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Molly Bomar, Staff Writer January 21, 2021

Have you recently felt stuck and helpless while watching the news? After staring at a screen for a few hours, did you feel alone and down in the dumps?    Your mental health was most likely affected by your circumstances, triggering a dip...

The Zodiac Killer

The Zodiac Killer and his Cypher.
Angelina Dujmic, Staff Writer January 19, 2021

The Zodiac Killer, an unidentified serial killer, is infamous for the murder of 5 known victims, as well as 2 injured. He operated in Northern California during the late 1960s to the late 1970s. Although a lot about him remains unknown, his 340-symbol...


Kelsey Nahodil, Co-Editor in Chief January 14, 2021

2021, something we all hope will be a year of turning everything around. Will this actually be the case, will we see a light at the end of the tunnel?   Is this possibly the new normal? Will we always have to deal with Covid for the years to...

Why New Year’s Resolutions Suck, and Why You Never Follow Them

Why New Year’s Resolutions Suck, and Why You Never Follow Them
Devyn Marie, Lead Editor January 14, 2021

Welcome to a new Ted Talk from your favorite local pessimist. I’m here to help you understand the superstitions around New Year’s Resolutions, and convince you of why they are the most ridiculous thing since unsliced bread.    The New...

Why Aren’t You Seeing Results?

“The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.” - Schwarzenegger
Ava Padelford, Editor January 8, 2021

We could work so hard and instantly lose everything we were working for because of mistakes we hit on the way. We give up when it gets too hard or when no change is happening. Why isn’t change happening?   Seeing results in your fitness journey...

Have You Ever Seen A Ghost Town?

Have You Ever Seen A Ghost Town?
“Do you remember the good old days before the ghost town(s)?”
Aden Schulze-Miller, Editor in Chief January 6, 2021

The tumultuous year that was 2020 has finally been put to rest, and while things aren’t set to up and bend immediately to the will of our New Year’s resolutions, we’ve got a lot to look forward to in the way of progress with a fresh start (and importantly,...

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
And A Happy New Year!
The Ridge Review December 25, 2020

We hope everyone at home has a wonderful and safe Christmas; we wish the same for those celebrating separate holidays this joyous season.   From, The Ridge Review Staff

8 Ways You Can Take Care of Yourself and Glow Up During Social Distancing and Other COVID Precautions

8 Ways You Can Take Care of Yourself and Glow Up During Social Distancing and Other COVID Precautions
Kimi Matibag, Journalist December 11, 2020

Here’s a question for you, are you happy with yourself? Or is there something or some things you would like to improve on? Everybody wants to be at the top of their game and look their best, right? Well unfortunately, most of us don’t have the time...

What Being Swallowed By A Whale Would be Like

A Blue Whale About to Swallow Dory and Marlin in Finding Nemo
Ava Padelford, Lead Writer December 7, 2020

The deep blue sea comes with many wonders and unanswered questions. I recently had a dream where I was about to be swallowed by a whale, but as it took a big gulp, I woke up. This dream started a burning thought in my mind. I want to make it very clear...

7 Ways to Prep for Christmas

A Beautiful Ornament
Zahrah Ralph, Journalist December 7, 2020

The holidays are coming faster than we know. Only 2 more weeks till Christmas… crazy to think about. With the COVID- 19 pandemic, we might not be able to celebrate with a big Christmas party; however, we can turn this Christmas into the most memorable...

Duck and Cover!

A 1950's Classroom
Benjamin Jensen, Journalist December 3, 2020

It’s hard going to school during this pandemic. But back then, students like you were not going to school in fear of getting sick, instead they had an overwhelming fear of total atomic annihilation.    After the Second World War the world...

Suffering Through the Arizonan Winters

Suffering Through the Arizonan Winters
Angelina Dujmic, Site Engineer November 29, 2020

Arizona is known for its hellish heat that can burn you in an instant upon contact with sunlight. The winter sounds like a break from that, and they are in a way, but they present a new set of horrid issues. Let’s set things straight, you can NEVER...

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