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Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” Album Review

Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” Album Review

Hannah Kim, Features Editor

December 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

  Taylor Swift’s highly anticipated sixth studio album, “Reputation,” is her most honest and powerful creation yet. The album features 15 incredible tracks that not only embody her resilience but also reveal her vulnerability, unlike anything the singer has done before.   Following the ...

Fall Jazz Band and Orchestra

Fall Jazz Band and Orchestra

Emily Chang, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

 The lights dimmed in the West Ranch Theater. Voices hushed. A blanket of anticipation settled over the audience. Suddenly, the curtains rose and, in the blink of an eye, I was transported from a high school theater to a new world of soulful melodies.  The Fall Orchestra and Jazz Concert ...

“Grey’s Anatomy” Review

“Grey’s Anatomy” Review

Mary Waugh, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV

*Warning: Contains season 13 spoilers* Fourteen seasons, 301 episodes, and hundreds of heartbroken fans. Each year, “Grey’s Anatomy” manages to find a new way to keep their audience glued to their screens. Although season thirteen wasn’t one of Grey’s most popular seasons, the finale left ...

“Loving Lives” Play

“Loving Lives” Play

Megan Chang, Design Editor-in-Chief

November 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, As Seen in Print, WR

Comedy, romance, extravagant accents and a fight scene or two: “Loving Lives” has it all. From Nov. 16-18, West Ranch Theatre put on three outstanding performances of the play leaving audience members cheering for the characters and laughing at their antics. The play takes place in January...

Turtles All the Way Down

Turtles All the Way Down

Nicole Augusta, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“Turtles All the Way Down,” is John Green’s latest release and, just like its predecessors, it is sure to rise all the way to the top of the bestseller list. The story stars Aza Holmes, a 16-year-old high school student suffering with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. She is backed by ...

Stranger Things 2 Review

Stranger Things 2 Review

Emily Chang, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV

Before I had even finished watching Season 1 of  Stranger Things, I had already planned on binge-watching the next season. Something about the incredible cast, timeless 80s feel, and mind-blowing plot had me hooked since episode one. It is undeniable that Stranger Things 1 was a hit that took the world...

Hello Hart Rampage, my old friend

Hello Hart Rampage, my old friend

Mina Jang, Editorials Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Can you hear it: the crescendo of a masterpiece ready to be unleashed? On Nov. 4, West Ranch’s very own Wildcat Marching Band, Percussion Program, and Colorguard set foot into the College of Canyons (COC) Cougar football stadium without a word, painting over the field with only their harmonious...

Star Wars: The Fanbase- A Period of Civil War

Star Wars: The Fanbase- A Period of Civil War

Allison Alben, Copy Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

    “This is gonna be stupid. I don’t wanna watch this!” nine-year-old me whined to my dad.     “Shhhh, just watch. If you don’t like it in five minutes, we can stop.” I grumbled something noncommittally, and let him play the movie. To this day, I can remember the booming mu...

Inktober: Noah Chang

Inktober: Noah Chang

Megan Chang, Design Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Student Life, Top Stories, WR

For most students, the word “October” immediately evokes thoughts of striped candy corn, fluorescent pumpkins, and children clad in ghoulish costumes. For Noah Chang, however, October takes on a different meaning. It is a month of growth and daily practice. It is a month of ink. Noah, a senior...

Hamilton at the Pantages

Hamilton at the Pantages

Allison Alben, Copy Editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“Alexander Hamilton, my name is Alexander Hamilton; and there’s a million things I haven’t done; but just you wait, just you wait…” These are some of the opening lyrics to one of the most famous plays in the world. Even if you live under a rock, you’re more than likely familiar with the p...

Lights, Santa Clarita, Action

Lights, Santa Clarita, Action

Katie Luo, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under Local, Movies/TV

You’re watching your favorite show that you’ve been hooked on for months when something in the corner of the screen catches your eye; maybe it’s the mall you hang out at every week or a familiar bench you’ve lounged on before. “Is that Santa Clarita?” you wonder in shock. When most people t...

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