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Netflix’s ‘BirdBox’: What is it Really About?

Netflix’s ‘BirdBox’: What is it Really About?

Chika Winston, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019

On Dec. 13, Netflix released an original thriller movie, “Birdbox,” which caught the interest of many people who liked the concept of a movie set in an apocalyptic world. Sandra Bullock played the heroine of the movie, Mallory, who struggled to stay alive in a world where people could not see or e...

My Most Anticipated 2019 Movies (Part One)

My Most Anticipated 2019 Movies (Part One)

Mina Jang, Editor in Chief

March 20, 2019

  Movies, movies, movies: They can excite your soul, send shivers down your spine, make your jaw ache from laughter; and several of this year’s upcoming films are no different. From a beautifully-intricate ode to Bruce Springsteen, the hectic 1980s and immigrant family traditions to a blarin’, bopp...

Anything Goes

Anything Goes

Ryan Factora and Mary Waugh

March 11, 2019

  7 p.m., West Ranch Theatre -- Stage lights dimmed, the chattering audience hushed, and the sweet, slow voice of a lone saxophone rang out before quickly being joined by the rest of the brass section. Amidst the mellow, sauntering soundscape of coffee shop jazz, the curtains rose and the spotlight...

Study Tips to Survive Second Semester

Study Tips to Survive Second Semester

Emily Chang, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

As almost any high schooler can confirm, high school is hard. With AP World infringing on our sleep schedules and coffee pumping through our veins, it sometimes feels like there isn’t any time to breathe. In addition to regular school work, there are things like extracurriculars, time with family, and sleep tha...

The Bachelor Season 23 Predictions

The Bachelor Season 23 Predictions

Ashley Park, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

“The Bachelor,” one of America’s most beloved shows, kicked off with a new season on January 7, 2019. Colton Underwood is the new lucky bachelor with 30 women from all over the nation fighting for a intimate relationship with him. In the first episode, although Colton tried his best to react to meet...

Kevin Gillespie Plays the Alto Sax

Kevin Gillespie Plays the Alto Sax

Mary Waugh, A&E Editor

February 11, 2019

Sophomore Kevin Gillespie is one of few people at West Ranch High School who professionally plays a multitude of instruments. One of the various instruments in his skill set is the alto saxophone. Unlike the standard saxophone, the alto sax is smaller but is still commonly seen in symphonies and jazz. ...

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Review

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Review

Allison Alben, Design Editor

January 24, 2019

Imagine a movie that stars six different Spider-men, including two different versions all called Spider-man, Spider-Gwen, Spider-Noir, Spider-Ham, and last but certainly not the least, Peni Parker and SP//dr. These are just some of the iterations of the Spider-Man Multiverse, but they are the stars of the n...

National Portfolio Day

National Portfolio Day

Christine Joo, Staff Writer

January 22, 2019

National Portfolio Day is a portfolio review session for prospective art students who want professional feedback on their portfolios before applying to college. On Oct. 20, the event took place in downtown San Diego from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. There were about 50 art college representatives that at...

Habits: You Can Change Your Life

Habits: You Can Change Your Life

Emily Chang, Staff Writer

January 2, 2019

On Dec. 31 of almost every year, I make a promise to myself. I tell myself that in the new year, I will cut out processed foods and start eating healthier. However, the morning of Jan. 1 rolls around and I find myself reaching for a bowl of cereal instead of a bowl of fruit. Why is this? Reachin...

Billie Eilish at The Fonda

Billie Eilish at The Fonda

Chika Winston, Staff Writer

December 20, 2018

On Nov. 23, the Fonda Theater started its nightlife at 6:30 p.m, and there were already two blocks worth of people wrapping around the streets of Hollywood. People in neon green “Where’s my mind?” shirts and bucket hats, baggy, oversized clothes and combat boots anticipatedly wait for hours un...

Dear College Football Committee, Don’t Expand The Playoff To Eight Teams

Zach Singer, Sports Writer

December 17, 2018

    Oct. 13, 2013: The day that college football would move on from the BCS (Bowl Championship Series) game and move into a new era with the four team playoff. At the time, excitement was rising through the roof as 2014 commenced the first year of the four team playoff. Two more tea...

“Gourmet Makes:” A Bon Appetit YouTube Series

“Gourmet Makes:” A Bon Appetit YouTube Series

Sydney Young, A&E Editor

December 17, 2018

Whether it’s Gushers, Twinkies or Cheetos, pastry chef Claire Saffitz from the Bon Appetit Test Kitchen has tried her hand at making gourmet, at-home and improved versions of these iconic snacks. “Gourmet Makes” on YouTube is a lively and problem-solving series where you can sit back in the comfort...

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