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ASB pushes through during times of uncertainty

December 14, 2020

   Quarantine has not been easy, especially for many on-campus organizations. ASB has had to quickly adapt to these new regulations to continue projects and events they have planned. One twist to these...

Standardized testing in quarantine: how the closure of testing centers affects students.

Standardized testing in quarantine: how the closure of testing centers affects students.
December 14, 2020
“[Last year’s] AP exam was more of a marathon than a FRQ. There were way too many questions for the time limit so it was up to the students to see how many questions they could answer." -Mr. Burrill, AP Calculus Teacher

Happiness is only one click away.

Happiness is only one click away.
December 14, 2020

It is December 2020, and about nine months have passed since I began life within my bubble consisting of the kitchen and the living room couch. The only node that connects me to the outside world is the...

Spotlighting Spectacular West Ranch Staff

Spotlighting Spectacular West Ranch Staff
December 14, 2020

We asked West Ranch teachers to nominate fellow staff members who deserve more recognition for their hard work. The Paw Print had the privilege of interviewing Mrs. June Shin, Mr. Edwin Herrera-Campos,...

Election Results 2020

Election Results 2020
December 14, 2020

 Presidential Election    The general election in the United States was held on Nov. 3, 2020. Voters cast their ballots for either Democratic nominee Joe Biden or incumbent President Donald Trump....

Activism during quarantine

Activism during quarantine
December 14, 2020

How can I get involved in making positive change for my community?    In its current state, the world needs drastic social reform and improvements if we want to maintain and provide equal opportunities...

Interesting New Years Traditions

Interesting New Years Traditions
December 14, 2020

For many, New Year’s Eve is characterized by fireworks, apple cider and watching the ball drop in Times Square. For others, though, the start of the new year is also filled with unique traditions, from...

How to Make the Perfect Christmas Movie

How to Make the Perfect Christmas Movie
December 14, 2020

 If New Year’s Eve is our time to turn over a new leaf, it must be the job of Christmas, or at least Christmas movies, to submerge all who celebrate into a vat of stunningly blasé, peppermint-flavored...

2020 Recap

December 14, 2020

   From the start, 2020 has been a whirlwind of events, from chaotic politics to UFO sightings to the historic quarantine. While it’s easy for the positives of the year to be overshadowed by the ensuing...

12 COVID-friendly Winter Activities

12 COVID-friendly Winter Activities
December 14, 2020

I. Christmas lights Christmas lights never fail to bring classic holiday cheer each year. No matter the part of the city, you can always find some whether they’re on your street or way across town....

reflections on 2020

reflections on 2020
December 14, 2020

   I’ve avoided writing this piece for weeks.       Because I have no idea where to start.     I took upon the task of writing this article, reasoning that the nature of the last year...

The Essentiality of Sleep

The Essentiality of Sleep
December 14, 2020

   Sleeping is arguably the most important thing that a person, especially a growing teenager, can do for themselves. But many students find themselves lacking in this department, getting significantly...

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