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
Philosophy. What is the value of this demanding academic subject? Sure, it may be interesting at times. But why would anyone consider studying, or worse, majoring in philosophy? That would be a financial death sentence. Proficiency in philosophy requires a wide range of academic skills from critical thinking and reasoning to literary analysis. Developing these … Continue reading Why We Are All Philosophers
Any New West student knows that September and October are always hot. What’s a better way to withstand the heat than to cool off with a delectable scoop of ice cream! I would consider Carmela Ice Cream Co. on Third Street near the Grove to be one of the best ice creameries in Los Angeles. … Continue reading Review: Carmela Ice Cream Co.
The new hit show, Riverdale, has gained a wide fan base. This CW show is prepared to start its second season on October 11. Its ominous story lines, stellar acting, and riveting plot make it a standout in the world of television. Despite the show’s contemporary themes, its origins lie 70 years in the making … Continue reading The History of Archie Comics
The human body is a remarkable thing. Body Worlds: Pulse is an exhibition at the California Science Center that shows a comprehensive and informative view of what our anatomy looks like and how it works. Over 200 plastinated specimens are on display, with full human bodies posed to be playing football, doing the splits, dancing, … Continue reading Discover LA: Body Worlds
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?
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