Student Newspaper of Merrill F. West High School
  • Holiday recipes

    Holiday recipes

    Alissa Luangrath, Copy Co-Editor

    December 1, 2016

    Lauren Toyota Vegan gingerbread snowflakes (makes 2-3 dozen cookies) Ingredients: 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda 3 tsp ground ginger 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp ground cloves 1/4 tsp fine sea salt 1/2 cup vegan butter or margarine (room temp) 1 cup packed... READ MORE »»

  • 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 »»

  • Cross country sub-sections

    Cross country sub-sections

    Carrie Buckley, Sports Editor

    November 29, 2016

    On November 5, cross country faced their biggest challenge: Sub-Sections. They have been training all year for this meet in Calaveras County. Varsity started with a flat 800 loop that led runners up one of the worst hills to run. There they continuously paced up various hills taking them back to another... READ MORE »»

    Christian Cayabyab

  • Beauty, beauty, beauty rockin’ everywhere!

    Beauty, beauty, beauty rockin’ everywhere!

    Valli Ford, Staff Reporter

    November 29, 2016

    Beauty comes in many styles for many different people. Some may express themselves through clothing. Others would use jewelry. For the girls that choose to express themselves through makeup, however, West High now offers the first ever Make Up Artists (MUA) Club. The purpose of MUA is to boost self-esteem,... READ MORE »»

  • Almost, Maine

    Almost, Maine

    Marlee Baker, Editor-In-Chief

    November 29, 2016

    As children, we were right to think of love in terms of magical storybook settings. In West High’s production of “Almost, Maine,” directed by Drama teacher Christine Welk, love is introduced to the harsh realities of life with fantastical penchants in an array of charming, witty and often heart-wrenching... READ MORE »»

Running late again

Running late again

Jocelyn Preciado, Staff Reporter

At the beginning of the 2016-2014 school year, West High had changed its tardy policy from students being allowed an excessive amount to limiting tardies to a total of five for the whole semester. Since the beginning of...  Read More »

Dec 6 • No Comments

New library hours

Ashley Christopher, Staff Reporter

We’ve all been through one of those days. You know, the ones where you practically crawl out of bed and realize on the way out the door that you had homework. As you walk through those familiar school gates, your backpack...  Read More »

Dec 6 • No Comments

What you need to know before the Talent Show

What you need to know before the Talent Show

Ian Lowe, Staff Reporter

Do you have the ability to sing, play an instrument, or do a magic trick and want to let everybody know about it? Well, West High will bet putting on its very first Talent Show! The show will be run by the Music Club and...  Read More »

Dec 6 • No Comments

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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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Gift ideas

Gift ideas

We all come to point where we have to give gifts but with the sight of our wallets, it is not always possible. Here are some quick, cheap and thoughtful gifts that you could make for your friends and family. Snow globe ...  Read More »

Dec 8 • No Comments

Almost, Maine

Almost, Maine

November 29, 2016

What is your favorite part of the winter season?

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