“Just a Number:” Why You Shouldn’t Rely on College Rankings

“Just a Number:” Why You Shouldn’t Rely on College Rankings

Alicia Jen '16, Features Editor

“Come on, Finding Nemo is definitely better than Toy Story!” you exclaim while browsing IMBD's Top 250 list of films. You might have similar objections while browsing rankings of music, sports players, TV shows, or anything of that sort: the writers of those lists obviously didn't see things the way ... READ MORE »

Ready, Set, Spike!

Ready, Set, Spike!

Hyojin Lee ‘16, Editor-in-Chief

As winter break approaches, students prepare their bumps, sets, and spikes for one of the most...  Read More »

Dec 20 • 0 comments

The Arrival of Bella’s Burgers (and the Dawn of a New Era?)

The Arrival of Bella’s Burgers (and the Dawn of a New Era?)

Emma Havighorst ‘16, Entertainment Editor

  In the cafeteria, near the hot lunch, there is a location where burgers sit in tiers,...  Read More »

Dec 20 • 0 comments

Teacher Interview – Mrs. Raphaels on Recommendation Letters

Teacher Interview – Mrs. Raphaels on Recommendation Letters

Wanxing Lu '17

As students enter their third year of high school and the impending thought of college approaches,...  Read More »

Nov 12 • 9 comments

New Iced Coffee Item Serves Up Big Hit

Hyojin Lee ‘16, Editor-in-Chief

As dramatic happenings occur at Ridge High School in the form of Italian exchange students, new AP classes, and an in-school PSAT, the cafeteria proves to be no exception. This fall, the school cafeteria opened with the exciting addition of iced coffees, along with cornbread, peaches, and a...  Read More »

Nov 12 • 36 comments

Fall into Forensics: Ridge’s New Forensic Speaking Club

Fall into Forensics: Ridge’s New Forensic Speaking Club

Keri Zhang ’17

With quivering knees and sweaty palms, most students confront the fear of public speaking hesitantly...  Read More »

Nov 12 • 4 comments

Senior Spirit Week: The Last Hurrah

Senior Spirit Week: The Last Hurrah

Julia Sun ‘16

Time flies! October 16, 2015 marked the end of Spirit Week for Ridge’s graduating class—to...  Read More »

Nov 12 • 8 comments

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“Just a Number:” Why You Shouldn’t Rely on College Rankings

“Just a Number:” Why You Shouldn’t Rely on College Rankings

Alicia Jen '16, Features Editor

“Come on, Finding Nemo is definitely better than Toy Story!” you exclaim while browsing IM...  Read More »

Dec 21 • 0 comments

400-500 Wing Intersection Causes Physical and Psychological Harm

400-500 Wing Intersection Causes Physical and Psychological Harm

Keri Zhang ‘17

The latest casualties of poorly planned architecture include 3 wounded, 72 nauseous, and 572...  Read More »

Dec 20 • 0 comments

To Miss or Not To Miss?

To Miss or Not To Miss?

Louise Choi ‘17

At seven in the morning on November 11th, while students from other schools cozied up into hu...  Read More »

Dec 20 • 0 comments

So Thankful For Family, Friends, and … Friday?

Navya Yemula ‘18

Thanksgiving is a glorious time of year when families should reunite and enjoy a filling meal while chatting and laughing deep into the night. Yet for some families, it is a time that exists solely for the purpose of catching the latest Black Friday sales. As the years have gone by, to many...  Read More »

Dec 20 • 0 comments

Freedom and Security in the World: How Can We Balance Them?

Freedom and Security in the World: How Can We Balance Them?

Amanda Wang ‘18

With the recent proliferation of terrorism and attacks on cities such as Paris and Beirut,...  Read More »

Dec 20 • 0 comments

Starting the School Year in August: Why It isn’t a Crazy Idea

Starting the School Year in August: Why It isn’t a Crazy Idea

Sarah Ho '17, School News Editor

August is universally dreaded by students across the United States. For some, the arrival of...  Read More »

Dec 20 • 0 comments

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Tensions Rise Between Turkey and Russia

Tensions Rise Between Turkey and Russia

Lauren Patetta ‘17

Over recent weeks, Turkey and Russia have been at odds with each other over a Russian plane shot down in Syrian territory on November 24th. Turkey bears the responsibility...  Read More »

December 20, 2015 • 0 comments

Art credits to Lily Yang!

Alleged Racial Discrimination Sparks Protests at America’s Colleges

December 20, 2015

In recent months, hundreds of college students from coast to coast have been passionately protesting against the racial discrimination that they...  Read More »

Solidarity With France and Lebanon

December 20, 2015

They had devised a strategy to kill hundreds. Three ISIS jihadists would strap on suicide vests and carry out a series of attacks against innocent...  Read More »

Art credits to Erika Woo!

Advocating for the Resignation of Park Geun-hye

December 20, 2015

On November 14, a rally of tens of thousands of South Korean protesters advocated for the resignation of president Park Geun-Hye, causing the...  Read More »

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Audition Advice: Performing at Full Potential

Ruiyan Wang '17, School News Editor

This spring, the Ridge High School Drama Club will be performing The Addams Family for its annual musical. While the Addams’ eerie mannerisms (the opening is an annual g...  Read More »

December 20, 2015 • 0 comments

mr galesi

Teacher Interview: Mr. Galesi

December 20, 2015

With his quirky personality, amusing sound effects, and engaging projects, it’s not hard to see why Mr. Galesi has become a fan favorite in...  Read More »

Art credits to Lily Yang!

Politically-Minded or Closed-Minded?

December 20, 2015

Politics is a heavy word, scaring adults and children alike. Not many words carry as much magnitude or have as many lengthy definitions. So what...  Read More »

AADM: Embracing the Mathematical Experience

December 20, 2015

By the end of the first marking period, seniors enrolled in Advanced Algebra and Discrete Mathematics (AADM) had constructed portfolios of equations,...  Read More »

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