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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a total solar eclipse

Celebrating a Phenomenon

How Mountain Ridge Was Involved with the Solar Eclipse
Remi McKim, Journalist May 16, 2024

This past Monday, April 8th, was a total solar eclipse, which could be viewed all across the United States. The direct path—where the sun would be totally covered—included cities like Burlington, Vermont; Cleveland, Ohio; Little Rock, Arkansas; and...

Two writers hold up signs at a strike

Strikes Abound Hollywood

The Wonderful Ways to not Cross the Picket Line
Remi McKim, Journalist October 26, 2023

The Writers Guild of America (WGA), which represents 11,500 writers, went on strike against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) on May 2nd, 2023. The goals are understandable as writers are not well paid or secure, which the...

Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

Caitlin Bailey, Journalist March 4, 2022

Even though there is still a long way to go, society has made huge leaps in progress when it comes to civil rights in recent years. However, it seems we have regressed to the way we used to view the queer community before the 21st century. In a show of...

Cracked brick wall painted with a Ukrainian flag on the left and a Russian flag on the right.

WAR: Russia Invades Ukraine

Benjamin Jensen, Columnist February 28, 2022

The peace in Europe has been shattered, as Russian forces begin their invasion of Ukraine. The reason why Ukraine is being invaded is still unknown. Thousands of Ukrainian citizens are fleeing the capital city, Kiev, and moving away from the invasion....

Covid Protocols at Concerts: Local AZ and Washington D.C.

Covid Protocols at Concerts: Local AZ and Washington D.C.

Molly Bomar, Co-Editor September 24, 2021

Covid-19 vaccines, PCR tests, and negative tests have given way to public events again after the extreme lockdowns last year. Thousands of national and world concert tours were canceled, and some, thankfully, were rescheduled.    This past...

20 Years After

20 Years After

Benjamin Jensen, Columnist September 14, 2021

Every person in the U.S knows the day. The day when the world changed. September 11, 2001 will forever be a day that no one will forget. To this day, modern problems can be traced all the way back to this day. From the wars of the middle east, to major...

The Armenian Death March (1915)

Recognizing Genocide

Benjamin Jensen, Columnist April 30, 2021

On Saturday, April 24, 2021, President Joe Biden became the first U.S president to officially recognize the Massacre of Armenians during World War I as genocide.    "Each year on this day, we remember the lives of all those who died in the...

Daunte Wright and his son.

The Unjust Murder of Daunte Wright

Caitlin Bailey, Columnist April 16, 2021

Daunte Wright was pulled over on Sunday, April 11 in Minneapolis, MN, on account of having an outstanding warrant, an expired registration plate, and an air freshener hanging from his rearview mirror, which is against the law in Minnesota. Wright resisted...

Governor Ducey issues a new order forcing schools to reopen

Governor Ducey issues a new order forcing schools to reopen

March 17, 2021

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued an executive order on the third of March that requires public schools to offer in-person instruction by March 15th. Twelve out of the fifteen Arizona counties are reportedly safe to reopen.   “Arizona’s...

Photo from The Telegraph

Biden declares state of emergency in Texas amidst power outages with 69 deaths and counting

Devyn Marie, Editor February 23, 2021

Texas is currently undergoing a historic disaster due to coast-to-coast blackout-causing winter storms. As climate change continues to bring more profound warnings of destruction, it has had a great effect on the welfare of residents in more than 4 separate...

President Joe Biden signs his first executive order in the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington.??(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

12 Executive Orders President Biden Has Made and What They Mean

Devyn Marie and Caitlin Bailey January 27, 2021

Donald Trump made quite the legacy for himself in the 4 years he occupied the oval office. Whether his plethora of executive orders improved the state of America is up for debate but new President, Mr. Joe Biden seems to be determined to undo the effects...

President Joe Biden’s Inauguration Speech

January 21, 2021

Watch President Joe Biden's Inauguration Speech which took place on the 20th of January, 2021. Video is from CNN.