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Behind the Scenes of Marching Band

Behind the Scenes of Marching Band

Emily Chang, Staff Writer

September 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

You see them at the football games. You see them on WRTV. They've won numerous titles and are quite possibly the jewel of West Ranch High School. They are the West Ranch Marching Band. Every halftime performance is executed with ease to ensure that the audience experiences notes that hit perfectly on ...

“Freudian”- Track by Track Review

“Freudian”- Track by Track Review

Ryan Factora, Staff writer

August 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

  Up and coming Toronto R&B singer, Daniel Caesar, released his first album, “Freudian” on Friday, August 25.  With his soft, emotional, Frank-Ocean like vocals, Caesar has already built up a small fan base.   Here is a track-by-track review of Daniel Caesar’s “Freudian.” &...

Dead Men Tell Boring Tales

Erica Gillespie, News editor

May 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV

There’s this concept in cinematography called the rule of thirds, which basically explains how a scene should be filmed. I would like to change the meaning of this rule of thirds to state that a movie series should only be three movies long unless it’s “Harry Potter.” The three first “Pir...

“Everything, Everything” full of every dissapointment

“Everything, Everything” full of every dissapointment

Kiana Quick, A&E Editor

May 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV

I thought that I should get to the theater early so I could get a good seat. Do not go to the theater early for this movie. I stood in line for 45 minutes listening to obnoxious seventh and eighth grade girls gossip about all the junior high drama and watching them laugh after throwing their trash on...

What’s this? What’s this? There’s music everywhere

What’s this? What’s this? There’s music everywhere

Mina Jang, Copy Editor

May 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

On May 16, I attended the annual West Ranch Instrumental Music 2017 Spring Concert where West Ranch student musicians performed a grand finale of assorted music pieces to finish off the school year.   Playing tunes composed by composers like Soon See Newbold, Todd Stalter, and Gary Gilroy, musi...

Stardust and Prequels: Peter and the Starcatcher

Stardust and Prequels: Peter and the Starcatcher

Skijler Hutson, Staff Writer

May 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories, WR

Everyone knows the quintessential British story of “Peter Pan.” Peter steals Wendy and her two brothers off to the magical Island of Neverland where he rules over the Lost Boys as they fight Captain Hook and go on adventures, all the while never growing up. The story, for the most part, has a clean...

Guardians of the Galaxy: A Review

Guardians of the Galaxy: A Review

Allison Alben, Staff Writer

May 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

    Long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away… wait, wrong movie. This is not about “Star Wars.” This is about that movie masterpiece that is “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” Readers, you’d better get ready, because Star Lord has just pressed play on his Walkman and you don’t want t...

“DAMN.” – Track by Track Review

“DAMN.” – Track by Track Review

Ryan Factora, Staff Writer

April 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

  When Kendrick released his single “The Heart Pt. 4” out of the blue, I was thrilled. When I heard the last line of the song, I almost fainted. “Y’all got ‘til April seventh to get y’all s*** together,” he rapped. April 7 came and I, along with thousands of other fans, was disappoi...

2017 Summer Blockbusters

2017 Summer Blockbusters

Allison Alben, Staff Writer

April 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

With AP tests and finals just starting up, and summer practically around the corner, plans are being made, trips are being booked, and freedom from school is finally in reach. If you’re like me, the first couple of weeks of summer are filled with a whole lot of nothing, simply because you don’t hav...

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...

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