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A 16-YEAR-OLD JUNIOR STRIVES TO BECOME A PILOT

A 16-YEAR-OLD JUNIOR STRIVES TO BECOME A PILOT

Alyssa Chang and Jasmine Wongphatarakul

November 12, 2019

   West Ranch High School junior James Walusko’s days are filled with balancing school work, practicing the trumpet and training to become a pilot.     “Both of my grandparents were pilots, as well as my great grandparents, which really motivated me to follow the family tradition,” said Walu...

Space Rat

Space Rat

Chika Winston, Website Design Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2019

 As the drummer starts with a beat, soon to be followed by the two guitarists, the four band members stand atop the stage — sweat trickling down their faces but cheeks engraved with smiles — where they overlook the small crowd in front of them.    Today, they are here to perform. Tonight, they will bring som...

West Ranch French Club Holds Their Own Haitian-Themed Party

Mia Ouyang, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

   On Oct. 16, West Ranch’s very own French club held a Haitian-themed party to raise awareness of both the crises in Haiti (such as the daily protests calling for the resignation of their President, leading to economic and political collapse) and French-speaking countries outside of France.   The room b...

Halloween: the Past and Present in a Nutshell

Halloween: the Past and Present in a Nutshell

October 29, 2019

Halloween today differs greatly from its origin to the now-national holiday. Originating in Europe, the religious folk festival spread with colonies to eventually diffuse all over the world thanks to the advancements in technology and floods of immigration. According to History.com, Halloween star...

West Ranch Wellness Center Hosts its Grand Opening

West Ranch Wellness Center Hosts its Grand Opening

Iman Baber and Vanessa McLaughlin

October 22, 2019

“3… 2… 1!” Cheers erupted from the group of students, teachers and District leaders that watched as the gold ribbon was cut in two. Despite the gray clouds and chilly weather, the mood was light-hearted and happy as the crowd of Hart District students and educators were welcomed into the Wellness...

Dreamscape Immersive Exposes Customers To New Worlds

Dreamscape Immersive Exposes Customers To New Worlds

Jasmine Wongphatarakul, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

Dreamscape Immersive, located at Westfield Century City, is an interactive virtual reality experience that has been gaining popularity since its opening on Dec. 14, 2018. Dreamscape uses virtual reality, the computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional environment, to expose customers to ...

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...

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