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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


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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...

Relay for Life

Relay for Life

Christine Joo, Staff Writer

May 29, 2017


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On May 20, West Ranch took part in Santa Clarita’s annual Relay for Life. The American Cancer Society holds over 5,000 Relay for Life events in 20 countries. Hundreds of people attended the local event this Saturday at Central Park. Wildcats Against Cancer (WAC), a cancer awareness club on campu...

Senior Awards Night

Senior Awards Night

Erica Gillespie, News Editor

May 26, 2017


Filed under News, West Ranch

Seniors arrived with their families to the awards night, many sporting NHS sashes and tassels, and all wearing huge smiles. Unlike graduation, no teary-eyed goodbyes happen on Senior Awards Night. The ceremony is simply made to celebrate the accomplishments of West Ranch students during their four years...

World History at West Ranch?

World History at West Ranch?

Ryan Factora, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


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West Ranch sophomores have always faced the dreaded choice between Mod Civ or AP Euro. They could suffer through 20 pages of notes a night in AP Euro, or be safer and take Mod Civ. But now, for the first time at West Ranch, AP World History will be offered to incoming sophomores, as an alternative to AP Europe...

Stock Market Club Crushes the Competition

Stock Market Club Crushes the Competition

May 23, 2017


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West Ranch Stock Market Club members blew their competition out of the water by securing the top places in their fall 10 week, spring 10 week, and year-long competitions. “I am absolutely ecstatic about all of our victories. Nothing brings me greater joy than to have students engaged in their learning ...

3…2…1…Lift Off!

3…2…1…Lift Off!

Raylene Factora, News Editor

May 19, 2017


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What will a goldfish do when launched 80,000 feet in the air? Can we collect cosmic interplanetary dust on a weather balloon? What is the atmosphere's effect on jello? Does time really move slower the higher an object goes? All of these questions and more were queries the West Ranch astronomy class...

It’s Time for Our Senior to Send-Off

It’s Time for Our Senior to Send-Off

Jaeun Park, Editor in Chief

May 1, 2017


Filed under News, West Ranch

On April 21, seniors crammed onto the away side of the gym to be “sent-off” to their futures beyond high school. The rally kicked off with  a rendition of “The Star Spangled Anthem” by Ali Hartwig, who sang well to raucous applause. The standard cheer team routine and the always talented...

The Secret Behind the Success of College Board

Jay Park, Staff Writer

April 1, 2017


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  Inside a library, a group of four students sit huddled around a European history textbook, with several different Advanced Placement study guides propped up in front of them. They are immersed into the books, sifting through each page while highlighting and making notes. Occasionally a person will brin...

The GPA Game

The GPA Game

Jaeun Park and Jacqueline Hofmann

March 31, 2017


Filed under News, West Ranch

It’s 2015, and a teacher walks into Mrs. Zeringue’s classroom, asking for a moment of her AP Chemistry class’ time. Zeringue acquiesces, and the teacher begins to talk about the Astronomy class offered at West Ranch. The future Class of 2017 members, in the moment, all sophomores, listen to...

New School Year, New School Officers

New School Year, New School Officers

Raylene Factora, News Editor

March 22, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life, Top Stories, West Ranch

 Throughout the school year, ASB officers put time into making sure students at West Ranch enjoy their high school experience. As the end of each school year approaches, a fresh group of students is picked by their peers to make their days at school all the more fun and exciting.   On March 17 at...

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