Student Newspaper of Merrill F. West High School
  • Varsity basketball

    Varsity basketball

    Adrian Salazar, Staff Reporter

    November 30, 2016

    The varsity boys basketball team is back and ready to show us they are number one in the business. Their first scrimmage was against Grace Davis from Modesto. It was the boys’ first challenge, and out of six quarters they won five and lost one. New coach Matthew Garza made sure the team was playing... READ MORE »»

  • Falling into fashion

    Falling into fashion

    Alissa Luangrath, Copy Co-Editor

    October 23, 2016

    The leaves are changing, the Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes are back and now you’re running late for school. Fall is upon us, meaning it’s that time of the year when we’re getting lazy and all we want to wear are sweatpants and hoodies. Here are a few outfits that are cute, comfy and suitable for... READ MORE »»

    Kassandra Gomez and Alexis Vazquez posing for their fall outfits.

    Alissa Luangrath

  • The dawning hours of the 2016 Election

    The dawning hours of the 2016 Election

    Marlee Baker, Editor-In-Chief

    October 19, 2016

    Democratic nominee Ms. Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Mr. Donald Trump: On November 8, only one will be elected into office of Commander-in-Chief, the leader of the Free World. But in the days nearing the election, scandal after scandal seems to arise and fall into focus within the media. Emails... READ MORE »»

    Courtesy of cnn.com

  • Homecoming Parade

    Homecoming Parade

    Sahar Fayaz, Opinion Editor

    October 18, 2016

    Blue and gold marched across the streets of Downtown Tracy on Friday October 7. West High celebrated its Homecoming Parade and gave the community something fun to watch as well. Families, alumni and children watched as the streets flooded with ‘Pack pride, cheering them as they marched along. The... READ MORE »»

  • Varsity volleyball

    Varsity volleyball

    Carrie Buckley, Sports Editor

    October 18, 2016

    On Thursday, October 6, West High's girls’ varsity volleyball team went against one of their biggest competitors, the Tracy High Bulldogs. Each set was a challenge for our girls as they fought to get their points. The first set ended 25-10, with Tracy in the lead. As the second set came around, Tracy k... READ MORE »»

    Varsity girls huddling, in preparation for their next set.

    Richard Villena

Brighter Christmas

Brighter Christmas

Marcus Butler, Staff Reporter

Brighter Christmas is a non-profit group that delivers food and toys to the less fortunate during the Christmas season. Each kid receives three toys, and a family receives food including turkey, with the average amount of f...  Read More »

Nov 30 • No Comments

The reaction of a nation

The reaction of a nation

Marlee Baker, Editor-In-Chief

On November 8, 2016, history was made as Republican nominee Donald Trump was elected the next president of the United States of America. Overall, he was given 290 electoral votes, while Clinton ended the race with 232. However,...  Read More »

Nov 29 • No Comments

FFA Fall Festival Fun

FFA Fall Festival Fun

Jocelyn Preciado, Staff Reporter

Every year in the fall comes multiple things: pumpkin spice lattes, big comfy sweaters, football season, and West High's Fall Festival. West High's Future Farmers of America (FFA) has proudly put on this event for previous...  Read More »

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Male athlete of the issue

Male athlete of the issue

Sahar Fayaz, Opinions Editor

Time’s running out and the game is tied. Tension and anticipation is in the air as the ball comes toward you. You move swiftly through the obstacles ahead and score the winning goal. That exact feeling is what Anthony Ga...  Read More »

Dec 1 • No Comments

  • Female athlete of the Issue December 1, 2016
  • Varsity basketball November 30, 2016
  • Cross country sub-sections November 29, 2016
  • Balancing smart and sweet: staying fit during the holiday season November 29, 2016

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Holiday recipes

Alissa Luangrath, Copy Co-Editor

Lauren Toyota Vegan gingerbread snowflakes (makes 2-3 dozen cookies) Ingredients: 2 1/4 C all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda 3 tsp ground ginger 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp ground cloves 1/4 ...  Read More »

Dec 1 • No Comments

Almost, Maine

Almost, Maine

November 29, 2016

What is your favorite part of the winter season?

November 29, 2016

Rushed out?

Rushed out?

October 24, 2016

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Student Newspaper of Merrill F. West High School
Student Newspaper of Merrill F. West High School