The Ridge Review

Wrapping Up The Year

Wrapping Up The Year
Anna Goode December 19, 2018

Panic. Stress. Sweatpants. We all know what that means, it’s December. Something about the end of the first semester has always been intriguing, you can pretty much watch the life and happiness drain out of high school students. They stumble on campus...

District Shares the Need for Hope

District Shares the Need for Hope
Emma Padelford December 19, 2018

Back in November, Mountain Ridge partnered with Terramar Elementary and put on a suicide and mental illness awareness night. Last Monday, there was another one of these events put on at the district office at 6:00pm. This event is what the district is...

Ridge Partners With Teen Lifeline

Ridge Partners With Teen Lifeline
Jenna Boden December 19, 2018

Mountain Ridge High School is partnering with Teen Lifeline to help students through the struggles of mental health. Teen Lifeline is a program that provides services that students can turn to in order to deal with stress, depression, or any type of crisis...

Santa Claus: Truth Exposed

Santa Claus: Truth Exposed
Aileen Resendiz December 19, 2018

Think back to when you were younger, and when you began to question Santa’s existence. Maybe it was a sudden realization, maybe your older brothers and sisters or friends told you, or maybe you never believed in him to begin with. Almost everybody...

Mountain Ridge Gifted Academy

Mountain Ridge Gifted Academy
Laya Reddy, Co-Head Editor December 19, 2018

Next year, Mountain Ridge is starting a Gifted Academy. Since the program is so new to the school, there is some ambiguity among students about what it really entails, so I conducted an interview with Mrs. Sparks, a Gifted Specialist and Fully Gifted...

Special-Coded Genres to Watch on Netflix

Special-Coded Genres to Watch on Netflix
Hezekiah Haynes December 18, 2018

Have you ever experienced a time where Netflix has taken down a movie or TV show that you have watched, or there isn’t a specific genre that you are looking for? If this is a problem that you may have experienced, then Netflix has a secret way of unlocking...

Inexpensive Gift Ideas for Your Friends

Inexpensive Gift Ideas for Your Friends
Kylee Wulf December 18, 2018

The holidays are coming up and many of you need to figure out a gift to give to a friend. However, if you want to make it special and also not super costly, here are some inexpensive gift ideas to give a friend for the holidays. One gift idea is to...

How to Handle Stress and Studying During Finals Week

How to Handle Stress and Studying During Finals Week
Kelsey Nahodil December 18, 2018

It’s that time of the year again and finals are almost here. People are starting to stress, worry, and hope they do well on their tests. We may often find ourselves rushing around the night before studying and trying to cram as much information in our...

Capitalism: The Spoiler of Christmas

Capitalism: The Spoiler of Christmas
Matt Kless December 18, 2018

The morals and values of Christmas have adapted and changed with time, but we’ve come to a point where those morals and values have become twisted and sour. Before Christmas, there was Saturnalia, a festival celebrating the blue collar workers and...

What to do When You’re Feeling Down

What to do When You're Feeling Down
Paula Bondeson December 17, 2018

Students are at such an influential age throughout high school and often need guidance from adults. Sometimes fear prevents students from reaching out to classmates, teachers, counselors, and even parents- it is in part the fear that they will not receive...

Glendale Glitters

Glendale Glitters
Avery Cross December 17, 2018

Glendale Glitters is the perfect place to go with your family during the holiday season this year, and it's the biggest holiday festival in Arizona.  This year marks the 25th year of Glendale Glitters. If you have never heard of Glendale Glitters,...

MRHS Swim Team Competes in Championships

MRHS Swim Team Competes in Championships
Chloe Merriweather December 14, 2018

Mountain Ridge swim team competed at the AIA Division One Championships, ending the season with multiple personal and team records. On Friday, November 2, the state team made their way down to Mesa to compete at Skyline Aquatic Center. “I qualified...

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