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Designing with Dana Saulo

Designing with Dana Saulo

Siena Zarrell, Staff Writer

March 15, 2018

   To senior Dana Saulo, fashion is more than binge-watching “Project Runway” or reading about the latest trends on “Cosmopolitan.” It’s her future. Although Saulo is self-taught, the creativity she possesses when her hands meet the sewing machine has inspired her to pursue fashion design in...

Grease Rally

Grease Rally

Timothy Kang, Staff Writer

March 15, 2018

   West Ranch students got the opportunity to dive back in time to the 50’s at the Grease rally. Instead of the traditional separation between the four classes, the gym was divided into two sides — the pink ladies, decorated in colorful pink posters, and the black-wearing greasers, covered in a dark sha...

Speak Loud and Proud

Photo by Rush Pande

Iman Baber

March 8, 2018

Students talking. General chatter and conversation. Smiles and laughter. These are the sights and sounds you are greeted with upon entering room 212, home of the West Ranch Speech and Debate team. The West Ranch Speech and Debate Team is a student club that meets every Tuesday and Thursday after sch...

Medina and Jaramillo: Aspiration for Art

Medina and Jaramillo: Aspiration for Art

Min Ju Kang, Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2018

 Min Ju Kang To start off the new year strong, senior wildcats Nathaniel Medina and Kayla Jaramillo collected art supplies for their campaign, “Aspiration for Art.” Medina and Jamamillo raised roughly 30 donations of crayons, colored pencils, coloring books, scissors, and watercolor paints for P...

Passionate, pleasant, and proud: Claire Pida

Passionate, pleasant, and proud: Claire Pida

Min Ju Kang, Editor-in-Chief

January 30, 2018

  Her green eyes and dirty-blonde locks are some things on campus you can’t miss. She struts out of the school gates with confidence and grace and heads into her Scion iA. School may have ended, but for senior Claire Pida, an exciting day is just beginning. She starts her engine and drives off towar...

Game On

Game On

Timothy Kang and Ryan Factora

January 23, 2018

    Wildcats kicked off the second semester at the Game On Rally on Jan.19. Senior Raylene Factora opened the rally by singing the national anthem. As per tradition, Cheer delivered another amazing performance. This was followed by the dance team, who showed off some more of their amazing cho...

Prescription for perfection

Prescription for perfection

The Editorial Team

November 21, 2017

(Graphic is based on The Chalkboard's "The Workers' Comp War On Drugs")  The occasional school assemblies with speakers who ramble on, saying in low voices that “Life can take you higher than drugs” and “A friend indeed won’t make you smoke weed.” A mass hysteria over the opening of th...

Trapped

Trapped

November 16, 2017

The first time I had an anxiety attack was in eighth grade. A rough night at home meant a rougher day at school. I could feel when someone looked at my face with their “sad” eyes. You know -- those eyes that feel bad for you, but weren’t willing to do anything about it. Those eyes that didn’t...

Don’t take his talent for Grant-ed

Don't take his talent for Grant-ed

Min Ju Kang, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2017

   Mallet in each hand, he raises his arms. The focus in his eyes intensifies. As he strikes the wooden bars facing upward at him, he radiates with an enthusiasm that further compliments the golden stripes of his navy blue uniform.   Senior Grant Yamamoto has been part of West Ranch marching b...

The Depression Standard

The Depression Standard

November 6, 2017

Depression looks a certain way. A teary visage. A set, sullen expression. Throw in a questionable 2002 MySpace haircut, and you’ve got it: Depression. Except depression doesn’t always look the way it’s supposed to. Sometimes, depression is tears and an unkempt appearance. And, sometime...

Inktober: Noah Chang

Inktober: Noah Chang

Megan Chang, Design Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2017

For most students, the word “October” immediately evokes thoughts of striped candy corn, fluorescent pumpkins, and children clad in ghoulish costumes. For Noah Chang, however, October takes on a different meaning. It is a month of growth and daily practice. It is a month of ink. Noah, a senior...

‘Life is Great’

'Life is Great'

Raylene Factora

October 30, 2017

High schools are chock-full of diverse groups of people with a plethora of interests and activities, but if there’s one thing almost all high school students can relate to, it’s the pressure of wanting to belong. On Oct. 26, speaker Harriet Turk came to West Ranch to address the issues of the p...

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