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


Do You Want to Learn Something About Yourself? Our Staff? Both? Here’s Our Section With Something Interesting For Everybody

Club picture of Ridge SOFS

SOFS Crowning Commencement Ceremony

Jaslynn Pino, Journalist May 16, 2024

On April 9th, 2024 the Society of Female Scholars had its biggest event of the year, the Crowning Commencement. I, as a SOFS Co-Treasurer, am here to recap everything on what the event is, all the preparations for this day, and how it went! This...

The Little Things We Love: Starring Mountain Ridge’s Theater

Tejas Sahni, Journalist May 16, 2024

Although a month has passed since Singing in the Rain ended, I still find myself constantly humming the tunes that are so famous. Something about that show stuck with me so profusely, it never shook off me, like a song stuck in someone's head. I had...

Teen Volunteering at Hospice of the Valley

Pravneet Chadha, Journalist May 16, 2024

Hospice of the Valley is a not-for-profit hospice—an institution for end-of-life patients—by remaining committed to their mission: “Bringing comfort, dignity and compassionate care to our community”. The team at Hospice of the Valley organizes...

Yellow Formula 1 car racing

Bahrain Grand Prix: A Thrilling Start to the 2024 Season

Sophia Vaux, Journalist April 2, 2024

On Saturday, March 2nd, was the official beginning of the 2024 Formula 1 season, with the Bahrain Grand Prix. Hopes were high for teams such as Red Bull and Ferrari coming out of pre-season testing in Bahrain the week prior. Even teams such as Mercedes...

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1 in 9.2 Quintillion

A Short History of March Madness Brackets
Jenna Dudley, Editor in Chief April 2, 2024

In every year since 1939, excluding 2020, the champion of NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball has been determined by a bracket-style tournament that is set over three consecutive weekends. It has come to be known as March Madness, a time when fans can...

Paddle and pickleballs on court

Pickleball Club at Mountain Ridge

Jenna Dudley, Editor in Chief March 21, 2024

Over the past several years pickleball has garnered massive attention in the media and has quickly become America’s fastest-growing sport. Millions of players have joined the game that combines elements from several other racquet sports like tennis,...

Club members at booth

Society of Female Scholars

Impacting Young Women at Mountain Ridge
Remi McKim, Journalist March 21, 2024

March is Women’s History Month, and March 8th is International Women’s Day. At Mountain Ridge, women are supported and upheld by the club Society of Female Scholars. This club is full of juniors and seniors that meet a weighted GPA requirement of...

Soccer field

The Benefits of Being a Multisport Athlete

Jenna Dudley, Editor in Chief November 13, 2023

In youth sports, the movement towards specializing in just one sport has become more prevalent than ever; however, it poses some concerns for young athletes. Looking back just a few decades ago, most high school students were multisport athletes, playing...

Bottle of sunscreen sits on a mirror

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Sunscreen!

Ella Sutton, Journalist November 13, 2023

Before delving into the second and (perhaps) final part of this beginner’s guide to skincare, I thought I should discuss the importance of SPF, which stands for Sun Protection Factor. Sunscreen is a vital component in enjoying many outdoor activities,...

Two glowing jack o’ lanterns

The Rich History Behind the Witches of Salem

Lorelai Atwell, Journalist November 13, 2023

Halloween. A traditional holiday that many families take part in year by year, on October 31st. Halloween originally dates back to an ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain. The Celts celebrated their new year on November 1st. The day marked the end...

Marching band performs on football field

Find Some Joy with Mountain Ridge’s Pride of the West!

Lucille Christensen, Journalist November 13, 2023

“Back to school...a joyous, energetic time of year with wonderfully early mornings and-” ...words that quite possibly have never been spoken, and for Mountain Ridge’s Pride of the West, those early mornings started long before you even thought about...

Player dunks the basketball

Ridge Staff Lose to GPD in Charity Basketball Game

Jenna Dudley, Editor in Chief October 26, 2023

The charity basketball event between the Mountain Ridge and Glendale Police Department ended in an 81-82 loss for the staff. The game kicked off with a stunning performance by the drumline and a beautiful execution of the national anthem by Ridge's Honor...