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The Parents are Back in Town

The Parents are Back in Town

Chika Winston, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018

  It was 6 p.m. The sun was about to set. Walking around the school, it seemed deserted without all the students. Everything was gone. Only a handful of humans seemed to be in sight. If only the school knew what would be happening in just 30 minutes.   On Sept. 4, West Ranch had its Back to ...

Freshman Class Elections

Freshman Class Elections

Alexa Empleo, Staff Writer

September 7, 2018

The Class of 2022 had their class officer elections yesterday, Sept. 9, during tutorial, brunch and lunch. ASB set up a voting booth downstairs near the cafeteria and in front of their office. The freshman excitedly voted for their officers, presenting their ID cards and writing the names of their chos...

Rally in the Making

Rally in the Making

Mina Jang, Shanzay Hassan, Ryan Factora, and Mary Waugh

September 7, 2018

   On Aug. 22, the campus is dead quiet, empty of its students after 3 p.m. Yet, amidst this silence, muffled voices and the clink-clanking of paint buckets can be heard from afar. In the large gym, ASB is putting their blood, sweat, and tears into designing diverse decorations, plastering huge po...

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

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

    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

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

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

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

   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

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

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

  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.   ...

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