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Women with Rhythm

Women with Rhythm

Samantha Hartung, A&E Editor

March 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, West Ranch

For a city to have one person that will become a musical icon is extraordinary. To have three students that will become musical icons is almost unheard of.     Cate Hwang, Hailey Miller and Marley Berry are all online students through the district’s Hart at Home program, although Berry and Hwan...

Grease Rally

Grease Rally

Timothy Kang, Staff Writer

March 15, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories, West Ranch

   West Ranch students got the opportunity to dive back in time to the 50’s at the Grease rally. Instead of the traditional separation between the four classes, the gym was divided into two sides — the pink ladies, decorated in colorful pink posters, and the black-wearing greasers, covered in a dark sha...

Speak Loud and Proud

Speak Loud and Proud

Iman Baber

March 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Local, Student Life, Top Stories, West Ranch

Students talking. General chatter and conversation. Smiles and laughter. These are the sights and sounds you are greeted with upon entering room 212, home of the West Ranch Speech and Debate team. The West Ranch Speech and Debate Team is a student club that meets every Tuesday and Thursday after sch...

Holocaust Survivor- Dr. Henry Oster

Holocaust Survivor- Dr. Henry Oster

Ryan Factora and Allison Alben

March 6, 2018


Filed under News

“Everybody should have a faith. Even if I don’t believe in God [ anymore], we are all human beings.  And that is where my faith lies,” said the 90-year-old Holocaust survivor. On Feb. 27, sophomores got the opportunity to listen to Holocaust surviv or Dr. Henry Oster speak in the We...

The Gender Problem in Tech

The Gender Problem in Tech

Jay Park, Web Editor

February 6, 2018


Filed under News

  There is a disproportionately small percentage of women in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. There have been international efforts by many organizations to encourage girls to take interest, but it seems like it will take a bit of time until the gender ratio eve...

Health Trends : Ketogenic Diet

Health Trends : Ketogenic Diet

Samantha Hartung, A&E Editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under News

If you are a student who is a part of the fitness community or someone who looks at health tips and recipes online, chances are the words “keto” or “ketogenic” have popped up on your screen. For a lot of people, the keto diet introduces several new concepts and terms that can be confusing at ...

Your Computer may be Spooked

Your Computer may be Spooked

Jay Park, Web Editor

February 1, 2018


Filed under News

   There is a critical flaw in nearly every single computer in use. Several independent researchers have started the new year with a bang by coincidentally discovering similar exploits that potentially allows a user to access all the private info of other computers freely. While this has been unknown by ...

Game On

Game On

Timothy Kang and Ryan Factora

January 23, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

    Wildcats kicked off the second semester at the Game On Rally on Jan.19. Senior Raylene Factora opened the rally by singing the national anthem. As per tradition, Cheer delivered another amazing performance. This was followed by the dance team, who showed off some more of their amazing cho...

Behind the Scenes of West Ranch Cross Country

Behind the Scenes of West Ranch Cross Country

Brooke Johnston and Katie Luo

December 1, 2017


Filed under Sports, West Ranch

For most of us, running is a harsh requirement that coaches and P.E. teachers impose on students and is about as enjoyable as walking over hot coals. Some, however, live for the adrenaline that pumps through their veins while sprinting to the finish line. West Ranch is home to a group of talented ind...

Grades: The Root of Students’ Stress

Grades: The Root of Students’ Stress

Timothy Kang, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under News

   We all have had those moments of sudden panic when you remember an assignment the night before it’s due. Or the extreme anxiety you feel when the teacher starts passing back your test that you forgot to study for. The life of a teenager is not always easy, especially with our generation being so pr...

Trapped

Trapped

November 16, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories, West Ranch

The first time I had an anxiety attack was in eighth grade. A rough night at home meant a rougher day at school. I could feel when someone looked at my face with their “sad” eyes. You know -- those eyes that feel bad for you, but weren’t willing to do anything about it. Those eyes that didn’t...

Small Acts of Kindness: Tree People

Small Acts of Kindness: Tree People

Iman Baber

November 9, 2017


Filed under News

Most people probably want to sleep in on Saturday mornings. But on Oct. 21, volunteers gathered bright and early at Melrose Elementary School with Tree People to make a change in the community. Tree People is a non-profit organization that plants and cares for trees in the Los Angeles area. They have...

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