Language is the method of human communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way. Through migration of peoples from around the globe, languages have formed out of necessity. As languages were created over centuries, the tongues themselves also evolved based on the audiences and environments in … Continue reading How We Communicate
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.
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
The month of February is Black History Month, where we celebrate the culture and accomplishments of African Americans. Black History Month was first celebrated in 1970, and first officially recognized in 1976 by President Gerald Ford. At New West, Ms. Schlee’s class researched African Americans who had profound impacts on the field of science, mathematics, … Continue reading New West Celebrates Black History Month
The Cosplay Universe Bella Diorio (10th grade): “Why I first started following cosplay accounts and getting into the cosplay universe I wondered, ‘Why would you put all that stuff on alone at home. It didn’t make any sense to me.’ Well here I am now, doing just that. I actually am not super involved the … Continue reading Bella Diorio: Humans of New West
Jade Ross (9th grade): Twins: Similar But Not The Same “Usually when I meet new people, I won’t tell them I am a twin and then when they meet her they get like really confused and ‘Whoa?? You’re a twin??’ It’s weird to get to know someone and then find out that there is another … Continue reading Jade Ross: Humans of New West
Jaylen Poole (12th grade): “Through my collective experiences I’ve learned that things, good and bad, are going to happen. I don’t believe things happen for a reason, they just happen so you have to just take everything one at a time. Try and not let everything become a big deal, just focus on now and … Continue reading Jaylen Poole: Humans of New West
Most Angelenos can agree that the transportation system in LA is not fantastic, especially for those who live on the Westside. Basically, if you don't have a car or Uber in LA, you're out of luck. I find that traveling to other cities can make me extremely envious because of their superb transportation systems. Don't … Continue reading LA’s Transportation System is Growing: Get excited.
On October 8, 2014, the Los Angeles Kings raised the banner, establishing that they are the defending Stanley Cup Champions. Of course, as a spectator and non-bandwagoner, I was extremely excited to see the Kings play the San Jose Sharks on opening night, after whipping them in the playoffs. However, after attending the season opener … Continue reading Go Kings Go: The 2015 Season & The Story of a Non-Bandwagoner
On October 16th, I had to have my dog euthanized. It would have been ten years since we got her this November. However, even though it was an extremely difficult decision and there was so much I still wanted to do, ultimately it was the best decision for her. In the 24 hours between when … Continue reading Stages of Having to Euthanize Your Pet