Advice to Future Staff

Ashley Swedlund, Reporter

May 18, 2020

The 2019-2020 year was my first and last year being a part of the Morton Ranch Highschool Newspaper staff. This past year has been anything but uneventful, from just four people carrying the load of an entire staff, having to switch our newspaper advisor in the middle of the year, and then having to...

A Thank You Letter to MRHS

Kayley Swedlund, Editor/Reporter

May 18, 2020

To say the least, this year has been really weird. The coming threat of COVID-19 started early, but we had no idea that the year ended with us doing our classwork on our computers at home. We had no idea that the day before spring break was the last time we were going to see some of our friends at s...

See you later, MRHS

Victoria Tzanev, Reporter

May 18, 2020

I walked into freshman year with fear breathing down my neck and nerves creeping through my entire body. Walking through the halls without knowing almost anyone was not a fun experience, but I ended up becoming best friends with some of these strangers. That year zoomed by before I could realize it...

Senior Year 2.0

Victoria Tzanev, Reporter

April 24, 2020

Recently, we’ve heard devastating news about the rest of the school year being cancelled. It’s more than the fact that school is over, but so is our athletic season and a bunch of school activities and events. It’s even harder on the seniors. We missed out on senior chill out, the elementary walk,...

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...

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