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The Salesman for Science

The Salesman for Science
Emma Padelford January 31, 2019

Over the years, Mr. Prey has obtained a very good reputation. He has taught for 26 years, and this is his 21st year at Mountain Ridge. Currently, he teaches Human Anatomy and Physiology and Biology. What really seems to stand out about Mr. Prey is his...

Leave It In 2018

Leave It In 2018
Hezekiah Haynes January 31, 2019

We woke up to a new year, new life, and we officially have arrived in 2019. With that arrival, we must also dispose of the bad habits that we have and leave it in 2018. This will lead to a wonderful year filled with new things and new people that come...

SAT Study Tips

SAT Study Tips
Cecilia Chepkoech January 31, 2019

The SAT or Scholastic Assessment Test is a standardized test widely used for college admissions. It is written by the College Board, a private nonprofit organization. The test’s intent is to assess the readiness of students for College and Universities.   It...

Ridge Run 5K

Ridge Run 5K
Avery Cross January 31, 2019

On February 2nd 2019, Mountain Ridge is having their second annual Ridge Run 5k. The race will start at 8am, with runners beginning their 3.1 mile trek near the softball fields on campus and finishing on the track surrounding the football field.   “[The...

An Improved System

An Improved System
Emma Padelford January 30, 2019

From early childhood to adulthood, the average student will spend roughly 13 years in school, not including college education. This includes 8 years of getting their primary education, then another 4 years getting their secondary. While in school, students...

The Newlywed Game – 2019

The Newlywed Game - 2019
Jenna Boden January 30, 2019

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we wanted to interview some couples at Ridge to see how well they knew each other. Senior Couple Kayci Kleven and Noah Hasegawa and teachers Mr. and Mrs. Romero all answered questions to test their knowledge...

Behind the Scenes of The Spring Musical

Behind the Scenes of The Spring Musical
Paula Bondeson and Chloe Merriweather January 30, 2019

Many students attend the Mountain Ridge plays each semester, but few get to see exactly what goes on to produce such an elaborate performance. Students involved in theater share some of their most exciting moments backstage and during rehearsals. The...

Dumb Questions Exchange Students Have Received

Dumb Questions Exchange Students Have Received
Kristi Nyhaug January 30, 2019

Through countless TV-series and movies from the US, the rest of the world has garnered a better understanding and appreciation of American culture and how things work here. It was not until I became an exchange student that I realized how little Americans...

Politics: Why We Have To Stay Hopeful

Politics: Why We Have To Stay Hopeful
Laya Reddy January 30, 2019

Politics. The word conjures up a wide array of feelings: passion, fear, excitement. As much as people try to distance themselves from it, they can never escape. We are all affected by the decisions made by politicians in the government, whether it’s...

Semester Achievements

Semester Achievements
Kristi Nyhaug, Chloe Merriweather January 30, 2019

Over the first semester, Ridge has had some major achievements…   Kim Rodgers was nominated for the 2019 Gatorade secondary athletic trainer award for District 7.   Jenna Jones received the AZ Republic Academic Athlete of the...

How to Start the Semester Off Strong

How to Start the Semester Off Strong
Kenadee Van Horn January 28, 2019

Now that you’ve found your classes, met your teachers, and made friends with your classmates from last semester, you have a head start on this semester. Your last semester grades are in the past and now you get to start over and do an even better job...

Why Joking About Mental Health Can Be Problematic

Why Joking About Mental Health Can Be Problematic
Kate Ourada and Laya Reddy January 18, 2019

Over the last decade, mental health has become a less taboo topic for our generation to discuss, but that change in attitude has invited insensitive jokes and comments made at the expense of those who really struggle with it. These remarks, though they...

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