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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

  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: How CW’s Riverdale turned into a hot mess

Riverdale Ridiculousness: How CW’s Riverdale turned into a hot mess

Alexa Empleo, Staff Writer

October 26, 2018

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

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

  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

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

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 ...

Fly Me to the Moon

Fly Me to the Moon

Chika Winston, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018

Once upon a time, there was a school called West Ranch, and West Ranch had a marching band. But you see, that band was no ordinary band; this band won numerous titles, was a five-time finalist in SCSBOA and is one of the many jewels of West Ranch.   Everywhere you go at West Ranch, you can see West Ranch mar...

YouTube: The Future of Advertising

YouTube: The Future of Advertising

Emily Chang, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018

The five seconds that come before the “skip ad” button on a YouTube video are easily the longest five seconds of my life. Like many people, I just want to get the actual video started. But once in a while, there will be an ad that intrigues me, and I stay with it to the end. How in the world does ...

Sierra Burgess is a Loser Movie Review

Sierra Burgess is a Loser Movie Review

Aerin Choi, Social Media Editor

October 11, 2018

  “Sierra Burgess is a Loser” has all the makings of your classic coming of age rom com: mistaken identity, deception and catfishing.   This new Netflix movie follows a shy, awkward girl named Sierra Burgess that accidentally receives a text from the perfect Jamey and begins to catfish him by pr...

“Who Is America?”

“Who Is America?”

Christine Joo and Sydney Young

October 9, 2018

With its first episode airing in July earlier this year, “Who is America,” a Showtime TV series by Sacha Baron Cohen, has already made the news for its shocking and hilarious episodes. In his newest series, comedian Baron Cohen has created four different characters, each used to interview or inter...

Kitchen Stories Review

Kitchen Stories Review

October 9, 2018

“How to make zucchini brownies.” Search. Millions of results flood my screen. I start asking myself, which recipe would have the best results? The one with the least amount of ingredients? The one with the shortest cooking time? Soon enough, I become incredibly overwhelmed by Google’s searc...

Sierra Burgess IS a Loser: A Review of the Controversial Netflix Film

Sierra Burgess IS a Loser: A Review of the Controversial Netflix Film

Alexa Empleo and Chika Winston

October 8, 2018

  On Aug. 30, Netflix released a new original movie, “Sierra Burgess is a Loser,” that fans were eagerly anticipating. Part of it might have been that actor Noah Centineo (the boy who took all of our hearts in “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”) was starring in it, or that we would get the...

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