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Stardust and Prequels: Peter and the Starcatcher

Stardust and Prequels: Peter and the Starcatcher

Skijler Hutson, Staff Writer

May 12, 2017

Everyone knows the quintessential British story of “Peter Pan.” Peter steals Wendy and her two brothers off to the magical Island of Neverland where he rules over the Lost Boys as they fight Captain Hook and go on adventures, all the while never growing up. The story, for the most part, has a clean...

Holocaust Survivor Visits West Ranch

Holocaust Survivor Visits West Ranch

Jay Park, Staff Writer

April 13, 2017

“Hope and optimism was the only thing I had to live on,” 88-year-old Henry Oster says with a wistful gaze, recalling his desperate struggle for survival. Oster is a Holocaust survivor. He grew up as a German Jew, constantly harassed as a child by his own neighbors. His father starved to death ...

Bold is beautiful: Anna Bates

Bold is beautiful: Anna Bates

Min Ju Kang, Features Editor

March 23, 2017

On a typical day at West Ranch, herds of girls wear their must-have lululemon leggings or olive green jackets, while crowds of boys share a part of their identities by wearing their Stan Smith sneakers and Ray-Ban sunglasses. However, in the blur of white Converse, stands a 5’ 1” (“and a half-- t...

New School Year, New School Officers

New School Year, New School Officers

Raylene Factora, News Editor

March 22, 2017

 Throughout the school year, ASB officers put time into making sure students at West Ranch enjoy their high school experience. As the end of each school year approaches, a fresh group of students is picked by their peers to make their days at school all the more fun and exciting.   On March 17 at...

Boys Lacrosse Falls 4-3 to Oaks Christian in Double Overtime

Boys Lacrosse Falls 4-3 to Oaks Christian in Double Overtime

Andy Song, Copy Editor

March 22, 2017

In one of their most hard-fought games of the year, our boys’ lacrosse team nearly pulled out a victory against Oaks Christian on Friday, March 17. The game started off as a defensive battle, with neither team scoring until Oaks Christian scored late into the first period. Josh Botoglou responded with a ...

Operation US: a new club on campus that fights discrimination and stereotypes

Operation US: a new club on campus that fights discrimination and stereotypes

Lauren Lee, Web Editor

March 17, 2017

  As an Asian-American, my whole life has been filled with discrimination and stereotypes such as “ching chong,” or “Asians smell like cheese.” In class, the teacher would always call me by some other Asian girl’s name, which had me boiling with frustration as I corrected them. They woul...

Boys’ Volleyball Falls to Alemany

Boys' Volleyball Falls to Alemany

Sarah Ziskind, Sports Editor

March 16, 2017

It was a tough loss for the boys volleyball team who fell to Alemany. The cats managed to win one set but unfortunately the opposing team a total of three sets. It was an incredible game for senior, Michael Flores, who scored most of the Cats points.

Boys’ Tennis Dominates vs. Campbell Hill

Boys' Tennis Dominates vs. Campbell Hill

Bryce Fenenbock, Sports Editor

March 14, 2017

The Cats entered the season in style as most members of the varsity team swept their matches against Campbell Hill. Following their dominant start, the team hopes to go undefeated in league and maintain a perfect record until postseason. ...

Make a Wish Rally

Make a Wish Rally

Megan Chang, Centerspread Editor

March 14, 2017

The Make a Wish Rally was kicked off with the traditional Wildcat Spirit Helmet sound off and featured performances from Hip Hop, Man Cheer, and Coed Dance. A representative from the Make a Wish Foundation came and spoke to students about the organization. “This rally is our kick off to Wish Week....

Choir brings Broadway tunes to West Ranch

Concert choir performs Broadway songs on March 9 led by choir director, Molly Peters

Jong Hak Won, Column Editor

March 12, 2017

  “'Cause mama, I'm a big girl now.”   “Somebody, crowd me with love, Somebody, force me to care, Somebody, make me come through, I'll always be there, As frightened as you, To help us survive Being alive, Being alive, Being alive!”   For one hour on March 9, listeners within the...

Playing the System?

Playing the System?

Bryce Fenenbock, Sports Editor

March 1, 2017

They fly across the country to train in renowned training camps such as “Five-Star” and “PGC.” They attend year-long boot camps with ex-NBA stars. They switch schools to find the perfect program. Parents of student athletes have exhausted every opportunity in hopes of receiving the elusive college...

Hockey dominates Valencia 14-0 in their final game of the season

Hockey dominates Valencia 14-0 in their final game of the season

Andy Song, Copy Editor

February 28, 2017

Our hockey team has played with great effort all season long, and their final season game on Friday, Feb 24 was a brilliant showcase of all their hard work. Tristan Warr put the Cats on the board early, scoring two goals within the first few minutes. Josh Watts and Michael Onda followed up with goals of...

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