Mac Miller’s battle with drug addiction

  Two fingers press down on a cold neck with hopes of feeling a pulse, but there is none to be found. This is the unfortunate scenario that authorities had to face when Pittsburg rapper Mac Miller was found dead in his home in LA on the morning of Sept. 7.   Mac Miller was…

A look so far into the girls softball season

  With softball season just recently starting, a good start to the season is what every team dreams of. For the HR girls softball team, they are taking win after win. “So far, in the first third of the season, the girls have won more games than they did all of last year,” said Debora…

Video games: A new breed of high school sport

  They have trained up for weeks to prepare for this game. Their reflexes, speed, and concentration have been sharpened for this very moment, and their skill will be tested for the whole world to see. You may think they are football players or basketball players, but they are ESport players, and this upcoming game…

Ranch introduces a new band director

                  Flags twirl, the band marches, and Friday night football games are about to begin. The marching band season has started, and this year they have a new director. As of the 2018-19 school year, HR received a new band director. Christopher Rigolini took over the position…

“Ben Busche: the man, the myth, the legend”

  Ben Busche, now former security lead at HR, is one to be remembered by all of our HR students and staff. After over seven years of serving in our school’s security, Busche departed the school to pursue a new opportunity in late August.         It seems that Busche had a certain…

Race representation in Hollywood sparks power

    This was the first time I saw someone like me on a big screen inside of a movie theater. Rachel Chu, a main character played by actress Constance Wu in Jon Chu’s “Crazy Rich Asians” (a film adaption of Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel), was a normal Asian-American girl. No flat, one-dimensional character storyline,…