Student Newspaper of Merrill F. West High School

The Zephyr

  • 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...

  • Farewell, Mr. Callahan

    Farewell, Mr. Callahan

    Valli Ford, Opinion Editor

    January 31, 2017

    Here at West High, we have many teachers on our campus. We love each and every one of them the same, for they’ve been the people who guide us to a future we’d like to mold. But since a greater opportunity has been presented before him, our very own Mr. Stephen Callahan will be leaving the ‘Pack...

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 20No Comments

Lights out

Lights out

Jocelyn Preciado, Staff Reporter

During fifth period on January 23rd, West High’s power went out and classrooms were left in the dark. West High remained powerless for the rest of the day, and throughout the following day, power was on and off. A generato...

March 14No Comments

New and returning classes

New and returning classes

Hailey Fargo, Staff Reporter

Are you still thinking about what classes to take next year? Consider joining Human Rights or Speech and Debate. Due to a shortage of students enrolled, these classes were cut this year but students should be happy to know...

March 9No Comments

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Female athlete of the issue

Female athlete of the issue

Ian Lowe, Staff Reporter

Junior Payton West is a multi-sport athlete with experiences in sports such as basketball, soccer and most importantly to her, softball. Full Name: Payton West Grade: 11 Birthday: May 5 ,2000 Height: 5’7” Hair C...

March 10No Comments

  • Healthy recipes for athletes March 9
  • Male athlete of the issue March 6
  • West High senior signs off to Dartmouth February 23
  • Slam Jam Game February 2

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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 15No Comments

Dear wolfie…

Dear wolfie…

March 10

All about that Boba!

All about that Boba!

March 9

Blooming into fashion

Blooming into fashion

March 9

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