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My Trip to the Valencia Library

My Trip to the Valencia Library

Mina Jang, Copy Editor
May 24, 2017
Filed under Around Town, Features

  When my brother and I were still in elementary school, we would always tug on our mother’s loose sleeve again and again until she noticed a pair of scrunched-up faces looking up at her.   Wailing and stomping our feet, the two of us would make her lead us to our magical place: the Valen...

Around Town: Azubo Sabo

Around Town: Azubo Sabo

Kiana Quick, A&E Editor
May 22, 2017
Filed under Around Town, Features

Living an hour away from Los Angeles has its perks: museums, shopping centers, cultural centers, and, best of all, restaurants and dessert places like the ones in Koreatown. Many students here agree that Santa Clarita needs a restaurant or dessert cafe like the ones in Los Angeles. Recently, a Japanese...

College of the Canyons: Perspectives from Future Students

Raylene Factora, News Editor
May 19, 2017
Filed under Features

Nawal Khan “I decided to go to COC because I wasn't completely sure what I wanted to major in. I had an idea of what I found interesting but I didn't want to commit to a major and then change it halfway through my college career so I figured by going to COC I would have time to explore other ma...

The AP Struggle of a Junior

The AP Struggle of a Junior

Kiana Quick, A&E Editor
May 11, 2017
Filed under Features, Student Life

I still cringe when I hear anyone say “AP Biology.” I studied for two months before the exam, so the morning of, I felt semi-ready. I knew I studied and finished that Barron’s book, but there was so many processes and vocabulary. What about the FRQs? And what was the chance that the test asked...

Devon Cottrell — pursuing her passion nontraditionally

Devon Cottrell — pursuing her passion nontraditionally

Skijler Hutson, Staff Writer
May 11, 2017
Filed under As Seen in Print, Fashion, Features

 You might hear Devon Cottrell before you see her; whether it be the hard thump of her oversized knock-off Doc Martens along the art room floor or the metronome-like clack of her 5-inch platform heels across the hallways. But when you do finally see her, you are no longer thinking about the sounds she ...

Heather Aims High: Heather Han Feature

Heather Aims High: Heather Han Feature

Sarah Castillo, Centerspread Editor
May 9, 2017
Filed under Features

As seniors march around campus in their newly purchased, overpriced college sweatshirts, excitedly chattering about the classes they’ll take in the fall, senior Heather Han has a different Statement of Intent to Register to submit. Instead of attending an institution of higher education, Heather is...

Jenny from the Block: Jennifer Wong Feature

Jenny from the Block: Jennifer Wong Feature

Sarah Castillo, Centerspread Editor
May 9, 2017
Filed under Features

As the sun starts to peak over the horizon on a chilled Saturday morning, the sounds of rushing pool water break the silence of dawn. When one captain is out of the pool, she keeps morale high with her dry jokes and positive support. But as she steps up to the swimming block, goggles and swim cap fastened...

UCLA v.s. USC

May 9, 2017
Filed under Features

The Life of a Black Belt: Sasha Carter

The Life of a Black Belt: Sasha Carter

Sydney Young, Staff Writer
May 4, 2017
Filed under Features, Student Life

During class, her adorable smile accompanies every conversation. At lunch, her giggle is undeniably infectious. As she chats with her friends, her confident personality radiates through her words and her emotions. This is the girl every one of her friends has come to know at school, however at 5:15 p.m.,...

Bilingual Students at West Ranch

Bilingual Students at West Ranch

Samantha Hartung, Opinions Editor
May 4, 2017
Filed under Features

Unfortunately for many students, their daily routine is simple: go to school every day, sit in a foreign language class for an hour and a half to fulfill their requirements, and then drop all the information they have learned as soon as they walk out the door. But for some students, the language travels...

Team 691

Team 691

Alina Truong, Columns Editor
April 28, 2017
Filed under Features, Student Life

    Around the time of spring break, West Ranch’s robotics team competed at the Las Vegas Regionals. The team placed 22 out of 60 teams from the USA, China, and Germany, performing exceptionally well compared to how they did in the past. Their goal is to participate in at least two regionals pe...

Best Prom Nail Salons in SCV

Kulsoom Hasan, staff writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Fashion, Features, Prom 2k17

With only a little time left until prom, while boys are busy getting ready their most formal tuxedos and corsages, girls are occupied with preparing their dream dresses, hair, makeup, and nails to top off what is meant to be a perfect night. In haste to prepare for such a big event, there is a need t...

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