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…

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,…

HR shortens lunch period

  Starting this year, HR cut down on the school’s lunch period, leaving all students, teachers, and kitchen staff thirty minutes to respectively finish their meals, prepare for their next class, and feed all those in the lunch line.   This change in the lunch schedule was carried out for many reasons. “The change was…