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The Student News Site of Mountain Ridge High School | Glendale, Arizona

The Ridge Review

The Student News Site of Mountain Ridge High School | Glendale, Arizona

The Ridge Review


“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!” and So Do We, and So Should You! Here We Might Make You Laugh, Cry, Both; If Anything These Articles Are Sure to Brighten up Your Day

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7 Fun Ways to Spend Valentine’s With Your Friends

Samyuktha Ganti, Journalist February 21, 2024

Valentine's Day always has a lot of unnecessary stress around it. Everyone wants to have this fairytale perfect day with the person they love. But what about the friends you love? Your friends will be there for you no matter what the circumstance, and...

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“Wonka”; A Movie Review

Lorelai Atwell, Journalist February 21, 2024

Set in a whimsical town much similar to London, Paris, and Prague, the film "Wonka" begins with a boy, and a dream. Young Willy Wonka (Timothee Chalamet) wishes to follow his dream and own a chocolate shop in the town known best for its chocolate....

Masked Singers stand together

Masked Singer

What Teacher is Behind the Mask?
Remi McKim, Journalist February 5, 2024

At the winter assembly on January 26th, 2024, Ridge Student Government decided to do a different event for both faculty and students. Instead of a cookie-cutter assembly, they branched out and asked teachers to join for a Masked Singer event. Being STUGO...

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“The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes”: a movie review

Lorelai Atwell December 13, 2023

"The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes," a book written by Suzanne Collins, was recently made into a film adaptation by Lionsgate. "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes" takes place in the districts and capitol of Panem during the 10th annual Hunger Games. Lucy...

“Die Hard”: To Be or Not to Be a Christmas Movie

Remi McKim, Journalist December 13, 2023

As I wake up to darkness and the countdown to winter break is officially upon us all, the urge to revisit one of my favorite holiday movies returns. A movie that screams holiday cheer with bright lights, star actors, and lines so memorable your body...

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Artists That Everyone Should Pay Attention To

Samyuktha Ganti, Journalist November 13, 2023

Although the classics like Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande are great, it’s really fun to branch out and listen to different artists that may not be as known. So here are a few awesome artists that can help you discover new genres and add some diversity...

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Fall into (the illusion of) Better Weather!

Ways to celebrate fall
Remi McKim, Journalist September 22, 2023

Starbucks released their fall line of drinks on August 24th. So while majority of temperatures are still in the three digits, Starbucks has declared it to be fall and who am I to question them? Here are a few easy ways to get into the autumn mindset...

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The Impact of Taylor Swift

Sophia Vaux, Journalist September 22, 2023

Taylor Swift has been a pop culture icon and one of the many faces of the music industry since she was fifteen. Walking into any store, or just turning on a radio station, you will probably hear at least one of her songs, and she has covered...

The BEST Birthday Cakes

The BEST Birthday Cakes

Alexa McClain, Journalist February 24, 2023

Recently, one of my very best friends, Ava Padelford, turned 18, and I immediately started thinking about cake of course. Cake is surely delicious, but there are so many options to celebrate the big day. In honor of her fancy 18th birthday this year,...

Your Valentines Day Watch List

Your Valentine’s Day Watch List

Alexa McClain and Ava Padelford February 13, 2023

1. 50 First Dates  “50 First Dates” is a classic Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore movie, perfect to watch with your special someone. This movie shows how a man can make a girl fall in love with him each day after suffering a traumatic event. It’s...

2023 Fashion Trend Predictions

2023 Fashion Trend Predictions

Molly Bomar, Editor in Chief January 23, 2023

A new year means new looks, often using inspiration from the 80’s until the early 2000’s. While Ridge is a suburban high school and for most students, life is not a fashion show, you might start spotting some sporting new styles very soon!    90s...

5 Affordable Christmas Gifts For Your Loved Ones

5 Affordable Christmas Gifts For Your Loved Ones

Alexa McClain, Journalist December 15, 2022

Oh boy, it’s that time of year again. That time of year where I begin the new year with no money in my pockets. That’s the joy of having oh so many siblings. The joy of having to buy them all Christmas presents.    I am one of eight siblings....

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