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Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving Traditions

Alice Xie and Minjun Kim December 1, 2022

   With Thanksgiving approaching, many Wildcat families are preparing to gather on the big day, inviting family and friends and thinking about what food to make. Many families have their own traditions,...

Behind the Scenes of Specialty Electives

Behind the Scenes of Specialty Electives

   West Ranch fosters an environment that allows students to grow personally and academically by providing a variety of classes to explore. Aside from The Paw Print, West Ranch has a few other specialty...

Wildcats dance the night away at prom 2022

Wildcats dance the night away at prom 2022

Alyssa Chang, Lauren Guss, and Jessica Son May 29, 2022

    On April 30, colorful lights of blue and purple gleamed onto anticipating students’ faces, who dreamed of their exhilarating night ahead. A red carpet lined the path as couples and friends strolled...

WR Teachers in Love

WR Teachers in Love

Jessica Son and Sabrina Ho March 16, 2022

Teachers on the West Ranch campus are known for their dedication to their students and hard work, whether classes are remote or in-person. However, their passion for education isn't the only thing...

West Ranch News in Review

West Ranch News in Review

First Day of School: Aug. 10    On Tuesday, Aug. 10, students had their first day of in-person school after two years online. New schedules were delivered and anxiety-ridden students tried their...

West Ranch Junior Jonathan Gim dives into his first year as West Ranch swim and dive captain

West Ranch Junior Jonathan Gim dives into his first year as West Ranch swim and dive captain

Alyssa Chang and Jasmine Wongphatarakul March 15, 2022

   With a swift backward dive, West Ranch junior Jonathan Gim kicks off his specialty event, the 100 meter backstroke. To get ahead of his opponents and beat his personal record, Gim focuses on making...

West Ranch teachers transition to hybrid format from teaching completely online throughout most of this school year

West Ranch teachers transition to hybrid format from teaching completely online throughout most of this school year

Alyssa Chang and Lauren Guss May 17, 2021

   After over a year of Zoom calls, Google Meets, and staring at computer screens for over four hours a day, the William S. Hart Union High School District has finally reopened its doors to long-missed...

How it Started vs. How its Going

How it Started vs. How it’s Going

Alice Xie, Staff Writer May 14, 2021

I’ve had friends tell me how great high school is. How I will learn more than I’ve ever known. How the friends I make will be lifelong. How I’ll grow to be the best I can be. And most importantly,...

Body Goals

Body Goals

How should we be talking about our bodies?
Emily Yoon, A&E Editor March 13, 2021

  Content warning: weight loss, eating disorders  I’ve been struggling to write this editorial for weeks. Ideas appear to me in a variety of elusive forms: sometimes a critique on diet and fitness...

Post-Covid Bucket List

Post-Covid Bucket List

Vanessa McLaughlin and Emily Yoon March 13, 2021

   The coronavirus has brought many novel experiences to the comfort of our own homes (We’re looking at you, Ratatousical). But as the one-year anniversary of COVID restrictions nears, we couldn’t...

Wellness/Productivity Tips for 2021

Wellness/Productivity Tips for 2021

Gaby Lesmana and Emily Yoon March 13, 2021

  Though schools, parents, and even YouTube advertisements have been stressing the importance of wellness ever since stay-at-home restrictions were implemented, it’s hard to balance a sustainable self-care...

On the front lines

On the front lines

Introduction    March marks the one year anniversary of quarantine. What we once believed would be an “extended spring break” has now encapsulated months of a raging pandemic that has killed millions...

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