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Media Center Update

Media Center Update

Bhavana Vinodh, Contributing Journalist January 23, 2023

The media center has completed a major renovation which began May 2022. There are now 3 meeting rooms that students can use for small group or individual study. Both the desktop computers and the book shelves have been moved to new locations within the...

Speech and Debate at the Scorpion Spectacular

Speech and Debate at the Scorpion Spectacular

Victoria Guevara, Contributing Journalist January 23, 2023

The Scorpion Spectacular was held here at Mountain Ridge High School for the second year in a row this past Friday. A total of 35 schools attended. Overall, the debate went very well.     All of the students were very competitive and some...

Book Drive

Book Drive

Sedona Price, Contributing Journalist January 19, 2023

Educators Rising’s annual book drive began Tuesday, January 17th. The book drive has been in action for about 5 years.   “We would like to bring in more than last year. We had about 3,300 books last year. This year, before our official start...

Mountain Ridge FBLA: Regionals Winners 2023

Mountain Ridge FBLA: Regionals Winners 2023

January 17, 2023

Rohan Agrawal: 1st Place: Public Service Announcement 1st Place: Leadership Circus 1st Place: Computer Problem Solving 3rd Place: Political Science   Apramey Akkiraju: 1st Place: Business Communications 1st Place: Entrepreneurship 3rd Place:...

Junior Cora Cooper strides downfield

Girls Soccer Win Against Valley Vista

Ayah Al Swidaie, Contributing Journalist January 17, 2023

On Friday January 13th, the varsity girl’s soccer team won 6-0 against the Valley Vista Monsoons.    “Our team unity and the culture the players have created has put us in a good position to compete at a high level,” head coach Ryne...

Wrestling Vs. Tolleson

Wrestling Vs. Tolleson

Lauren Loper, Journalist January 13, 2023

The Mountain Ridge Varsity wrestling team lost 39-42 to Tolleson High School on Wednesday the 11th in a close fought battle.   The match even had an interesting coincidence, “We had a fun battle between 2 sets of twins. Our sophomore twins...

NHS Volunteers at St. Marys Food Bank

NHS Volunteers at St. Mary’s Food Bank

Molly Bomar, Editor in Chief December 9, 2022

National Honor Society members volunteered at Saint Mary’s Food Bank for their mandatory semester event on December 3rd. The students were assigned a location on a long assembly line, all purposefully packing boxes full of canned goods for families...

Student Spotlight: Ellie Morgan

Student Spotlight: Ellie Morgan

Molly Bomar, Editor in Chief December 9, 2022

Ellie Morgan, Mountain Ridge senior, is a dedicated student in her AP courses, and involved in a multitude of clubs, like StuGo, NHS, and SOFS. Amongst her involvement in academics, Morgan started her own small jewelry business, Ellie Hart Co., in 2018...

The MRHS Band & Orchestra Winter Concert

The MRHS Band & Orchestra Winter Concert

Ben Jensen, Journalist December 7, 2022

The band and orchestra hosted a Christmas concert on Dec. 6 that was absolutely stunning and spectacular. I have been blown away by the talented students who participated in the concert.    The concert featured 4 different bands/orchestras...

Arizona Choral Educators Fall Festival

Arizona Choral Educators Fall Festival

Alexa McClain, Journalist December 2, 2022

Congratulations to the Mountain Ridge Honor Choir for receiving a superior at the Arizona Choral Educators Fall Festival!   Performing the traditional spiritual “Battle of Jericho” arranged by Mark Hayes and “Songs in the Night” by...

Best Buddies Garden

Best Buddies Garden

Alexa McClain, Journalist September 20, 2022

Towards the end of this last school year, the Best Buddies students received a garden, thanks to the Best Buddies President, Elisabeth Green.    Best Buddies is a program dedicated to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities....

Photo by Ava Stojanovski

Ridge Army Supports First Game

Molly Bomar, Editor in Chief September 12, 2022

Last Friday night kicked off the Ridge Army the student section, lined with the iconic BLACKOUT OR BACKOUT sign. The loss against Casteel 54-28 did not deter Ridge Army President Kaylee Myers from pumping the students up. Blasting music like “Time of...

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