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Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, children start contracting a mysterious inflammatory illness

Noor Baber, Staff Writer

June 8, 2020

   Coronavirus emerged in China in December of last year, and ever since, it has ravaged the entire world. According to the WHO, as of June 8, there have been 6,931,000 people infected, and 400,857 people have died.    When the pandemic began, the population affected by coronavirus was comprised...

West Ranch High School holds a drive-thru graduation to honor the Class of 2020

West Ranch High School holds a drive-thru graduation to honor the Class of 2020

Jasmine Wongphatarakul, Staff Writer

June 4, 2020

   West Ranch High School held a special drive-thru graduation at Central Park to celebrate the Class of 2020 today. Beginning at 7:30 a.m., graduates arrived at their designated times with their caps, gowns and facemasks.     As cars entered the back of the park, a stage was set up to the righ...

West Ranch’s drive-thru graduation is still pulling through: here’s what you need to know

West Ranch’s drive-thru graduation is still pulling through: here’s what you need to know

Alexa Empleo, News Editor

June 3, 2020

It is no secret that the coronavirus is still a major problem despite the efforts of officials across the state and the nation.  According to the Los Angeles Times, both Sonoma and Lassen County actively eased stay-at-home orders in early May and both have recently seen a spike of new cases, forcing...

The murder of George Floyd: What you need to know

Alyssa Chang and Lauren Guss

June 3, 2020

   46-year-old George Floyd was murdered on May 25 by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin while being arrested. The officer sat with a knee pressed against Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, restricting his airway, while Floyd pleaded  “I can’t breathe.” The murder was caught on tape a...

Students struggle with the 2020 online AP exams

Students struggle with the 2020 online AP exams

Gaby Lesmana, Staff Writer

June 3, 2020

   As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 AP exams looked a little different than previous years. Students were obligated to take the exams remotely online with their own devices, though there were many variables that could have affected the results because testers were not in a formal te...

While many protestors peacefully march, groups of looters rampage through stores

Alyssa Chang, Lauren Guss, and Jasmine Wongphatarakul

June 3, 2020

   On Monday, May 26, George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American man was killed by Minneapolis police officers after being accused of forgery. Although Floyd did not resist arrest, officers still handcuffed and pinned him to the ground. Floyd passed away while pleading “I can’t breathe” as Offi...

SpaceX successfully launches first crewed spacecraft, making history

SpaceX successfully launches first crewed spacecraft, making history

Reya Mehta, Staff Writer

June 3, 2020

   On Saturday, May 30, astronauts were sent to space from US soil for the first time in nine years. This was a historic moment, as it also marked the first time that a private company launched a manned spacecraft.    After NASA ended their space shuttle program in 2011, the age of privatized ...

The Coronavirus devastates the national and global economy causing homelessness, job loss and plummeting stocks

Jaeeun Park, Staff Writer

June 1, 2020

The Coronavirus crisis is leaving devastation behind in the form of endless debt, exacerbating the already-present issues that have been plaguing countries. According to the Pew Research Center, the income inequality in the U.S. is the highest of all G7 nations with the top 10% of wealthy households...

Antarctic experiment results suggests a parallel universe exists

Antarctic experiment results suggests a parallel universe exists

Reya Mehta, Staff Writer

May 31, 2020

   When people think “parallel universe,” the picture that most likely comes to mind is a twisted mirror image right out of a science fiction novel: one where personalities could be flipped, or where everything is the opposite of what it seems. They think that the closest these theories can come...

Santa Clarita Valley surpasses 1,000 COVID-19 cases as the U.S. passes 100,000 deaths

Alyssa Chang, Staff Writer

May 29, 2020

   As of May 29, there have been 5,950,088 COVID-19 cases and 362,989 deaths worldwide. In the U.S. alone, there have been 1,772,355 confirmed cases and 103,418 deaths.    In the Santa Clarita Valley, at least 1,160 cases have been confirmed with at least 20  individuals passing away, while a to...

Quarantine marks a significant change in students’ academic ethics

Mia Ouyang, Staff Writer

May 27, 2020

   It’s safe to say that the coronavirus lockdown has affected everybody. Work has been replaced by Zoom calls (if one’s job was kept at all), and school has been replaced by online assignments and testing.    As students settle into the transition from classrooms to websites, there has been...

2020 cap and gown pickup will certainly be one to remember

2020 cap and gown pickup will certainly be one to remember

Lauren Guss, Staff Writer

May 20, 2020

With the losses the class of 2020 has endured these past couple of months, teachers and staff at West Ranch wanted to honor the seniors. On May 15, teachers provided a special surprise for the graduates on cap and gown pick-up day. On the way to the pick up station, students were greeted with bubbles,...

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