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18 under 18: West Ranch Students Edition

18 under 18: West Ranch Students Edition

Quynn Lubs, Chika Winston, Iman Baber, Emily Chang, Katie Luo, Sophia Kriegel, Siena Zarrell, Alexa Empleo, and Noah Neri

March 16, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

 West Ranch’s 18 under 18. Featuring 18 changemakers at West Ranch who display exceptional talent in a variety of fields. Scroll down below to read the full features.

Anything Goes

Anything Goes

Ryan Factora and Mary Waugh

March 11, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

  7 p.m., West Ranch Theatre -- Stage lights dimmed, the chattering audience hushed, and the sweet, slow voice of a lone saxophone rang out before quickly being joined by the rest of the brass section. Amidst the mellow, sauntering soundscape of coffee shop jazz, the curtains rose and the spotlight...

Let’s Rave!

Let’s Rave!

Alexa Empleo, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories, West Ranch

On Feb. 8, West Ranch students crowded the gym for the annual blacklight rally. Taylor Hollomon, Christa Boachie, Mya Davis and Lucas Elzer hosted the event, all sporting either neon or white clothes because of the rally’s rave theme. Jordana Aguero kicked off the rally with her rendition of the Natio...

Homelessness: Voiceless and Unheard

Homelessness: Voiceless and Unheard

Chika Winston, Iman Baber, Alexa Empleo, Quynn Lubs, Kathryn Luo, and Brooke Johnston

February 19, 2019


Filed under As Seen in Print, Local, News, Top Stories

As you drive down the road, you pass Six Flags Magic Mountain, where you’ve been going ever since you were four years old and where you worked during the summer as a teenager. Surrounding you are the vast canyons that you’ve hiked through so many times. Straight ahead, you can see Newhall, and you’...

Billie Eilish at The Fonda

Billie Eilish at The Fonda

Chika Winston, Staff Writer

December 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

On Nov. 23, the Fonda Theater started its nightlife at 6:30 p.m, and there were already two blocks worth of people wrapping around the streets of Hollywood. People in neon green “Where’s my mind?” shirts and bucket hats, baggy, oversized clothes and combat boots anticipatedly wait for hours un...

Ayden McKenzie

Ayden McKenzie

Quynn Lubs, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Fashion, Features, Top Stories

  Ayden McKenzie, a senior at West Ranch High School, had been rapidly creating the costumes for “The Great Gatsby” play, put on by the West Ranch Theater on Nov. 14, 15, and 16. Each day after school, she went to thrift stores, fabric stores or her sewing room. She sat for hours, cutting up f...

Midterm Congressional Election

Midterm Congressional Election

Quynn Lubs, Staff Writer

November 19, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Top Stories

  The 2018 midterm elections saw the highest voter turnout since 1966, with more than 47 percent of the eligible population voting.   Across the 53 districts in California, the majority of elected representatives are Democratic.   In Santa Clarita’s district (25), Katie Hill won against Steve Knight for Co...

And Your New Executive Board Officers Are….

And Your New Executive Board Officers Are….

Chika Winston, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories, West Ranch

   The midterm elections sent everyone in panic, and adults were rushing to their local polling place, ensuring that their vote would be cast. But for West Ranch High School, most students cannot vote as they are not of age. Despite the barrier of the voting age, West Ranch High School held their ow...

West Ranch Marching Band Brings a Classic Twist to their Competition

West Ranch Marching Band Brings a Classic Twist to their Competition

Chika Winston, Staff Writer

November 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories, WR

  The sun beat down on the Valencia football field as music resonated all throughout the school. There were kids and parents running everywhere, eagerly getting ready for the 10th annual Wildcat Classic marching competition.   On Oct. 13, West Ranch marching band hosted their annual competiti...

Young and Tatted

Young and Tatted

Siena Zarrell and Skijler Hutson

October 22, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Life, Top Stories

   The monotone drill of a tattoo gun immediately greets me as I walk into Santa Clarita Tattoo. Looking around, a plethora of different designs cover the walls; there is, of course, the classical American, Polynesian and Japanese tattoo styles to choose from, but there are also dozens of unique, genr...

West Ranch Marching Band Sweeps Their First Competition

West Ranch Marching Band Sweeps Their First Competition

Chika Winston, Staff Writer

October 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Sports, Top Stories, WR

On Oct. 6, West Ranch marching band went to Palmdale High School to attend the Falcon Fest. This was their first competition of the season, and they did not walk away disappointed. All the hard work leading up to the competition had been shown in their practices and performances, and it was reflected when they ...

Fly Me to the Moon

Fly Me to the Moon

Chika Winston, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories, WR

Once upon a time, there was a school called West Ranch, and West Ranch had a marching band. But you see, that band was no ordinary band; this band won numerous titles, was a five-time finalist in SCSBOA and is one of the many jewels of West Ranch.   Everywhere you go at West Ranch, you can see West Ranch mar...

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