Stevie Wonder: Black History Month Feature

Stevland Hardaway Judkins, better known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, was born on May 13, 1950 in Saginaw, Michigan to Lula Mae Hardaway and Calvin Judkins. Because he was born prematurely, Wonder developed retinopathy of prematurity, which resulted in permanent vision loss. However, this did not prevent him from becoming one of the most … Continue reading Stevie Wonder: Black History Month Feature

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The History of Valentine’s Day

When February rolls around each year, one is always reminded of a certain romantic holiday in the middle of the month: Valentine’s Day. Each person has a different notion regarding Valentine’s Day. Maybe they feel their heart go fuzzy upon hearing the holiday’s name, or maybe they are filled with a sense of dread and … Continue reading The History of Valentine’s Day

New West Supports Firefighters

Firefighters have been working tirelessly to suppress the deadly fires that have been blazing throughout Northern and Southern California for over two weeks. On Friday, November 16th, New West students, teachers, and parents gave back to the community by raising money for the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation, an organization that aims to increase the … Continue reading New West Supports Firefighters

Review: Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade

If you were to log onto Youtube.com from ten years ago, your recommendations would be filled with videos by a content creator named Bo Burnham. Burnham’s viral videos with titles such as, “i’m bo yo.” and “Rehab Center for Fictional Characters” were famous in the online community. Burnham wrote and performed witty and clever songs … Continue reading Review: Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade

King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb in 1922, visitors may view 166 authentic artifacts from the famous boy king’s tomb at the King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh exhibition, currently on display at the California Science Center through January 6, 2019. Guests get a glimpse into the … Continue reading King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh