Student Newspaper of Merrill F. West High School

The Zephyr

  • BSU Feeds Homeless

    BSU Feeds Homeless

    Andrew Escobar, Staff Reporter

    October 31, 2017

    The issue of homelessness oftentimes seems distant to us as students yet it is more relevant than we think. In an effort to assuage this dilemma, the Black Student Union cooperates with local businesses and other members of the community to feed the homeless population in Tracy. Thanks to donations provided...

  • West High Marine remembered

    West High Marine remembered

    Ashley Christopher, Opinion Editor

    September 14, 2017

    A compassionate Marine, member of the 'Pack and friend of many, Lenin Enrique Priego Zurita passed away July 30, 2017 at only twenty years old while serving at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. He was born in Jalapa, Tabasco, Mexico and came to the United States with his mother at age nine. The 2015...

    Courtesy of Yearbook

  • Boswell begins his first year as principal of the ‘Pack

    Boswell begins his first year as principal of the ‘Pack

    Ashley Christopher, Opinion Editor

    September 14, 2017

    As many know, last year Mr. Troy Brown stepped down from being Principal of West High to take a new position at the district office. Who has taken his place? None other than former Assistant Principal Zachary Boswell. New Principal Boswell, who has served as AP for the past four years on campus, has...

  • West takes on the world

    West takes on the world

    JJ Kaur, Copy Editor

    September 14, 2017

    West High’s very own Jupsimran Sandhu helped create history by aiding the United States women’s junior basketball team to win gold for the first time at the United World Games. The tournament took place in Germany, Austria and Italy this past June. Sandhu had been recruited by the women’s team...

    Courtesy of Mike Sandhu

  • The most important meal of the day, made easy

    The most important meal of the day, made easy

    Jada Hallman, Editor-in-Chief

    September 8, 2017

      Picture this. The piercing pangs of your alarm awaken you from a blissful night’s sleep and your fingers find themselves hitting that snooze button a few too many times. You spent the evening (and possibly the early hours of the following morning) feverishly completing your homework and, rubbing the...

Traveling through Homecoming Week

Galilea Avina, Staff Reporter

November 28, 2017No Comments

Before any of us realized, the leaves started falling and the new school year had begun. Most students can’t wait for Homecoming Week, whether it be the dance or the football game. The activity-filled week included Thursday...

Glam club: here to help you stay on fleek!

Parbhjot Kaur, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2017No Comments

The former Makeup Club has been changed into Glam Club to include fashion, jewelry and other beauty activities that go with the aesthetic of appearance. The club decided to broaden the focus because the advisor, Ms. Kim,...

Falling in love with West High’s Fall Festival

Veron Hollins, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2017No Comments

This year marks the fifth annual Fall Festival of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) at West High. The event first began in 2013 and has become a popular tradition over the years. The Fall Festival was held on October 14...

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2017 Homecoming game

Melanie Gonzales, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2017No Comments

This homecoming game was a first for some and a last for others.  West lost with a score of 32-14.  In the first quarter, the team made a touchdown from a two yard run. In the second quarter  Tokay scored three touchdowns...

  • Senior girls put the “W” in powderpuff November 16, 2017
  • Winter forecast: a season of hailing victories November 15, 2017
  • Female Athlete of the Issue November 3, 2017
  • Male Athlete of the Issue November 3, 2017

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Small budget, big ideas

Nicolas Huynh, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2017No Comments

DIY Gifts – DIY gifts never go wrong, the fact that you are taking time out of your day to sit down and put effort into something to give to someone means so much more than going out to the store and...

A brewing idea

A brewing idea

November 13, 2017

Should Graduation be at Night?

November 9, 2017

Spending little on big ideas

Spending little on big ideas

November 3, 2017

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