West Ranch High School

Opinion: We still need to evolve as a more equal society

Opinion: We still need to evolve as a more equal society

It has been a chaotic last few months as the Black Lives Matter movement has inspired protests nationwide since the tragic death of George Floyd on May 25.  As a resident of L.A. county, I have directly seen the protests in my area as well as plentiful news and media...

Opinion: How COVID-19 affects the technology industry

Opinion: How COVID-19 affects the technology industry

In a blink of an eye, the world changed. COVID-19 forced everyone to change their daily habits, which has created some horrific circumstances for businesses. On the other hand, some industries, specifically the technology industry, are flourishing during this time....

Vaping popularity among teenagers continues

Vaping popularity among teenagers continues

In an anti-smoking ad from the early 2000s, a teenage boy in an old gas station demands "a pack of cigarettes, please" as he puts about $5 on the counter. “That’s not enough,” the cashier responds. The teen proceeds to pull out his tooth, then grabs the cigarettes and...

Opinion: VICE’s chilling ‘Interview with a Cannibal’ leaves viewers cautious, angry

Memoir: A Reflection on Regret

Maybe if I realized sooner it could’ve been easier. It started with concerned voices from the other room where Grandpa lay on a hospital bed complete with the whitest sheets I’d ever seen. It didn’t match the rest of the room, or house for that matter, which had...

Opinion: The dangers of procrastination

Opinion: The dangers of procrastination

As a teen, I know at least 99 percent of my teenage friends are chronic procrastinators, including me. Many blame the culture of high school students — the cliche “high schoolers are lazy and all they want to do is sleep.” While that may be true for some of us, people...