The Ridge Review

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

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

The Nail

The Nail

Ava Padelford, Editor February 23, 2021

Many are familiar with the glamorous fake nails people get. Whether they are expensive acrylics, glue-ons, or stick-ons, they all have the same purpose: to look pretty. There are countless designs people can have to represent their personalities.    Now...


“How to spend Valentines Day: Single Edition”

Isabella Montoya, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

Wear your mask everybody, love is in the air! It’s that time of year again when couples make every person on the planet who isn’t in a relationship feel sick to their stomach. Many people get discouraged by the feeling of being alone on Valentine’s...

Everything That Could Go Wrong on A First Date

Everything That Could Go Wrong on A First Date

Ava Padelford, Editor January 27, 2021

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for. A prince can finally sweep you off your feet, or a girl can come and light up your eyes! Young love is a beautiful thing. The ideal first would look something like this:   Your prince charming stands...

Sun is setting beetwen Saguaros, in Sonoran Desert, near Phoenix.

Getting Lost on a Hike

Kelsey Nahodil, Co-Editor in Chief January 22, 2021

What was supposed to be a fun little hike took a strange turn when we were in the middle of a hike and took a wrong turn. My cousin, sister, and I all thought we were going the right way to get back to the car but in reality we were lost beyond comprehension.    My...

Whats in your cart?

What Your Amazon Cart Says About You

Ava Padelford, Editor December 22, 2020

People are weird! I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but everyone’s got their own unique personality. There are good and bad types of weird but a good identification of this level points towards a person’s Amazon cart. Everyone is entitled to their...

Jolly Old Saint Nick

A Realistic Reply from Santa

Ava Padelford, Lead Writer December 7, 2020

Dear people of the world,    I have received your letters! As much joy as it brings me hearing you all wish for stuff you don’t have, I must tell you, I am over it. I’m not as jolly as I used to be. My chronic back pain has stopped me...

A Sweet Surprise Lies Inside

5 Swell Gifts For This Holiday Season

Kate Williams, Funnies Columnist November 29, 2020

We have all received or gifted some ludicrous but entertaining gifts during the holiday season that propelled the guests into heaps of laughter. Grandma cleaned out her closet which means this year's gifts will be a mix of an old 2016 puppy calendar that...

A Slice of Pie (Pumpkin, of Course)

Ruin Thanksgiving with Four Words

Molly Bomar, Journalist November 18, 2020

Have you ever sat at the kitchen table on Thanksgiving, stuffed full of turkey and cranberries and dreaming of the couch, but stuck listening to the mind-numbing anecdotes of your family? Fear no more: you can easily ruin your Thanksgiving dinner with...

Spirit Week with The Two Daves

November 16, 2020

Check out our Principal Mr. David Vines and Ridge teacher and musician Mr. David Mohler jamming out in this Spirit-Week promotional video. It's a blast!

How to Survive a Shark Attack

How to Survive a Shark Attack

Ava Padelford, Lead Writer November 5, 2020

You never know when you will come face to face with a blood hungry killing machine. It could be a relaxing day on a boat and you decide to go for a swim. Little do you know that the open cut on your leg has been dripping blood into the water. Because...

Halloween Stories with Puns and Jokes

Halloween Stories with Puns and Jokes

Ava Padelford, Lead Writer November 3, 2020

Halloween might have already passed, but that doesn't mean we can't have a little late term fun, right?   Why didn’t the skeleton go to the dance? He had no-body to go with!  (Poor Skeleton)    There are eight days left until...

5 Ravishing & Angelic Halloween Costumes

5 Ravishing & Angelic Halloween Costumes

Kate Williams, Journalist October 30, 2020

Halloween is a night to either dress up in an elegantly dazzling costume or to stay home and watch spooky movies all night long. As people get older, their innovative costume ideas seem to dwindle out into either a seductive kitty cat or a minimally scary...