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The Paw Print

Trapped

Trapped

November 16, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories, West Ranch

The first time I had an anxiety attack was in eighth grade. A rough night at home meant a rougher day at school. I could feel when someone looked at my face with their “sad” eyes. You know -- those eyes that feel bad for you, but weren’t willing to do anything about it. Those eyes that didn’t...

Small Acts of Kindness: Tree People

Iman Baber

November 9, 2017


Filed under News

Most people probably want to sleep in on Saturday mornings. But on Oct. 21, volunteers gathered bright and early at Melrose Elementary School with Tree People to make a change in the community. Tree People is a non-profit organization that plants and cares for trees in the Los Angeles area. They have...

The Depression Standard

The Depression Standard

November 6, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

Depression looks a certain way. A teary visage. A set, sullen expression. Throw in a questionable 2002 MySpace haircut, and you’ve got it: Depression. Except depression doesn’t always look the way it’s supposed to. Sometimes, depression is tears and an unkempt appearance. And, sometime...

Spooky Rally

Spooky Rally

Jaesung Park, Web Editor

November 6, 2017


Filed under News, West Ranch

  On November 3, West Ranch students had an opportunity to experience a very spooky rally. To start the rally off, Sophia Kriegel sang a passionate version of the Star-Spangled Banner. Then, as tradition, our cheer team performed incredible choreographies, raising the excitement in the gym with well...

Las Vegas Fundraiser

Las Vegas Fundraiser

Timothy Kang, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


Filed under News, West Ranch

    When news of the tragedy in Las Vegas broke out, the atrocity shook the nation as it hit home in the hearts of many, with several Santa Clarita families suffering terrible losses. In the face of this disaster, a group of students decided to take action.     To raise money for victims, Daniel ...

Halloween Costume Contest

Halloween Costume Contest

Sarah Ziskind, Sports Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under News, West Ranch

  Once again on Oct. 31, West Ranch held its annual Halloween costume contest, bringing a bit of excitement to campus. The chilly weather surprised many students, resulting in much warmer costumes. The competition had only 14 contestants in comparison to previous years. There were no categories, just ...

Asians in the Mental Health Community

Asians in the Mental Health Community

Ryan Factora, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017


Filed under News

  Asian Americans are often stereotyped to be studious, hardworking, and intelligent. However, this gross misrepresentation often glosses over one of the most obscure yet important issues -- their mental health. Due to values ingrained into many Asian cultures, Asian Americans’ mental health is o...

‘Life is Great’

‘Life is Great’

Raylene Factora

October 30, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

High schools are chock-full of diverse groups of people with a plethora of interests and activities, but if there’s one thing almost all high school students can relate to, it’s the pressure of wanting to belong. On Oct. 26, speaker Harriet Turk came to West Ranch to address the issues of the p...

There is nothing romantic about mental illness

There is nothing romantic about mental illness

Raylene Factora, News Editor

October 24, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

In our society, mental illness has become “romantic,” “edgy,” and “trendy.” Because of mental illness’ stigma in our society today, what people actually know about it is very limited. And although mental illness is stigmatized, the portrayal of it in film, tv shows, and social media...

Lights, Santa Clarita, Action

Lights, Santa Clarita, Action

Katie Luo, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under Local, Movies/TV

You’re watching your favorite show that you’ve been hooked on for months when something in the corner of the screen catches your eye; maybe it’s the mall you hang out at every week or a familiar bench you’ve lounged on before. “Is that Santa Clarita?” you wonder in shock. When most people t...

Gay Men’s Choir of Los Angeles brings music to life with Alive Music Project

Gay Men’s Choir of Los Angeles brings music to life with Alive Music Project

Raylene Factora, News Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

Smooth, honeyed harmonies echoed off the walls of the theater. Laughter was sprinkled throughout the air as comical stories were shared. Light from the stage lit up dozens of students’ faces, revealing their intently focused expressions as they listened to the men up on the stage. On Oct. 13, ...

The Equifax Data Breach

The Equifax Data Breach

Jaesung Park, Web Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under News

  It sucks when someone makes a mistake. It sucks even more is when a company responsible for protecting personal data of 145.5 million Americans makes a mistake, and a huge one at that. It’s been a month since Equifax publicized that hackers managed to access its servers, but the public is sti...

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