2020 Teacher of the Year Nominees

Victoria Tzanev, Reporter

January 23, 2020

Every teacher walking the halls of Morton Ranch High School is capable and deserves to win Teacher of the Year. Even so, students and faculty members can only nominate a teacher of their choice, and five of them are chosen from this endless list of magnificent teachers.  Here they are, Mavs, the five nominees that ...

Your Social Media Footprint

Your Social Media Footprint

Victoria Tzanev, Reporter

October 30, 2019

We see teenagers walking around the halls and streets with their nose pointing down and their eyes glued straight to their phone screen.  They’re probably just going through the same cycle of social media platforms every five minutes. Despite the texting masters or selfie gods they present thems...

News Brief (Sept. 23 to Oct. 2)

Kayley Swedlund, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2019

Monday, Sept. 23 Monday marked the beginning of Fall, also know as the Autumnal Equinox. Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg chastised world leaders at a United Nations climate summit on Monday, saying, "How dare you pretend that this can be solved with just 'business as usual?'"   T...

Leaving a Legacy: A National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist

Ashley Swedlund, Reporter

September 27, 2019

More than 1.6 million students from about 22,000 high schools across the country take the Preliminary SAT, otherwise known as the PSAT. Those who advance to the semi-finals represent 0.5 percent of the state's high school seniors. One of them is our very own Nicholas Campbell (12). The National Me...

Review: “She Kills Monsters” Killed It


Kayley Swedlund, Editor-in-Chief

September 25, 2019

I was contemplating on not going to the play hours before the evening show was scheduled to go on. It was a Saturday, and my plan was to sit around and de-stress from band and all of my classes at the same time.  “It's just a show,’ I thought to myself. “There's going to be more, right?”...

Another Year Wiser: Advice from upperclassmen to freshmen

Ashley Swedlund, Reporter

September 25, 2019

The transition to high school from junior high is huge.  The amount of students nearly triples, and the school itself seems to double in size. Classes become a lot more challenging and competitive. That’s why incoming freshmen are often intimidated by this new environment and are eager to learn h...

College Applications 101

College Applications 101

Victoria Tzanev, Reporter

September 17, 2019

Seniors, we made it! It’s the last year of high school, and we are so close to the finish line that we can taste it. As least, we thought we could. As homework piles up on your desk and classes become harder and harder by the second, we are also burdened with college applications, financial aid,...

Setting Goals in the New School Year

Diego Hernandez, Reporter

September 6, 2019

The new school year has finally arrived whether students are ready or not, despite the anticipation and even possible fear. As we jump back in, students may be setting their goals for the new year. Whether academic or personal, these goals are strictly designed out of the hope to grow and to succe...

Surviving Finals

Kayley Swedlund, Reporter

May 15, 2019

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

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

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

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. ...

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