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West Ranch Orchestra Spring Concert

West Ranch Orchestra Spring Concert

Harneet and Jasleen Arora, Staff Writer
March 28, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

As usual, the West Ranch Concert and Chamber rushed to the practice room dressed in black and white and carried their instrument cases in one hand. But once a year, the West Ranch students are joined by students from Rancho Pico’s intermediate and advanced orchestra. “We put on this concert t...

Not a Beauty or a Beast, Just Something in Between

Not a Beauty or a Beast, Just Something in Between

Erica Lee, A&E Editor
March 27, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV

The tale is old, but time felt like it wasn’t moving. “Beauty and the Beast” was one of my favorite movies growing up. In this live action remake starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, I was thoroughly impressed. Although there were some cringy moments here and there.   Watching the CGI...

Never Fear, The Musicteers Are Here

Never Fear, The Musicteers Are Here

Mary Waugh and Christine Joo
March 21, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, WR

  Hungarian Rhapsody fills the room as the senior citizens file into their seats. The fast tempo adds a joyous aroma to the room, brightening the spirits of those listening. Different classical songs flow from the instruments being played by students and into the listener’s ears.   The Musicteers ...

Theater takes us down South in “Biloxi Blues”

Theater takes us down South in “Biloxi Blues”

Grace Foster, Staff Writer
March 14, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, WR

War, masculinity, love, and tolerance are all issues addressed in the Wildcat rendition of the Tony award-winning play, “Biloxi Blues.” The almost all-male cast showed us what an American army boot camp might have been like during World War II. “Biloxi Blues” is set in a base camp in Biloxi, Mississippi ...

Zombies in Santa Clarita?

Zombies in Santa Clarita?

Grace Foster, Staff Writer
March 1, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV

Cannibals in Santa Clarita seemed a little far fetched to begin with, but luckily that’s not what the new Netflix show “Santa Clarita Diet” is about. It’s actually about zombies, which is way more believable. Sheila Hammond (Drew Barrymore) and her husband, Joel (Timothy Olyphant) are real...

Why Programming is Important

Why Programming is Important

Jaesung Park, Staff Writer
March 1, 2017
Filed under Tech

  Before you read this article, I want you to get rid of every stereotype you have of the word coding. It’s not limited to introverted and nerdy people who are on the computer 16 hours a day that can type several hundred words per second.     Everyone can learn coding.   Coding is just a way to...

Album Review: “DROGAS Light”

Album Review: “DROGAS Light”

Ryan Factora, Staff Writer
March 1, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

  When Lupe Fiasco retired after coming under fire for possibly offensive lyrics in his single N.E.R.D., fans were crushed. “I get the hint God,” he tweeted. “Yo Lupe fans it’s been fun and I hope you’ve had fun. I’m officially not releasing anymore music.”   But, a few weeks later, Lupe rethought ...

Fifty Shades of Awful

Fifty Shades of Awful

Erica Lee, A&E Editor
February 27, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV

 Fifty Shades. Saturday night. It was all planned. This year I didn’t need to ask adults to help me sneak in. I walk into the theater and they barely check my ID. My friend and I went an hour early to get good seats, but to my surprise there was hardly anybody in the theater. We were able to sit i...

The Power of Cartoons

The Power of Cartoons

Zoey Greenwald, Staff Writer
February 13, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV, Opinions

  “Azarath, Metrion, Zinthos!”   These three words, a magic spell, are forever ingrained in my mind. As Raven, a half-demon, half-human superhero, said them in  nine-year-old Zoey’s favorite TV show, “Teen Titans,” I didn’t quite understand what they meant. Sure, at the time, just...

Blessed with “A Series of Unfortunate Events”

Blessed with “A Series of Unfortunate Events”

Alina Truong, Staff Writer
February 2, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV

 Though we weren’t the ones directly haunted by a distant relative with a tattoo of an eye on his ankle, Lemony Snicket’s detailed account of the real victims still shook us. Even now, I’m confused by the author’s rambling narration of the Baudelaire siblings’ story.  The movie embellis...

In La La Love With La La Land

In La La Love With La La Land

Jacqueline Hofmann, Editor of Features
January 22, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV

Usually I go to Chipotle before seeing a movie, given that the movie is in the evening. However, this night I did something different--wild, really. My mom, my sister, and I went to the ridiculously overpriced Salt Creek Grill. This change in my routine was just the beginning of what turned out to be an eq...

West Ranch Dance Team Rises to Third Place in the First West Coast Elite Competition of the Season

West Ranch Dance Team Rises to Third Place in the First West Coast Elite Competition of the Season

Audrey Kim, Staff Writer
January 22, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, WR

   Massive suitcases are quickly rolled to the garage. Snacks are thrown into a cooler. A mental supplies check is conducted.       “Are you feeling ok?”       “Did you grab extra water bottles?” “Are the props ready to go?”    The conversations were short and to t...

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