College Tours: Personal Insight into Campuses in the Bay Area

One of the most interesting experiences a senior can have while preparing for college is touring campuses. The school becomes more than just facts and figures on a website. Touring schools gives each place a personality and allows prospective students to get a sense of what it would be like to attend that institution. Unfortunately, … Continue reading College Tours: Personal Insight into Campuses in the Bay Area

New West Students Run School Supply Drive

Several days last week, New West Alum Ximena Fuentes (class of 2020) and senior Flor Melchor ran a school supply donation drive outside Stoner Park’s gymnasium/recreation center. They collected notebooks, binders, pens, glue sticks, pencil cases, planners, stationery, folders, and more for children of farmworkers, whose parents continue to process, plant, and pick food during … Continue reading New West Students Run School Supply Drive

Earth Day 2020: Climate Change During a Pandemic

On April 22, 2020, people across the world celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day. This annual event provokes gratitude from some and action from others. However, there is no doubt that the beginning of Earth Day played a critical role in raising awareness about global environmental threats contributing to climate change.  The first Earth … Continue reading Earth Day 2020: Climate Change During a Pandemic

Online Learning Color Spirit Week

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, students have been trying to find ways to stay happy and motivated during their online classes. So New West Charter High School administration and Student Government planned spirit days to get students excited to attend their Zoom meetings. Wednesday, April 29th through Friday, May 1st was Color (Half-) Week! Participating students … Continue reading Online Learning Color Spirit Week

Scenes from the Coronavirus Pandemic in Los Angeles

Here are some images that reflect how life in Los Angeles has changed amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.   Near-empty shelves at the Century City Ralphs, March 12, 2020   The Original Farmers Market (Adjacent to The Grove), April 4, 2020   Line outside the Trader Joe’s on National Boulevard, April 5, 2020   Sawtelle Boulevard, … Continue reading Scenes from the Coronavirus Pandemic in Los Angeles