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Thanksgiving Celebration

Abbi Kissee

November 14, 2016

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Thanksgiving Break is just around the corner! Thanksgiving is the time to give thanks for the blessings we all have. Thanksgiving was traditionally a religious and cultural celebration. The first ever Thanksgiving was in 1621 and lasted...

What to be grateful for…..

Abbi Kissee

November 10, 2016

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There are so many things to be thankful for. Even when times are rough, you can probably be thankful for these 10 things. SHELTER. You have a roof over your head. There are many people who are homeless and spend winter ni...

The Spirit of Hallow-teen

Deven Stokes

November 3, 2016

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In the spirit on Halloween time, children throughout the country are excited to begin their holiday adventures. Shopping for costumes, carving pumpkins, and decorating are the necessary preparations for the Halloween season. However,...

Ripon Chiefs Superbowl Bound

Abbi Kissee

November 1, 2016

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Ripon is not only known for its high school sports but for its city youth football and cheer, Ripon Chiefs. The Chiefs have had a tradition of excellence since 1985 being part of the Motherlode Valley Football League where th...

The Library Holds More Stories Than Books

adviser

October 21, 2016

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Every person has a story, according to the Ripon Memorial Library program, “Every Person is a Book” held on Oct. 17. Inspired by The Human Library, the Ripon Memorial Library held a special event, celebrating people’s cultures and ...

Everyone On Board: RUSD Meeting

Makeila Hinrichsen

October 21, 2016

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A Ripon Unified School Board Meeting was held at City Hall on October 10, 2016. The meeting discussed several recent activities that have taken place in the district’s high school as well as the elementary schools. Claire Weaver...

Clown Sightings: Makeup-Wearing Threat or Social Media Craze?

Abbi Kissee

October 10, 2016

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Unless you have been living under a rock,  you have heard about alleged sightings of terrifying bands of clowns touring America to wreak havoc. School districts have been put on lock down and numerous police reports have been filed,...

Save Some Lives, Join the Blood Drive

Makeila Hinrichsen

October 6, 2016

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Blood Drive Promo In each of us, there is the desire to positively impact the world around us, to give back to the community that shaped us. This year, Ripon High school is hosting a blood drive on Saturday, October 8th. We will...

Soaring Over Ripon

Abbi Kissee

October 4, 2016

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Soaring Over Ripon On Labor Day weekend, Ripon had a special occasion with a new name called Soaring Over Ripon. In this event, local Ripon High students volunteer to help fire up the hot air balloons and send them in the sky. ...

Farewell, Colonel Dunn

Abby Pendleton

October 4, 2016

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Colonel Dunn was a beloved teacher, mentor, and friend who impacted many students.  He recently died of Stage 4 cancer, but his legacy will live on at Ripon High forever. "He inspired me to achieve my goals and better myself,” s...

Soaring Over Ripon

Abbi Kissee

October 3, 2016

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Soaring Over Ripon On Labor Day weekend, Ripon had a special occasion with a new name called Soaring Over Ripon. In this event, local Ripon High students volunteer to help fire up the hot air balloons and send them in th...

Dodgers Take NL West

Elisabeth Fereria

October 3, 2016

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Dodgers Take NL West   In a heated race in who will take the National League West, the Dodgers came out on top of the San Francisco Giants on Sunday, September 24. In their game against the Colorado Rockies, the Dodg...

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