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

Staff Picks

From Food, to Film and Things We Find to be Fun as A Whole, Here’s All of Our Favorite Picks We Choose to Share With All of You

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Encanto Movie Recap & Review

Isabella Montoya, Journalist January 7, 2022

On November 24th, 2021, the animated film Encanto graced theaters around the world, and reached home streaming on December 24th, 2021. Over winter break, The kids I babysit would not stop talking about how good the movie was. Finally, I decided to see...

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Well Coffee Co.

Bella Matthey, Contributing Writer January 7, 2022

There aren't an abundance of coffee shops in the Peoria area, which makes Well Coffee Co even more special. They are located on the side of Copper Hills Church, and they are a bit hidden so keep an eye out or you might miss them. While their slightly...

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Best Traveling Influencer: Hildur Karlsson

Molly Bomar, Co-Editor January 4, 2022

Social media: our favorite time consuming activity. We are all guilty of endlessly scrolling through Instagram, getting stuck in the hole of celebrity and influencer profiles. The common trend of selfies and self-love quotes is on the decline and a new...

Best Gifts for Everyone

Best Gifts for Everyone

Isabella Montoya, Journalist December 13, 2021

As we get closer and closer to Christmas, one thing is on many people's minds. PRESENTS!  Many news channels are claiming to get christmas gifts soon, due to supply and demand. So if you want to be ahead of the game ( or you’re reading this the day...

Trip Advisor featuring On the Border - Mexican Grill & Cantina

On the Border

Makayla Bast, Journalist December 6, 2021

At On the Border, its name holds true as you really can’t tell which side of the border you sit on. In every bite, you get a taste of Mexico. Stepping across the border will be one of your best ones yet as you get the chance to have your tastebuds savor...

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Artist to Look Out For

Ava Padelford, Co-Editor November 19, 2021

Finding new music is an exciting thing to do and can definitely spice up any playlist. Oftentimes, TikTok reveals small singers and songwriters who have a few songs of their own. Avery Anna is one of the smaller singers I have come across who has an amazing...

What to Watch Next if You Liked Squid Game

What to Watch Next if You Liked Squid Game

Caitlin Bailey, Journalist November 15, 2021

With Squid Game’s recent popularity, western society is finally discovering the glory of k-dramas. In the words of Oscar-winner Bong Joon-ho, “Once you overcome the one-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing...

Under the Radar: Emil Rottmayer

Under the Radar: Emil Rottmayer

Benjamin Jensen, Columnist November 15, 2021

Everyone has their favorite music genres and artists. From Rock to EDM, or Maroon 5 to AC/DC. Some artists out there make fantastic music, but are almost unknown to the public. One of these great artists is Emil Rottmayer.    Emil Rottmayer...

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2021’s Up-and-Coming Artists

Molly Bomar, Co-Editor October 29, 2021

We all flip through the radio stations, looking for something new after hearing all the same artists and tunes on the dial. You might be bored with your Spotify playlist and are looking for something different.    Good news! Here are some...


Fall Book Recommendations 2021

Molly Bomar, Co-editor September 20, 2021

I am well-aware, and quite frankly very familiar, with the busy schedules of teens, pressing through homework and studying, extracurricular activities, and sports just to have a smidge of free time to sleep and eat. However, carving out quiet time devoted...

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Greta Van Fleet is New Wave 70’s Music

Isabella Montoya, Journalist September 10, 2021

If you fall under the category of  “a person born in the wrong generation (specifically the 70’s)”, well listen up! Greta Van Fleet is the band for you. Formed in 2012, the band still continues to make music and hold concerts throughout the world....

Ridge’s Reads

Ridge’s Reads

Makayla Bast, Journalist September 1, 2021

Since that summer before the beginning of the freshman school year, I have had the opportunity to read and analyze a handful of novels as assigned in my English classes throughout my high school academic career. Now being a junior, with about 10 novels...