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Building Robots with Haena Lee

Building Robots with Haena Lee

Sydney Young, Social Media Editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under Features, Student Life

   Many people will say that robots are the future. But for West Ranch senior Haena Lee, robotics are a huge part of her life right now.    Starting from as young as 5th grade and actively participating until 8th, Haena Lee has devoted her time and effort to become active in FLL (First Lego ...

(Wild)Cats and Dogs

(Wild)Cats and Dogs

Allison Alben, Copy Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Features

Meet Ossie Summerell. And of course, you can’t forget his sister Petunia Summerell, the Boston terrier-chihuahua mix. These two have the privilege of living with West Ranch sophomore Olivia Summerell and freshman Sophia Summerell. Ossie the pug found his new forever home this past July. Before, he was fo...

Our Cultural Revival

Our Cultural Revival

Alina Truong, Columns Editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under Features, Student Life

 At first glance, the weebly page of Our Cultural Revival looks nothing short of a masterpiece. Its exotic background, thoughtful quote, and bold orange title immediately catch your eye and compel you to continue scrolling and explore the site. You would think that this site was created by a team of ...

Albert Einstein Academy: Rockets to Wildcats

Albert Einstein Academy: Rockets to Wildcats

Emily Hyun, Staff Writer

September 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Student Life

Imagine a grueling 2016-17 school year battling for your school to stay open. Your summer plans have been abruptly changed because you don’t know what school you will go to next year. Just in July, you find out the request for the continuation of your school to stay open is denied. Now you have to mov...

Tori and Rachel Capture the Moment

Tori and Rachel Capture the Moment

Emily Chang and Brooke Johnston

September 12, 2017


Filed under Features

They say a photo can convey a thousand words. That’s a lot of pressure to put on two aspiring photographers, yet they pull off seamless feeds and artsy photos with ease. Meet Tori Crews and Rachel Dyer, two upperclassmen with big dreams and big cameras. The moment we first saw their Instagram profiles...

Nike Clearance Store

Nike Clearance Store

Mary Waugh, Staff Writer

September 12, 2017


Filed under Around Town, Features

Crowds have been flooding the new Nike Clearance Store ever since it opened this year on August 31. Not only does this outlet have everything from sporty leggings to running shoes, but everything in the store is also on sale. For years the closest Nike outlet stores have been hours away. Now, anyo...

Poke to Me

Poke to Me

Alina Truong, Columns Editor

September 12, 2017


Filed under Around Town, Features

 Raw fish is a delicacy that may either make you hurl up your breakfast, or it could be the lunch you’re looking forward to. Poké to Me, a new restaurant on Newhall Ranch Road, caters to the second scenario. Think of it as a Chipotle, but with sushi ingredients.  “I have wanted to try this place out f...

The West Ranch Melting Pot

The West Ranch Melting Pot

Brooke Johnston and Katie Luo

September 8, 2017


Filed under Features, Student Life

America has always been known as a giant melting pot, a blend of many different cultures and ethnic backgrounds together as one. West Ranch High School is a diverse mixture of its own and proudly showcases a medley of students from all over the world. While meeting new people in our classes this year, we discovere...

Dancing Queens

Dancing Queens

Nicole Augusta and Katie Luo

September 8, 2017


Filed under Student Life

For most people, dancing is a phase or just a unit in PE. Outside of every little girl's dream to be a ballerina and the square dancing unit in school, few excel in the sport. But to the Park sisters, dance has become a key part of their life. Ella and Nicole Park are two remarkable members of the award-wi...

Grab Your Dough

Grab Your Dough

Mary Waugh, Staff Writer

September 5, 2017


Filed under Around Town, Features

Located downstairs in our Valencia Westfield mall is a small boutique selling colorful, edible cookie dough that has been taking over Instagram feeds. This trend of edible cookie dough mashed together with a surplus of toppings is sure to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. And until now, cookie dough lo...

Jay Kim: entrepreneur and high school student

Jay Kim: entrepreneur and high school student

Lauren Lee, Columns Editor

August 15, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

  Most of us high school students struggle on a daily basis with finishing our massive overload of homework, studying for tests, and maintaining a social life. We manage to come up with excuses for not doing our work, hoping it would cover up the fact that we’ve been watching Netflix at home all d...

Graduation Cap

Erica Gillespie, Minju Kang, Raylene Factora, Bryce Fenenbock, Samantha Hartung, and Megan Chang

May 31, 2017


Filed under Features, Student Life

The West Ranch graduates got a chance to let their creative colors fly at graduation this year. This time around, the Class of 2017 was allowed to do something never awarded to any class before: decorate their caps. In the past, there was a concern that students would put inappropriate messages of...

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