by Alex Leggate
I heard about a new buffalo wing spot in Santee, so I had to check it out. This place is called “Wings N Things” and they sell Buffalo wings, Salads, wings on French Fries, and beer for adults over 21. It is a hot place for anyone who wants to eat and watch sports. They always have sports on TV no matter what time of day.
I walked in and it has a very modern atmosphere. I just kept it traditional and got the mild Buffalo wings. After about 5 minutes my food came with 6 wings, 2 breadsticks, celery, carrots, and ranch. The wings were exceptional and were bursting with flavor. I would definitely suggest giving it a try.
by Devin Craig
Last Saturday, the girls volleyball team had a tragic loss. West Hills lost 2 out of 3 sets in the match . The girls put up a great effort against their opponents, La Jolla. Many great serves were dealt by West Hills; however, their competition was able to counter them with excellence. West Hills was able to score often at the beginning of the match, but towards the end West Hill’s defense was struggling due to lack of morale and conflicting views. In order to win more games, West Hills will need to learn how to work together as a more effective team.
by Anna Parrott
West Hills offers a wide variety of sports that appeal to the interest of almost all students. Almost every on of the sports teams at West Hills out performs other school and often win district championships and sometimes even CIF championships. West Hills has extremely impressive student athletes.
West Hills provides several sports in the fall, winter, and spring. The fall sports include boys cross country, boys water polo, football, girls cross country, girls golf, girls tennis, and girls volleyball. Probably the most popular of these sports for viewing is football as the games, especially ones at home, always have a high turnout. Winter sports include boys basketball, boys soccer, girls basketball, girls soccer, girls water polo, and wrestling. Basketball is another sport that many students attend to show support for their peers. Lastly, the spring sports include baseball, boys golf, boys tennis, boys volleyball, gymnastics, softball, swimming, and track. Of all the seasons, spring has the most sports to become involved with.
by Zion Reyes
For my beat I conducted an interview with the “Zingy” Derek Tingey, since he is a varsity cross country runner. Here are the questions I asked him. How often do you have a race and what do you do to prepare the morning of your race? Who do you consider as the big rival for this year and how do you plan to beat them? Lastly, how many miles do you think you’ve ran in the last six months.
Here are his answers in order. Every week and I drink a lot of water. El Capitan because of their top runner, Matt Machnov. I plan to beat them by training harder than them and studying the course we will be racing each other on next. In the last 6 months, I’ve probably ran approximately 1000 miles.
Photo Journal: Process of doing Homework
First, I put my backpack on the bed, get comfortable under the covers, and pull my binder out.
Second, I look at my planner and see what I have for homework tonight.
Third, I get out my hardest piece of homework (which in this case is math) and do it.
Fourth, I put the completed homework right back into my binder so I don’t lose it.
Fifth, I check off the homework that I completed on my planner. By doing this, I ensure that I get each piece done.
Last, I put everything back into my backpack.
by Chloe Yeager
Theater has been working on furthering the production for their fall show. The informational poster has been made and the program hopes to start promoting the event soon. In advanced theater the students have been working on finishing up “dreamscapes” which gives the illusion that you are in a dream like state and the actor/actress does not talk.
With all that the theater production class has been memorizing their lines. Most of their time has been put toward preparing for the play and making sure no obstacles come up as the date of production approaches.
by Taylor Gomez
Are you interested in a career in the medical field? Have you dreamed of becoming a doctor, nurse, or other specialist and are looking to jumpstart the learning process? Join the Health Career Pathway Club! This club helps to keep you updated on all volunteer and learning opportunities and aware of all the careers in medicine. Go join the officers and club members in S9!
The club meets every Thursday and the club advisor is the department chair of science at West Hills, Ms. Biggerstaff. This year, the club plans to volunteer and even get certified in things like CPR and HIPAA. Sabrina Major, the club president, and other club officers say that this is going to be a fun and exciting year, so if you’re dedicated to your education and excited for your future, head on over to s9 on Thursday’s at lunch!
by Chloe Yeager
Thursday’s home Varsity Water polo game against Point Loma was a success. We kicked it off quickly with a goal from Tyler Grady (4) followed by another goal scored by Keith Patrick (2). The Pointers scored twice to tie it up. The game remained in a back and forth struggle between the two teams for the first two periods with Cody Breshears (13) and Skylar Pelant (11) each scoring. Leaving it at 5 to 5 when halftime hit. The Wolfpack kicked it off with another goal scored by Ayden McClure (14). Cody also scored another goal which had been his second one that night. Our 8th goal gave a lead and was an amazing shot by Cody whose head was completely submerged. The game continued neck and neck until West Hills players Garrett Fernandez (6) and Cody (13) scored our 9th and 10th goal giving us a 3 point lead heading into the 3rd period. The game had become hectic with the pressure of winning but the Wolfpack came out with a win 10-9.
by Jayden Moreno
In this week’s beat I chose to ask three people from the varsity basketball team a couple of questions. The questions: why do they play, how long have they been playing and how do they maintain good grades so they can play. The first person I ask said he has been playing since 2nd grade and he plays because he loves the sport. This person also told me he keeps his grades good by putting school before basketball.
The second person said he has been playing since 6th grade and plays because he’s pretty good. This person said he keeps his grades good by always studying and doing his homework. The last person I ask said he has been playing since freshman year and is still playing because he ended up loving the game after his first year. He maintains his good grades by always studying and never missing an assignment.
by Devin Craig
The volleyball match which occurred this weekend was intense. Our West Hills Wolf Pack played against Steele Canyon. West Hills brought outstanding defense to the table right out of the gate. In addition to their great defense, West Hills also delivered with their offense, making them an unstoppable force in all three sets.
However, Steele had some good moments too. They began the match trailing by 6 points. Their offense really stepped up their game and gathered the points they needed to throw it into a tie. West Hills, however; stood strong and countered all of their attacks. Steele proceeded to get beaten in every set.
Steele put up a good fight, but in the end it was West Hills that took the victory. I am eager to watch the next volleyball game and to write a review that includes as much good news.