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Senior Awards Night

Senior Awards Night

Erica Gillespie, News Editor
May 26, 2017
Filed under News, West Ranch

Seniors arrived with their families to the awards night, many sporting NHS sashes and tassels, and all wearing huge smiles. Unlike graduation, no teary-eyed goodbyes happen on Senior Awards Night. The ceremony is simply made to celebrate the accomplishments of West Ranch students during their four years...

World History at West Ranch?

World History at West Ranch?

Ryan Factora, Staff Writer
May 23, 2017
Filed under News

West Ranch sophomores have always faced the dreaded choice between Mod Civ or AP Euro. They could suffer through 20 pages of notes a night in AP Euro, or be safer and take Mod Civ. But now, for the first time at West Ranch, AP World History will be offered to incoming sophomores, as an alternative to AP Europe...

Stock Market Club Crushes the Competition

Stock Market Club Crushes the Competition

May 23, 2017
Filed under News

West Ranch Stock Market Club members blew their competition out of the water by securing the top places in their fall 10 week, spring 10 week, and year-long competitions. “I am absolutely ecstatic about all of our victories. Nothing brings me greater joy than to have students engaged in their learning ...

3…2…1…Lift Off!

3…2…1…Lift Off!

Raylene Factora, News Editor
May 19, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

What will a goldfish do when launched 80,000 feet in the air? Can we collect cosmic interplanetary dust on a weather balloon? What is the atmosphere's effect on jello? Does time really move slower the higher an object goes? All of these questions and more were queries the West Ranch astronomy class...

It’s Time for Our Senior to Send-Off

It’s Time for Our Senior to Send-Off

Jaeun Park, Editor in Chief
May 1, 2017
Filed under News, West Ranch

On April 21, seniors crammed onto the away side of the gym to be “sent-off” to their futures beyond high school. The rally kicked off with  a rendition of “The Star Spangled Anthem” by Ali Hartwig, who sang well to raucous applause. The standard cheer team routine and the always talented...

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...

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