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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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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A Rollercoaster of a World Cup

Lucille Christensen, Journalist September 22, 2023

Whether you call it soccer or fútbol, the 2023 Women’s World Cup, held in Australia and New Zealand, was full of twists and turns. Six games into this year’s competition, the US Women's National Team faced up against Vietnam, a match that resulted...

The Pride of the West – Unsung Heroes

Tristan Johnson, Journalist September 22, 2023

Mountain Ridge had its first home football game of the year on Friday, August 25th. Although the Mountain Lions lost 14-42, spirits were high, attendance was good, and it was an overall fun experience. While the football team is often recognized for...



Alexa McClain, Journalist March 20, 2023

Oh boy! I may have developed this so-called “disease” a little late in the game, but let me NOT be the first to say that it is absolutely terrible!    Senioritis is what we seniors in high school like to call the feeling of wanting to...

Super Nintendo World (Review)

Super Nintendo World (Review)

Ben Jensen, Journalist March 2, 2023

Recently, I traveled to L.A California for a short vacation with my uncle. We decided to make our reservations at Universal Studios Hollywood for the new Super Nintendo World attraction that just opened. With its immersive scenery and the wonderful attractions,...

Overcomer: Going Back To Sports After An Injury

Overcomer: Going Back To Sports After An Injury

Ava Padelford, Co-Editor February 1, 2023

Getting injured in your sport completely turns your world around. It seems to take away that one thing you’ve been working towards for months. Spending time working out and becoming a better athlete takes time and dedication. Working hard preseason...