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Scream for the Dream Act

Scream for the Dream Act

Kulsoom Hasan, opinions writer

September 22, 2017


Filed under Local, News

“Go home!” one bystander yelled as the group marched forward. “Boo!” shouted another. Some gave the students a thumbs-down sign, while others went as far as giving them the finger. However, it would take much more than that to deter these protesters from speaking out in support of the Dream Ac...

Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse

Erin Eskoff and Iman Baber

September 18, 2017


Filed under News, West Ranch

An uncharacteristic chill hung in the usually warm southern Californian air. People waltzed around wielding and wearing glasses resembling old 3D shades found in movie theaters. Dozens of faces were turned up towards the sky. On any ordinary day, one might consider these occurrences odd, but on Aug. 2...

Football Season Preview: 2017-2018

Football Season Preview: 2017-2018

Jay Singh, Staff Writer

September 12, 2017


Filed under Sports, West Ranch

West Ranch football has not been great throughout the past few years. But last year the team did better, as they went 1-4 in league and 4-6 in their overall record. The team had a slow start to the season, but as they began to buy into the system, the Wildcats’ confidence improved. Their confidence in ...

Parents go “back to school” for a night

Parents go “back to school” for a night

Raylene Factora, News Editor

August 31, 2017


Filed under News

The tables turned for parents on Aug. 29 when they attended Back to School Night, taking the places of their children in their teachers’ classroom. “I came because I wanted to learn more about the school that my daughter attends. She’s a sophomore now, so we are starting to think about c...

Fake Reviews

Jaesung Park, Web Editor

August 31, 2017


Filed under News

  Online retailers are taking over. Amazon alone is crippling the markets of its physical competitors. Because of it, Barnes & Nobles and other bookstores are on the verge of extinction because they are outclassed by the more convenient and lower-priced nature of online shopping. Trends show n...

Luau Rally- It’s Lit

Luau Rally- It’s Lit

Jaesung Park and Timothy Kang

August 31, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories, West Ranch

   The deafening roar of each of the Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors shook the room, kicking off the first rally of the year. Senior Nathaniel Medina beautifully sang the Star-Spangled Banner, to which the gym exploded with support for him. Afterwards, the fall sports teams appeared prom...

Caps Off to the Class of 2017

Caps Off to the Class of 2017

Raylene Factora, Minjoon Kang, and Megan Chang

June 1, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

On May 30, West Ranch seniors finally parted ways with diplomas in hand. The murmur of parents, friends, and family hushed as the orchestra was cued. Students shone in their blue and gold robes with sparkling smiles as they filed into their seats with the spirited notes of the traditional graduati...

The Wall of Honor

The Wall of Honor

Aerin Choi, Staff Writer

May 30, 2017


Filed under News, West Ranch

On a foggy Friday morning, students, parents, and staff gathered near the West Ranch library to celebrate the opening of the school’s new Wall of Honor. “The West Ranch Wall of Honor is a memorial that celebrates all of our troops as well as paramedics and police officers and firefighters who...

Relay for Life

Relay for Life

Christine Joo, Staff Writer

May 29, 2017


Filed under News

On May 20, West Ranch took part in Santa Clarita’s annual Relay for Life. The American Cancer Society holds over 5,000 Relay for Life events in 20 countries. Hundreds of people attended the local event this Saturday at Central Park. Wildcats Against Cancer (WAC), a cancer awareness club on campu...

Senior Awards Night

Senior Awards Night

Erica Gillespie, News Editor

May 26, 2017


Filed under News, West Ranch

Seniors arrived with their families to the awards night, many sporting NHS sashes and tassels, and all wearing huge smiles. Unlike graduation, no teary-eyed goodbyes happen on Senior Awards Night. The ceremony is simply made to celebrate the accomplishments of West Ranch students during their four years...

World History at West Ranch?

World History at West Ranch?

Ryan Factora, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


Filed under News

West Ranch sophomores have always faced the dreaded choice between Mod Civ or AP Euro. They could suffer through 20 pages of notes a night in AP Euro, or be safer and take Mod Civ. But now, for the first time at West Ranch, AP World History will be offered to incoming sophomores, as an alternative to AP Europe...

Stock Market Club Crushes the Competition

Stock Market Club Crushes the Competition

May 23, 2017


Filed under News

West Ranch Stock Market Club members blew their competition out of the water by securing the top places in their fall 10 week, spring 10 week, and year-long competitions. “I am absolutely ecstatic about all of our victories. Nothing brings me greater joy than to have students engaged in their learning ...

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