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The GPA Game

The GPA Game

Jaeun Park and Jacqueline Hofmann
March 31, 2017
Filed under News, West Ranch

It’s 2015, and a teacher walks into Mrs. Zeringue’s classroom, asking for a moment of her AP Chemistry class’ time. Zeringue acquiesces, and the teacher begins to talk about the Astronomy class offered at West Ranch. The future Class of 2017 members, in the moment, all sophomores, listen to...

New School Year, New School Officers

New School Year, New School Officers

Raylene Factora, News Editor
March 22, 2017
Filed under News, Student Life, Top Stories, West Ranch

 Throughout the school year, ASB officers put time into making sure students at West Ranch enjoy their high school experience. As the end of each school year approaches, a fresh group of students is picked by their peers to make their days at school all the more fun and exciting.   On March 17 at...

March 6-10: Spirit Week

March 6-10: Spirit Week

Lauren Lee, Web Editor
March 20, 2017
Filed under News, West Ranch

This week students showed their spirit with flannel and orange, the color for leukemia awareness in support of senior lacrosse player Maya Evans.

Operation US: a new club on campus that fights discrimination and stereotypes

Operation US: a new club on campus that fights discrimination and stereotypes

Lauren Lee, Web Editor
March 17, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories, West Ranch

  As an Asian-American, my whole life has been filled with discrimination and stereotypes such as “ching chong,” or “Asians smell like cheese.” In class, the teacher would always call me by some other Asian girl’s name, which had me boiling with frustration as I corrected them. They woul...

Make a Wish Rally

Make a Wish Rally

Megan Chang, Centerspread Editor
March 14, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories, West Ranch

The Make a Wish Rally was kicked off with the traditional Wildcat Spirit Helmet sound off and featured performances from Hip Hop, Man Cheer, and Coed Dance. A representative from the Make a Wish Foundation came and spoke to students about the organization. “This rally is our kick off to Wish Week....

SCV CAREs about Cancer Awareness

SCV CAREs about Cancer Awareness

Sarah Castillo, Centerspread Editor
March 13, 2017
Filed under News

With giant interactive lung and colon models, a multitude of unique booths, and talks by qualified medical professionals, the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center and College of the Canyons parking lot transformed into a buzzing hub of information and awareness for cancer prevention. On Jan. 25, the Ca...

Choir brings Broadway tunes to West Ranch

Choir brings Broadway tunes to West Ranch

Jong Hak Won, Column Editor
March 12, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories, West Ranch

  “'Cause mama, I'm a big girl now.”   “Somebody, crowd me with love, Somebody, force me to care, Somebody, make me come through, I'll always be there, As frightened as you, To help us survive Being alive, Being alive, Being alive!”   For one hour on March 9, listeners within the...

Speak Up: West Ranch hosts first speech tournament at home

Speak Up: West Ranch hosts first speech tournament at home

Raylene Factora, News Editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories, West Ranch

When most people hear the words, “public speaking,” they quake with fear.   And yet, there are a select brave-hearted few in high schools across the country that join speech and debate teams facing this common fear through active participation in public speech and debate competitions. ...

Welcome to the Space Jam

Welcome to the Space Jam

Megan Chang, Centerspread Editor
February 3, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories, West Ranch

For many students, the start of second semester hints at the quickly approaching end of the year. These last rallies are something that are especially cherished by seniors, as they are preparing to move onto the next chapters of their lives. The theme for West Ranch’s latest rally, Space Jam, was n...

Children learn about STEAM in a new, exciting, creative way

Children learn about STEAM in a new, exciting, creative way

Sarah Castillo, Centerspread Editor
February 3, 2017
Filed under News

Children trapped in bubbles, liters of Coke erupting, and teenager app-developers were just some of the science learning opportunities offered last Saturday. On Jan. 28 from 1 to 5 p.m., the College of the Canyon’s Diane Van Hook University Center transformed into a hub of new learning experiences...

Los Angeles Women’s March

Los Angeles Women’s March

Skijler Hutson, Staff Writer
January 24, 2017
Filed under Local, News

Approximately 750,000 women and men took to the streets of Los Angeles on Saturday, January 21, 2017 as a sister march to the Women's March on Washington. It aimed to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump just a day before along with other social and environmental issues.  Here are photos and interviews...

Rain, Rain, Don’t Go Away

Rain, Rain, Don’t Go Away

Allison Alben, Staff Writer
January 24, 2017
Filed under Local

    Over the last few years, the chances are getting lower and lower of hearing someone sing “Rain, rain, go away,” anywhere in California. Why? We are in desperate need of rain after last year’s El Niño failed to help provide us with the rain. Luckily, we have been hit with storm after stor...

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