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Facebook Stocks

Facebook Stocks

Jenny Lee, staff writer

September 11, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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....

Neil Armstrong passes away at 82

Neil Armstrong passes away at 82

Andrew Kim, Editor in Chief

September 4, 2012

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Those famous words were spoken by none other than Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon. Armstrong passed away on Saturday, Aug. 25. He was 82 years old. Armstrong died from “complications resulting from cardiovascular...

Freshmen Night Out

Freshmen Night Out

Scott Hoppes, News Staff Writer

August 29, 2012

Freshmen gathered at West Ranch on Aug. 17 to listen to a mystery visitor, bounce on inflatables, and meet up with friends. They began their night in the theater where they were entertained by motivational speaker, Mike Smith. Laughter filled the room as he put a comical spin on many life lessons like...

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