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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...

The Free Internet

The Free Internet

Jaesung Park, Web Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under News

  The Internet as we know it is at stake. Big name Internet service providers (ISPs) like Comcast, Verizon and Spectrum are working together to create a monopoly of Internet services. But most of us haven’t even recognized how dangerous this takeover could be. Our current Internet we take for g...

Why take the PSAT?

Why take the PSAT?

Min Ju Kang, Editor-in-Chief

October 12, 2017


Filed under News, West Ranch

   On Oct. 11, students filed into the gymnasium bright and early to take the PSAT.   “The exam is geared toward juniors since that is also their chance to qualify for National Merit Scholarships,” said counselor Christine Reynoso. “But the test is really great for any student who wis...

Sophie Bobal Takes On the Spotlight

Sophie Bobal Takes On the Spotlight

Erin Eskoff, Staff Writer

October 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, West Ranch, WR

There are multiple talented students that wish to pursue a background in the performing arts industry.  One especially gifted student here at West Ranch, Sophie Bobal, has made incredible accomplishments in the acting field.   With little to no acting experience or classes, she went through the enti...

Mental Health & Teens

Mental Health & Teens

Kiana Quick and graphics by Kiana Quick

October 10, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories, West Ranch

  Being a teenager is hard.   At school, we have to focus on being good students and finishing all of the work from all of our classes. We tend to focus on what other people think about us and we become something that we are not. We feel obligated to worry about what college sweatshirt we’l...

An Uncomfortable Series: Mental Health

An Uncomfortable Series: Mental Health

October 10, 2017


Filed under News, West Ranch

  So often when we feature students, we talk about how they are able to “balance” schoolwork, a social life, and sports all while getting enough sleep. Less than often do we talk about the mental challenge that balancing life poses on all high school students and how difficult it can be to kee...

Fresh Into Office

Fresh Into Office

Nicole Augusta, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

The beginning of high school is a time of new friendships, new classes, and, for the freshmen, a new campus. But fear not, class of 2021, for I am here to introduce your ASB officers for this school year. They will be your right hands, your go-tos, and the leaders of campus. Or at least the leaders of low...

Club Rush Day

Club Rush Day

Ryan Factora and Timothy Kang

September 29, 2017


Filed under News

Hundreds of students flooded the colorful, poster-adorned quad this past Wednesday Sept. 27 for Club Rush Day. This annual event is a great way for freshman and other students to join clubs. “Club Rush Day is going so well,” said freshman Jayden Barnholtz,” There’s so many different clubs...

Allison Jacobs Commits to Her Dream College

Allison Jacobs Commits to Her Dream College

Erin Eskoff, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


Filed under Features, West Ranch

Allison Jacobs is very school-oriented, an unbelievably talented, tri-sport athlete here at West Ranch.  She is on our Girls Varsity Soccer team, the captain of the Girls Varsity Volleyball team and participates in Track and Field.  Allison works so hard and is a phenomenal athlete.  In fact, she is suc...

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...

Light Up The Night: West Ranch 2017 Homecoming Dance

Light Up The Night: West Ranch 2017 Homecoming Dance

Skijler Hutson, Design Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories, West Ranch

Light jazz plays over us as I tell my date how beautiful she looks. She blushes and I drive to a scenic lookout where we can take pictures. My hair stands in waves as my mom brushes it to the side and pushes up my eyebrows with her licked fingers. She stands back and takes our pictures behind the golden ...

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