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The Punk Subculture Emerges at West Ranch

The Punk Subculture Emerges at West Ranch

Quynn Lubs, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Fashion, Features, Music, Student Life

A Brief History     The alternative scene: A label given to people who look a certain way and like certain things, and, therefore, the rest of the world gives them dirty looks, shielding the eyes of children and walking the other way.   A scary thought, isn’t it?   Today, t...

Bullet Journaling

Bullet Journaling

Emily Chang, Staff Writer

April 7, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Bullet journaling is a system best described by its inventor Ryder Carroll as “a mindfulness practice designed as a productivity system.” The process was started by Carroll who suffered from learning disabilities and needed to find alternate ways to be productive and focused. Thus, the bullet journ...

“Star Wars” Stans are Ruining the Franchise They Love

“Star Wars” Stans are Ruining the Franchise They Love

Jay Singh, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV

What is a stan? The dictionary defines a stan as an overzealous or obsessive fan of a particular topic. With the magnitude of a franchise like "Star Wars," stans are bound to be created. The massive movie series has a gross total, while adjusting for inflation, of $8,926,772,232, second of all-time ...

I Went to the Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists Premiere — Here’s My Experience

I Went to the Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists Premiere — Here’s My Experience

Erin Eskoff, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV

On March 16, “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists” held a one-day-only immersive experience dedicated to the series premiere. With a limited number of spots occupied within hours, it’s safe to say “PLL” fans were very excited. With different mock sets in the Hollywood Athletic Club, the...

Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists Delivers a Perfect Premiere

Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists Delivers a Perfect Premiere

Erin Eskoff, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV

New lies, new liars and new secrets. Many people have been waiting for “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists” to revive the original, and it finally premiered on March 20. The new series didn’t disappoint to fill the shoes of the prototypical and beloved show that unfortunately ended in 201...

The Marvelous Captain Marvel

The Marvelous Captain Marvel

Allison Alben, Design Editor

March 21, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV

    With “Avengers: Endgame” right around the corner, Marvel fans have been waiting in anticipation for any sign that our favorite heroes may be able to beat the odds, stop Thanos, and most importantly, survive — picking apart each trailer, every poster, leaving no Infinity Stone unturned. At the ...

Netflix’s ‘BirdBox’: What is it Really About?

Netflix’s ‘BirdBox’: What is it Really About?

Chika Winston, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV

On Dec. 13, Netflix released an original thriller movie, “Birdbox,” which caught the interest of many people who liked the concept of a movie set in an apocalyptic world. Sandra Bullock played the heroine of the movie, Mallory, who struggled to stay alive in a world where people could not see or e...

My Most Anticipated 2019 Movies (Part One)

My Most Anticipated 2019 Movies (Part One)

Mina Jang, Editor in Chief

March 20, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

  Movies, movies, movies: They can excite your soul, send shivers down your spine, make your jaw ache from laughter; and several of this year’s upcoming films are no different. From a beautifully-intricate ode to Bruce Springsteen, the hectic 1980s and immigrant family traditions to a blarin’, bopp...

Anything Goes

Anything Goes

Ryan Factora and Mary Waugh

March 11, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

  7 p.m., West Ranch Theatre -- Stage lights dimmed, the chattering audience hushed, and the sweet, slow voice of a lone saxophone rang out before quickly being joined by the rest of the brass section. Amidst the mellow, sauntering soundscape of coffee shop jazz, the curtains rose and the spotlight...

Study Tips to Survive Second Semester

Study Tips to Survive Second Semester

Emily Chang, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

As almost any high schooler can confirm, high school is hard. With AP World infringing on our sleep schedules and coffee pumping through our veins, it sometimes feels like there isn’t any time to breathe. In addition to regular school work, there are things like extracurriculars, time with family, and sleep tha...

The Bachelor Season 23 Predictions

The Bachelor Season 23 Predictions

Ashley Park, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV

“The Bachelor,” one of America’s most beloved shows, kicked off with a new season on January 7, 2019. Colton Underwood is the new lucky bachelor with 30 women from all over the nation fighting for a intimate relationship with him. In the first episode, although Colton tried his best to react to meet...

Kevin Gillespie: Alto Sax

Kevin Gillespie: Alto Sax

Mary Waugh, A&E Editor

February 11, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Sophomore Kevin Gillespie is one of few people at West Ranch High School who professionally plays a multitude of instruments. One of the various instruments in his skill set is the alto saxophone. Unlike the standard saxophone, the alto sax is smaller but is still commonly seen in symphonies and jazz. ...

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