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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...

20 Years After

20 Years After

Benjamin Jensen, Columnist September 14, 2021

Every person in the U.S knows the day. The day when the world changed. September 11, 2001 will forever be a day that no one will forget. To this day, modern problems can be traced all the way back to this day. From the wars of the middle east, to major...

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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....

Oh, Wouldn’t It Be Great To Be A Senior

Oh, Wouldn’t It Be Great To Be A Senior

Alexa McClain, Journalist September 10, 2021

I think it's safe to say that here at Mountain Ridge, we know how to give a friendly welcome to our new students. Well, I would like to take this opportunity to do quite the contrary and help our current seniors out the door.    This year,...

You Make Me Loco. Wanna Go to Hoco?

You Make Me Loco. Wanna Go to Hoco?

Ava Padelford, Editor September 10, 2021

  Homecoming is coming up soon and I’m sure you’re just squealing with excitement. There are many great parts about homecoming which include dinner and pictures with friends, dancing, and awkwardly slow dancing with the love of your life....

Tourist Spots for Locals

Tourist Spots for Locals

Isabella Montoya, Journalist September 10, 2021

Living in Arizona suburbs, you constantly see the same things. Cacti, houses that look the exact same, desert, local restaurants, more cacti, more desert. It gets boring pretty quick when we see the same things over and over again. Thankfully, I have...

How to Gear up for Friday Night Lights

How to Gear up for Friday Night Lights

Makayla Bast, Journalist September 10, 2021

Friday night lights are here! After a year of absence from the home crowd, Mountain Ridge is eager to open its stands to Ridge Army.    Freshmen, welcome their first chance to belong in the student section as high schoolers. Sophomores, get...

The Final Field with Mr. Miller

The Final Field with Mr. Miller

Molly Bomar, Co-Editor September 10, 2021

The 2021 Ridge football season has begun and the Ridge Army is getting ready to go wild in the student section on Friday nights. The new turf field has been striped with forest green and a burgundy mountain lion calls attention to the 50 yard-line, awaiting...

The Freshman Survival Guide

The Freshman Survival Guide

Kimi Matibag, Journalist September 3, 2021

Goodbye, middle school, and hello, high school! Transitioning into ninth grade is quite the milestone in one’s academic career, from going to a much bigger campus, to taking a much harder curriculum. It’s expected that these environmental changes...

Finding Light in the Darkness

Finding Light in the Darkness

Molly Bomar, Co-Editor September 3, 2021

Now that we have rung in the new school year and said goodbye to 2020-21, I wanted to look back and learn from the many troubles of online and mandatory masked classes. The year was far from perfect, yet it proved the importance of my mental health and...

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...

FTM for Aca-Prep

FTM for Aca-Prep

Alexa McClain, Journalist September 1, 2021

The 2021-2022 school year looks to give back the events and traditions that were lost starting in the spring of 2020 and throughout last year as the ongoing pandemic changed our lives. In addition to bringing back fans at sporting events and homecoming...

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