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Head in the Clouds II: A Review

Head in the Clouds II: A Review

Jaeeun Park and Minjun Kim

November 12, 2019

    On Oct. 11, 88rising, an Asian music collective, released its album “Head in the Clouds II”, mainly produced by Joji (George Miller) who rose to mainstream fame with his song “SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK.” “Head in the Clouds II” is a sequel to 88rising’s debut album “Head in the Clou...

Celebrating The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” 50th Anniversary Release in Hollywood

Alexa Empleo and Cynthia Rahman

November 10, 2019

The Beatles are considered to be one of the most legendary and influential bands of all time. Their music has surpassed generations and are still considered relevant to this day.  Fifty years ago, on Sept. 26, 1969, The Beatles released their last-produced album, “Abbey Road,” which was the fo...

West Ranch Percussion Blows Students Away During Pep Rally

West Ranch Percussion Blows Students Away During Pep Rally

Lauren Guss, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

   On Oct. 30, West Ranch High School’s drum line performed in front of the ASB office at brunch during their pep rally. Cheerleaders rooted them on as the percussion played entertaining tunes. Many students gathered as the percussion played a variety of measures that gave students a break from thei...

Space Rat

Space Rat

Chika Winston, Website Design Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2019

 As the drummer starts with a beat, soon to be followed by the two guitarists, the four band members stand atop the stage — sweat trickling down their faces but cheeks engraved with smiles — where they overlook the small crowd in front of them.    Today, they are here to perform. Tonight, they will bring som...

Gradient App Review

Alyssa Chang and Jasmine Wongphatarakul

November 1, 2019

   The app Gradient has been significantly influencing social media users over the last few weeks with their new “lookalike” feature, and went viral after the Kardashians and other popular celebrities eagerly uploaded pictures of their own doppelgangers found on the app.     To find a ce...

Horror Movies: Originals vs. Remakes

Vanessa McLaughlin, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

The end of September and all through October is usually the time to cuddle in a blanket and watch scary movies. There are favorite Halloween classics made in the 1980s which feature black and white murders and weaponized attacks. Now, remakes are being made which have more complicated sub-plots and ...

FINNEAS Stuns with First EP: “Blood Harmony” Track-by-Track Review

FINNEAS Stuns with First EP: “Blood Harmony” Track-by-Track Review

Emily Yoon, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

   Finneas O’Connell: Though the name might sound unfamiliar to the average person, Finneas O’Connell, or simply FINNEAS, is the mastermind writer and producer behind the success of his sister, Billie Eilish.  Lately, however, he has been busy developing a unique sound of his own.     FINN...

Easy Halloween Costumes for Lazy People

Easy Halloween Costumes for Lazy People

Gaby Lesmana and Vanessa Mclaughlin

October 31, 2019

   Halloween is right around the corner, which means it's time to come up with a costume. However, putting so much effort into one night’s outfit can be stressful. From spooky, cute or funny costumes, here’s something for every lazy person. Hydro Flask - Many people are going to dress up as the classic VSC...

Theatre Puts on Amazing Production of “Night of The Living Dead”

Theatre Puts on Amazing Production of “Night of The Living Dead”

Emily Yoon and Reya Mehta

October 28, 2019

   On Oct. 16, 17 and 18, West Ranch’s Advanced Theatre class put on “Night of the Living Dead,” a cult-classic film adapted for the stage. The play, which regales the story of a zombie apocalypse in the 1950s, took a decidedly feminist, darkly comedic twist in this rendition.    Chika ...

Words Fail: How “Dear Evan Hansen” shares a harmful message

Words Fail: How “Dear Evan Hansen” shares a harmful message

Emily Yoon, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

  The Broadway musical “Dear Evan Hansen” boasts an iconic soundtrack and a cast full of talented musical theatre performers, not to mention the Tony award for best musical in 2017. Having quickly gained traction in the musical world with hits such as “Waving Through a Window” and “You Will Be ...

Mario Kart Tour Review

Mario Kart Tour Review

Jasmine Wongphatarakul, Alyssa Chang, and Lauren Guss

October 18, 2019

Since Sept. 25, the app Mario Kart Tour has gone viral among teens at West Ranch. The beloved game was originally only on gaming consoles, but since it has been remodeled into an app, its popularity has significantly increased.  The aim of the game is to race as a Nintendo character in a go-kart agains...

Plan Your Perfect Fall Day

Plan Your Perfect Fall Day

Gaby Lesmana, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

   From pumpkin spice to cozy blankets and candles, it’s no surprise that so many people are excited for the leaves to fall. As we begin the month of October, autumn has come into full swing. So grab a friend and plan your fall day! Pumpkin Pancakes: Trader Joe’s carries a pumpkin pancake and waf...

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