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Spring Cleaning 2021: Attitudes & Mindsets

Spring Cleaning 2021: Attitudes & Mindsets

Alice Xie, Staff Writer April 21, 2021

Spring cleaning is a popular household activity during the months of March, April, and May. Families get rid of items they no longer need to make space for new things, but this year, due to the pandemic,...

West Ranch enters hybrid learning bringing students back to campus.

West Ranch enters hybrid learning bringing students back to campus.

Ricky Rojas, Ashley Park, Justin Litvak, and Stephen Kim April 12, 2021

It’s been more than a year since West Ranch’s last day of fully in-person instruction: Mar. 13, 2020. A few days later, LA County declared a stay at home order kicking off months of closures and social...

Plans for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Plans for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Alice Xie, Staff Writer April 2, 2021

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games was one of the most anticipated events of the year. In the midst of the pandemic, this event would have shown unity among all countries and represented a force fighting the...

On the front lines

On the front lines

Introduction    March marks the one year anniversary of quarantine. What we once believed would be an “extended spring break” has now encapsulated months of a raging pandemic that has killed millions...

Coronavirus Timeline

Coronavirus Timeline

   At the transition from 2020 to 2021, many hoped that the coronavirus would miraculously disappear. However, COVID-19 cases are still raging as we continue our second online semester. Looking back,...

Survey: What TV shows and movies have students been watching over quarantine?

Survey: What TV shows and movies have students been watching over quarantine?

One of the ways students have busied themselves during this pandemic is by watching a variety of both TV shows and movies. Quarantine has allowed an array of new entertainment to hit streaming platforms,...

Update on the AP Exams

Update on the AP Exams

Alice Xie, Staff Writer March 11, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed more than just school online: many standardized tests have also been shifted to accommodate the online format. The AP exams are perhaps some of the most important high...

Young and employed: students working in quarantine

Young and employed: students working in quarantine

Ashley Park, Features Editor March 11, 2021

Quarantine has been a time for many to take on a slew of new hobbies such as baking, binge-watching Netflix, and hiking. However, many juniors and seniors have decided to dedicate their extra quarantine...

Pandemic beyond high school

Pandemic beyond high school

Jasmine Wongphatarakul, Kimberly Ayson, and Alice Xie December 16, 2020

   Adjusting to a virtual system of learning has been a difficult and new experience for students and teachers. Beyond West Ranch High School, students and teachers from different grade levels are adapting...

18 under 18: West Ranch Students Edition

18 under 18: West Ranch Students Edition

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

Graphic by Andrew Kang

Santa Clarita City Council adds “In Memoriam of Gracie Muelberger and Dominic Blackwell” to Central Park’s name

Jasmine Wongphatarakul, Alyssa Chang, and Haley Choe November 20, 2020

   A year ago on Nov. 14, 2019, two young lives were lost and three were injured at Saugus High School. The Saugus High School shooting was a tragic event here in Santa Clarita.     Nicole Hartung,...

The effects of the pandemic: high school

The effects of the pandemic: high school

Iman Baber and Noor Baber November 9, 2020

   On August 11, rather than walking down the famous red carpet with ASB students cheering on either end, welcoming their peers back, Wildcats rolled out of their beds and logged onto their first Zoom...

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