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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...

Test. Tutor. Trauma.

Test. Tutor. Trauma.

Ryan Factora and Zoey Greenwald

December 22, 2018

  SAT. ACT. GPA.   These three-lettered abbreviations dominate conversations between West Ranch students; they all represent numbers -- quantifiable evidence of academic achievement. To a lot of us, they are tickets to college admissions, and we become obsessed. As a result, many have turned to t...

Our Most Valuable Students

Our Most Valuable Students

Sophia Kriegel, Skijler Hutson

December 3, 2018

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

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

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

   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...

Katie Hill Secures a Spot in Congress During Midterm Congressional Election

Katie Hill Secures a Spot in Congress During Midterm Congressional Election

Quynn Lubs, Staff Writer

November 19, 2018

  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...

The Winter Rally: Adventure is Out There!

The Winter Rally: Adventure is Out There!

Alexa Empleo and Mary Waugh

November 17, 2018

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

   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

  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

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...

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