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Snow White and the Black Forest

Snow White and the Black Forest

Brooke Johnston

May 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, WR

At 6:30 p.m. on May 24, children grinning ear-to-ear skipped down the halls of the West Ranch theater with anticipation twinkling in their eyes. The lights dimmed, but the expression on their faces brightened instantaneously as they settled into cushioned blue seats alongside smiling parents.They had come t...

Riverdale Season 2 Review

Riverdale Season 2 Review

Erin Eskoff, Staff Writer

May 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV

The CW’s hit show, “Riverdale,” had just wrapped up season two on May 16. As a fan of the show, getting to watch another episode every Wednesday night was the best time of the week. This season had 22 glorious episodes and was much darker and more thrilling than season one. If you haven’t caught...

Taylor Swift’s Reputation Tour

Taylor Swift’s Reputation Tour

Hannah Kim, Features Editor

May 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Complete with vibrant fireworks, stunning visuals and extravagant props including an enormous mechanical snake, Taylor Swift’s Reputation Stadium Tour is not here to disappoint. The singer recently began her international tour in Glendale, AZ, and came to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena for two incredi...

Band Concert: Spring 2018

Band Concert: Spring 2018

Katie Luo, Staff Writer

May 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Last Thursday, on May 15, the band took the stage, introducing audience members to whole new world. Each piece had a journey to show and a story to tell. Concert Band kicked things off with “Blue Ridge Reel” by Brian Balmages, a piece that took listeners back in time to when washing boards and sp...

West Ranch Percussion makes it to WGI World Championships

West Ranch Percussion makes it to WGI World Championships

Lauren Lee, Columns Editor

May 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

  The beats of drums and keyboards fill up the gym. The clear rhythms and piercing rolls can be heard miles away as West Ranch Percussion drums its way into WGI Percussion World Championships.   Throughout the third week of April, West Ranch Winter Percussion and Concert Percussion Ens...

West Ranch orchestra holds annual spring concert

West Ranch orchestra holds annual spring concert

Lauren Lee, Columns Editor

May 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On May 16, families and friends gathered for the West Ranch Orchestra’s annual spring concert. After the night kicked off with an introduction by the music director, Jason Marshall, the audience was immediately silenced as the first notes and strings began to play. Slowly, the music filled the room as th...

“Be the Change” West Ranch Choir Concert 2018

“Be the Change” West Ranch Choir Concert 2018

Minjoon Kang, Staff Writer

May 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, WR

On May 10, the West Ranch theater began to fill up with excited parents and music-loving individuals. The West Ranch High School choir — consisting of members of the combined choir, the Gold Rated Festival Choir, and the Gold Rated Women’s Choir — was putting on their last concert of the year....

6 Tips to Ace Your Finals

6 Tips to Ace Your Finals

Ryan Factora, Staff Writer

May 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

  With finals coming up, students are busy cramming their heads full of information, but most people aren’t optimizing their studying. Here are six tips to get the most out of your studying sessions. 1. Get a good night’s rest While it may seem beneficial to cram all your studying late at...

“Love Yourself: Tear” album review

“Love Yourself: Tear” album review

Raylene Factora, News Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

    Seven months after the release of their wildly successful EP “Love Yourself: Her,” BTS have added a second edition to the Love Yourself series.   The album, comprised of 11 tracks, is called “Love Yourself: Tear,” and while “Her” showcased the brighter and happier side o...

“A Quiet Place” Review

“A Quiet Place” Review

Hannah Kim, Features Editor

May 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV

While most horror films these days are so terrible they’re almost funny, “A Quiet Place” is unlike any other. Directed by former “The Office” star John Krasinski, “A Quiet Place” delivers a horror thrill ride for audiences of all ages. The fear experienced by Krasinski’s character, Lee Abbott, his...

Get Some Headspace

Get Some Headspace

Hannah Kim, Features Editor

May 21, 2018


Filed under App Reviews, Arts & Entertainment

Sit back. Relax. And allow your body to unwind. Breathe in through the nose, and out through the mouth. Are you calm? Do you feel a bit more relaxed? If not, Headspace, a guided meditation app, can help you practice daily meditation to help ease your mind and body. With a straightforward teacher, Heads...

Winners of the World, Champions of Music

Winners of the World, Champions of Music

Mina Jang, Editorials Editor

May 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Can you feel it? The tension brewing in the air? The storm of flash and pizazz churning your insides? The strike of drums electrifying your brain? The flurry of emotions blanketing over each and every note? Can you feel your soul being let out from its cage and squeezed until it sings shrills and tril...

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