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What We Need to Remember this Labor Day Weekend

What We Need to Remember this Labor Day Weekend

Alexa Empleo, Staff Writer

August 31, 2018


Filed under News, Opinions

A vast majority of us surely are aware of the upcoming Labor Day long weekend, which is both exciting and a huge relief. It is no surprise that most holidays that cause suspensions of classes are always overlooked since everyone is out enjoying their free day. However, it is also crucial that we at l...

Class of 2019: Senior Sunrise

Class of 2019: Senior Sunrise

Skijler Hutson and Zoey Greenwald

August 30, 2018


Filed under Featured Multimedia, News, Top Stories, West Ranch

    It’s Aug. 24 at 5:43 in the morning, and, funny enough, I don’t feel awful. The interesting thing about mornings is that they are not intrinsically awful —  it’s just the waking up that makes them feel awful. I guess I never made the distinction.    It’s 5:44 in the morning and I ...

Bootcamp Rally

Bootcamp Rally

Mary Waugh and Ryan Factora

August 28, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories, West Ranch

On Aug. 23, new and returning West Ranch students flooded into the gym in anticipation of the first rally of the year. Senior Savannah Burrows kicked off the rally with a stunning rendition of the national anthem before pack leaders Mya Davis, Lucas Elzer, Joey Goldfisher and Darryl Evans kicked off th...

Principal’s Temporary Leave

Principal’s Temporary Leave

Jessica Son and Shanzay Hassan

August 27, 2018


Filed under News, West Ranch

West Ranch’s principal, Mark Crawford, announced a leave of absence on Aug. 26. In an email sent out to all families, he stated that his leave was due to “medical reasons.” His leave will take about 4 to 6 weeks, and he will be taking care of his health in the meantime. On behalf of The Paw Print, we ...

The Burrito Bowl

The Burrito Bowl

Allison Alben and Alexa Empleo

August 24, 2018


Filed under News

On Aug. 14, the ninth annual Burrito Bowl was held at Westfield Valencia Town Center. All six schools in our district, as well as their cheerleading teams, were there to compete for a $2000 check from the WISH Foundation. At the event, students were able to participate in raffles, eat burritos of the...

Welcome Back Wildcats!

Welcome Back Wildcats!

Timothy Kang and Ryan Factora

August 17, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

   On August 16 Pawprint photographers capture the first moments of students entering the school to start off the new year. As always, ASB welcomed in new and returning students with their annual red carpet. Students were greeted by cheery high fives and smiles to welcome in the new...

West Ranch High School Graduation 2018

West Ranch High School Graduation 2018

Minjoon Kang, Staff Writer

June 2, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories, West Ranch

On May 30, the West Ranch High School Class of 2018 completed their high school careers in a glorious and symbolic graduation ceremony. Throughout the evening, families cheered as the seniors walked across the field. As the night progressed, graduates Kenny Singh and Derek Meegan reminiscenced on memorie...

Senior Awards

Senior Awards

Ryan Factora, Staff Writer

May 24, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

On May 21, seniors, friends, and family gathered in the gym for Senior Awards night. Unlike graduation, which honors completing high school, Senior Awards Night honors achievements earned throughout the four years. Throughout the night, teachers announced different awards and honors, including the A...

Defending your Data

Defending your Data

Jay Park, Web Editor in Chief

May 24, 2018


Filed under News

  Not long after the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal, Google is under investigation in Australia for unpermitted, large-scale, Android data harvesting. Though appearing like a friendly, trustworthy neighbor, Google’s true motives are clear: they want to monetize our data, at any cost.   ...

Senior Rally

Senior Rally

Nicole Augusta and Katie Luo

May 21, 2018


Filed under News, West Ranch

The last rally of the year on May 4 was a throwback theme, perfect to bid a final farewell to the seniors of 2018. The rally began with a standout performance of the national anthem by Boy’s Choir and a moment of silence for Maya Evans, a 2017 graduate who passed away from leukemia on May 3. After t...

Welcome 2022 Wildcats Rally

Welcome 2022 Wildcats Rally

Katie Luo, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under News

      On April 19, students from ASB, sports teams, and the band gathered in the gym to greet the incoming class of 2022. West Ranch ASB gave the students a taste of what their rallies will look like over the next four years, featuring all of the traditional performances from the dance team’s magical...

Zuckerberg’s Hypocrisy

Zuckerberg’s Hypocrisy

Jay Park, Web Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under News

  Mark Zuckerberg’s trash has more privacy than your Facebook data. I’m not kidding. Facebook has been under a lot of flak recently, and a lot of the hate is being directed towards Mark Zuckerberg, the company’s co-founder, chairman and CEO. This can be explained by the his dictatorial influence and gree...

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