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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...

Is Graffiti Morally Right?

Is Graffiti Morally Right?

Shanzay Hassan and Jessica Son

October 8, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Politics, Top Stories

PRO:   Imagine walking down the streets of Peru, one of the poorest countries of the world, and seeing some beautiful art on the walls around you. Should you have to be labeled as a morally “bad” person if you can’t afford to be a “good” person? In the world of graffiti, the answer is a d...

And…Touchdown! West Ranch Football Creates West Ranch History!

And…Touchdown! West Ranch Football Creates West Ranch History!

Chika Winston, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

On Sept. 28, West Ranch football ran down the field, ready for the first game of the Foothill League against Golden Valley, where they won with a whooping 53-16.    The theme of the game was “workout,” so everyone, including the West Ranch Pack, was decked out in their workout gear. This game w...

Freedom to Read, Freedom to Know

Freedom to Read, Freedom to Know

Chika Winston, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories, West Ranch

Caution tape surrounds the library, blocking out many of the books that were challenged throughout history. Books like “Brave New World,” “Lord of the Flies,” “Looking for Alaska” to “Gossip Girl” are behind the caution tape, having been either been banned or challenged by parents or aut...

Homecoming Rally

Homecoming Rally

Alexa Empleo, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories, West Ranch

On Sept. 14, West Ranch students crowded the gym to witness this year’s homecoming rally. The hosts, Lauren Franco, Sydney Schauble, Skijler Hutson and Nick Carson were all dressed up as the main characters from “The Wizard of Oz.” As always, the rally started with the singing of the national an...

The Parents are Back in Town

The Parents are Back in Town

Chika Winston, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories, West Ranch

  It was 6 p.m. The sun was about to set. Walking around the school, it seemed deserted without all the students. Everything was gone. Only a handful of humans seemed to be in sight. If only the school knew what would be happening in just 30 minutes.   On Sept. 4, West Ranch had its Back to ...

3, 2, 1, Blast Off!

3, 2, 1, Blast Off!

Chika Winston and Quynn Lubs

September 7, 2018


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

  The band stands frozen with their backs to the crowd, and the colorguard lays on the ground with their glittery costumes. The percussion pit members are looking up at the crowd, ready to send them all to space. The drum major starts conducting, and everything is silent until you hear a resonating G m...

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