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Space Rat

Space Rat

Chika Winston, Website Design Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2019

 As the drummer starts with a beat, soon to be followed by the two guitarists, the four band members stand atop the stage — sweat trickling down their faces but cheeks engraved with smiles — where they overlook the small crowd in front of them.    Today, they are here to perform. Tonight, they will bring som...

We The People

We The People

October 28, 2019

Since its foundation, the United States has been a beacon of opportunity for immigrants. Thousands from all around the world come to this country, often gambling for a better life. According to the 2018 Current Population Survey, approximately 89.4 million people, or 28 percent of the overall U.S. pop...

West Ranch Wellness Center Hosts its Grand Opening

West Ranch Wellness Center Hosts its Grand Opening

Iman Baber and Vanessa McLaughlin

October 22, 2019

“3… 2… 1!” Cheers erupted from the group of students, teachers and District leaders that watched as the gold ribbon was cut in two. Despite the gray clouds and chilly weather, the mood was light-hearted and happy as the crowd of Hart District students and educators were welcomed into the Wellness...

Wildcats Get Ready to Rock and Roll!

Wildcats Get Ready to Rock and Roll!

Alexa Empleo and Cynthia Rahman

October 8, 2019

On Sept. 13, Wildcats filled the gym for the Rock-and-Roll-themed homecoming rally. Hosted by ASB students Eric Abrahamian, Brandon Arana, Hannah Sullivan and Kayla Halbertstam , the mood of the event demonstrated the excitement for not only the homecoming dance but for the football game later in the d...

The Burrito Bowl

The Burrito Bowl

Chika Winston and Jaeeun Park

September 9, 2019

   On Aug. 21, the tenth annual Burrito Bowl was held at the Westfield Valencia Town Center.     All the football teams in the Hart district, as well as their cheerleaders, were there to compete for a $2000 check from the WISH foundation. Attendees were able to enter a raffle for gift card p...

Wildacts Go For the Gold in the Olympic-Themed First Rally

Wildacts Go For the Gold in the Olympic-Themed First Rally

Alexa Empleo, News Editor

August 31, 2019

On Aug. 23, the West Ranch green, blue, red and yellow class-colored teams crowded the gym for the first Olympic-themed rally of the year. The school spirit was high as the new pack leaders Elle Marshall, Reagan Nibarger, John Polk, Dylan Clark, Robert Siedel and Will Mulry all enthusiastically host...

West Ranch Wildcats Go Back to School

West Ranch Wildcats Go Back to School

Alexa Empleo and Chika Winston

August 20, 2019

   On Aug. 13, students came pouring in through the West Ranch gates, where they were greeted by enthusiastic ASB members, signaling the start of a brand new school year.     Beyond the gates, the new West Ranch mural on the side of the 400 building was a sight for many incoming students wa...

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...

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