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Freshmen on Varsity

Freshmen on Varsity

Adhvika Ram, Emily Kim, and Jia Lee February 20, 2024

  West Ranch provides students with the opportunity to participate in various sports on either the freshmen, junior varsity or varsity level. Becoming a member of a varsity sports team requires...

Students are feeling happy and healthy: Mendocino Farms opens

Students are feeling happy and healthy: Mendocino Farms opens

Isabella Truong, Lead Design Editor February 15, 2024

The start of the new year marks the beginning of new resolutions, with many students wanting to eat healthier. Located on Valencia Boulevard, across the street from the Westfield Town Center, is the newly...

Winter Fashion 2023

Winter Fashion 2023

Isabella Truong, Lead Design Editor February 15, 2024

As the weather continues to grow colder, fashion on campus has officially begun its transition to winter apparel. To celebrate the chilly season, the Paw Print interviewed four stylish students, each with...

Handels Homemade Ice Cream Opening

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream Opening

Nimesha Mahle and Elaine Kim January 29, 2024

   Frosty flavors flooded Stevenson Ranch as Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream held its soft opening on Jan. 11. Through just an informal opening, Handel’s has received a tremendous amount of support...

Seasonal depression: dealing with mental health in the winter

Seasonal depression: dealing with mental health in the winter

Alice Xie January 12, 2024

   Seasonal depression: a term often described as a change in mood triggered by a change in seasons. For most, the cold fall and winter months usher in a bout of seasonal depression that lingers until...

STEM seniors

Alice Xie, Jasmine Wongphatarakul, and Kimberly Ayson January 12, 2024

Ethan War    West Ranch senior Ethan War has always found solace in video games. His passion for playing has led him to decide to major in computer science at UCSD. War hopes that one day he will...

Activism clubs on campus

Alice Xie, Kimberly Ayson, and Julia Kremenetsky January 12, 2024

   In an age where movements for change are gaining popularity across the nation, many West Ranch clubs aim to make a difference on a smaller scale through local community efforts and campaigns. Initiatives...

Student volunteers

Alice Xie and Esther Pack January 12, 2024

   West Ranch fosters an environment of personal growth and development, allowing students to become go-getters, trailblazers and changemakers. One way students embody the Wildcat motto of “rigor,...

West Ranch welcomes new staff to campus (part 2)

West Ranch welcomes new staff to campus (part 2)

Julia Kremenetsky and Jia Lee December 11, 2023

Several new staff members have been spotted across the West Ranch campus since the start of the school year. These new staff members have brought both their academic expertise and their goals for a great...

Annual senior tree lighting ceremony

Annual senior tree lighting ceremony

Gillian Bui and Julia Kremenetsky December 8, 2023

   On Monday, Dec. 4, from 6-8 p.m., senior Wildcats excitedly gathered around the West Ranch upper quad for the annual tree lighting ceremony. The sentimental tradition celebrates the start of the...

Wildcats on the Ice

Wildcats on the Ice

Adhvika Ram, Jia Lee, and Emily Kim November 27, 2023

With winter just around the corner, West Ranch athletes are now able to practice and play popular sports on the ice again. Zoe Wokurka, Zachary War and Ryan Rhudy are some of the athletes here at West...

A fresh start and bright future: WRTV rebrand

A fresh start and bright future: WRTV rebrand

Elaine Kim and Emily Kim November 8, 2023

  West Ranch Television (WRTV) provides students with hands-on experience working in the film and broadcasting industry. It has become a staple of each school day for student viewers as WRTV...

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