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Sports

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.

Sports

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.

Basketball

by Katie Willoughby

Basketball was created in 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts by Canadian physical education instructor James Naismith as a less injury-prone sport than football. The game became well known quickly and grew very popular as the 20th century progressed. First in America and then throughout the world. After basketball became established in American colleges, the professional game followed. The American National Basketball Association (NBA) established in 1946 grew to a multibillion-dollar company by the end of the century and basketball became an important part of American culture. Basketball is an important sport at West Hills our teams have won numerous awards and have a great reputation among other high school teams. Right now the girls basketball season is in play and will end the 16th of February.

Sports

by Avila Ashland

West Hills offers many sports giving students opportunities to work with others on a team and grow physically and mentally. I interviewed a former soccer player, John Draney. He shared with me the ups and downs of playing a sport in high school. Playing on a team, you make many good relationships with people because you’re all working hard together with a common goal and the same interests. The competitiveness of it offers a challenge that is always pushing you to work to be your best. Staying in a sport also keeps you in shape while having fun. It was also reported that staying in a sport while managing school can be a bit of a struggle. Managing time is a big part of playing a sport because you still have to fit in all the school work to make sure you’re able to play on the team. Especially at the end of a long practice you often want to just go home and nap, but you have to stay committed to school and get all your work done. Playing a sport in high school is a big commitment, but overall it is a great experience where you bond with others and learn life lessons.