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Turtles All the Way Down

Turtles All the Way Down

Nicole Augusta, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“Turtles All the Way Down,” is John Green’s latest release and, just like its predecessors, it is sure to rise all the way to the top of the bestseller list. The story stars Aza Holmes, a 16-year-old high school student suffering with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. She is backed by ...

Stranger Things 2 Review

Stranger Things 2 Review

Emily Chang, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV

Before I had even finished watching Season 1 of  Stranger Things, I had already planned on binge-watching the next season. Something about the incredible cast, timeless 80s feel, and mind-blowing plot had me hooked since episode one. It is undeniable that Stranger Things 1 was a hit that took the world...

Hello Hart Rampage, my old friend

Hello Hart Rampage, my old friend

Mina Jang, Editorials Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Can you hear it: the crescendo of a masterpiece ready to be unleashed? On Nov. 4, West Ranch’s very own Wildcat Marching Band, Percussion Program, and Colorguard set foot into the College of Canyons (COC) Cougar football stadium without a word, painting over the field with only their harmonious...

Star Wars: The Fanbase- A Period of Civil War

Star Wars: The Fanbase- A Period of Civil War

Allison Alben, Copy Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

    “This is gonna be stupid. I don’t wanna watch this!” nine-year-old me whined to my dad.     “Shhhh, just watch. If you don’t like it in five minutes, we can stop.” I grumbled something noncommittally, and let him play the movie. To this day, I can remember the booming mu...

Inktober: Noah Chang

Inktober: Noah Chang

Megan Chang, Design Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Student Life, Top Stories, WR

For most students, the word “October” immediately evokes thoughts of striped candy corn, fluorescent pumpkins, and children clad in ghoulish costumes. For Noah Chang, however, October takes on a different meaning. It is a month of growth and daily practice. It is a month of ink. Noah, a senior...

Hamilton at the Pantages

Hamilton at the Pantages

Allison Alben, Copy Editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“Alexander Hamilton, my name is Alexander Hamilton; and there’s a million things I haven’t done; but just you wait, just you wait…” These are some of the opening lyrics to one of the most famous plays in the world. Even if you live under a rock, you’re more than likely familiar with the p...

Lights, Santa Clarita, Action

Lights, Santa Clarita, Action

Katie Luo, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under Local, Movies/TV

You’re watching your favorite show that you’ve been hooked on for months when something in the corner of the screen catches your eye; maybe it’s the mall you hang out at every week or a familiar bench you’ve lounged on before. “Is that Santa Clarita?” you wonder in shock. When most people t...

West Ranch Volleyball Falls to Valencia on Senior Night

West Ranch Volleyball Falls to Valencia on Senior Night

Jay Singh, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under Sports, WR

West Ranch played Valencia, on Senior Night. This game had all of the signs for a great game from West Ranch, but they fell apart. Valencia beat West Ranch in all 3 series. In the first series Valencia won 25-13, in the second they won 25-15, and in the third they won 25-21. Let's get that win next time Cats!...

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Review

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Review

Sarah Ziskind, Spots Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV

 I left the theater shaking. My body stiffened with goosebumps, my cheeks blushing red, and my mouth locked into a half gasping half smiling position. I had trouble falling asleep, for the adrenaline continued to pump through my veins hours later. Though I enjoyed every second of the intense action a...

Fear and the Entertainment Industry: A Match Made in Heaven

Fear and the Entertainment Industry: A Match Made in Heaven

Allison Alben, Copy Editor

October 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

You’re walking in the woods. There’s no one around, and your phone is dead. Out of the corner of your eye you spot him. He’s following you, about 30 feet back. He gets down on all fours and breaks into a sprint. He’s gaining on you. You’re looking for your car, but you’re all turned around...

Really, “We Should All Be Feminists”

Really, “We Should All Be Feminists”

Kiana Quick, Editor in Chief

October 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

  For me, the idea of feminism used to be scary.   People define “feminism” in hundreds of different ways. I never found a definition that sounded applicable to my own ideals. I do believe in treating everyone, no matter their race, religion, or gender, with respect and equality. I also k...

Sophie Bobal Takes On the Spotlight

Sophie Bobal Takes On the Spotlight

Erin Eskoff, Staff Writer

October 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, WR

There are multiple talented students that wish to pursue a background in the performing arts industry.  One especially gifted student here at West Ranch, Sophie Bobal, has made incredible accomplishments in the acting field.   With little to no acting experience or classes, she went through the entire...

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