Giovanni Chanaba- The Man, The Myth, The Legend

Ashley Swedlund, Reporter

April 1, 2020

Music is a career pursued by many, but no one is as talented and as dedicated as our very own Morton Ranch High School senior, Giovanni Chanaba. Giovanni is one of the MRHS Bands drum majors, having been an assistant drum major for the 2018-2019 marching band season, and the head drum major for th...

The Last Steps of High School

Victoria Tzanev, Reporter

February 19, 2020

  The moment we walked our first steps into high school it was almost as if we started a marathon filled with stress, laughter, tears, and lifelong memories all at the same time, and graduation was the finish line.  “I expect this last semester to be the most memorable because it’s ...

Brianna Rangel: Being a Belle

Brianna Rangel: Being a Belle

Victoria Tzanev, Reporter

December 2, 2019

“I can dance all day in my room by myself, but being on stage or being on that field, it gives me a feeling I will never forget. Being able to provide the entertainment and being a part of something so big is what makes it special to me,” said Brianna Rangel, senior and Lt. Col. for the Maverick B...

Karen Tseng and Her Superpowers

Karen Tseng and Her Superpowers

Victoria Tzanev, Reporter

November 11, 2019

Karen Tseng is one of the most involved students here at the Ranch.  Varsity orchestra, Academic Decathlon, AP Ambassador, Science National Honor Society (SNHS), Mu Alpha Theta and National Honor Society (NHS) are just some of the extracurricular activities Tseng is involved in. Along with juggli...

Coach Tefft: Journey to the Ranch

Coach Tefft: Journey to the Ranch

Victoria Tzanev, Reporter

October 23, 2019

Witnessing Coach Tefft swiftly working throughout her day during her second year here at Morton Ranch, one may think she’s a superhero in disguise as you see her handling two sports at the same time while teaching English. In reality, she is a courageous and diligent woman who is able to handle and...

Man’s Best Friend? Mavericks share their unique pets

Ashley Swedlund, Reporter

September 11, 2019

Dogs and cats have always cast a shadow over the many different and unique pets that are just a great as any cute golden retriever. Reptiles, hamsters, birds, tarantulas and ferrets are often overlooked, because they are more difficult to care for or the animal itself has a bad reputation. But there are a...

Bryan Ruiz: From a Boy to a Soldier

Bryan Ruiz: From a Boy to a Soldier

Victoria Tzanev, Reporter

September 6, 2019

While many typical teenagers spent their summer traveling, hanging out with friends or just sleeping all day, 17-year-old Bryan Ruiz (12) was an exception to that.  This past summer, Ruiz went into basic training for the National Guard as a boy and walked out as a man.  “I signed an eight-year...

A Prince for a Princess

A Prince for a Princess

Darian Johannsen, Online Editor

April 24, 2019

Prom court was announced on Tuesday, April 16. Ten seniors were voted on to the court, one of those being senior Josue Barrios. His prom wishes came true when senior Bianca Rodriguez-Caskey asked him to prom in the competition gym with a sweet poster. The two met through the Special Rodeo, an event...

Student Musicians Take Risks

Diego Hernandez, Reporter

April 4, 2019

Like many things, music is one of the key things that plays into our everyday lives, whether it’s major or minor. People often have a song that reminds them of a certain place, time or even person. Here at Morton Ranch, there are some students that create their music and want to implement that same...

Eight Brains Are Better Than One

Eight Brains Are Better Than One

Darian Johannsen, Online Editor

March 20, 2019

It’s a Saturday morning. You’re sitting at a table with two of your competitors from other schools. With only a pencil in your hand, you wonder if the studying you’ve been doing all month is going to pay off. You’re aware there is nothing you can do about it, but you can’t help but worry i...

Frederica Freestyles Success

Frederica Freestyles Success

Stephen Heller, Editor-in-Chief

March 7, 2019

As all students know, school takes up a lot of time; more than we want it to. No one likes having to sit down after a long day and start to work on homework. This is further true with advanced classes. AP classes are notorious for being rife with homework. Those who are in extra-curriculars know...

All Things Morton Ranch: Mavericks

All Things Morton Ranch: Mavericks

Darian Johannsen, Online Editor

March 6, 2019

Stephanie Gomez (11): “When I was a freshman, I had a friend and she was having a political argument with someone. I said something and she made me feel very small and dumb because I didn’t know a lot about politics at the time, or anything socially. After that, I never wanted to feel small again so...

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