Red Cross Comes to New West

On Friday, September 22nd, New West hosted its second annual blood drive with the American Red Cross. A total of 36 students and parents donated, totalling about four gallons of blood. This much blood has the potential to save 93 lives by providing transfusions to patients in need. Special thanks goes to seniors Adam F. … Continue reading Red Cross Comes to New West

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Is It Always Better to Attend a More Selective University?

Universities are often judged by their acceptance rates. The idea is that the more students a university rejects, the better the university is. High school administrators, teachers, and parents pressure students to attend the most selective universities they can get in to. Students are convinced that earning degrees from prestigious educational institutions will guarantee happiness … Continue reading Is It Always Better to Attend a More Selective University?

The Sound of Silence

There are many parallels between the recent French and American presidential elections.  Like Hillary Clinton, the French president Emmanuel Macron had his emails hacked.  In addition, Macron ran against Marine Le Pen, France’s far-right candidate who is comparable to Donald Trump. However, one of the most striking differences in the two elections--besides the outcomes--is France’s … Continue reading The Sound of Silence