• Congratulations to the district! Katy ISD named AP District of the Year!

Surviving Finals

Kayley Swedlund, Reporter

May 15, 2019


Filed under From the Ranch, News

Once again, we’ve reached the end of the school year. Not only are we stressed about turning in all of our final paperwork and essays, but AP exams are taking over our lives and the threat of our upcoming finals linger. These are possibly the most challenging few weeks as we can practically smell...

Senior Quotes

Haley Brenk and Desiree Lopez, Reporters

May 8, 2019


Filed under From the Ranch, News

We know you wish senior quotes were in the yearbook. Since we don't do that, we asked some seniors what their quotes would be: Madelyn Robledo “SeniOR YEar iS yOuR yEaR.” Thomas Walters “All the hard work was worth it in the end.” Kristen Guillen “I’m going to be famous.” Laura Solis “...

The Struggle Is Real: Senioritis

Desiree Lopez, Reporter

May 2, 2019


Filed under From the Ranch, News

Senioritis, we all feel it. We’re down to the last few weeks of school. AP tests and finals are on the horizon. We’re ready to move on and start the next chapter of our lives. You find yourself daydreaming about summer in class, and the snooze button is more and more frequently pressed when you...

News Brief (4/22 to 4/28)

Kayley Swedlund, Reporter

April 29, 2019


Filed under From the Ranch, Local news, News

Monday, April 22 Easter Sunday explosions at multiple churches and hotels rocked Sri Lanka, and the death toll continues to rise. Earth Day is observed on April 22. Tuesday, April 23 Coachella puppy dumpster dumper arrested and charged with animal cruelty. World Book Day is observed April 23. ...

Class of 2019: The Top 10

Class of 2019: The Top 10

Lauren Duhon, Adviser

April 24, 2019


Filed under From the Ranch, News

After four years of hard work and dedication, these students received the honor of being named the top 10 students for the class of 2019:   No. 1: Frederica Kizek No. 2: Bao Vu No. 3: Dylan Ward No. 4: Andrea Malikian No. 5: Julio Fuentes No. 6: Helen Le No. 7: Isabel Carbajal No....

College Decisions

College Decisions

Darian Johannsen and Alex Badillo, Online Editor and Reporter

April 24, 2019


Filed under From the Ranch, News

As the year draws to a close, many of us have already made life-changing decisions about our future and the path we will be taking after high school. The students mentioned below are just a few of those who have done just that and are taking control of their lives and seizing new opportunities. ...

Class of 2019 Prom Court

Class of 2019 Prom Court

Lauren Duhon, Adviser

April 18, 2019


Filed under From the Ranch, News

News Brief (4/8 to 4/15)

Diego Hernandez, Reporter

April 16, 2019


Filed under From the Ranch, News

Monday, April 8 Rep. Eric Swalwell announced his 2020 run on Colbert’s “Late Show”. Iran’s Supreme Security Council placed U.S. troops on its terrorist groups list. Three American service members, one contractor killed in an attack in Afghanistan. Suspected rhino poacher is killed by an elep...

Senior Year Bucket List

Senior Year Bucket List

Haley Brenk, Reporter

April 4, 2019


Filed under From the Ranch, News

As our four years in high school come to a close, decisions are made, last moments become memories and everyone is prepared for their hardest goodbyes. However, the year is not over yet so keep those tears in until the very end! Prom It’s no secret that prom night is one of the most memorable...

Coping with Mental Illness

Nina Martinez, Reporter

April 4, 2019


Filed under From the Ranch, News

In the United States, 20 percent of young adults from the ages of 13-18 are currently living with some sort of mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Anxiety is the no. 1 mental disorder in America, and it goes hand in hand with depression. Depression in teens is something...

News Brief (3/26 to 4/1)

Desiree Lopez, Reporter

April 2, 2019


Filed under From the Ranch, News

Tuesday, March 26 The House failed to override Trump’s veto measure to terminate his national emergency on the U.S. Southern border. Wednesday, March 27 Michelle Obama's memoir "Becoming" officially sold 10 million copies since being released. New York's Rockland County declared a ...

The Age Old Dilemma: To sleep or not to sleep?

The Age Old Dilemma: To sleep or not to sleep?

Jesse Puente, Reporter

March 26, 2019


Filed under From the Ranch, News

An adolescent’s lifestyle is often overlooked. Often times, these years are seen as a preparation for the future, a formative part of your life. A constant underlying pressure to succeed creeps in from the moment you step into high school, and it sneaks up on you sooner or later. Sleep is an...

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