The Paw Print

Our Most Valuable Students

Our Most Valuable Students

Sophia Kriegel, Skijler Hutson

December 3, 2018


Filed under As Seen in Print, Editorials, News, West Ranch

In the hallway of the administration building is a collection of photographs of every graduating class since West Ranch’s first in 2008. In the foreground of each photo is the shining emblem of the gold robes. Since the school’s opening, graduating students have been seated and dressed separately b...

West Ranch’s Astronomy Club Shoots for the Stars

West Ranch’s Astronomy Club Shoots for the Stars

Brooke Johnston and Katie Luo

November 29, 2018


Filed under As Seen in Print, Student Life, West Ranch

Outer space has been a focal point of human intrigue for thousands of years, and interest has only spiked as time has passed. What is out there? How is it out there? Who might be out there? An insatiable desire to discover the vast unknowns of space has led curious and driven people to determine metho...

A Tribute to Stan Lee

A Tribute to Stan Lee

Allison Alben, Design Editor

November 26, 2018


Filed under News

The world is forever changed with the death of superhero creator and icon Stan Lee. Lee passed away in Los Angeles on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 at the age of 95. Since his death, many of Hollywood’s most famous actors have posted or tweeted about their memories of Marvel Comics’ favorite Editor-in-Ch...

Every 15 Minutes: The Painfully Preventable Truth of Impaired Driving

Every 15 Minutes: The Painfully Preventable Truth of Impaired Driving

Sophia Kriegel, Editorials Editor

November 20, 2018


Filed under As Seen in Print, News, West Ranch

   7:25 a.m. The first bells ring across campus. But this is a different kind of sound, one unlike the late bell or the conclusion of another class period. This bell rings, and following it, the face of a fellow student appears on the screen. This is repeated every 15 minutes, interrupting class wit...

Midterm Congressional Election

Midterm Congressional Election

Quynn Lubs, Staff Writer

November 19, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Top Stories

  The 2018 midterm elections saw the highest voter turnout since 1966, with more than 47 percent of the eligible population voting.   Across the 53 districts in California, the majority of elected representatives are Democratic.   In Santa Clarita’s district (25), Katie Hill won against Steve Knight for Co...

Adventure is Out There!

Adventure is Out There!

Alexa Empleo and Mary Waugh

November 17, 2018


Filed under News, West Ranch

On Nov. 9, West Ranch students crowded the gym to witness the last rally of the semester which was hosted by Maia Ishikawa, Jadyn Berk, and Ryan and Jovan Camacho. The theme of the rally was “Adventure is Out There.” To go along with this, the rally was full of songs from different adventure movies...

And Your New Executive Board Officers Are….

And Your New Executive Board Officers Are….

Chika Winston, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories, West Ranch

   The midterm elections sent everyone in panic, and adults were rushing to their local polling place, ensuring that their vote would be cast. But for West Ranch High School, most students cannot vote as they are not of age. Despite the barrier of the voting age, West Ranch High School held their ow...

Miya Folick at the Troubadour

Miya Folick at the Troubadour

Quynn Lubs, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018


Filed under Music, News

  On the night of Oct. 22 at the Troubadour, Miya Folick transported the audience away from the struggles of everyday life and into a world full of power and confidence. Her music varies from quick, up-beat songs to those with long, chilling notes that send tears streaming down the audience’s faces. ...

A Look Back on Wellness Week

A Look Back on Wellness Week

Alexa Empleo, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018


Filed under News, West Ranch

Last week, from Oct. 22 to 26, West Ranch celebrated Mental Health Week with a variety of decorations encouraging self-love, activities like jenga and yoga, free food and even adorable dogs. Teenagers were encouraged to engage in the week of activities to relieve stress related to mental health as suc...

Never Fear, the Duck Doctor is Here!

Never Fear, the Duck Doctor is Here!

Chika Winston, Staff Writer

November 4, 2018


Filed under Local, News

  Ready for the big day ahead of them, people were scrambling everywhere in Bridgeport Park. There were tents being set up, food trucks arriving, and, in the distance, I saw a group of people working together to set up a waterway with a giant rubber ducky at the top. Just by looking at the people w...

Mrs. Povletich’s Flexible Seating

Mrs. Povletich’s Flexible Seating

Quynn Lubs, Staff Writer

October 26, 2018


Filed under News, West Ranch

  At West Ranch High School, almost every classroom looks the same. Except for the science classrooms, which have desks that seat three, most of the classrooms are set up the same way -- 36 individual desks in rows. It is boring; creating a restrictive environment rather than one fit for learning. ...

Native American Pow Wow

Native American Pow Wow

Jessica Son, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018


Filed under Local, News

A long line of booths and stands lined the perimeter of the park, with vendors selling beaded jewelry, leather bracelets and a lot of dreamcatchers. People walked around inspecting each stand with their friends and family, eager to buy some authentic, handmade trinkets. Native American dancers and sin...

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