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Your Computer may be Spooked

Your Computer may be Spooked

Jay Park, Web Editor

February 1, 2018

   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

    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

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

   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

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

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...

The Depression Standard

The Depression Standard

November 6, 2017

Depression looks a certain way. A teary visage. A set, sullen expression. Throw in a questionable 2002 MySpace haircut, and you’ve got it: Depression. Except depression doesn’t always look the way it’s supposed to. Sometimes, depression is tears and an unkempt appearance. And, sometime...

Spooky Rally

Spooky Rally

Jay Park, Web Editor

November 6, 2017

  On November 3, West Ranch students had an opportunity to experience a very spooky rally. To start the rally off, Sophia Kriegel sang a passionate version of the Star-Spangled Banner. Then, as tradition, our cheer team performed incredible choreographies, raising the excitement in the gym with well...

Las Vegas Fundraiser

Las Vegas Fundraiser

Timothy Kang, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017

    When news of the tragedy in Las Vegas broke out, the atrocity shook the nation as it hit home in the hearts of many, with several Santa Clarita families suffering terrible losses. In the face of this disaster, a group of students decided to take action.     To raise money for victims, Daniel ...

Halloween Costume Contest

Halloween Costume Contest

Sarah Ziskind, Sports Writer

November 2, 2017

  Once again on Oct. 31, West Ranch held its annual Halloween costume contest, bringing a bit of excitement to campus. The chilly weather surprised many students, resulting in much warmer costumes. The competition had only 14 contestants in comparison to previous years. There were no categories, just ...

Asians in the Mental Health Community

Asians in the Mental Health Community

Ryan Factora, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017

  Asian Americans are often stereotyped to be studious, hardworking, and intelligent. However, this gross misrepresentation often glosses over one of the most obscure yet important issues -- their mental health. Due to values ingrained into many Asian cultures, Asian Americans’ mental health is o...

‘Life is Great’

‘Life is Great’

Raylene Factora

October 30, 2017

High schools are chock-full of diverse groups of people with a plethora of interests and activities, but if there’s one thing almost all high school students can relate to, it’s the pressure of wanting to belong. On Oct. 26, speaker Harriet Turk came to West Ranch to address the issues of the p...

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