Westlake High School

Opinion: Online school is beneficial

Opinion: Online school is beneficial

You reach across your nightstand to grab your phone and stop your alarm. You jump out of bed, brush your teeth, grab your computer and walk downstairs. While many people are binge-watching their favorite TV show, you have something to do. You have a reason to get out...

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games postponed due to COVID-19

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games postponed due to COVID-19

The Japanese Prime Minister and International Olympic Committee president have agreed to postpone the July 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics to the summer of 2021. With the impounding threat of the global pandemic still looming, officials have made the decision to delay the...

Opinion: Creative ways to cope with a pandemic

Opinion: Creative ways to cope with a pandemic

It all happened in a matter of days: rising death counts, empty grocery store shelves and school shutdowns. Chances are, the community you’re in has been affected by the coronavirus, and it’s likely that you’re going to be staying at home for a while, whether it be...

Opinion: Students should avoid music when studying

Opinion: Students should avoid music when studying

Such sweet bliss — it’s just Susie, her earbuds and the homework she needs to get done. Her teacher finally gave her class a free period to get work done, and the first thought that came into every student’s mind was jamming out to music. There’s nothing like the...

Opinion: School should be four days a week

Opinion: School should be four days a week

You open your eyes and roll over in bed, reaching for your phone. It’s Friday and it’s 10:30 a.m. and you are just now waking up, feeling well-rested and prepared for the full day ahead of you. With this newfound free time, you can do whatever you please… you could...

Opinion: Small schools rule

Opinion: Small schools rule

February is a nerve-wracking time where seniors have finished their college applications and must wait until March for results to come out. Whether your goal is to obtain a full ride to Harvard or major in biochemistry at Princeton, with the Ivy leagues having around...

Opinion: Let’s stand against standardized testing

Opinion: Let’s stand against standardized testing

Imagine a scenario where after religiously devoting your entire summer to SAT prep, you finally get that 1500 on a practice test, so you sign up for the SAT on Nov. 2. Despite your past record of mid-1300s, this one score boosts your confidence. Despite missing over...

Five 07 grows as local favorite hangout and eatery

Five 07 grows as local favorite hangout and eatery

Amidst the busy holiday season, stressful school testing and potential college applications, it’s necessary to take some time off and recharge (or keep stressing out, but in a new environment).  Five 07 Coffee Bar and Eatery is an independent business located in...