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?
Putting your hand over your heart, standing and listening to the National Anthem is a pre-game tradition in all professional sports, for fans and players alike. Recently, however, this age-old ritual came under fire when an NFL player opted to buck the tradition and protest. The ensuing brouhaha spread to other players, effectively drew the … Continue reading Controversy over Sunday Night Football
This October in Los Angeles has been hot, and to beat the heat, why not eat some ice cream from a chic and modern witches’ brew? Cauldron Ice Cream’s second location that just opened in September is located in Artesia, California and is a rather far “broomstick flight” from West Los Angeles, but their smooth … Continue reading Review: Cauldron Ice Cream
Little strawberries, Precious rubies of red, Forget your worries On your flower bed. Freckled with beads, Some call them seeds. Drowned in the raindrops, Tangled by weeds, We discard your tops, You're teased for your seeds. Don't worry, don't fret There's hope for you yet. Despite all your troubles, Despite your odd features, … Continue reading Ode to Strawberries
On October 14th, a delegation of sixteen New West students represented the country of Egypt at Cerritos High School’s annual Model United Nations (MUN) conference. As members of New West’s MUN Club, students participate in local and national conferences to create solutions for the many problems facing our world today. Topics debated at this year’s … Continue reading MUN is Fun
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