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Wildcats and Dogs: Mental Health Edition

Wildcats and Dogs: Mental Health Edition

Allison Alben, Copy Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Features

 The stress that high school brings about is arguably unrivaled by anything else in our lives. This concept was explored during ASB’s Wellness Week, and as a fabulous conclusion to the week, ASB had eight therapy dogs brought onto campus. Students got the chance to go to the amphitheater and have...

Unfair and Lovely

Zoey Greenwald, staff writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Fashion, Opinions

On Sept. 8, 2017, pop star and Esquire’s “Sexiest Woman of the Year” 2011, Rihanna, released a line of makeup known as Fenty beauty. Strolling through Sephora the day after, I stare at the display in what can only be described as awe. I don’t wear makeup— and not due to some sort of crusade...

Don’t take his talent for Grant-ed

Don’t take his talent for Grant-ed

Min Ju Kang, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2017


Filed under Features, Student Life, Top Stories

   Mallet in each hand, he raises his arms. The focus in his eyes intensifies. As he strikes the wooden bars facing upward at him, he radiates with an enthusiasm that further compliments the golden stripes of his navy blue uniform.   Senior Grant Yamamoto has been part of West Ranch marching b...

Fresh(ie) Blood Takes Over the Turf

Fresh(ie) Blood Takes Over the Turf

Mary Waugh and Timothy Kang

November 2, 2017


Filed under Features, Student Life

  Focus, line up the shot, swing, repeat. The only thing heard is the breeze as Zoe Campos sends the ball soaring through the air, landing on the green. Ever since Campos was young, golf has played a major part in shaping her life. She is a freshman who, unlike most students her age, already has a...

Inktober: Noah Chang

Inktober: Noah Chang

Megan Chang, Design Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Student Life, Top Stories, WR

For most students, the word “October” immediately evokes thoughts of striped candy corn, fluorescent pumpkins, and children clad in ghoulish costumes. For Noah Chang, however, October takes on a different meaning. It is a month of growth and daily practice. It is a month of ink. Noah, a senior...

The Teddy Bear Foundation

The Teddy Bear Foundation

Megan Chang, Design Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2017


Filed under Features, Student Life

West Ranch is located on top of a hill overlooking the Santa Clarita Valley, and, at times, our somewhat sheltered lives can shield us from the real issues of poverty and homelessness that exist only minutes away from our school. Crystal Lee, a junior at West Ranch, created a club that aims to not only...

Shake it Up

Shake it Up

Nicole Augusta, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Around Town, Features

Located in the heart of Hollywood, the Shake Shack is a self-proclaimed “modern version of a roadside burger stand.” All you need to do is follow the pink stars to Hollywood Boulevard. The first thing I noticed was the contemporary building and illuminated name. Fairy lights added a nice twinkle to ...

Not-Your-Average Halloween Group Costumes

Not-Your-Average Halloween Group Costumes

Brooke Johnston, Katie Luo, and Emily Chang

October 17, 2017


Filed under Features

Each year people tend to gravitate toward one costume derived from the most popular show or movie of the year. We know you’ve seen it: a swarm of people dressed as Minions, Elsa or Harley Quinn parading down the street each Halloween night. This year, we have assembled a list of costumes that we can ...

A Look Inside Charter Schools

A Look Inside Charter Schools

Emily Hyun, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


Filed under Student Life

SCVi. Albert Einstein Academy. Both of these schools may sound familiar to you. You may be wondering: what are reasons for choosing project-based learning? Or why exactly is the school called an “academy”? The answer for both of those questions lies with the fact that both of these local schools ar...

The Homeschool Life

The Homeschool Life

Emily Hyun, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


Filed under Student Life

If I said that someone was home schooled, what do you think that student would look and act like?  You probably picture a socially awkward kid. Or, someone in the pajamas and not doing any real, rigorous schoolwork. People are often surprised that I was homeschooled for five years of my life. T...

Freshmen on Varsity

Freshmen on Varsity

Emily Chang and Brooke Johnston

October 13, 2017


Filed under Features

  Freshman year is arguably the most nerve-wracking year of high school. Sports tryouts are often on the forefront of incoming students’ minds as they simultaneous try to adjust to an entirely new school while practicing diligently to earn a spot on a team. Most freshmen would be happy to sec...

Wildcat Icon: Enya Robles

Wildcat Icon: Enya Robles

Samantha Hartung and Angelina Hernandez

October 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

When it comes to intriguing fashion, junior Enya Robles comes to mind. You may find her on campus hanging out with friends, laughing and cracking jokes, and always wearing a fashion-forward outfit.     “I love simple outfits that can make statements,” said Robles. “One motto I have every ...

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