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


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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...

The four Mountain Ridge coaches

Behind the Whistle

Meet the Masterminds Behind our School Volleyball Success
Karina Kunz, Journalist October 26, 2023

Volleyball was established in 1895 by William G. Morgan in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and was extracted from the sport of badminton. Volleyball can be played as an indoor and outdoor sport. Here at Mountain Ridge, there is a court and sand volleyball team....

Ridge athlete swims at meet

The Vestiges of an Ever-Changing Team

Rishi Suresh, Journalist October 26, 2023

Dynamic. Our Swim & Dive team had their first home meet against Paradise Honors and Valley Vista a little past halfway through their season on September 28, 2023. As someone who has been with the team since my freshman year, this was a rather unconventional...

Talia Nelson, Mountain Ridge Star!

Talia Nelson, Mountain Ridge Star!

Lorelai Atwell, Journalist October 11, 2023

Talia Nelson gives a striking performance at a Mountain Ridge Girls flag football game on Sept. 27th, 2023. Girls flag football has won four out of five games and last night they won with a score of 16-0! Their opponent was Boulder Creek High School. When...

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A Beginner’s Guide To Skincare: Part One

Ella Sutton, Journalist October 11, 2023

If you have made your way to this page, you probably want clearer skin but are unsure of where to start. There is a lot of information to cover regarding skincare, so I’ll begin by setting up the foundational components in this step-by-step article....

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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...

The Wizard of Oz, in all its glory, at Mountain Ridge

The Wizard of Oz, in all it’s glory, at Mountain Ridge

Lorelai Atwell, Journalist September 22, 2023

If you haven’t already heard, this year's fall musical is none other than The Wizard of Oz! This fall we can expect to see Ridge's production of ‘The Hope and Heartache Diner’, directed by Mrs. Gordon, and ‘The Wizard of Oz’, directed...

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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...

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