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“Stop Crying Over A Plastic Potato, Please”

Devyn Marie, Lead Editor April 8, 2021

Cancel culture is, yet again, causing a wild frenzy in the media. As a 17-year-old high school student and a member of a rather controversial generation, I wanted to take this opportunity to discuss my perspective and analyze some recent and popular misconceptions.    Let’s...

Giordano back in 2005

Margie Giordano: A Former Student

Caitlin Bailey, Columnist April 1, 2021

Sports culture is a dominating influence on our society today. Celebrity athletes are revered and idolized. One such athlete comes from Mountain Ridge, and her name is Margie Giordano.    Giordano started playing volleyball when she was...

Among the Apocalypse: April Fools Edition

Among the Apocalypse: April Fools Edition

Benjamin Jensen, Columnist April 1, 2021

We know about many points in history where the world almost ended. Either by nuclear war, or a natural disasters, but has there been a time where people have made April Fools jokes over the end of the world? There is no shortage of people having fun in...

Athlete Tim Tebow

Sports To Miracles; The Tim Tebow Story

Alexa McClain, Staff Writer April 1, 2021

You may know the former NFL player, Baseball player, and broadcaster Tim Tebow. He played college football for the University of Florida, winning the Heisman Trophy in 2007, and many championships following. As far as professional football goes for Tebow,...

Decline in Reading due to Teens Busy Schedules

Decline in Reading due to Teens Busy Schedules

Molly Bomar, Journalist April 1, 2021

High schools supply rigorous academic opportunities to assist teens in preparing for colleges, like dual-enrollment courses and Advanced Placement classes. Universities and families also encourage sports and involvement in clubs to enrich students’...

Our own staff writer Bella, who was born with a cleft lip.

Never be Afraid of Your ‘Deformities’

Aden Schulze-Miller, Editor in Chief March 26, 2021

I’d like to believe almost everyone has some sort of deformity; none of us are born perfect as our bodies are subject to many genetic and circumstantial factors as we develop in the womb.    From webbed hands, to a cleft lip and the more...

Some common high school books.

8 of Our High School English Class Novels Rated Worst to Best: A Ridge Review

Aden Schulze-Miller and Caitlin Bailey March 26, 2021

Whether  you’re a bookworm or can’t even stand to look at anything longer than Twitter’s 280 character limit, you’ll still have to read “classics” for your high school English classes. SparkNotes can give you a lot of impersonal information...

Spring Training 2021

Spring Training 2021

Isabella Montoya, Staff Writer March 26, 2021

As vaccines get flooded out throughout the US, MLB has started up again, but this year it's slightly different. From having a limited number of fans, to getting rid of certain sharing-snacks, it certainly is not the same.   Through the last...

Among the Apocalypse Part III

Among the Apocalypse Part III

Benjamin Jensen, Columnist March 26, 2021

There have been other points of history that have almost ended the world. These moments are not always caused by humanity, but rather by mother nature. We know about asteroids, and we know about natural disasters, but there is one culprit that has been...

Purity Culture is Harmful to Fandom Spaces

Purity Culture is Harmful to Fandom Spaces

Caitlin Bailey, Columnist March 22, 2021

tw // death threats   No matter what fandom you belong to, there will always be the overarching theme of Purity Culture. It’s a fact of life that, for anyone consuming media, there will always be someone to tell them that their interests...

The Unattainable Ideal of the Perfect Teen

The Unattainable Ideal of the Perfect Teen

Caitlin Bailey, Columnist March 22, 2021

There is so much expected of teens today. Universities look for students who are well-rounded, which means that we must be in various clubs and sports, volunteer in our communities, have work experience and a social life, all while maintaining good grades....

The Importance of Listening

The Importance of Listening

Ava Padelford, Editor March 22, 2021

Pointless arguments run in one ear and out the other. Words become bursts of noise and your voice isn’t heard. There’s no point in arguing with someone who will never have the same view as you, or someone who isn’t mature enough to listen to your...

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