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Mrs. Ochoa: Crystal Apple Award Winner

Deven Stokes

May 18, 2017

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On November 16, 2017, one of Ripon High School’s English teachers, Laura Ochoa, was nominated for the Crystal Apple Award, a competition for teachers put on by the LDS church. To Rhet Herrin, a senior at Ripon High School, it...

Choir Meets For Some Spring Singing

John Cavanaugh

May 15, 2017

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On the evening of Tuesday May 9, Ripon High’s choir had a concert at Immanuel Christian Reform Church in Ripon. The choir director was Adam Serpa and the accompanist was Cynthia Dario-Good. Several groups were present, inc...

10 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About Ripon

Deven Stokes

April 26, 2017

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City Motto: “The Jewel of The Valley.”           2. 1875: The year that the first school was created as well as a blacksmith, shop, hotel, and fourteen homes.   Education: 21% of Ripon residents ...

Spring Outfits

Abbi Kissee

April 23, 2017

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We all know finding a new spring outfit can be a struggle, especially when the weather isn’t quite as warm as you’d like. Here are some small styling tips to help you get maximum levels of cute casual spring outfits. Cu...

“Play On” Preview

Abbi Kissee

April 23, 2017

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When loud screaming erupted from the band room, Drama Club president Sabrina Schmier didn’t panic. Instead, Schmier laughed, looked over, and shrugged. “That’s improv,” Schmier stated matter of factly. Drama Club is typical...

Celebrating Poetry

Abbi Kissee

April 23, 2017

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Every April, poets and lovers of art and literature honor National Poetry Month, organized by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Poetry is known for being an art form that combines literary techniques with emotional an...

Cancer Awareness Week

Abbi Kissee

April 20, 2017

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Leadership class of Ripon High School is having a Cancer Awareness week to bring attention to all the different types of cancer. There are more than 100 types of cancer which include breast cancer, skin cancer, lung cancer, col...

Overseas in Spain

William Sanford

April 19, 2017

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     Spain is a must for people looking to experience strong ethnic culture. If you plan on vacationing for more than a week it's a great idea to make your way from Madrid to Barcelona. However, if your stay is short it's a g...

Think Twice About Your Device

Deven Stokes

April 11, 2017

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In today’s world, teenagers are often consumed by their hectic schedules, never-ending hours of school, and other demands such as work, homework, sports, and other extra-curricular activities. Most teenagers claim they have...

Guidance from the Golf Carts

Deven Stokes

April 11, 2017

Filed under Community, Student Life

Ripon High School has many teachers that inspire students, encourage them, and set good examples for what the students should aspire to be. A couple of these amazing campus workers are Maria and Mark. Most of the students at Ripon...

Meet Julia, Sesame Street’s new muppet with autism

Kevin Valdez

April 6, 2017

Filed under Community, Entertainment

For the first time in a decade, the beloved children’s show “Sesame Street” has introduced a new muppet, but she has something that makes her special. Four-year-old Julia has vivid orange hair and bright green ey...

February in Ripon

February in Ripon

March 21, 2017

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