The Pressure of Success

Kayley Swedlund, Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2019

As the adults of the future, we are expected to rise to very high expectations that are set by society.  For instance, we are expected to know which college we want to go to. Then in some cases, apply for that university and get accepted into the college before you graduate. Then you have to keep u...

A Letter to Myself

Desiree Lopez, Reporter

February 7, 2019

Dear somewhat future me, I know right now is an overwhelming time for you, and you’ve got a plethora of things on your mind. College is such a big step in life, and I know you are doubting your capability of doing this on your own. Trust that you are much more capable than you may feel in this...

Opening a New Chapter

Opening a New Chapter

Stephen Heller, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2019

As a kid in elementary school, one of the best days to look forward to was library day. Whether you were getting a special lesson in the library, going to meet an author, having a book fair or simply going to checkout a new book, the day was always special. I have distinct memories of faking sickness...

Let It Go: Leaving pettiness behind in 2019

Kayley Swedlund, Reporter

January 25, 2019

The definition of petty is “of little importance or trivial,” or by one of its definitions, it means small or narrow-minded; a person who can't accept others for how they are. It may be a weird or an odd subject to talk about in an article, but it's actually a bad trait to have when you think...

Opinion: The administration’s immigration policies have implications for future generations

Delfina Ahulu, Reporter

November 6, 2018

The debate on immigration and how to deal with it has become a divisive issue. The Trump administration aims to keep campaign promises in limiting immigration with extreme measures like the travel ban from Muslim majority countries and the recent family separation of immigrants that sparked rage from...

The #MeToo Story Continues

Jerica, Online Editor

October 18, 2018

With sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, former Stanford student Brock Turner and his case of sexual assault with a classmate and recently the Kavanaugh case, the topic of sexual assault continues to be discussed in the mainstream. The #MeToo movement, founded...

Coming of Age

Alex Badillo, Reporter

October 16, 2018

When you become a legal adult at the age of 18, you are no longer considered as a child. An 18-year-old gains new rights, privileges and a lot of new responsibilities as an adult. You have become an individual person in the eyes of society. Once you’re 18, you no longer need parental consent for...

Social Media Shame

Kayley Swedlund, Reporter

October 11, 2018

As we all know, social media networks are an innovative way to communicate and share moments in our lives. Movements are made possible, Instagram users are turned into social media stars, and we found new ways to share life tips to others and to create communities. It runs through all of our social c...

Go All Out: A letter to the Class of 2019

Alex Badillo, Reporter

September 18, 2018

Senior Year As a senior, it’s our last year here at Morton Ranch High School before we go out into the world and start a new chapter in our lives. Therefore, we should enjoy our final year as Mavericks and participate in the school events and the many clubs MRHS has to offer. The staff and facult...

Opinion: Take a swim in the mainstream

Stephen Heller, Editor-in-Chief

August 17, 2018

I am not a hipster. I just had to clarify that right from the get-go. When I use the term “mainstream”, I simply am referring to what most people are talking about at a certain time, a mass popularity; the most well-known thing happening and what is making it known. Everyone knows and recognizes...

A Letter from Ms. Shartzer

Ms. Shartzer, Teacher

May 23, 2018

To the Graduating Class of 2018: As you entered your freshman year, someone likely told you that the next four years of your life would be the best. Well, I disagree! Looking back over the last four (or five) years of your life, you likely experienced growing pains - cramming for tests, dating trials...

Opinion: Our work is never done

Opinion: Our work is never done

Alex Badillo, Reporter

May 18, 2018

Summer is near, and the thought that we are finally done with work being thrown at us brings me solace. We can simply spend time with friends and get that tan we’ve always wanted. Although summer is a time where we can relax a little, that doesn't mean our work is done. There is always work to be...

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