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by Katie Willoughby


How do you feel about the dress code? Good or Bad? Good 14 Bad  26
Do you personally follow the dress code? Yes or No? Yes  12 No 28
Do you think we should have a dress code? Yes or No? Yes 33 No 7
What dress code enforcement do you think is the most rediculous? (shorts or shoulders) Shoulders 13 Shorts 27
Why do you think we have a dress code? So people wear reasonable outfits for school 14 To protect people 26


I surveyed 40 people in the course of one week 20 of them were girls on my tennis team and the other 20 were picked at random. I asked them about their opinions on the dress code. I believe the dress code should be enforced but change throughout the seasons. Fifteen out of Twenty students had good feelings toward the dress code and the other twenty five had bad feelings about this. Most of them said it was because they wanted freedom of expression and they feel the dress code inhibits that. 10 out of the 40 people I asked said they do follow the dress code but even then some of them said they have been dress coded. The other 30 students said they do not follow the dress code but most of them have been dress coded. The majority of students said West Hills should have a dress code because it keeps people dressing in a respectful manner. The most ridiculous dress code infraction was determined to be shorts. Most people thought the dress code was put in place to protect people. The other surveyees said it was put in place to prevent people from dressing to scandalously. All in all most people thought the dress code needed a little bit of changing but in all it is fair.  


CYOA: Campus Poll/ Survey

by Taylor Hobbs

For my CYOA assignment this week I chose to take a campus poll in order to see the most common recurrences throughout the different grades. I found that the majority of freshman and sophomores had six classes that were most often periods two through seven. Juniors and seniors had either five or six classes that were one through six or one through five. Almost all of the students said that going home/ leaving the grounds was the best part about their school day, lunch came in second. For seniors, juniors, and freshman the most commonly picked answer for “Which type of classes are your favorite?” was art. The sophomores most commonly chosen answer of the same question was history. The grade that I had the most answers were seniors, so there was more of a variety. However, a decent amount of all grades, freshman, sophomores, and juniors, did supply a good amount of answers for each question. All in all, I learned that seniority does rule and that the juniors and seniors often get the best of the best of schedules.

BEAT – Library/Counseling

by Kayla Schoenborn
On Monday and Wednesday of this week the Library has been closed during 7th period due to lack of staffing! Mrs. Sanwald wants to remind students that if students lose anything with a name on it in the library, then they can get the items back to students. This includes Chromebooks! If students lose phones and they can’t identify them; they send them to VP secretaries. If students lose small items like water bottles or sweatshirts, they have a new lost & found area by the sign-in counter. Here is a picture:

Mrs. Bean informed me that there are many misconceptions about things like sports and PE credits. She wants students to know that for every season of a sport that is completed you get one semester of PE. You must meet all the requirements for the sport though, so that means participating in a certain number of meets or games. Also, for students who may not know, the counseling office is located above the library and you are welcome anytime but you should email your counselor first. When you get to the front desk, make sure to sign in! And if your counselor’s door is closed or they are with another student there is a waiting area. When they are ready they will come out and call you in. Don’t be afraid to talk to your counselor! They are there for you for whatever your needs, unless it is out of their region of expertise.


by Skye Finnestad

This picture represents today’s society and their priorities. Notice that they’re all focused on their phones while in an electronics store. The back TV represents the real issues and worries of today’s world, but the people do not notice it because they are too focused on their phones. In the bottom of the picture, you see a fast forward button, a play button, and a replay button. I feel that this is the way people live their lives, trying to fast forward and just get through the day, pressing “play” to begin their day rather than actually enjoying the life they’re living, and replaying the same day over and over again in their life routine.



by Skye Finnestad

This week West Hills High School and Santana High School competed in a spirit week! The dress up days were nerds vs jocks, toddlers vs elders, hip hop vs rock, tropical vs country, and the last day is school colors! Unfortunately, hip hop day was said to be considered racist and offensive, therefore it was “scratched.” However, this spirit week was a great way to get everyone involved and excited for the Mayor’s Cup this Friday! Speaking of which, ASB has organized an alarm clock pep rally Friday morning at 6:15 in the gym to really pump everyone up! The news will be there to cover how excited we are about the game and how the boys feel about it. And of course, there’s the pep rally at lunch on Friday as well to really show the Pack support, so there is no acceptable excuse to miss it! Make sure you show your spirit at the Mayor’s Cup tomorrow! Come decked out in blue and black and join the spirit section to hype everyone up and show Wolf Pack support!

Interviewing Taylor Applebaum

by  Avia  Ashland

  1. Q : What was the highlight of your first week?

Taylor : Taking my first art class.

  1. Q: What was the hardest part of your week?

Taylor : It was really hard to make friends in classes where I didn’t know anyone because I’m pretty shy.

  1.   Q: Which classes do you think will be your most challenging?

       Taylor : Econ because we’ve already been given so much homework and school only  just started.

  1.    Q: Does the start of school stress you out or was it something you were anticipating?

Taylor : It’s really stressful for me because I didn’t feel well prepared or ready for  summer to end.

  1. Q : What are your favorite school events?

   Taylor : I like football game, but I don’t go to many other school events.

  1.   Q : What’s something you’re nervous for this year?

Taylor : Probably graduating because I don’t exactly know what I want to be or do yet.

  1.    Q : What do you think we could change on campus to make West Hills a better environment?

Taylor : Get better food and nicer people.

  1. Q:  Were you given all the classes you wanted? Are there classes you wish West Hills offered that we don’t?

Taylor : No, I signed up for sociology, but I was given theater instead. I suppose I just wish they brought back sociology.

  1. Q: Are you involved in sports and clubs?

  Taylor :   No, I don’t really have an interest in joining.

  1. Q: How do you feel about the fact that many teachers were cut last year?

Taylor : I think it’s really sad, but I didn’t have any teachers that were affected by this so I don’t know much about it.