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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...

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

  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

   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

All photo credits go to Creative Focus with Cindy

Chika Winston, Staff Writer

October 21, 2018

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

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...

A Response from Administration on Recent Censorship

October 9, 2018

Being an administrator for a comprehensive public high school can be a daunting job.  The safety and betterment of 2,500 students and 165 staff members are among the numerous tasks we deal with everyday.  Our obvious goal is to provide the best academic programs we can to ready our students for whate...

Journalism in Jeopardy

Journalism in Jeopardy

Skijler Hutson, Sophia Kriegel, Mina Jang, and Zoey Greenwald

October 9, 2018

I step into my first day of Journalism class. It is junior year, and I am late to the writing game, but still I’m here. I’ve got a shiny, new notebook in one hand and a ballpoint in the other. Here, I am going to be a real writer. The kind of writer who says what needs to be heard -- who writes about...

Is Graffiti Morally Right?

Is Graffiti Morally Right?

Shanzay Hassan and Jessica Son

October 8, 2018

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

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

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

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...

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