💰Does a “Dolla” make you “Holla?”💰

“Dolla’s” and “Dolla’s,” everyone needs money to be able to afford a quaint life. But whether you make bank or don’t have enough to fill the tank; does it make you happy in the end? No matter where you are, what your currency looks like or how it is used, it still pushes us to…

Chairs? Posture? WPHS Needs an Update

Posture is affected by the way you sit. Slouching, leaning, and even the chair you sit in has weight on your posture. Students at West Phoenix High School sit in old, worn out desk-chairs. Every student needs to know how to important posture is, and that their school needs better furniture. West Phoenix High School…

Blood Drive at WPHS

On Thursday, May 3, 2018, West Phoenix High School participated in a  Blood Drive. Students 16+ were eligible to participate in donating blood with parent approval. Permission slips went out earlier in the week to ensure parent consent was given. Once slips were turned in, the staff was able to calculate how many students were…

WPHS Doesn’t Walk Out

Teachers from around the districts went on strike this Thursday and Friday, but West Phoenix High School (WPHS) did not do the same. Teachers were in school and teaching their lessons like a regular school day. Teachers from other districts went on strike because they feel they don’t get the salary they deserve or the…

#RedforEd

The teacher walkout occurred on April 26- 27, 2018. Teacher’s in Arizona went on strike to  protest for better education funding.  Teachers at West Phoenix High School (WPHS) decided not to walk out because many teachers decided to keep the school open for the benefit of their students.  The  protest  was for a variety of…

Homelessness in Phoenix, Arizona

The population of homeless people in Phoenix Arizona is currently on the rise and the ages are starting to decrease. Nicole Pena, a public relations and marketing director in the Phoenix Rescue Mission, said there are a lot more young adults in their 20’s showing up at the Arizona homeless shelters and on the streets…

AZ DACA Students Pay Much Higher Tuition

DACA students in Arizona aren’t able to get in-state tuition. The supreme court of Arizona made a rule that Arizona colleges aren’t allowed to give students who are part of DACA in-state tuition. According to AZ Central, this rule was passed on April 2, 2018. I spoke to Mr. Q of West Phoenix High School…

Pink Tax: Price Paid for Discrimination

The phrase “pink tax”is not a joke or misconception . According to USA today, the Pink Tax is when the color of products directly marketed to girls and women are charged more for female-specific products compared with  those displayed to men. Studies show that women end up paying about 42% more then men per year…

Arizona needs “Heat Days”

As temperature’s are rising here in the sunshine state of Arizona, the tolerance of the Arizonian residents is not. It was brought to my attention that students in the more snowy parts of our nation are granted “snow days”, which prevents them from attending class due to being snowed in.  For that reason, Arizona students should…

Get out of our Lives, tea!

If I had the power to change something in the past, it would be about the idiot who invented tea. Tea is the worst thing to drink.  Drinking tea increases the change for women to develop rheumatoid arthritis. According to the web, the person who invented tea did it by an accident. “One legend says…