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Never Fear, the Duck Doctor is Here!

Never Fear, the Duck Doctor is Here!

Chika Winston, Staff Writer

November 4, 2018

  Ready for the big day ahead of them, people were scrambling everywhere in Bridgeport Park. There were tents being set up, food trucks arriving, and, in the distance, I saw a group of people working together to set up a waterway with a giant rubber ducky at the top. Just by looking at the people w...

Mrs. Povletich’s Flexible Seating

Mrs. Povletich’s Flexible Seating

Quynn Lubs, Staff Writer

October 26, 2018

  At West Ranch High School, almost every classroom looks the same. Except for the science classrooms, which have desks that seat three, most of the classrooms are set up the same way -- 36 individual desks in rows. It is boring; creating a restrictive environment rather than one fit for learning. ...

Native American Pow Wow

Native American Pow Wow

Jessica Son, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018

A long line of booths and stands lined the perimeter of the park, with vendors selling beaded jewelry, leather bracelets and a lot of dreamcatchers. People walked around inspecting each stand with their friends and family, eager to buy some authentic, handmade trinkets. Native American dancers and sin...

Planned Obsolescence

Planned Obsolescence

Jay Park, Web Editor in Chief

October 19, 2018

   To live is to consume. Our habitual greed has been an advantageous evolutionary trait. It has allowed us to exceed our limits and pursue goals that were originally far beyond our reach and has turned us into a thriving species. Yet in an abundant world of luxury products, what is too much materialism? W...

We’re Still at War with Russia

We’re Still at War with Russia

Jay Park, Web Editor in Chief

October 19, 2018

  The United States is locked in a deadly struggle against Russia. Well, at least in Putin’s eyes, anyway. And Russia is determined to win this one from rotting us from the inside. Take for example, the “Heart of Texas” social media incident, a Russian propaganda disguised as a friendly America...

The Controversy Surrounding Columbus Day

The Controversy Surrounding Columbus Day

Alexa Empleo, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018

Today marks yet another year in which we Americans commemorate the landing of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492. I’m sure we all know who Christopher Columbus is, the man who “discovered” the New World. It was President Harrison who called upon the citizens of the United States to formall...

There’s No Place Like Homecoming

There’s No Place Like Homecoming

Alexa Empleo and Quynn Lubs

October 5, 2018

On the night of Sept. 22, West Ranch High School students filed into the Hyatt Regency Valencia ballroom dressed to the nines and ready for a night on the other side of the rainbow. The theme of the evening was “The Wizard of Oz,” a classic film enjoyed by most people at some point in their lives. ...

Dodie Clark at The Fonda

Dodie Clark at The Fonda

Quynn Lubs, Staff Writer

September 29, 2018

  The line to enter the Fonda Theater on Sept. 23 was longer than many have seen it before. People were dressed in long, tulle skirts and t-shirts with taxi cabs printed on the front. They had been waiting for hours, until the doors were set to open at 7:30 p.m. Once fans got close to the front of ...

Freedom to Read, Freedom to Know

Freedom to Read, Freedom to Know

Chika Winston, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018

Caution tape surrounds the library, blocking out many of the books that were challenged throughout history. Books like “Brave New World,” “Lord of the Flies,” “Looking for Alaska” to “Gossip Girl” are behind the caution tape, having been either been banned or challenged by parents or aut...

Sept. 11 City Council Meeting

Sept. 11 City Council Meeting

Katie Luo, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018

Behind the scenes of Santa Clarita lies City Hall, where important issues are taken care of and crucial topics are discussed. Each day, City Hall is working hard to keep Santa Clarita afloat. On every second and fourth Tuesday of every month, the City Council Chambers opens its doors to the public t...

Homecoming Rally

Homecoming Rally

Alexa Empleo, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018

On Sept. 14, West Ranch students crowded the gym to witness this year’s homecoming rally. The hosts, Lauren Franco, Sydney Schauble, Skijler Hutson and Nick Carson were all dressed up as the main characters from “The Wizard of Oz.” As always, the rally started with the singing of the national an...

Club Rush Day

Club Rush Day

Jessica Son, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018

West Ranch’s clubs and organizations are a great way to be involved and feel like a part of something. On Sept. 5, students were able to explore the diverse choices of clubs on campus during lunch. Informational booths and signs were spread across campus for people to gain interest and be engaged. E...

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