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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 it's 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...

Coronavirus Timeline

Coronavirus Timeline

   At the transition from 2020 to 2021, many hoped that the coronavirus would miraculously disappear. However, COVID-19 cases are still raging as we continue our second online semester. Looking back,...

Young and employed: students working in quarantine

Young and employed: students working in quarantine

Ashley Park, Features Editor March 11, 2021

Quarantine has been a time for many to take on a slew of new hobbies such as baking, binge-watching Netflix, and hiking. However, many juniors and seniors have decided to dedicate their extra quarantine...

Spotlighting Spectacular West Ranch Staff: The Sequel

Spotlighting Spectacular West Ranch Staff: The Sequel

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 Mr. Ben Wobrock, Mrs. Yuleth Cambaliza, Mrs....

ASB pushes through during times of uncertainty

Lauren Guss and Alyssa Chang 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.

Ricky Rojas and Brandon Kim 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.

Jaeeun Park, Opinions Editor 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...

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