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Freshman Elections

Freshman Elections

September 17, 2012


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The competition to become Freshman Class President always brings out the spirit of freshmen. The Freshman President leads and guides the freshman class throughout the year. He or she will contribute to school spirit, hold fundraisers, keep the class organized, and direct the freshman class. This year’s...

Apple-Samsung Lawsuit

Apple-Samsung Lawsuit

Joshua Cho, Staff Writer

September 14, 2012


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A smartphone in one’s hand is a sophisticated, yet simple computing and communications technology, designed to be portable for everyday use is truly a marvelous innovation. In the last few years big tech companies involved in the smartphone industry have spent billions of dollars buying patents and...

South China Sea Dispute

South China Sea Dispute

Kirsten Allen, opinions editor

September 13, 2012


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In the South China Sea, there are territorial disputes in a series of islands involving six sovereign states: China, Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei. The Spratly and Paracel archipelago are two groups of largely uninhabited islands in the South China Sea and are sought out because...

Kindness Week

Kindness Week

Kirsten Allen, Opinions Editor

September 13, 2012


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The week of Sept. 9, 2012 is Kindness Week at West Ranch High School. The purpose of Kindness of Week is to show kindness and compassion to your peers. With Kindness Week, ASB hopes to set the tone for the year with a theme of kindness. “As Wildcats, we need to reach out our fellow Wildcats and...

Homecoming Preview

Homecoming Preview

Claire Kang and Candace Ro, web editor / staff writer

September 12, 2012


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On September 22, ASB will bring the “Happiest place on Earth” to West Ranch. “I’m so excited to go to homecoming because I want to go with my friends and meet Mickey Mouse,” says freshman Joan Kim. The week leading up to the dance will be filled with various activities, along with the...

Tragedy in New Orleans

Tragedy in New Orleans

Amanda Jordan, Features staff writer

September 12, 2012


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On Tuesday Aug. 28, the eve of the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, a new tragedy arose: Hurricane Isaac. 80 mph winds, 20 inches of rain, and a 60 mile diameter, Isaac created an extreme amount of damage. Over 13,000 houses have been flooded and or destroyed by Hurricane Isaac. This resulted...

Facebook Stocks

Facebook Stocks

Jenny Lee, staff writer

September 11, 2012


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Due to the sudden fall of Facebook stocks, many are questioning Mark Zuckerburg’s position as CEO of the popular social network. Facebook, the world’s now largest social media network, was first started by Harvard drop-out Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg co-founded the company in 2004 with fellow...

ACT: High School Grads at Risk

ACT: High School Grads at Risk

Joshua Cho, Staff Writer

September 7, 2012


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Going to college and having a career is a common goal among high school students.  However, according to The Condition of College and Career Readiness 2012, 28 percent of graduates did not meet any ACT College Readiness Benchmarks in all four subject areas: English, reading, math, and science, meaning...

Senior sunrise

Senior sunrise

Annie Shin and Rachel Lee, staff writers

September 7, 2012


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Seniors started gathering on the field at 6 a.m. to wait for the sunrise. When the sun finally came up around 6:40 a.m., the students cheered along with their classmates. This was the 2nd annual senior sunrise at West Ranch High School. The seniors enjoyed their morning as they ate breakfast and watched...

Super Smash Bros Tournament

Super Smash Bros Tournament

Rachel Lee, News Staff Writer

September 7, 2012


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3, 2, 1 GO! The familiar clicking of the game controller immediately began. West Ranch’s Video Game Club hosted a Super Smash Bros Brawl Tournament. In this one-on-one competition, students compete in a Super Smash Bros Brawl round. The student who wins the round is able to move up in the competition....

What is the DFYIT?

What is the DFYIT?

Josh Cho, News

September 6, 2012


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Hey Wildcats! There is a new club at the Ranch called the Drug-free youth in town (DFYIT). So what is it exactly? DFYIT is an organization dedicated to giving recognition to teens that have chosen to adopt a drug-free lifestyle. Why give recognition to teenagers who have simply chosen to live a healthy...

New Web Filters

New Web Filters

Minjae Kang, News Reporter

September 4, 2012


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Recently, the William S. Hart district has been working to take steps into more advanced technology. All schools in the district have changed to new web filters this school year. A web filter is a program that blocks students from going on to certain websites that are not appropriate for on campus use....

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