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West Ranch Wildcats Go Back to School

West Ranch Wildcats Go Back to School

Alexa Empleo and Chika Winston

August 20, 2019

   On Aug. 13, students came pouring in through the West Ranch gates, where they were greeted by enthusiastic ASB members, signaling the start of a brand new school year.     Beyond the gates, the new West Ranch mural on the side of the 400 building was a sight for many incoming students wa...

Teachers on Mental Health

Alexa Empleo and Jessica Son

June 4, 2019

Through the decades, mental health has been gaining recognition as a major issue in teenagers’ lives. In fact, according to the American Psychological Association, the average high school student today has the same level of anxiety as a psychiatric patient in the 1950s. Mental wellbeing is som...

Heroes vs. Heroines: Assemble for Our Co-Ed Rally!

Heroes vs. Heroines: Assemble for Our Co-Ed Rally!

Alexa Empleo, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

On March 22, West Ranch heroes and heroines crowded the gym for the annual Co-Ed rally. Luke Boss, Caitlyn Varsam, Kelsey Bacon and Jack McNamara hosted the event, all sporting capes and superhero uniforms. Kaitlyn Weir kicked off the event with her rendition of the National Anthem, followed by t...

Parents and Students Enjoy a Night Out at West Ranch Open House

Parents and Students Enjoy a Night Out at West Ranch Open House

Chika Winston, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

  Despite the heavy rain earlier in the week, the sun cleared up for West Ranch to host their Open House on March 20, 2019.   While families were relaxing at home before the big event, the school was bustling with activity. Many sports teams set up tables in hopes of recruiting more members; a...

West Ranch Models Kill it at Prom Expo

West Ranch Models Kill it at Prom Expo

Ryan Factora and Mary Waugh

March 29, 2019

On Wednesday, March 20, West Ranch held their first-ever Prom Expo. Students flooded into the gym to take a glimpse at various prom vendors such as Northridge Suits and Tux and David’s Bridal.   “We decided to do a Prom Expo because it would be more inclusive to more groups of students,”...

West Ranch Faculty Follies

West Ranch Faculty Follies

Mina Jang, Editor in Chief

March 14, 2019

   Rockin’ dancing. Spit-balling lines. Electrifying music. On March 8, West Ranch High School hosted its very own Faculty Follies show -- an event showcasing the West Ranch faculty’s range of talents -- inside the large gymnasium for $5 per admission ticket.   “The purpose is to have fun and that ...

Let’s Rave! How This Year’s Blacklight Rally Amazed Us All

Let’s Rave! How This Year’s Blacklight Rally Amazed Us All

Alexa Empleo, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019

On Feb. 8, West Ranch students crowded the gym for the annual blacklight rally. Taylor Hollomon, Christa Boachie, Mya Davis and Lucas Elzer hosted the event, all sporting either neon or white clothes because of the rally’s rave theme. Jordana Aguero kicked off the rally with her rendition of the Natio...

Homelessness: Voiceless and Unheard

Homelessness: Voiceless and Unheard

Chika Winston, Iman Baber, Alexa Empleo, Quynn Lubs, Kathryn Luo, and Brooke Johnston

February 19, 2019

As you drive down the road, you pass Six Flags Magic Mountain, where you’ve been going ever since you were four years old and where you worked during the summer as a teenager. Surrounding you are the vast canyons that you’ve hiked through so many times. Straight ahead, you can see Newhall, and you’...

West Ranch Hosts Last Open Speech Tournament of the Year

West Ranch Hosts Last Open Speech Tournament of the Year

Iman Baber

February 12, 2019

The day started with torrential rain and up to 20 mph winds. Umbrellas were broken and turned inside out. The rain pattered down relentlessly. Despite the gloomy weather, students from across Southern California gathered at West Ranch on February 2 for the last open tournament of the year. The West Ranch...

End of the Tech Gold Rush

End of the Tech Gold Rush

Jay Park, Web Editor in Chief

February 1, 2019

  It is undeniable that the largest progress in all of human history has happened within the last hundred years. At the core of this development is the exponential growth of the speed of computers. It is their level of automation and unmatched calculations that has enabled us to land on the moon,...

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

Alexa Empleo, Staff Writer

January 22, 2019

There is no denying that there is political chaos in our country which has led the government to a standstill. According to The Guardian, the partial U.S. government shutdown took effect after the Senate failed to pass a budget that included the $5 billion President Trump demanded for the wall. Unfortun...

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