Student Newspaper of Merrill F. West High School

The Zephyr

Marlee Baker
AP student and violist Marlee Baker is a junior taking the world by storm.  She is determined to succeed while doing what she loves.   Baker is taking  AP US History and AP English 3.  She loves these academic classes and the passion of the teachers who teach them.   But she doesn’t just challenge her limits academically, she also works to becoming a better violist.  Marlee has played the viola for seven years and is currently part of the Central Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra.   “This is my fourth year being part of a professional group. I love it,” said Baker.   After being asked what her spirit animal was, she replied with, “A sloth, because they are super cute, they can accomplish a lot but it takes them a lot of time, and they sleep a lot which is what I want to do right now.”   In her free time, she enjoys blogging and watching her favorite TV show Parks and Recreation.   Baker plans to have an exciting life after high school.  She wants to go to university, and become a social worker or counselor, as she loves to help others.   “I like to make other people smile,” said Baker. This junior is looking forward to what life has to offer.  

Marlee Baker, Editor-in-Chief

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Apr 25, 2017
Words of wisdom from the Class of 2016 (Story)
Mar 08, 2017
RYLA: The next generation of leaders (Story)
Mar 08, 2017
New Education Secretary’s impact (Story)
Jan 26, 2017
Controversy over Trump’s inauguration continues to grow (Story)
Jan 26, 2017
“I look good!” The narcissism that is overshadowing self-esteem (Story)
Nov 29, 2016
The reaction of a nation (Story)
Nov 29, 2016
Almost, Maine (Story)
Oct 19, 2016
The dawning hours of the 2016 Election (Story)
Oct 07, 2015
Jocelyn Preciado (Photo)
Sep 06, 2016
Students travel overseas, witnessing fantasy as reality (Story)
Sep 06, 2016
Algeomulus Prep Academy: Revolutionizing the way kids learn (Story)
May 04, 2016
Easy, cheap recipes (Story)
Apr 07, 2016
“Leaping to success” (Story)
Feb 17, 2016
The Election of 2016: This is not a moment, it’s the movement (Story)
Dec 15, 2015
Police brutality? (Photo)
Dec 15, 2015
School violence in US spurs for change (Story)
Oct 19, 2015
From cleaning toilets to cleaning up the community (Photo)
Oct 15, 2015
The weight of AP (Story)
Oct 07, 2015
Alissa Luangrath (Photo)
Oct 06, 2015
Adrian Salazar (Photo)
Oct 05, 2015
Carrie Buckley (Photo)
Oct 05, 2015
Valli Ford (Photo)
Oct 05, 2015
Jada Hallman (Photo)
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