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Heroes vs. Heroines: Assemble for Our Co-Ed Rally!

Heroes vs. Heroines: Assemble for Our Co-Ed Rally!

Alexa Empleo, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

On March 22, West Ranch heroes and heroines crowded the gym for the annual Co-Ed rally. Luke Boss, Caitlyn Varsam, Kelsey Bacon and Jack McNamara hosted the event, all sporting capes and superhero uniforms. Kaitlyn Weir kicked off the event with her rendition of the National Anthem, followed by t...

Parents and Students Enjoy a Night Out at West Ranch Open House

Parents and Students Enjoy a Night Out at West Ranch Open House

Chika Winston, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

  Despite the heavy rain earlier in the week, the sun cleared up for West Ranch to host their Open House on March 20, 2019.   While families were relaxing at home before the big event, the school was bustling with activity. Many sports teams set up tables in hopes of recruiting more members; a...

West Ranch Models Kill it at Prom Expo

West Ranch Models Kill it at Prom Expo

Ryan Factora and Mary Waugh

March 29, 2019

On Wednesday, March 20, West Ranch held their first-ever Prom Expo. Students flooded into the gym to take a glimpse at various prom vendors such as Northridge Suits and Tux and David’s Bridal.   “We decided to do a Prom Expo because it would be more inclusive to more groups of students,”...

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

 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

  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! How This Year’s Blacklight Rally Amazed Us All

Let’s Rave! How This Year’s Blacklight Rally Amazed Us All

Alexa Empleo, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019

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

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’...

Test. Tutor. Trauma.

Test. Tutor. Trauma.

Ryan Factora and Zoey Greenwald

December 22, 2018

  SAT. ACT. GPA.   These three-lettered abbreviations dominate conversations between West Ranch students; they all represent numbers -- quantifiable evidence of academic achievement. To a lot of us, they are tickets to college admissions, and we become obsessed. As a result, many have turned to t...

Billie Eilish at The Fonda

Billie Eilish at The Fonda

Chika Winston, Staff Writer

December 20, 2018

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 Sets the Bar for Future Costume Designers

Ayden McKenzie Sets the Bar for Future Costume Designers

Quynn Lubs, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018

  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...

Katie Hill Secures a Spot in Congress During Midterm Congressional Election

Katie Hill Secures a Spot in Congress During Midterm Congressional Election

Quynn Lubs, Staff Writer

November 19, 2018

  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

   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...

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