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Ban of Hot Cheetos

Ban of Hot Cheetos

Rachel Lee, staff writer

October 31, 2012

Numerous schools across the nation wonder if there is truth to Hot Cheetos’ slogan, “Dangerously Cheesy.” These schools argue about the lack of nutritional value, possible addictiveness, and the messy red fingerprints. Many districts have already taken the step to ban Hot Cheetos. This argument...

Russell Means Dies at 72

Russell Means Dies at 72

Ryan Mancini, Opinions Editor

October 30, 2012

Russell Means, a Lakota activist who was a leader of the American Indian Movement, passed away on Oct. 22. He was an inspirational, albeit controversial, man who lived fast and was hard to kill. To catch you up, Means was diagnosed with throat cancer in August 2011, and over the next few months...

Plastic Week

Irene Kyoung, Opinions Writer

October 25, 2012

Do you wear pink on Wednesdays? Do you have your hair tied in a ponytail only once a week? Well, then, you have followed the rules of the Plastics. The Plastics from the popular 2003 movie Mean Girls have their own set of rules that must be kept. If not, then the Plastics could not dare to be...

PETA wages war on Pokémon

PETA wages war on Pokémon

Josh Cho, Staff Writer

October 15, 2012

What are Pokémon? Pokémon are fictional animated creatures who fight against each other under orders from their trainers, or owners. Although Pokémon are cartoon species, the animal rights group said that the competition found in Pokémon games illustrates animal abuse. PETA then launched a campaign...

The Problems of a Presidential Debate

The Problems of a Presidential Debate

John Morgan, Editor-in-chief

October 12, 2012

When a sixth grader gives an oral report, he’s graded on a set rubric. Citations are important. Time limits are important. Respect is important. And whenever he messes up, points are deducted from his grade. So, why is it that a sixth grader speaking to a class can’t get away with simply citing...

Fall is Here

Fall is Here

Kirsten Allen and Gisela Factora, Opinions Editor, staff writer

October 5, 2012

September 22nd marked the first day of fall. During fall we think of sweatshirts, football games, school starting, cold weather, and the leaves changing from green to yellow, red, and orange. It’s too bad we live in California though, because the first day of fall was a toasty 98 degrees. Our fall...

School Dress Code

Alexa Hesseldenz, A&E Staff Writer

September 26, 2012

As summer draws to an end, so does leniency for school dress code. West Ranch has enforced a new dress code rule that bans students from wearing cut up T-shirts, lace, sheer, muscle shirts or crop tops. Though the school thinks that it is helping our kids concentrate more on school and conduct themselves...

For 2016, Julián Castro for President

For 2016, Julián Castro for President

Ryan Mancini, Opinions Editor

September 25, 2012

At the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, the nation was introduced (by his twin brother Joaquín) to Julián Castro, Mayor of San Antonio, Texas. Described as the “Latin Barack Obama” (because of his looks, his voice, and his charm, as well as his political preferences,...

Photocopies and overcrowding

Photocopies and overcrowding

Candace Ro and Claire Kang, Staff Writer/ Web Editor

September 6, 2012

"Yes! The bell rang. I am starving!" a West Ranch student thought. He slowly walked through the massive crowd to get to the cafeteria. Next period he sat on the side lab tables because his class was overcrowded. When the bell rang, he patiently waited for his mom to pick him up, as a result of the...

Fame-leeches on Facebook

Fame-leeches on Facebook

Irene Kyoung, Opinions Staff Writer

August 29, 2012

Facebook is a social media network that is used by people all over the world to share feelings, current news, music, and photos. However, Facebook shouldn’t be a place to try to gain attention or internet fame. Posting a picture of a terminally ill child to accumulate likes on Facebook is just wrong........

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