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Rapid Fire Questions: Luke Draney

By Avila Ashland

  1. What’s your favorite thing about yourself? My patience
  2. What’s a quality about yourself that you think might sometimes turn people away? Inconsistency
  3. What are your favorite attributes in other people? Nice to others
  4. What’s one of your favorite memories? Going to Georgia to study 
  5. What’s your ideal working environment? Friends with all my co-workers
  6. What are you going to miss about high school? The easy going pace and seeing all my friends every day
  7. What kind of car do you drive? 2003 Silver Camry
  8. Is water wet? No
  9. Who are your heros? My parents
  10. What do you do in your spare time? Video games and naps
  11. If you could get rid of any U.S. state which would it be and why? Florida because the generate the worst rappers
  12. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be? Japan
  13. What magazines do you subscribe to? None
  14. Is a tomato a fruit or vegetable? Veggie
  15. How do you cope with stress? Music
  16. How lucky are you and why? I’m lucky because I’m privileged, my parents are middle class and I didn’t have to do a lot to get where I am today
  17. Is it better to be prepared and late, or unready and on time? Prepared and late, better late than never
  18. How would you describe your fashion sense? Slim, fit, dark, skater/surfer
  19. Favorite natural setting? The ocean
  20. What’s your favorite things about dogs? They don’t have to go to school, so they can be happy all the time



Senior Night

By Avila Ashland


There are many perks that come along with being active and involved in school sports and activities here at West Hills. One special thing we do at our sports events is senior night. Senior night is when all the seniors that are playing in that particular sport are honored for their time at their last game. This is done by having their family come, speeches are given, and posters are made. This is a fun way to say thank you and good bye to the seniors by giving them a special night dedicated to them. So if you’re a senior make sure you keep working hard and persevering in whatever sports you’re participating in, so your senior night will be that much more special.


By Skye Finnestad


Do not  miss the JV and Varsity Tennis match against Mount Miguel March 6 at 3:30pm. In addition, JV boys volleyball is at 4:30 and varsity is at 5:30. This will be a home game against Liberty Church. If you’re interested in dodgeball, the signups will be March 7th at lunch. Furthermore, varsity baseball plays against Montgomery at 3:30, which is also a home game. On March 8th, JV and varsity tennis play at West Hills against El Capitan at 3:30. Finally, varsity baseball game against Helix High School is at 3:30.


By Willoughby

Sports are great and fun way to meet new and exciting people who like the same sport as you. Most people think sports take up to much time or they are a waste of time. That is all wrong sports are a great way to get in shape and they only take up an hour or two of your day. West Hills offers a variety of sports which include, baseball, soccer, swim and dive, tennis, basketball, golf, water polo, football, track, cross country, and much more. West Hills has the most elite sports teams in the district because we always win our championships. If you are on the fence about joining a sports team I highly recommend it.

Relationships At School With Melany Lopez

By Avila Ashland

  1. Q: Have you ever had a relationship in high school? A: “Yes I have, freshman year.”
  2. Q: What was the best part about having a relationship? A: “Having someone to do all your activities with.”
  3. Q: What was the hardest part about having a relationship in high school? A: “The constant fighting and there’s so many distractions.”
  4. Q: What’s a word of advice you have for someone just starting out in a relationship? A: “Don’t get yourself into one until you’re completely ready and mature enough to handle all the challenges.”
  5. Q: If you could change something about your past relationship what would it be? A: “I should have stood up for myself more.”
  6. Do you think it may be better to stray from relationships and just focus on school? A: “Yes, definitely”
  7. Q: Was your boyfriend ever distracting?  and How? A: “Yes, he would always want me to come over or go out when I had things to do.”
  8. Q: How did you maintain a healthy relationship in school? A: “I tried being as unproblematic as I could and separate my school, relationship, and social life.”
  9. Q: If you could tell your freshman self about your relationship, what would you say? A: “Be careful in your high school relationship, they  can drain you. Also make sure you really learn and grow from your experiences and mistakes, because that’s how you’ll truly learn to love someone.”
  10. Q: Are you grateful for all the experiences and relationships you’ve had in school? A: “Yes, I’m very grateful because they taught me much about myself and other people.”

App Review:Canva

by Skye Finnestad

“Canva” is an app that allows you to use templates for any layout you desire or any topic you wish to discuss. They have a ton of templates you can choose from and edit to your own perfection. There are layouts for Instagram posts, Facebook posts and timelines, Twitter timelines, Youtube productions, and many more. You can choose what colors or pictures you want to put in your template, and which font types, sizes, placement, and colors. The pros of this app are that it always saves your work in a file, done or not. You can also use any template size and layout you want, and you can choose from what seems like hundreds of them. It gives you a wide variety of layouts and template sizes. The cons are that in order to receive certain benefits from the app you have pay monthly.  If I had to rate this app on a scale of 1 to 5, I’d give it 5 stars. This app is absolutely amazing user friendly and is practically cost free. Everyone should give this app a try if they like having nice posts.

Spring Sports: Tennis Plus

by Skye Finnestad

This week we only have a couple of games and events! To start the week off  we have a boys JV and varsity tennis match against Santana here on campus, Tuesday February 20 at 3:30. That same day the airbands talent show rehearsal at 5pm. Then we have the airbands talent show cast call from 3:30 to 5:30 on Wednesday February 21. To end sports activities this upcoming week, we have another boys JV and varsity tennis match against Patrick Henry on Thursday February 22 at 3:30. Don’t miss out on these fun ways to come support the Pack!

Swim Beat

by Avila Ashland

West Hills offers many different selections in extra-curricular activities. The sports that students choose to participate in and work hard in, shows much about these students and our school as a whole. One very popular sport is swim. Swim is an extremely physically demanding sport like many others. But being part of a sport in high school offers more challenges than just physical. The swim team members that I spoke with all came to a general consensus that it can be very hard to balance with school work, having a job, and maintaining a social life. Though they all believe the friendships you make are amazing. Being part of a team sport offers a great sense of community and that it also helps them keep themselves accountable. Overall being part of a sport here can be loads of fun, but make sure you are up for the physical and mental challenges.

Diggy Dog App Review

by Skye Finnestad

“Diggy Dog” is a game about a dog digging to find treasures in his owner’s backyard. You can dig as deep you want as long as you don’t lose energy down in the ground or starve to death. You earn rewards for finding collections of treasure and you can sell your treasures for some quick cash. There are also missions you can complete for rewards. If you need food or dynamite, you can go to the shop and find it there. This game is very fun, but it does have some annoying features. The dog gets hungry way to quickly which stunts missions and treasure discover because you have to go above land to feed him. The dog also uses energy so quickly you can only play for a short periods of time and you have to let him recharge for two hours. You also have the chance to play as other dogs, but you have to pay for them. Overall the game is really fun, but it needs some changes. I’d rate it a 3 out of 5 stars because although it’s entertaining, improvements need to be made.

Student Poll

by Katie Willoughby

How many classes do you have 5 – 15 6- 10
What grade are you in 11- 9 12- 16
How old are you 16- 10 17- 15
What is your favorite Class math- 4 English- 2
What period do you start 1 – 15 2- 10

I asked 25 people an array of questions that vary in types. I asked people how many classes they have and most have 15 classes. I asked what grade people were in and they were mainly in 12th grade because most of my classes are with seniors . Most of the people I asked were 17. Most people I asked said their favorite class was English because nobody likes math. Most people start first period and most people had 5 classes.