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There is nothing romantic about mental illness

There is nothing romantic about mental illness

Raylene Factora, News Editor

October 24, 2017

In our society, mental illness has become “romantic,” “edgy,” and “trendy.” Because of mental illness’ stigma in our society today, what people actually know about it is very limited. And although mental illness is stigmatized, the portrayal of it in film, tv shows, and social media...

Girls Varsity Tennis Sends off Seniors with a Foothill League Title

Girls Varsity Tennis Sends off Seniors with a Foothill League Title

Samantha Hartung, A& E Editor

October 19, 2017

On Tues. October 17, the seniors of Girls Varsity Tennis played their last home match against rival Valencia. Last year, the Wildcats beat Valencia to claim the Foothill League Title for the first time in several years, and this year, hoped to do the same. Emotions were running high as seniors prepared...

Gay Men’s Choir of Los Angeles brings music to life with Alive Music Project

Gay Men's Choir of Los Angeles brings music to life with Alive Music Project

Raylene Factora, News Editor

October 19, 2017

Smooth, honeyed harmonies echoed off the walls of the theater. Laughter was sprinkled throughout the air as comical stories were shared. Light from the stage lit up dozens of students’ faces, revealing their intently focused expressions as they listened to the men up on the stage. On Oct. 13, ...

Mirror, mirror on the wall

Mirror, mirror on the wall

Min Ju Kang and Graphics by Kiana Quick and Mina Jang

October 19, 2017

One in 200 American women suffers from anorexia. Three in 100 American women suffer from bulimia. Eight million individuals, representing approximately three percent of the American population, suffer from eating disorders.   Not to sound cynical, but if this was before last summer, these statistics ...

Wildcat Icon: Enya Robles

Wildcat Icon: Enya Robles

Samantha Hartung and Angelina Hernandez

October 12, 2017

When it comes to intriguing fashion, junior Enya Robles comes to mind. You may find her on campus hanging out with friends, laughing and cracking jokes, and always wearing a fashion-forward outfit.     “I love simple outfits that can make statements,” said Robles. “One motto I have every ...

Mental Health & Teens

Mental Health & Teens

Kiana Quick and graphics by Kiana Quick

October 10, 2017

  Being a teenager is hard.   At school, we have to focus on being good students and finishing all of the work from all of our classes. We tend to focus on what other people think about us and we become something that we are not. We feel obligated to worry about what college sweatshirt we’l...

Together, Under Guns, With Liberty and Justice for None

Together, Under Guns, With Liberty and Justice for None

Erica Gillespie, News Editor

October 9, 2017

San Bernardino. Charleston. Sandy Hook. Orlando. Twenty years ago, these names were just places. A California city. The South Carolina capital. An elementary school. Disney World. Four drastically different places separated by people, history, and geography that share one grotesque commonality. And...

Light Up The Night: West Ranch 2017 Homecoming Dance

Light Up The Night: West Ranch 2017 Homecoming Dance

Skijler Hutson, Design Editor

September 21, 2017

Light jazz plays over us as I tell my date how beautiful she looks. She blushes and I drive to a scenic lookout where we can take pictures. My hair stands in waves as my mom brushes it to the side and pushes up my eyebrows with her licked fingers. She stands back and takes our pictures behind the golden ...

Luau Rally- It’s Lit

Luau Rally- It's Lit

Jay Park and Timothy Kang

August 31, 2017

   The deafening roar of each of the Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors shook the room, kicking off the first rally of the year. Senior Nathaniel Medina beautifully sang the Star-Spangled Banner, to which the gym exploded with support for him. Afterwards, the fall sports teams appeared prom...

Jay Kim: entrepreneur and high school student

Jay Kim: entrepreneur and high school student

Lauren Lee, Columns Editor

August 15, 2017

  Most of us high school students struggle on a daily basis with finishing our massive overload of homework, studying for tests, and maintaining a social life. We manage to come up with excuses for not doing our work, hoping it would cover up the fact that we’ve been watching Netflix at home all d...

Caps Off to the Class of 2017

Caps Off to the Class of 2017

Raylene Factora, Minjoon Kang, and Megan Chang

June 1, 2017

On May 30, West Ranch seniors finally parted ways with diplomas in hand. The murmur of parents, friends, and family hushed as the orchestra was cued. Students shone in their blue and gold robes with sparkling smiles as they filed into their seats with the spirited notes of the traditional graduati...

3…2…1…Lift Off!

3...2...1...Lift Off!

Raylene Factora, News Editor

May 19, 2017

What will a goldfish do when launched 80,000 feet in the air? Can we collect cosmic interplanetary dust on a weather balloon? What is the atmosphere's effect on jello? Does time really move slower the higher an object goes? All of these questions and more were queries the West Ranch astronomy class...

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