The Ridge Review

Opinion

Do You Want to Know What We Think? No? Then Go Away! If You Do, Stay Here For the Most Passionately Written Stories of All

What is Cinema?: Is Cinema Determined by the Few or the Many?

What is Cinema?: Is Cinema Determined by the Few or the Many?

Remi McKim, Journalist May 16, 2022

Recently it has been brought up how Martin Scorsese discussed his disdain for Marvel movies—a franchise that has controlled the entire world and certainly the movie theaters. Spider-Man: No Way Home is a Marvel movie that was released back in December...

Life For All

Life For All

Ava Padelford, Co-Editor May 13, 2022

Humans today can control so much. They can give or take away. Decisions about what we want to control can be made so fast and then can be regretted for years and years.    There is a huge argument over abortion. There’s the argument claiming...

SAUL LOEB—AFP/Getty Images

The Epidemic of Abortion Bans & Decrease in Womens’ Rights

Caitlin Bailey and Kimi Matibag April 29, 2022

TW: rape, death, sexual assault   These bills that ban ectopic pregnancies make it abundantly clear that it was never about saving lives, it was about controlling women. Ectopic pregnancies are where the fetus grows outside of the main uterus...

Don’t Like Country Music? Think Again

Don’t Like Country Music? Think Again

Alexa McClain, Journalist April 1, 2022

Not everyone is a fan of the country music genre. It’s often stereotyped as too redneck, too nationalistic, or only associated with the “BIG GREEN TRACTOR,” though there is so much more than just that. I think that people just need to find the right...

Schrödinger’s…Grades?

Schrödinger’s…Grades?

Remi McKim, Journalist April 1, 2022

Does Watching Your Grades Have an Impact on Your Mentality? If you are a weird index of interesting anecdotes like I am, you are already aware of Schrödinger’s Cat. If you are a normal person who has not stumbled upon the John Green novel ‘Will...

Book Banning: The End of Critical Thinking

Book Banning: The End of Critical Thinking

Caitlin Bailey, Journalist March 11, 2022

Those who have banned and burned books have never gone down in history as the heroes. To pretend otherwise is exactly why books cannot be banned.    Proponents of banning books argue that parents should have control over what their children...

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...

Dual vs AP

Dual vs AP

Caitlin Bailey and Molly Bomar February 8, 2022

Dual POV   Even though I was the kid when I was younger that thought they would take all APs throughout high school, I have only taken one AP class in my high school career, and I have no regrets.    I took my first AP class–World...

In My Not-So-Humble Opinion: Why the Winter Olympics are Better than the Summer Olympics

In My Not-So-Humble Opinion: Why the Winter Olympics are Better than the Summer Olympics

Remi McKim, Journalist February 4, 2022

The chill is left at the door, frost biting at the windows and doors, with a warm cup in hand you turn the tv on to watch the Winter Olympics…Or so it would be if we didn't live in Arizona. Still, the Winter Olympics’ impact can be felt.   Alpine...

High School Sports Controversy

High School Sports Controversy

Makayla Bast, Journalist February 1, 2022

One of the most fundamental parts of a high school identity has significantly lost its popularity as the 21st century graduates the new generation of high schoolers.    Parents of current students could rip out a handful of colorful stories...

MRHS StuGo 2022

Why More Kids Should Participate in Spirit Week

Kimi Matibag, Journalist February 1, 2022

Pajama day, anything-but-a-backpack day, color day…it’s always a fun and festive week during school spirit week! Look around you, though. How many people do you actually see wearing silly costumes and lively attire in the name of school spirit? Unfortunately,...

Gavrilo Princip

The Gavrilo Princip Theory

Benjamin Jensen, Columnist January 28, 2022

The events of the 20th, 21st centuries all would not have happened without one person. This person can be seen as a hero, terrorist, a misguided child, or the man responsible for billions of deaths worldwide. On June 28, 1914, A 19 year old boy shot and...

Activate Search
The Student News Site of Mountain Ridge High School | Glendale, Arizona
Opinion