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Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw: A Review to the Spin-off

Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw: A Review to the Spin-off

Ashley Park, Features Editor

February 18, 2020

“Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” premiered Aug. 2, 2019 and debuted as the first “Fast and Furious” spin-off movie.  Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw have been present in past “Fast and Furious” movies and had crucial roles. In this spin-off, Luke Hobbs (Dwanye Johnson) is th...

Is “Parasite” a Likely Contender for the Oscars?

Is “Parasite” a Likely Contender for the Oscars?

Jessica Son, Copy Editor

February 13, 2020

   The Oscars, also known as the Academy Awards, does not have a reputation to be inclusive of diverse films and international works. After the #OscarsSoWhite movement trended five years ago on Twitter, it seems that the Oscars have improved their inclusivity of other foreign films.     This ...

Adobe Flash Discontinued, Blue Maxima Helps to Preserve Its Memory

Mia Ouyang, Ricky Rojas, and Reya Mehta

February 11, 2020

   On Feb. 1, 2020, Adobe Flash was discontinued across the Internet and replaced by its superior cousin, HTML5.     The change, first announced in 2017, gave websites three years to convert. Fortunately, many had switched prior to the announcement due to numerous bugs and security flaws that...

“Started From the Bottom, Now They’re Here”: West Ranch Hip Hop

“Started From the Bottom, Now They’re Here”: West Ranch Hip Hop

Jaeeun Park, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

   Cheers and yells ring through the school gymnasium. It’s the morning of a football game day, and the West Ranch Hip-Hop team is performing at the rally to increase school spirit. Music pounds through the speakers as the team dances and showcases their skills.    Until this year, the student dancers we...

West Ranch Hosts Spring Open Speech Tournament

West Ranch Hosts Spring Open Speech Tournament

Iman Baber and Noor Baber

February 11, 2020

It was a warm first day of February, and the sun shone bright in the sky. A large banner hung off the gates at the front of West Ranch, reading: “West Ranch Speech and Debate.” Nervous students entered the school dressed in formal attire: blazers and slacks, suits and ties.    On Feb...

High School Musical: The Series: The Review

High School Musical: The Series: The Review

Emily Yoon, Staff Writer

February 10, 2020

  *Warning--spoilers!*    Around three months ago, I reviewed the “High School Musical: The Series” trailer, where I voiced the much agreed-upon sentiment that the franchise was better left alone.     However, I couldn’t resist watching, and I discovered upon viewing that many facets ...

“CATS,” a Jumbled Mess of a Movie

Mia Ouyang, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

  Released in December of 2019, “Cats” at times is beautiful, tragic and insightful. Based off of the Broadway musical revolving around a group of cats hoping to be reborn into a new life, the musical traverses through the story of Victoria, a cat abandoned by her owner in an alley where the Jel...

West Ranch Memes: Behind the Scenes

Vanessa McLaughlin, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

In the midst of finstas, spam accounts and personal accounts, there lies a hidden gem in West Ranch’s online footprint. What started out as a fun account full of light-hearted memes grew to a 1,770-follower and counting meme account dedicated to West Ranch students.  The unknown owner of the account is a witty,...

Does the “Beetlejuice” cast album live up to the hype?

Does the “Beetlejuice” cast album live up to the hype?

Emily Yoon, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

   “Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, beeeee-CAUSE!” Lydia Deetz shrieks delightfully in the lively stage adaptation of the 1988 campy horror-comedy of the same name. “Beetlejuice” quickly rose to fame as a fan favorite, grossing $1,589,839 in its first week at the Winter Garden Theatre.     Howe...

Netflix’s “The Crown:” The Transition From A Typical Netflix Original to An Emmy-Winning Drama

Netflix’s “The Crown:” The Transition From A Typical Netflix Original to An Emmy-Winning Drama

Alexa Empleo, News Editor

January 24, 2020

British history is considered to be a long and gruesome topic that goes on and on with complicated kingdoms and never-ending wars. People are much more engrossed in other subjects than the British unless there’s a royal wedding, a royal scandal or an AP Euro test coming up.  However, Netflix’s ...

How YouTuber Emma Chamberlain Became Cosmopolitan’s Covergirl

How YouTuber Emma Chamberlain Became Cosmopolitan’s Covergirl

Gaby Lesmana, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

   Anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock has heard the name Emma Chamberlain at some point in the past year. Originally just an average, “relatable” Youtuber from Northern California, Chamberlain has made her way to working with major brands and is now on the cover of Cosmopolitan’s F...

The 2019 Starbucks Holiday Drinks, Ranked

The 2019 Starbucks Holiday Drinks, Ranked

Gaby Lesmana, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

   Every year, Starbucks lovers await the red cup season for their favorite holiday drinks to return. Some may say the sweetness of these flavors overpowers the coffee, but others enjoy the more dessert-like drinks. The beverages are classics from years before, providing the comfort of the holiday seas...

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