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Why We Shame COC

Why We Shame COC

Skijler Hutson, Design Editor

October 17, 2017

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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?

Somewhere on the Political Continuum

Sophia Kriegel, Opinions Writer

September 14, 2017

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

Childhood: The Struggle is Real

Childhood: The Struggle is Real

Iman Baber

September 8, 2017

If the prospect of maintaining perfect grades, choosing a major, and deciding what to do with the rest of your life seems daunting, you’re not alone. My own heart rate instantly quickens and I get stressed out when I realize that I only have four more precious years before I will have to make a place fo...

The Quicksand of Creativity

The Quicksand of Creativity

Allison Alben, Copy Editor

August 31, 2017

The first thing that registers in your adrenaline-fueled mind is the fact that your heart is thundering in your chest. Maybe next you’ll realize that your legs are throbbing, and you can’t possibly run for a second longer. But you do. Your surroundings blur around you; at this point, are you in a ju...

Girls in Boy Scouts?

Girls in Boy Scouts?

Skijler Hutson, Staff Writer

May 31, 2017

It’s in the name -- Boy Scouts is for boys. It seems like that should end any dispute on coed membership, but that hasn’t stopped some girls from petitioning to join. Sydney Ireland lives in New York and has been petitioning for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to accept girls. She was an unofficial...

The AP Struggle of a Sophomore

The AP Struggle of a Sophomore

Audrey Kim, Staff Writer

May 12, 2017

   When I first took the AP Exam as a freshman, I had no idea what I was doing. Finishing the AP Exam this year as a sophomore, I still have no idea what I’m doing.    Going back a year to my fifteen-year-old self, the AP Biology exam was one of the worst three hours of my life. Not only w...

The AP Struggle of a Freshman

The AP Struggle of a Freshman

Allison Alben, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017

    For two weeks every year, students can be found in every corner of campus with their nose in a Barron’s textbook studying for this or that AP test.   But there are some lucky freshmen, who do not yet realize just how much stress they’ll be in for. I am not one of those freshmen. As ...

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