Are you in need of gift ideas for this holiday season? Look no further! Books are excellent gifts. They’re entertaining, educational, and easy to wrap. Here are some sensational books that are fit for every reader--from mystery lovers to fans of fantasy. Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji (for: romance lovers, people with a passion for … Continue reading Holiday Book Recommendations
Information is omnipresent, and thanks to technology, it is easy to access. We no longer depend on our morning newspapers to learn about the events occurring in the world. We can read, watch, or listen to the news whenever and wherever we want. In fact, it is almost impossible not to be bombarded by news. … Continue reading Are You Being Manipulated by the Media?
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
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?
Dance students at New West are currently preparing for the dance concert on May 13. The concert, titled It Isn’t Over Til We Say It’s Over, will feature thrilling performances choreographed by students and teachers. The performance will take place at Santa Monica High School in Barnum Hall. In order for the concert to be … Continue reading New West Dancers Await Spring Concert
On March 15, New West families celebrated Nowruz, or Persian New Year. Parents came together to share traditional dishes and Persian culture with the staff members. Between March 20 and March 21, Iranians all over the world will be celebrating Nowruz. During this time, Iranian families reunite to eat food, share gifts, and have fun. … Continue reading New West Celebrates Persian New Year
We all know that taking at least two years of a foreign language is a graduation requirement. Although learning a new language should be exciting, language classes (especially when they are mandatory) can often feel repetitive and monotonous. After all, you just want a good grade, right? Is there anything more to language class than … Continue reading The Benefits of Learning a New Language