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This is Why I Don’t Play

This is Why I Don’t Play

Daniel Lee, Jasleen Arora, and Harneet Arora

December 7, 2018


Filed under As Seen in Print, Sports

   Overall, only 7 percent of high school athletes play at the collegiate level and of that seven, only 2 percent play at the NCAA Division I level. From there, only 2 percent of NCAA athletes go on to play professionally. A significant majority of these student-athletes will leave with a high school d...

Our Most Valuable Students

Our Most Valuable Students

Sophia Kriegel, Skijler Hutson

December 3, 2018


Filed under As Seen in Print, Editorials, News, West Ranch

In the hallway of the administration building is a collection of photographs of every graduating class since West Ranch’s first in 2008. In the foreground of each photo is the shining emblem of the gold robes. Since the school’s opening, graduating students have been seated and dressed separately b...

Under Pressure

Under Pressure

Allison Alben, Design Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under As Seen in Print, Editorials

COLLEGE. I’ll give you a moment to catch your breath. That was scary, wasn’t it? I know it was for me. I’m a year away from applying, and even I can already feel my heart racing at the thoughts of applications and letters of rec and every other thing that compiles into the monstrosity that i...

Who’s the Man? Mr. Manalastas Q & A

Who’s the Man? Mr. Manalastas Q & A

Jasleen Arora and Daniel Lee, Sports Editors

November 30, 2018


Filed under As Seen in Print, Sports

With all the changes that happened last year, we had the opportunity to talk with Mr. Manalastas about his thoughts on approaching his first full year of coaching varsity boys basketball. Q: How did you first get involved in coaching? A: A few years ago, I was asked if I would ever be interested in coaching again, an...

West Ranch’s Astronomy Club Shoots for the Stars

West Ranch’s Astronomy Club Shoots for the Stars

Brooke Johnston and Katie Luo

November 29, 2018


Filed under As Seen in Print, Student Life, West Ranch

Outer space has been a focal point of human intrigue for thousands of years, and interest has only spiked as time has passed. What is out there? How is it out there? Who might be out there? An insatiable desire to discover the vast unknowns of space has led curious and driven people to determine metho...

Every 15 Minutes: The Painfully Preventable Truth of Impaired Driving

Every 15 Minutes: The Painfully Preventable Truth of Impaired Driving

Sophia Kriegel, Editorials Editor

November 20, 2018


Filed under As Seen in Print, News, West Ranch

   7:25 a.m. The first bells ring across campus. But this is a different kind of sound, one unlike the late bell or the conclusion of another class period. This bell rings, and following it, the face of a fellow student appears on the screen. This is repeated every 15 minutes, interrupting class wit...

It’s Not Weird to Say Hello

It’s Not Weird to Say Hello

Jessica Son, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018


Filed under As Seen in Print, Opinions

  You scan the aisles at Walmart, looking over the many brands of sugary cereal. You glance over your shoulder to see where your mom went, but instead you see a person from your school. Your first instinct is to quickly turn around and avoid eye contact, but then you start to wonder why you don’t...

Dylan Gatua

Dylan Gatua

Jay Singh, Staff Writer

November 4, 2018


Filed under As Seen in Print, Features, Sports

When Dylan Gatua steps onto any cross country course, his mind is focused on one thing: winning. Despite being only a sophomore, he is a top runner on West Ranch Varsity Cross Country. Thanks to his natural talent for running and his extreme work ethic, he is a nationally ranked runner. Gatua...

Represent-ASIAN

Represent-ASIAN

Emily Chang, Staff Writer

September 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, As Seen in Print, Movies/TV

I was born in 2003. That meant endless summer afternoons watching “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody,” “Zoey 101” and “Good Luck Charlie.” Shows like these were a part of my life, whether I realized it or not. Something I never truly noticed, though, was how little Asian representation the...

Unapolegetically Asian

Unapolegetically Asian

Chika Winston, Staff Writer

September 1, 2018


Filed under As Seen in Print, Editorials, Opinions, Race Matters

 “You’re such a bad driver. It’s because you’re Asian.”   I heard that sentence a week ago. But I won’t let it escape my mind.   Throughout my lifetime, I have had many Asian stereotypes and assumptions thrown at me, but I just took them with a laugh. I just assumed they w...

Juliette Gomez: The Makeup Magician

Juliette Gomez: The Makeup Magician

Mina Jang, Editorials Editor

May 18, 2018


Filed under As Seen in Print, Features

   Connecting over Kat Von D, listening to a walking, living, breathing example of passion itself: To interview senior Juliette Gomez was an awe-inspiring experience. Currently in cosmetology school and receiving a license in April, Gomez spoke to me about her upcoming plans (such as college), the ev...

Bathroom Raves: The New Wave

Bathroom Raves: The New Wave

Sophia Kriegel, Staff Writer

April 9, 2018


Filed under As Seen in Print

   West Ranch High School students have taken a high interest in a new and exciting style of music: electro. This head-bumping genre encompasses techno, electro and “rave” music. As it has grown in popularity, students around campus have traded in their headphones for speakers and their bedrooms...

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