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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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Wrapping Up the Holidays

Wrapping Up the Holidays

Makayla Bast, Journalist December 15, 2021

  It’s the most wonderful time of the year, especially when you look under the sparkling Christmas tree and find a buffet of presents. All of the miscellaneous gifts sit under unique styles of wrapping, an array of paper, and a criminal amount...

His House: Film Review

His House: Film Review

Caitlin Bailey, Journalist December 15, 2021

I’ve never been much of a horror connoisseur--I hate being scared with a passion--but my friends are addicted to them. Over the weekend, one of my friends convinced me to watch a horror movie with her despite my usual skepticism. The premise of the...

The AIA is a Joke

The AIA is a Joke

Caitlin Bailey, Journalist December 15, 2021

Did April Fools come early because the fact that ESports are considered part of the AIA but ice hockey is not is truly a joke.    The AIA is for high school clubs, something that ice hockey is sadly not a part of. But why? After all, there...

Best Gifts for Everyone

Best Gifts for Everyone

Isabella Montoya, Journalist December 13, 2021

As we get closer and closer to Christmas, one thing is on many people's minds. PRESENTS!  Many news channels are claiming to get christmas gifts soon, due to supply and demand. So if you want to be ahead of the game ( or you’re reading this the day...

Junior Cooper Neville understood the assignment, displaying the ugliest sweater of all

Ridge’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

Molly Bomar, Co-Editor December 13, 2021

This past Friday, December 10th, Ridge StuGo held an Ugly Christmas Sweater day, asking the student body to rep their best, worst, and most festive holiday attire.    “Something as small as an Ugly Sweater Day on a random Friday can improve...

Take Precautions When Training for Sports

Take Precautions When Training for Sports

Ava Padelford, Co-Editor December 10, 2021

Training for a sport is physically draining and takes the right, most positive mindset to keep up consistently. It’s important to remember to focus on workouts that target your sport and help you gain the strength you need to do your very best.    I...

The Horrors of Socratic Seminars

The Horrors of Socratic Seminars

Alexa McClain, Journalist December 10, 2021

Oh no! It’s that time of the month again when the teacher tells the class what day their Socratic Seminar will be. Your stomach twists and flops just from the idea of  having to awkwardly sit in a circle with all of your classmates to talk about something...

Finale to 2021’s New Years Resolutions

Finale to 2021’s New Years Resolutions

Makayla Bast, Journalist December 10, 2021

The final stretch of 2021 is upon us. December only has 3 weeks left to offer us a chance to get stuff done. Remember those resolutions you had high hopes for when 2021 began? The promises we made in the betterment of ourselves in January 2021 may not...

A (School Appropriate) Bucket List For Your Teenage Years

A (School Appropriate) Bucket List For Your Teenage Years

Kimi Matibag, Journalist December 10, 2021

The era of youth is to be cherished, and it’s not until it’s gone do people realize all the things they wanted to do but never got to. Living with regret is one of the worst feelings in the world, because not only does it consume you, but also there’s...

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10 Interesting Movie Facts (Spoilers)

Benjamin Jensen, Columnist December 6, 2021

When we watch our favorite movies, we typically don’t notice small details shown to either foreshadow, or just add a level of originality and realism to the film. Here are 10 interesting facts about your favorite movies.    Shawshank Redemption.   At...

Trip Advisor featuring On the Border - Mexican Grill & Cantina

On the Border

Makayla Bast, Journalist December 6, 2021

At On the Border, its name holds true as you really can’t tell which side of the border you sit on. In every bite, you get a taste of Mexico. Stepping across the border will be one of your best ones yet as you get the chance to have your tastebuds savor...

Finals Prep

Finals Prep

Makayla Bast, Journalist December 6, 2021

As we near winter break, and the semester’s finale, the inevitable struggle of final exams makes its yearly deployment. Though this year “finals” will not actually hold the weight of 20% on your grade, the stress of having a test in every class...

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