The Ridge Review

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
And A Happy New Year!
The Ridge Review December 25, 2020

We hope everyone at home has a wonderful and safe Christmas; we wish the same for those celebrating separate holidays this joyous season.   From, The Ridge Review Staff

Why Starting The Semester Online is a Good Idea

ZOOM has been used by Ridge since the need to go online rose up during the second semester of the 2019-2020 school year.
Connor Graf, Journalist December 22, 2020

So at the beginning of the next semester, everybody will be starting on zoom for the first few weeks. Many people like the idea of it, and also many people don’t get the point of it. I believe that this was a very good idea by the district.   There...

What Your Amazon Cart Says About You

What's in your cart?
Ava Padelford, Editor December 22, 2020

People are weird! I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but everyone’s got their own unique personality. There are good and bad types of weird but a good identification of this level points towards a person’s Amazon cart. Everyone is entitled to their...

Lack of Funding for Eye and Brain Diseases

Lack of Funding for Eye and Brain Diseases
Pranavi Vuppala, Journalist December 15, 2020

We have all heard of Alzheimer’s, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), or even Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) (most commonly known as sociopathy). But how about Duane Syndrome? Neuroblastoma? Frontotemporal dementia? All of these words are...

8 Ways You Can Take Care of Yourself and Glow Up During Social Distancing and Other COVID Precautions

8 Ways You Can Take Care of Yourself and Glow Up During Social Distancing and Other COVID Precautions
Kimi Matibag, Journalist December 11, 2020

Here’s a question for you, are you happy with yourself? Or is there something or some things you would like to improve on? Everybody wants to be at the top of their game and look their best, right? Well unfortunately, most of us don’t have the time...

Seasons

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...

What Being Swallowed By A Whale Would be Like

A Blue Whale About to Swallow Dory and Marlin in Finding Nemo
Ava Padelford, Lead Writer December 7, 2020

The deep blue sea comes with many wonders and unanswered questions. I recently had a dream where I was about to be swallowed by a whale, but as it took a big gulp, I woke up. This dream started a burning thought in my mind. I want to make it very clear...

A Realistic Reply from Santa

Jolly Old Saint Nick
Ava Padelford, Lead Writer December 7, 2020

Dear people of the world,    I have received your letters! As much joy as it brings me hearing you all wish for stuff you don’t have, I must tell you, I am over it. I’m not as jolly as I used to be. My chronic back pain has stopped me...

7 Ways to Prep for Christmas

A Beautiful Ornament
Zahrah Ralph, Journalist December 7, 2020

The holidays are coming faster than we know. Only 2 more weeks till Christmas… crazy to think about. With the COVID- 19 pandemic, we might not be able to celebrate with a big Christmas party; however, we can turn this Christmas into the most memorable...

COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine
Caitlin Bailey, Global News Columnist December 7, 2020

In a turbulent time with cases rising daily, the world is in need of a solution to COVID-19, and thanks to Pfizer and Moderna, two research/pharmaceutical it might have one. Both Pfizer and Moderna have reported successes for their vaccine trials, and...

Iron and Wine: Innovative and Extraordinary

Samuel Beam with A Taylor Guitar
“Exploring Folk Artist Samuel Beam’s Music Career.”
Aden Schulze-Miller, Editor in Chief December 7, 2020

“Have I found you? Flightless bird, jealous, weeping Or lost you? American mouth Big bill looming”  - Samuel Beam “Flightless Bird, American Mouth” (2007)    Ah! The iconic lines from folk singer Samuel Beam’s (known...

Duck and Cover!

A 1950's Classroom
Benjamin Jensen, Journalist December 3, 2020

It’s hard going to school during this pandemic. But back then, students like you were not going to school in fear of getting sick, instead they had an overwhelming fear of total atomic annihilation.    After the Second World War the world...

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