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Wildcat Choice Awards Backlight Rally Slimes the Audiences Expectations

Wildcat Choice Awards Backlight Rally Slimes the Audience’s Expectations

Lauren Guss and Stasha Waugh November 27, 2022

On Nov. 4, students lined up outside the gym doors with white apparel, hoping to glow under the blacklights. Neon posters, themed performances and buckets of slime were awaiting them inside: the celebrated...

Homecoming and Spirit Week

Homecoming and Spirit Week

Stasha Waugh and Alana Desai November 1, 2022

   West Ranch Wildcats celebrated Spirit Week Sept. 11 to Sept. 16, leading up to the 2022 Homecoming dance, themed, “A Medieval Knight to Remember”.     To start off the week, Monday was “Knighty...

UCLA hosts annual blood drive at West Ranch

UCLA hosts annual blood drive at West Ranch

Kim Nguyen and Grace Lee October 28, 2022

    UCLA Health hosted their annual blood drive in the West Ranch gymnasium on Oct. 11, 2022.    The UCLA Blood and Platelet Center collects blood to supply patients in their facilities...

Welcome our newest counselor: Mrs. Bacon!

Welcome our newest counselor: Mrs. Bacon!

Grace Lee, Staff Writer October 21, 2022

Counselors are a fundamental part of West Ranch, allowing the best educational opportunities to reach students through their experience in class scheduling, college planning and overall advising. With...

The effect of heat waves on students and their education

The effect of heat waves on students and their education

Noor Baber, Lead Copy Editor and Opinions Editor October 14, 2022

   Summer is often a beloved season for many people, as it’s a great time for long trips, beach visits and much more.    However, this year, the summer season has turned out to be unlike any other....

Wildcat parents attend Back to School Night 22-23

Wildcat parents attend Back to School Night 22-23

Alyssa Chang, Reya Mehta, and Fiona Hardy October 4, 2022

   On Tuesday Aug. 30, West Ranch kicked off the 2022-23 school year festivities with Back to School Night, welcoming parents onto campus.     The night began with a speech from West Ranch's...

Wildcats join and explore clubs at West Ranchs Club Rush event

Wildcats join and explore clubs at West Ranch’s Club Rush event

Alice Xie and David Lee September 29, 2022

   On Wednesday, Sept. 21, Wildcats were given the opportunity during brunch to peruse, and potentially sign up for, more than sixty West Ranch clubs. Clubs were featured at tables set up around upper...

Wildcats get excited for homecoming football game and dance at the homecoming rally

Wildcats get excited for homecoming football game and dance at the homecoming rally

Alice Xie, Stephanie Khoury, and Patrick Grant September 29, 2022

   As a teaser to the 2022 West Ranch Homecoming dance, ASB hosted a Homecoming rally on Friday, Sept. 16 during brunch for students to get excited for both the upcoming homecoming football game and...

Freshman officer elections

Freshman officer elections

Alana Desai and Stasha Waugh September 27, 2022

  On Thursday Aug. 25, the West Ranch class of ‘26 kicked off the school year with the annual freshman class officer elections. The freshmen  candidates worked all week to campaign for their position....

SCV hosts the 27th annual River Rally Event at the Santa Clara Riverbed

SCV hosts the 27th annual River Rally Event at the Santa Clara Riverbed

Julia Kremenetsky, Flora Lopes Dezen, and Anika Sachdeva September 23, 2022

   On Saturday, Sept. 17, residents of Santa Clarita came together to clean the Santa Clara riverbed as part of the annual River Rally, which has been held by The City of Santa Clarita since 1994. From...

Hip hop tryouts

Hip hop tryouts

Vaneeza Lalani and Fahim Rahman September 20, 2022

   On Aug. 29, the Hip Hop team held tryouts during lunch for their 22-23 team. The club, led by West Ranch senior Camaron Steen, is a Hip Hop-style dance team that performs at rallies and other school...

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Castaic Route Fire burns 5,000 acres in under 48 hours, Castaic residents threatened

Lauren Guss, Claire Chang, and Stephanie Khoury September 13, 2022

During lunch on Aug. 31, West Ranch students saw clouds of gray smoke rising from the direction of Castaic. The brush fire, known as the Route Fire, began near the 5 Freeway on Lake Hughes Road and was...

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