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The Shutdown: Breaking down the longest government shutdown in U.S. history

The Shutdown: Breaking down the longest government shutdown in U.S. history

Alex Badillo, Reporter

January 17, 2019


Filed under Local news, News

Today marks the twenty-sixth day of the government shutdown. The partial government shutdown began on Saturday, Dec. 22, after representatives in Congress and the president were unable to come to a resolution over the funding of President Donald Trump’s southern border wall. President Trump had...

News Brief (Winter Break Wrap-Up)

Kayley Swedlund, Reporter

January 14, 2019


Filed under Local news, News, The World at Large

Saturday, December 22 -Government shut down for the third time in a year. Sunday, December 23 -New Jersey wrestling referee banned from officiating district matches after forcing high school athlete to cut dreadlocks. -More than 42 killed when tsunami hit beaches in Indonesia. Tuesday,...

The Cost of Christmas: The environmental impact of the holiday season

The Cost of Christmas: The environmental impact of the holiday season

Darian Johannsen, Reporter

December 11, 2018


Filed under Local news, News

The holiday season fills our hearts with joy, but it also fills the world with waste. Christmas is the most wasteful time of year. While we are wrapping our gifts in gorgeous paper and continuing traditions with our decorated trees, the population is hurting the environment; one ornament at time. The...

News Brief (12/3 to 12/10)

Alex Badillo, Reporter

December 11, 2018


Filed under Local news, News, The World at Large

Monday (12/3): The show "Friends" was set to be removed from Netflix. Fans reacted with anger to this news. In response, more than $100 million is being spent to keep the program running on the streaming service, Tuesday (12/4) More than 5.1 million pounds of beef is recalled by JBS Tolleson...

Hate Crimes

Alex Badillo, Reporter

December 5, 2018


Filed under From the Ranch, Local news, News, The World at Large

Violent acts are being committed every day around the world, more than what is just being shown on major news outlets like CNN or FOX. Many of these crimes often go unreported, unknown to the public. Here in the U.S., we see only a fraction of what occurs. Hate crimes are defined by the Federal Bureau...

News Brief (11/26 to 12/2)

Alexandria Espinoza, Reporter

December 4, 2018


Filed under From the Ranch, Local news, News

Monday (11/26) The NASA InSight spacecraft successfully landed on Mars. General Motors laid off 15 percent of workers and is shutting down five of their plants in Ohio, Michigan, and Maryland. Trump suggested the government start their own worldwide television network. Police investigated ...

Making the Most of Memes

Making the Most of Memes

Stephen Heller, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2018


Filed under From the Ranch, News

High school in general is a place where humor abounds. Whether it be a couple of friends cutting up in the hall, the things our teachers say, a school event like spirit days or pep rallies, our staff and students are always laughing and having a good time. This spirit carried to Instagram when the page...

The Border Controversy: Tensions rise as migrant caravan approaches U.S.

Alex Badillo, Reporter

December 3, 2018


Filed under News, The World at Large

Throughout the year, many immigrants have made their way to the United States border in order to make a better life for themselves and their loved ones. Recently, a large caravan originating from Central America aimed their sights on the U.S. As they made their way to the U.S. border, many provided...

How to Survive Studying

How to Survive Studying

Haley Brenk, Reporter

November 30, 2018


Filed under From the Ranch, News

How to Survive Studying Studying can be mentally draining, and it can be difficult to concentrate. With final exams coming up, students are preparing themselves for the end of the semester with the hope of good grades and test scores. Fortunately, there are several ways to make studying a little easier ...

Revelry at the Renaissance

Kayley Swedlund, Reporter

November 27, 2018


Filed under From the Ranch, News

The Morton Ranch High School Choir recently went on their annual Renaissance Festival field trip and performed for the attendees throughout the day. Each year, most of the Fine Arts groups, like Theatre and Choir, dress up in colorful medieval dresses or as knights and magicians to join in the festivities...

News Brief (11/19 to 11/25)

Katherine Nolasco, Reporter

November 27, 2018


Filed under From the Ranch, Local news, News, The World at Large

Monday, 11/19 Rapper 6ix9ine faces life in prison over racketeering and firearm offenses. Multiple victims reported after a shooting at a Chicago hospital. Tuesday, 11/20 Ivanka Trump used personal account for emails about government business. Wednesday, 11/21 Obama surprised ...

In the Endzone

In the Endzone

Darian Johannsen, Reporter

November 15, 2018


Filed under From the Ranch, News

It is the fourth quarter against Mayde Creek. Morton is only up by five points with a little more than a minute left in the game. With the ball in the opponent’s possession, our defense has to fight to keep the lead. The Creek only needed 55 yards to win the game. Their quarterback throws the ba...

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