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Mental Health & Teens

Mental Health & Teens

Kiana Quick and graphics by Kiana Quick

October 10, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories, West Ranch

  Being a teenager is hard.   At school, we have to focus on being good students and finishing all of the work from all of our classes. We tend to focus on what other people think about us and we become something that we are not. We feel obligated to worry about what college sweatshirt we’l...

An Uncomfortable Series: Mental Health

An Uncomfortable Series: Mental Health

October 10, 2017


Filed under News, West Ranch

  So often when we feature students, we talk about how they are able to “balance” schoolwork, a social life, and sports all while getting enough sleep. Less than often do we talk about the mental challenge that balancing life poses on all high school students and how difficult it can be to kee...

Fresh Into Office

Fresh Into Office

Nicole Augusta, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

The beginning of high school is a time of new friendships, new classes, and, for the freshmen, a new campus. But fear not, class of 2021, for I am here to introduce your ASB officers for this school year. They will be your right hands, your go-tos, and the leaders of campus. Or at least the leaders of low...

Club Rush Day

Club Rush Day

Ryan Factora and Timothy Kang

September 29, 2017


Filed under News

Hundreds of students flooded the colorful, poster-adorned quad this past Wednesday Sept. 27 for Club Rush Day. This annual event is a great way for freshman and other students to join clubs. “Club Rush Day is going so well,” said freshman Jayden Barnholtz,” There’s so many different clubs...

Light Up The Night: West Ranch 2017 Homecoming Dance

Light Up The Night: West Ranch 2017 Homecoming Dance

Skijler Hutson, Design Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories, West Ranch

Light jazz plays over us as I tell my date how beautiful she looks. She blushes and I drive to a scenic lookout where we can take pictures. My hair stands in waves as my mom brushes it to the side and pushes up my eyebrows with her licked fingers. She stands back and takes our pictures behind the golden ...

Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse

Erin Eskoff and Iman Baber

September 18, 2017


Filed under News, West Ranch

An uncharacteristic chill hung in the usually warm southern Californian air. People waltzed around wielding and wearing glasses resembling old 3D shades found in movie theaters. Dozens of faces were turned up towards the sky. On any ordinary day, one might consider these occurrences odd, but on Aug. 2...

Football Season Preview: 2017-2018

Football Season Preview: 2017-2018

Jay Singh, Staff Writer

September 12, 2017


Filed under Sports, West Ranch

West Ranch football has not been great throughout the past few years. But last year the team did better, as they went 1-4 in league and 4-6 in their overall record. The team had a slow start to the season, but as they began to buy into the system, the Wildcats’ confidence improved. Their confidence in ...

Parents go “back to school” for a night

Parents go “back to school” for a night

Raylene Factora, News Editor

August 31, 2017


Filed under News

The tables turned for parents on Aug. 29 when they attended Back to School Night, taking the places of their children in their teachers’ classroom. “I came because I wanted to learn more about the school that my daughter attends. She’s a sophomore now, so we are starting to think about c...

Fake Reviews

Jay Park, Web Editor

August 31, 2017


Filed under News

  Online retailers are taking over. Amazon alone is crippling the markets of its physical competitors. Because of it, Barnes & Nobles and other bookstores are on the verge of extinction because they are outclassed by the more convenient and lower-priced nature of online shopping. Trends show no...

Luau Rally- It’s Lit

Luau Rally- It’s Lit

Jay Park and Timothy Kang

August 31, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories, West Ranch

   The deafening roar of each of the Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors shook the room, kicking off the first rally of the year. Senior Nathaniel Medina beautifully sang the Star-Spangled Banner, to which the gym exploded with support for him. Afterwards, the fall sports teams appeared prom...

Caps Off to the Class of 2017

Caps Off to the Class of 2017

Raylene Factora, Minjoon Kang, and Megan Chang

June 1, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

On May 30, West Ranch seniors finally parted ways with diplomas in hand. The murmur of parents, friends, and family hushed as the orchestra was cued. Students shone in their blue and gold robes with sparkling smiles as they filed into their seats with the spirited notes of the traditional graduati...

The Wall of Honor

The Wall of Honor

Aerin Choi, Staff Writer

May 30, 2017


Filed under News, West Ranch

On a foggy Friday morning, students, parents, and staff gathered near the West Ranch library to celebrate the opening of the school’s new Wall of Honor. “The West Ranch Wall of Honor is a memorial that celebrates all of our troops as well as paramedics and police officers and firefighters who...

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