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Freshmen Lucia Kajganic and Caroline Dolce on Varsity: The Pain, Sacrifice, and Honor

Jasmine Wongphatarakul and Alyssa Chang

September 12, 2019

Getting onto a varsity sports team requires much dedication, time and effort, and many sacrifices have to be made in order to practice for tournaments and competitions. With their determination, Lucia Kajganic and Caroline Dolce were able to secure spots on varsity teams their first year of high school...

Starting Off Fall With Starbuck’s New Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

Starting Off Fall With Starbuck’s New Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

Alyssa Truong, Social Media Editor

September 9, 2019

Sugar, spice and everything nice -- there is no phrase that could better describe Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte.  These seasonal pumpkin-flavored drinks are always a hit whenever they are reintroduced to menus in the fall. This year, Starbucks presented a new pumpkin-flavored drink -- the Pum...

Sleep deprivation is taking over West Ranch in the name of education

Sleep deprivation is taking over West Ranch in the name of education

Jessica Son, Copy Editor

August 29, 2019

  Dark eyebags, messy hair, sweatshirts and sweatpants. Every teenager has those moments when they go to school as an absolute mess after pulling an all-nighter. Students are nodding off to sleep in classes, and some look like zombies until they have had a cup of coffee. It’s unusual to see students ...

Ecosia: The Search Engine that Saves

Ecosia: The Search Engine that Saves

Brooke Johnston, Staff Writer

June 4, 2019

It’s easy to slip into the mindset that climate change is going to ruin the world regardless of our efforts to prevent it. Might as well just sit back since there’s nothing that can really be done, right? What if it was possible to turn an activity most people perform 20 times a day into a gift to ...

A Santa Clarita Stay-Cation

A Santa Clarita Stay-Cation

Emily Chang and Katie Luo

June 3, 2019

When the final bell rings on the last day of school, many students promptly hop into the closest car or plane and set off for their summer getaway. However, for those who aren’t spending these next few months in Hawaii or Europe, Santa Clarita offers plenty of low-cost activities to fill those summer...

The Stress of Getting Recruited

The Stress of Getting Recruited

Erin Eskoff, Staff Writer

May 28, 2019

Athletes playing college sports have all been through the same process high school students are going through now: getting recruited. Every athlete that desires to play their sport at the collegiate level goes through the terror of waiting for the emails and phone calls from their dream schools. Wh...

Sending Off the Class of 2019

Sending Off the Class of 2019

Erin Eskoff, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019

How has the time gone by so fast? I remember my first day at West Ranch, walking through the gates as a freshman when you were juniors, excited as ever to go to school with you. Now, I am devastated to see you leave those very same gates for the last time. To the class of 2019, thank you for all of t...

The Punk Subculture Emerges at West Ranch

The Punk Subculture Emerges at West Ranch

Quynn Lubs, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019

A Brief History     The alternative scene: A label given to people who look a certain way and like certain things, and, therefore, the rest of the world gives them dirty looks, shielding the eyes of children and walking the other way.   A scary thought, isn’t it?   Today, t...

Food Review: Black Bear Diner

Food Review: Black Bear Diner

Ashley Park, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

The Black Bear Diner, a diner chain that opened in 1989, recently opened a location in Valencia in May of 2018, and it has had much success in the past nine months. Black Bear Diner is a restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their price for a meal ranges from $11 to $25. The inside of the ...

What is Global Warming?

What is Global Warming?

Jessica Son, News Writer

March 25, 2019

  Some of the most disheartening views on Earth are oceans filled with trash and pollution, pictures of animals found dead or injured because of habitat loss, and people littering without a care for the environment. There is no doubt that our Earth is in a very different situation than it was 100 or ev...

Sip On a Cup of Joe at Bodhi Leaf Coffee Traders

Sip On a Cup of Joe at Bodhi Leaf Coffee Traders

Alyssa Truong, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019

Because of its convenience and many locations, Starbucks is almost everyone’s go-to coffee shop and study place. Starbucks is great for when people need a caffeine fix fast, but if they have the time to sit down and enjoy good coffee, Bodhi Leaf Coffee Traders here in Santa Clarita is the place to g...

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