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West Ranch Class of 2022 graduates with a turn of a tassel and caps thrown into the air in celebration

West Ranch Class of 2022 graduates with a turn of a tassel and caps thrown into the air in celebration

Alyssa Chang and Reya Mehta May 31, 2022

   Tuesday, May 25 was a bittersweet day for West Ranch seniors. The graduating class of 2022 numbered over 600, and families and friends alike crammed into the bleachers of COC’s football field to...

Wildcats dance the night away at prom 2022

Wildcats dance the night away at prom 2022

Alyssa Chang, Lauren Guss, and Jessica Son May 29, 2022

    On April 30, colorful lights of blue and purple gleamed onto anticipating students’ faces, who dreamed of their exhilarating night ahead. A red carpet lined the path as couples and friends strolled...

Spring School Stress

Spring School Stress

Clarissa Zuo and Jaeeun Park May 11, 2022

    Spring is a beautiful time of year. Flowers bloom, the weather becomes milder and the atmosphere is ripe with excitement for the approaching summer fun.    However, for students and staff...

2022-2023 Executive Board Q&A

2022-2023 Executive Board Q&A

Alyssa Chang, Sabrina Ho, and Lucia Lehmann April 25, 2022

   West Ranch High School held elections for their 2022-2023 ASB Executive Board following a week of campaign posters, West Ranch TV interviews and social media posts on March 24, 2022. After days of...

Racing into 1st place: Kelly Frank

Racing into 1st place: Kelly Frank

Clarissa Zuo and Lucia Lehmann April 2, 2022

   When most people picture a race car driver, they don’t usually think of a young woman in high school. But that’s exactly who aspiring race car driver and West Ranch junior Kelly Frank is. Although...

Competition Cheer Comeback

Competition Cheer Comeback

Clarissa Zuo, Staff Writer March 18, 2022
   Competition cheer has returned to West Ranch. With the previous team’s run having ended in 2010, the new team is taking the mat this year and was recently named USA Spirit National Champions.
West Ranch votes on new schedule block in compliance with new California law

West Ranch votes on new schedule block in compliance with new California law

Reya Mehta and Lauren Guss March 8, 2022

   Oct. 17, 2021 was a significant day for the redesign of K-12 infrastructure and safety: Governor Newsom took finalizing actions towards signing a law preventing start times of junior high and high...

Pop science: A baking soda volcano sized controversy

Pop science: A baking soda volcano sized controversy

Reya Mehta and Ricky Rojas March 4, 2022

   Nearly all of us remember the glorious days of elementary school, sitting in the science lab as the teacher performed a demonstration of that day’s activity. From discovering viscosity to designing...

Multiple sports see games cancelled as Omicron spreads

Multiple sports see games cancelled as Omicron spreads

Clarissa Zuo, Staff Writer February 11, 2022

The Omicron variant continues to change athletics at West Ranch following winter break. As it is highly transmissible, outbreaks among teams have caused multiple soccer and basketball games in the past...

On cultural dysphoria, its roots, and the effect it has on our world

On cultural dysphoria, its roots, and the effect it has on our world

Noor Baber, Copy Editor November 5, 2021

Cultural dysphoria: the term describes an uncertainty that a person feels about where they fit in terms of cultural categories. I had originally heard of the word while doing research about immigrants...

West Ranch holds first PSAT in two years

West Ranch holds first PSAT in two years

Clarissa Zuo, Staff Writer November 4, 2021

   On Wednesday Oct. 13, 2021, juniors took the first PSAT at West Ranch since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The tests cost each student $25 and testing was held in the large gym from 7:30...

From left: Summer Collins, members from the band King, Janelle Safford

Canyon Country’s Impulse Music Co. sets the stage for rising local artists

Gaby Lesmana, Design Editor-in-Chief November 3, 2021

   With so many independent artists striving to get their name on a big stage, it can be hard to book regular gigs. Luckily, SCV’s Impulse Music Co. hosts an open mic night on the first and third...

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