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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...

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

Kevin England, also known as London, walks down the streets of Stevenson Ranch, allowing his wild and friendly nature to make a lot of friends. The Paw Print had the honor of interviewing him for this article.

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...

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