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Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Leff

Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Leff

Michelle Ngan, A&E Editor

September 19, 2012

As the school year begins, so do the music programs at West Ranch. As Director of Jazz Band, Mr. Brian Leff is preparing the band for another great year of music from the students. “[I want to] make sure that the students are getting a well-rounded education in jazz,” Mr. Leff said. He has...

Mrs. Asplund, Our New Assistant Principal

Mrs. Asplund, Our New Assistant Principal

Eunice Hong, Features writer

September 18, 2012

Last year, West Ranch High School received sad news that Mrs. Warren, our old assistant principal, would be retiring. But with every ending comes a new beginning, and this year West Ranch received news that the new assistant principal, Mrs. Asplund, would take her place. Having great experience...

JV Girls’ Volleyball brings home a win

JV huddles before the Burbank tournament.

Jamie Meyer, Sports Editor

September 17, 2012

The previous weekend marked a substantial achievement for the JV volleyball team. They competed at a tournament in Burbank where they fought it out against 20 other schools, and proved to be victorious at the end of the day. A first-place win is a great way to start the season and get the ball rolling. ...

Kindness Week

Kindness Week

Kirsten Allen, Opinions Editor

September 13, 2012

The week of Sept. 9, 2012 is Kindness Week at West Ranch High School. The purpose of Kindness of Week is to show kindness and compassion to your peers. With Kindness Week, ASB hopes to set the tone for the year with a theme of kindness. “As Wildcats, we need to reach out our fellow Wildcats and...

Homecoming Preview

Homecoming Preview

Claire Kang and Candace Ro, web editor / staff writer

September 12, 2012

On September 22, ASB will bring the “Happiest place on Earth” to West Ranch. “I’m so excited to go to homecoming because I want to go with my friends and meet Mickey Mouse,” says freshman Joan Kim. The week leading up to the dance will be filled with various activities, along with the...

Senior sunrise

Senior sunrise

Annie Shin and Rachel Lee, staff writers

September 7, 2012

Seniors started gathering on the field at 6 a.m. to wait for the sunrise. When the sun finally came up around 6:40 a.m., the students cheered along with their classmates. This was the 2nd annual senior sunrise at West Ranch High School. The seniors enjoyed their morning as they ate breakfast and watched...

Super Smash Bros Tournament

Super Smash Bros Tournament

Rachel Lee, News Staff Writer

September 7, 2012

3, 2, 1 GO! The familiar clicking of the game controller immediately began. West Ranch’s Video Game Club hosted a Super Smash Bros Brawl Tournament. In this one-on-one competition, students compete in a Super Smash Bros Brawl round. The student who wins the round is able to move up in the competition....

What is the DFYIT?

What is the DFYIT?

Josh Cho, News

September 6, 2012

Hey Wildcats! There is a new club at the Ranch called the Drug-free youth in town (DFYIT). So what is it exactly? DFYIT is an organization dedicated to giving recognition to teens that have chosen to adopt a drug-free lifestyle. Why give recognition to teenagers who have simply chosen to live a healthy...

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