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“Mid90s” Review

“Mid90s” Review

Sophia Kriegel, Editorials Editor

November 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV

   “Mid90s:” the perfect aesthetic for every skater boy and nostalgic teen claiming to be born into the wrong generation. With its pale yet pastel colors and spot-on representation of the late twentieth century, this film serves as a time capsule to the street life of skateboarders and youth in L...

March to the Stars

March to the Stars

Mina Jang, Editor-in-chief

November 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Starry-lit backdrops twinkling under the lemon moon, crystal-crusted girls and boys dancing from one end to the other: For a couple of minutes, West Ranch Wildcat Marching Band, Percussion, and Colorguard brought down the sky above to the audience below through just music.   On Nov. 3, Hart High...

Ultimate Guide to Getting into the Holiday Spirit

Ultimate Guide to Getting into the Holiday Spirit

Emily Chang, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The day after Thanksgiving, I bust out my mini Christmas tree, I light a winter candle, and I string up enough twinkly lights to wrap around the earth three times. It’s officially the holidays. Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah or nothing at all, this will be your guide to getting into t...

“The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” Will Have You in Chills

“The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” Will Have You in Chills

Erin Eskoff, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV

Five mere days before Halloween, Netflix released a new spooky drama, perfect for the teenage and young adult audience. Created by the writers of “Riverdale,” this modernized spinoff of “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” streamers have awaited for the first season since the trailer was released. (Wa...

“You” is the TV Show For You

“You” is the TV Show For You

Erin Eskoff, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV

Lifetime’s new series “You” has blown up on screens since it premiered on Sept. 9, 2018. Starring Shay Mitchell (Emily Fields on “Pretty Little Liars”) and Penn Badgley (Dan Humphrey from “Gossip Girl”), this show runs every Sunday night at 10 p.m.   (Warning: This article contains spoilers)  ...

Miya Folick at the Troubadour

Miya Folick at the Troubadour

Quynn Lubs, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018


Filed under Music, News

  On the night of Oct. 22 at the Troubadour, Miya Folick transported the audience away from the struggles of everyday life and into a world full of power and confidence. Her music varies from quick, up-beat songs to those with long, chilling notes that send tears streaming down the audience’s faces. ...

West Ranch Marching Band Brings a Classic Twist to their Competition

West Ranch Marching Band Brings a Classic Twist to their Competition

Chika Winston, Staff Writer

November 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories, WR

  The sun beat down on the Valencia football field as music resonated all throughout the school. There were kids and parents running everywhere, eagerly getting ready for the 10th annual Wildcat Classic marching competition.   On Oct. 13, West Ranch marching band hosted their annual competiti...

Riverdale Ridiculousness

Riverdale Ridiculousness

Alexa Empleo, Staff Writer

October 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV

Warning: Spoilers Ahead The first season of “Riverdale” piqued the interests of all teenagers around the world. This new, dark drama based on the Archie Comic Books is filled with mysteries, investigations, and a whole new aesthetic.The first season wasn’t Emmy Award-winning or anything part...

Shane Dawson Questions “The Mind of Jake Paul”

Shane Dawson Questions “The Mind of Jake Paul”

Erin Eskoff, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Shane Dawson, a well-known YouTuber with over 18 million subscribers, has achieved millions of views on his series about the life of Jake Paul, a YouTuber with over 17 million subscribers. Although his eight-part series isn’t completed just yet, his videos have sparked controversy throughout the YouT...

Sounds of the Big Band Era

Sounds of the Big Band Era

Quynn Lubs, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

  On the night of Oct. 17 in the West Ranch High School Theater, audience members were transported to the Big Band Era: the ‘30s and ‘40s. People filled the theater seats, ready to enjoy the sounds of the violins, saxophones, trumpets, and more.   The concert began with three pieces fro...

Why I Deleted Social Media

Why I Deleted Social Media

Emily Chang, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

When I was 11, I made a powerpoint presentation for my parents that argued why I should have an Instagram. They wouldn’t budge, naturally, so I had to get through middle school without any social media. “I just want to be like everybody else,” I argued. And it was true. I had the worst case of F...

West Ranch Marching Band Sweeps Their First Competition

West Ranch Marching Band Sweeps Their First Competition

Chika Winston, Staff Writer

October 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Sports, Top Stories, WR

On Oct. 6, West Ranch marching band went to Palmdale High School to attend the Falcon Fest. This was their first competition of the season, and they did not walk away disappointed. All the hard work leading up to the competition had been shown in their practices and performances, and it was reflected when they ...

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