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Dancing with Julia Dunne

Dancing with Julia Dunne

Allison Alben and Mary Waugh

May 21, 2018


Filed under Features

Julia Dunne, a senior here at West Ranch, has been dancing ever since she was three. For 14 years now, she has attended the Santa Clarita Ballet Academy, and she will continue dancing at the University of South Carolina next year. Dunne plans to double major in dance and exercise science, and she hopes...

Hart Park : History and Hiking

Hart Park : History and Hiking

Raylene Factora, News Editor

May 20, 2018


Filed under Features

Lush green shrubbery, towering trees and roaming bison are all commonplace sights at Hart Park in Newhall. This historical site and natural refuge in the heart of Old Town Newhall contains three different trails, including a trail loop that goes onto Fritz Road. From there, the trail continues onto L...

Juliette Gomez: The Makeup Magician

Juliette Gomez: The Makeup Magician

Mina Jang, Editorials Editor

May 18, 2018


Filed under As Seen in Print, Features

   Connecting over Kat Von D, listening to a walking, living, breathing example of passion itself: To interview senior Juliette Gomez was an awe-inspiring experience. Currently in cosmetology school and receiving a license in April, Gomez spoke to me about her upcoming plans (such as college), the ev...

Alicia Zimmerman’s Silhouette

Alicia Zimmerman’s Silhouette

Emily Chang, Staff Writer

May 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Life

At some point in your life, you have probably dreamed of being a singer. “Hannah Montana” marathons only strengthened your dream of standing on a stage and performing to a crowd of adoring fans. For sophomore Alicia Zimmerman, her dream of making it as a singer is an actual reality. But this down...

Luna Lee: Fashion Is My Passion

Luna Lee: Fashion Is My Passion

Mina Jang, Editorials Editor

May 3, 2018


Filed under Features

  Luna Lee is bubbly, bright and bursting with laughter, but above all, she is a senior who will be attending Parsons School of Design at The New School for Fashion Design. I watch Lee in awe, as she enthusiastically speaks of dreaming up own her own brand and to possibly creating a runway collection. A...

Tea Elle C Garden Cafe: a hidden gem in SCV?

Tea Elle C Garden Cafe: a hidden gem in SCV?

Lauren Lee and Alina Truong

April 27, 2018


Filed under Features

It is a literal struggle to find an aesthetic place to eat at in the Santa Clarita Valley. As a small town, most restaurants are either fast-food or other simple food chains. In other words, there’s very little variety and very little attention paid to the finer details. However, I was surprised to fin...

Wildcats and Dogs: Snowball

Wildcats and Dogs: Snowball

Mary Waugh, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under Features

This is Snowball. He’s a maltese and poodle mix whose hobbies involve duck-watching and sleeping. Four years ago, Snowball found his way into the heart of sophomore Ashley Pagsibigan — and he’s been thriving ever since. Snowball is now five years old, and his family has given him the nickname “circle dog” because his head takes th...

A Little History of Native Peoples in Santa Clarita

A Little History of Native Peoples in Santa Clarita

Skijler Hutson, Design Editor

April 10, 2018


Filed under Around Town, Featured Multimedia, Features, Local, News

Although it may be hard to imagine driving through the suburban sprawl that is Santa Clarita, there were once many prosperous settlements of Native Americans across the valley. Growing up, I always knew that there were once Native Americans here from my visits to Vasquez Rocks and Placerita Canyon, but...

Tina Hwang: Student of the Year

Tina Hwang: Student of the Year

Hannah Kim, Features Editor

March 23, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Life

You may have seen her around campus sporting the latest fashion trend or heard her passionately speaking about her love for coffee. Junior Tina Hwang’s vibrant personality is infectious; she continuously exudes happiness both on and off campus. In an effort to bring joy to others outside of West Ranch, H...

Urth Caffé: Pasadena

Urth Caffé: Pasadena

Min Ju Kang, Editor-in-Chief

March 20, 2018


Filed under Around Town, Features

The latte art. The flowery yet rustic interior. The bold green font that arches around a cup of coffee. If you’re a foodie like me, you’ve probably heard of Urth Caffé. A true Californian café, Urth Caffé has multiple locations, including Beverly Hills, West Hollywood and Orange County. I drove...

Best and Worst Dressed at the Oscars

Emily Chang, Staff Writer

March 19, 2018


Filed under Fashion, Features

It seems like every time the Oscars roll around, the only things people seem to be talking about afterwards are the gowns and suits that were worn on the Red Carpet. Everyone has a different opinion, from “too bland” to “too risky,” but I have rounded up some of my personal favorites and hate-...

John Kim’s Forte

John Kim’s Forte

Nicole Augusta and Katie Luo

March 16, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Life

For most people, music is just something you turn on in the background to zone out your teachers or while driving down the street, but for one freshman student, music takes on a much larger role. “Fake it ‘til you make it” is the motto of John Kim: volleyball player, ASB president of his clas...

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