Student Newspaper of Merrill F. West High School

The Zephyr

  • Every Fifteen Minutes

    Every Fifteen Minutes

    Awesta Mohammadi, Features Editor

    April 5, 2017

    On March 16 a group of West High seniors participated in the Every Fifteen Minutes program. These seniors were chosen to take part in this experience. Every Fifteen Minutes is a program that allows students to experience what it is like to be involved in an accident related to drinking and driving an...

  • Upcoming events for seniors

    Upcoming events for seniors

    Marcus Butler, Staff Reporter

    March 8, 2017

    March 29: Last day to buy prom tickets at the cost of $145/ticket March 31: Last day to turn in permission slips for the Senior Field Trip to Magic Mountain April 8: Prom, will be located at the Livermore Casa Real Winery May 18: Senior Breakfast May 18-19: Grad Nite, The Senior field trip will be to Six Flags M...

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  • Smart savings for your prom

    Smart savings for your prom

    Jada Hallman, Copy Co-Editor

    March 5, 2017

    There is nothing more exciting than preparing for prom night; the anxious anticipation building up to the perfect evening is nothing short of extraordinary. However, it can also be costly for your wallet. Here are some great tips to help you save for your special night at prom! Make your own, personali...

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  • Painting the perfect lifestyle

    Painting the perfect lifestyle

    Valli Ford, Opinions Editor

    February 23, 2017

    There are many ways one can express themselves in the art world. Some may choose musical arts, while others choose literary, culinary or the fine arts. However, when one thinks of the word “art,” they think of applying that paintbrush to a canvas or a pencil to a sketchbook. We have many talented...

    Alex Nelson and his wife, Carissa Nelson standing in front of his piece, “Seth,” at the Art Institute gallery in San Francisco, Spring 2015.

  • West High senior signs off to Dartmouth

    West High senior signs off to Dartmouth

    Carrie Buckley, Sports Editor

    February 23, 2017

    Senior year is a big year, especially for players who are trying to succeed in playing sports in college. Over the summer, senior James Jones came in contact with various coaches with the chance of playing football for their school. After back and forth emails about the recruiting process and the football...

Every Fifteen Minutes

Every Fifteen Minutes

Awesta Mohammadi, Features Editor

On March 16 a group of West High seniors participated in the Every Fifteen Minutes program. These seniors were chosen to take part in this experience. Every Fifteen Minutes is a program that allows students to experience ...

April 5, 2017No Comments

Tracy African American Association’s 23rd annual Juneteenth celebration

Tracy African American Association’s 23rd annual Juneteenth celebration

Tracy African American Association’s 23rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration Saturday, June 3, 2017 Tracy African American Association, LLC. (TAAA)  will host a FREE celebration from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Saturday, ...

April 4, 2017No Comments

All District Music Festival

All District Music Festival

Ashely Christopher, Staff Reporter

On Thursday evening March 9, West High hosted the 19th annual All District Music Festival in the gym. The room held an astonishing 600 students ranging from sixth graders to seniors. Students throughout the district performed,...

March 20, 2017No Comments

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Boys Golf Season

Boys Golf Season

Andrea Rivera, Staff Reporter

After a fun filled season, this team of the three--- Senior William Yahne, Senior Gautam Banuru, Freshman Colby O’Brien and ---created many memories and worked on their skills. Although they had to forfeit every match due...

April 12, 2017No Comments

  • Female athlete of the issue March 10, 2017
  • Healthy recipes for athletes March 9, 2017
  • Male athlete of the issue March 6, 2017
  • West High senior signs off to Dartmouth February 23, 2017

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Book review

Book review

Marwa Mohammadi, Staff Reporter

“Follow the yellow brick road!” Everyone is used to this term as it comes right out of their childhood memories. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has been a classical fantasy tale that lives on to this ...

March 15, 2017No Comments

Dear wolfie…

Dear wolfie…

March 10, 2017

All about that Boba!

All about that Boba!

March 9, 2017

Blooming into fashion

Blooming into fashion

March 9, 2017

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