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DARE to Discuss Drugs

DARE to Discuss Drugs

Zoey Greenwald, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

We all know the general picture plastered inside the minds of some SCV residents: The Rich Kids of West Ranch get into their fancy cars, pull out wallets full of outrageous allowances, and blare pop and rap music that boast the use of prescription drugs. Little do we realize that in a place where p...

Unfair and Lovely

Zoey Greenwald, staff writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Fashion, Opinions

On Sept. 8, 2017, pop star and Esquire’s “Sexiest Woman of the Year” 2011, Rihanna, released a line of makeup known as Fenty beauty. Strolling through Sephora the day after, I stare at the display in what can only be described as awe. I don’t wear makeup— and not due to some sort of crusade...

Life is beautiful

Life is beautiful

Mina Jang, Editorials Editor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

A couple days ago, our school had an assembly held by a female speaker who towered over all the students with a wide grin plastered on her face. Her voice, drawled in a thick Southern accent, filled the air as she told us that our time was short and made us holler at the top of our lungs: “Life i...

On a Different Note

On a Different Note

Mina Jang, Editorials Editor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

  Define music.   What is good music, and what is bad music?   When ‘70s music journalist Lester Bangs told his readers, “Rock is dead,” most people either didn’t care or they were confused -- rock’s dead?   Now, you’ve got to remember that this was at a time when s...

Ignorance is Not Bliss

Zoey Greenwald

October 23, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Politics

  I’ve never quite understood the phrase “ignorance is bliss”, but recent mornings have made the adage ever more seductive — in turning from pillow to Twitter along with the arc of the sunrise, I encounter more horrors than your regularly scheduled programming can imagine.   By the tim...

Why We Shame COC

Why We Shame COC

Skijler Hutson, Design Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

We love College of the Canyons (COC), don’t we? We can make up classes over the summer there, get ahead in some subjects, or take something that interests us but isn't offered at West Ranch. Well, at least we like it when we are in high school. It’s funny how that changes when college applications come...

My Issues With Organized Religion

Sophia Kriegel, Opinions Writer

October 13, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

I’m not stating that organized religion has always been troubled, merely that the new generation of Gods that seem to have been shaped just the way we need them to be to feel like good people.

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Together, Under Guns, With Liberty and Justice for None

Together, Under Guns, With Liberty and Justice for None

Erica Gillespie, News Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Politics, Top Stories

San Bernardino. Charleston. Sandy Hook. Orlando. Twenty years ago, these names were just places. A California city. The South Carolina capital. An elementary school. Disney World. Four drastically different places separated by people, history, and geography that share one grotesque commonality. And...

DIWhy?

Iman Baber

October 9, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

I don’t know about you, but I’m a DIYer. I’m crazy about anything DIY. And there’s no end to the ideas all over the Internet. But I as I scroll through Pinterest, I can’t help but notice how repetitive everything seems. Rainbow slime? Seen that. Washi tape phone holders? Old! It seems now tha...

No B.S.? That’s B.S.

No B.S.? That’s B.S.

Mary Waugh, Staff Writer

October 6, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Health, Opinions

3 egg whites, 6 almonds, 4 cashews, 2 dates and no B.S. Unlike most nutrition bar brands, RXBars are not shy in hiding what they’re made of. RXBar’s most popular flavors include chocolate sea salt, mixed berry, chocolate peanut butter, and chocolate chip. The RXBars even come packaged for kids...

Better, Better, Better

Better, Better, Better

Iman Baber

September 26, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Health, Opinions

Stressed much? It’s probably due to competition. Everyday in classrooms it is a breakneck race between students to prove that they are the best. Because only one can succeed. Only one can make it. But are the effects of this being considered? Is competition good for us? Or is it only placing a damper on our potential?

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Somewhere on the Political Continuum

Sophia Kriegel, Opinions Writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under As Seen in Print, Editorials, Opinions, Politics

“It’s best to know where you lie on most controversies, but it’s also important to remember you.”

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