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The Punk Subculture Emerges at West Ranch

The Punk Subculture Emerges at West Ranch

Quynn Lubs, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019


Filed under Fashion, Features, Student Life

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


Filed under Around Town, Features

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


Filed under Around Town, Features

  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


Filed under Around Town, Features

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...

Interview with Former West Ranch Student and Rapper Gio Pilla

Interview with Former West Ranch Student and Rapper Gio Pilla

Noah Neri, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019


Filed under Features

Rapper and former West Ranch sophomore Gio Pilla, 15, released his second album, “SEE NO EVIL (Vol 1.),” on Tuesday, March 5. In this interview, Pilla discusses his album, musical influences, and future plans. He also explains why he dropped out of West Ranch in order to homeschool and pursue his mu...

18 under 18: West Ranch Students Edition

18 under 18: West Ranch Students Edition

Quynn Lubs, Chika Winston, Iman Baber, Emily Chang, Katie Luo, Sophia Kriegel, Siena Zarrell, Alexa Empleo, and Noah Neri

March 16, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

 West Ranch’s 18 under 18. Featuring 18 changemakers at West Ranch who display exceptional talent in a variety of fields. Scroll down below to read the full features.

Jordyn McBride Makes Her Mark at the Orange Bowl

Jordyn McBride Makes Her Mark at the Orange Bowl

Brooke Johnston, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019


Filed under Features, Student Life

0.0000005 percent. That’s a pretty small number. It’s 41 divided by 7.53 billion, and it’s also the percentage of people in the world that were able to participate in the Orange Bowl, a prestigious international tennis tournament. Junior Jordyn McBride, the West Ranch girls tennis team’s numb...

Book Review: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

Book Review: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

Jessica Son, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under Features

WARNING: Contains spoilers   “The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto” is a beautifully written book by Mitch Albom which follows the life of a musician named Frankie Presto. Born in a burning church, Presto spends much of his childhood under the care of a blind music teacher and his father fig...

Big or Small Colleges: Which Is Best for You?

Big or Small Colleges: Which Is Best for You?

Erin Eskoff, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019


Filed under Features, Student Life

Most students in high school, especially during college application deadlines, feel the pressure of “needing” to get accepted to or play a sport for an ivy league or a prestigious UC school. However, most students don’t really know what type of school is most suitable for them. I recently too...

Afters Ice Cream

Afters Ice Cream

Alyssa Truong, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019


Filed under Features

Almost everyone has scrolled through their Instagram explore page, drooling over delicious and crazy foods. Here in Santa Clarita, people often think there is nothing good to eat nearby. But a 30 minute drive to Canoga Park comes with a tasty reward: Afters Ice Cream. Afters Ice Cream is located in The Village o...

2018’s Vintage Fashion Trends

2018’s Vintage Fashion Trends

Chika Winston, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018


Filed under Fashion, Features

Vintage fashion trends had its fair share of trends this year. And whether they were classic Levis or ruffles, this year has been a non-stop trend of vintage fashion.   Many people thought certain styles would be gone as soon as they came, but as always with fashion, someone has to bring it back...

Best Holiday Drinks From Your Local Coffee Shops

Best Holiday Drinks From Your Local Coffee Shops

Erin Eskoff, A&E Writer

December 17, 2018


Filed under Around Town, Features

It’s no doubt that it gets super cold in the holidays, and there is no better way to warm yourself up than having a hot, festive drink from your local coffee shop. Whether you are a coffee or a tea person, these winter drinks will keep you awake during finals and will get you in the holiday spirit. ...

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