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“Illusive Impression”: Student-written, Student-produced, and Student-directed

“Illusive Impression”: Student-written, Student-produced, and Student-directed

Brooke Johnston, Features Editor

March 30, 2020

  “All my life has been an illusive impression, Every moment swept away… An illusive impression All hope without a gain.”  A chilling breeze whistled through campus on the nights of Feb. 6, 7 and 8, whispering of mysteries. If you took a few steps into the theater hall, you...

BTS RELEASES FIRST 2020 ALBUM: MAP OF THE SOUL:7

Alyssa Chang, Staff Writer

March 22, 2020

BTS, the well-known South Korean boy band of seven, made headlines again on Feb. 21 with the release of their latest album “Map of the Soul:7,” better known as “MOTS:7.” The members, RM, Jin, J Hope, Suga, Jimin, V and Jungkook, claim that this album held a special meaning for them. Although...

Justin Bieber Returns to his Road to Success

Ashley Park, Features Editor

March 12, 2020

At the beginning of this new decade, every teenager’s childhood heartthrob, Justin Bieber, made a much-anticipated comeback after taking a five-year break from the spotlight. Over the half-decade without Justin Bieber as the center of attention, Bieber married Hailey Baldwin and focused on his ment...

Netflix Delivers Lackluster Sequel: “PS I Still Love You”

Netflix Delivers Lackluster Sequel: “PS I Still Love You”

Emily Chang, A&E Editor

March 9, 2020

On Feb. 12, about a year and half since the film “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” hit the internet, Netflix released its sequel “P.S I Still Love You.” Coincidentally, they chose to release it near Valentine’s Day to capitalize on all the single people waiting for a rom-com to watch. (Don’...

Taylor Swift Unapologetically Breaks Free In Her New Documentary “Miss Americana”

Taylor Swift Unapologetically Breaks Free In Her New Documentary “Miss Americana”

Alexa Empleo and Gaby Lesmana

March 5, 2020

  Taylor Swift is a force to be reckoned with: last November, she was rightly awarded Artist of The Decade at the American Music Awards. Her music has both shaped and reflected the 2010s, and, as the new year (and decade) rolls in, she continues to have an unstoppable presence in pop culture.  ...

Billie Eilish Has Major Success at the 2020 Grammys

Billie Eilish Has Major Success at the 2020 Grammys

Ashley Park, Features Editor

March 3, 2020

At the 62nd Grammy Award Show on Jan. 26, 2020, a full spectrum of artists achieved the ultimate musical accomplishment of winning a Grammy out of 84 categories. However, one artist dominated the competition.  18-year-old Billie Eilish received six nominations and won five Grammys, sweeping awards ...

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 ...

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