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How to Have a Productive Spring Break

How to Have a Productive Spring Break

Emily Chang, Staff Writer

March 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Spring break and I have a love-hate relationship. With its promises of sleeping in and time with friends, I can’t help but look forward to the last bell ringing on Friday. But in the back of my mind the creeping stress that comes with all the assignments and tests taints the once-beloved week of rest. ...

Spotfiy is in Trebel

Spotfiy is in Trebel

Brooke Johnston, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018


Filed under App Reviews, Arts & Entertainment

Companies like Spotify, Tidal and Apple Music have greatly shifted society’s attention toward streaming music, which allows users to enjoy songs without purchasing them. To many a student’s dismay, the majority of these services require a monthly fee to listen without cellular connection. But a new ...

West Ranch Lacrosse Falls to the Palisades

West Ranch Lacrosse Falls to the Palisades

Jay Singh, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018


Filed under Sports, WR

West Ranch Lacrosse faced off against the Palisades on Saturday. The game was not close, as the Palisades gained a big lead early and kept it the whole way. The final score was 19-8. But, the game was much more brutal than the final score shows. Let's get the win next game Cats!...

Decision Height

Decision Height

Skijler Hutson and Emily Chang

March 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, WR

Decision height: the altitude at which a pilot must decide whether to continue the landing or pull back up. On Feb. 28 through March 2, the West Ranch theatre’s curtains opened to unveil a scene of seven women standing on a train platform, cheeks rouged, hair plastered in finger waves and victory roles, and skirts hemmed to make best of ratione...

The Importance of Black Panther

The Importance of Black Panther

Jay Singh, Staff Writer

March 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV

For the first time in 20 years, an African-American driven superhero movie will grace the screens. Black Panther will surely continue to have an extreme impact on the African-American community. Here’s a rundown of the importance of the movie and its. The importance of this movie is felt in mino...

Netflix Charges Streamers More Every Month

Netflix Charges Streamers More Every Month

Erin Eskoff, Staff Writer

March 19, 2018


Filed under App Reviews, Arts & Entertainment

With over 94 million streamers, Netflix has increased the prices for their two most popular subscription plans: the standard and premium services.    The standard plan, now $10.99, lets streamers watch movies and shows in high resolution on two screens at once. Previously, it was $9.99 every mont...

Choir Takes West Ranch Back to the Renaissance

Choir Takes West Ranch Back to the Renaissance

Mary Waugh, Staff Writer

March 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, WR

The lights in the amphitheatre dimmed, the talking quieted and Women's Choir began their entry onto the stage. One student among the group stepped into the spotlight, took the mic, and said, “Anyone one can sing; you just open your mouth and give shape to a sound.” On March 9, excited friends...

Women with Rhythm

Women with Rhythm

Samantha Hartung, A&E Editor

March 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, West Ranch

For a city to have one person that will become a musical icon is extraordinary. To have three students that will become musical icons is almost unheard of.     Cate Hwang, Hailey Miller and Marley Berry are all online students through the district’s Hart at Home program, although Berry and Hwan...

Black Panther: A Review

Black Panther: A Review

Allison Alben, Copy Editor

March 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

It should be no surprise by now that Marvel Studios is one of the few companies capable of producing box-office destroying, record-shattering movies every time. However, the world has never seen anything like their newest movie “Black Panther,” which came out on Feb. 16, 2018. By now, I’m sure...

the Oscar Movies

the Oscar Movies

Zoey Greenwald, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Editorials, Movies/TV

Movies shape us as a culture. Americans have flocked to theaters since the 20s to immerse themselves in other worlds, other lives, and other stories. The first Academy Awards were in 1928 and the 90th ones will be this weekend. Here are my thoughts on some of the contenders:   The Shape of Water The Shape of Water was...

Wildcat Baseball Falls to Birmingham 5-3

Wildcat Baseball Falls to Birmingham 5-3

Jay Singh, Staff Writer

March 1, 2018


Filed under Sports, WR

The West Ranch Wildcats went up against Birmingham at home. They lost in a close game five to three. The Wildcats had multiple chances to win the game, but could not capitalize. They played a very sloppy game and Birmingham capitalized on these mistakes. Let's get them next time Cats!

The Post: A movie about the past and a predictor of the future

Erica Gillespie, News Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV, Opinions

“The Post”: another movie about The Washington Post, another movie about Watergate — only this time with Meryl Streep. Meryl Streep was, as expected, exceedingly wonderful in the movie. Unexpectedly, the movie was not about Watergate. I thought for sure if there were ever a time to make ...

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