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  • RHS Cheerleaders Jump to the Top

    RHS Cheerleaders Jump to the Top

    Jasleena Herrera, Journalist

    February 15, 2018

    Ripon High School's Cheer team went to Regionals both in Deer Valley and Del Campo taking home a first place win, beating last years first place champion at both competitions. At the first competition in Del Campo, the lady Indians had a miss communication and ended up performing with no music, on...

    The Lady Indians posing with there first place plaque and ribbons at Del Campo High school on January 6, 2018.

  • The Truth About Going on a Diet

    The Truth About Going on a Diet

    Deven Stokes, Journalist, Editor

    February 14, 2018

    As a student in high school, the concept of weight and shape is a very common topic. Many teens feel bad about themselves and take extreme measures because they feel that they are supposed to look a certain way. When teenagers feel self-conscious about how their body looks, they feel the need to ...

  • Students Keep Clean Act, Avoid Tide Pod Challenge

    Students Keep Clean Act, Avoid Tide Pod Challenge

    Kevin Valdez, Journalist

    February 14, 2018

    When Tide first introduced their laundry detergent Pods in 2012, nobody suspected it would become the subject of a bizarre and dangerous Internet trend. The Tide Pod Challenge, which gained traction near the beginning of 2018, consists of teenagers biting into the Pods and disgustingly gaggin...

  • RHS Cheerleaders Recognized at Board Meeting

    RHS Cheerleaders Recognized at Board Meeting

    February 12, 2018

    The Ripon Unified School Board recognized the RHS Competition Cheer team at tonight's board meeting for their first place finishes at the Deer Valley and Del Campo regional cheer competitions, where they beat last year's national champions at both competitions. The team will move on to the USA S...

  • Brotherhood on the Basketball Court

    Brotherhood on the Basketball Court

    Aubree Pelon, Journalist

    February 12, 2018

    You may know of the varsity coach of the boys’ basketball team and former Ripon High School basketball star, Justin Graham. He’s a great guy who is dedicated and passionate about the sport. Graham played basketball at San Jose State and even played in other countries such as Italy, Slovakia, New Zealand and H...

    Coach Graham giving brother, Daniel Hernandez, some coaching advice before the game.

  • November A.C.E. Video

    November A.C.E. Video

    February 7, 2018

    Video by Abbi Kissee and Ashley Jackson

  • Evening Out the Score

    Evening Out the Score

    Claire DeKruyf, Journalist

    February 4, 2018

    Even though there are male and female wrestlers, wrestling is considered to be a male-dominated sport. Some female high school wrestlers at Ripon High want this to change but many actually believe that wrestling has changed and become a more equal sport. “I don’t really notice that I’m surr...

    Wrestler Alayna Swilley gets ready for her match.

  • Izzy and Isaiah’s Big McWin

    Izzy and Isaiah’s Big McWin

    Aiko DeArth, Journalist

    February 4, 2018

    January was a month full of spontaneous creativity and victories showcased through events like the talent show, spirit days, and sports. But putting aside the obvious “wins” that students at Ripon High got this month, there was another well- earned victory that deserves a story. Isaiah Tho...

  • Coding Is The Future, You Just Don’t Know It Yet

    Coding Is The Future, You Just Don’t Know It Yet

    Will Sanford, Sport's Editor

    February 2, 2018

    Believe it or not, but the main goal of the hackathon isn’t to hack. It’s to bring jobs into the Central Valley and improve our local economy. The inspiration is simple, keep people in the Central Valley instead of having them commute to places like Silicon Valley for work, bring the work here. ...

    Ripon High Students pose for a picture with Philip Lan and Vice Mayor of Modesto, Tony Madrigal.

  • Teachers Change Lives

    Teachers Change Lives

    Deven Stokes, Editor, Journalist

    January 30, 2018

    From the past to the present, learning has never changed. Education has been the center of our lives since the day we were born. At times it seems that the whole purpose of our lives is to go to school everyday and to get a steady job until the day we retire. It is given that in life the proc...

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