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

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Heart made of leaves on sidewalk

Hopeless Romantic

For all the dreamers: you're not hopeless...maybe just a little delusional
Joanne Ko December 13, 2023

You get me daisies and white lilies and red rosesYou say you just felt like picking them on the way homeYou write me letters, oh, you know how I’m weak for lettersFilled with every line, every word, every stroke of your mind that I will never...

“향수병“ (Perfume Bottle)

“향수병” is a homonym that directly translates to perfume bottle but indirectly means homesickness. This poem describes the feeling of moving away from your childhood home.
Joanne Ko, Journalist September 22, 2023

today i picked up a bottlethat which revealed the feelings I had bottledis it the smell of lilacs or lemon mint i can not tell i had left everything behind, perhaps, I thought,I thought, perhaps, I was fine with the past, but. it smells like cool...

Gasoline and Citrus Dreams

Rhonaleen Rona, Journalist September 22, 2023

Rolling tears fell as I hit the brakes,but honestly, it was all just so I could see your face I’ve gathered by handsand stuffed them into a BenzWishing you could show me what was worth it to contend   But here, we’ve driven away.   Far,     Far,     Far,...

Drawing by Molly Bomar

July in Glendale

Molly Bomar, Journalist May 12, 2021

A little poem looking forward to the deep and heavy summer ahead:   The sun is pounding the cement in Glendale. Palms sway gracefully to a silent, unheard anthem; their leaves dancing. With few window open, most shutters are closed...

Sailboats at Sunset by Ferdinand du Puiguadeau

Angry Nation

Molly Bomar, Journalist April 12, 2021

Anger will stain your mouth,  break your bones,  poison your brain.    It will bury you in sorrow,  eat you up,  spit you back out,  lingering for more.    It will find its way under your skin,  into your...

The Beautiful Seasons


Molly Bomar, Journalist December 9, 2020

Oh, for time is a fickle thing, Everlasting and ever-changing.   The morning dew woken early by a summer breeze  and the flowers bloom. They sit upon a hill, basking in the glow of the midday sun,  breathing in the sobs of a quiet...

The Obscure Legend of King Gizzard

The Obscure Legend of King Gizzard

Ethan Pendegrass, Student Writer! October 26, 2020

Y'all ever heard about King Gizzard and the Wizard Lizard? It's not a band I've talked about  much. I found out about this band by looking around for cool band covers, when I saw this  particularly interesting oil painting background with the name:...

A Brief Collection of Poetic Works (I)

A Brief Collection of Poetic Works (I)

Aden Schulze-Miller, Editor in Chief May 5, 2020
“Some Bits of Poetry Written Throughout Quarantine.”
A Fleeting Memory

A Fleeting Memory

Johnathon Henry Class of 2020
Johnathon Henry October 30, 2019

While fall finally rolls around, relieving all Arizonans from the treacherous inferno called summer, and “Spooky Season” officially begins. While it is repeatedly blasted from the school’s announcements each morning, it feels as though the magic...