort stories

Interestein perspective: The power of comfort stories

Vivian Stein, Co-Editor-in-Chief December 1, 2022

After a long day of school, practice and homework, there’s nothing I love more than a hot shower, a comfy spot on the couch and the sound of the nostalgic Gilmore Girls “Where You Lead, I Will Follow”...

NOT SO HAPPY HANUKKAH: Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, begins Dec. 18, yet an increase in antisemitism has overshadowed countless Jewish holidays with fears of attacks looming.

Antisemitism needs to be addressed

Alyssa Rice, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 30, 2022

Thousand Oaks, neighboring cities and nearby counties have made headlines over the past year for white supremacist demonstrations, many of which included underlying antisemitic messages. Recently, a group...

Traditional Chinese medicine deserves popularity in Western countries

Traditional Chinese medicine deserves popularity in Western countries

Grace Hefner, News Section Editor November 17, 2022

You think you have tried everything to help with your illness and chronic pain. You have spent time and money trying to find solutions. Finally, you find a solution with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)....

Struggles of college admissions

Struggles of college admissions

Sydney Elias, Featured columnist November 10, 2022

The dreaded Nov. 1 deadline has officially arrived. The impending decision that could possibly determine my future is now in process. All I can do is wait. I finally submitted my college applications....

Generational Divide

Generational Divide

Sydney Elias, Featured columnist October 11, 2022

Parents often think they know it all. “I was a teenager once too, you know,” they say. “I’ve experienced everything you’re going through.” But that’s the thing: they haven’t. A new world...

Disney makes strides to include diversity

Disney makes strides to include diversity

Makenna Norman May 26, 2022

Disney has come a long way, recalling that for more than its first 50 years the company produced exclusively white protagonists and its storylines focused on straight romances, which mostly included a...

Being pressured to decide your future as a 16–year–old

Being pressured to decide your future as a 16–year–old

westlakearrow April 1, 2022

By Sydney Elias “What do you want to be when you grow up?” is a commonly asked question to kids with no expectation of a realistic response. Young children have the luxury of using their full imaginations,...

Lucille Balls impact on early entertainment industry

Lucille Ball’s impact on early entertainment industry

Grace Hefner March 29, 2022

Comedians and sitcoms have been an integral part of the entertainment industry since the creation of the moving picture with stars like Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton paving the way for comedians...

Fields, cattle and corn — oh my!

Fields, cattle and corn — oh my!

westlakearrow March 24, 2022

Written by Summer Nichols Nebraska: The Good Life. Well, at least that’s what was advertised when I drove by the state sign. The average picture of Nebraska revolves around the idea that there is...

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