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  • Habits: Horrible to Have, Hard to Get Rid Of

    Habits: Horrible to Have, Hard to Get Rid Of

    Molly Burton, Journalist

    November 15, 2018

    People of all ages have had bad habits, from nail biting, to smoking or drinking. Some high schoolers have bad habits like knuckle cracking, nail biting, and procrastination. These habits could be caused by stressful situations, leading to a lifelong bad habit. Habits are formed in a three step pattern, a...

  • November: Bringing Awareness to Dia-BEATING the Disease

    November: Bringing Awareness to Dia-BEATING the Disease

    Haley Meece, Journalist

    November 15, 2018

    A full night's rest is rare for type one diabetics. Usually, they are awoken by a low or high blood sugar that needs immediate fixing. If they go back to sleep, they might not wake up. This a reality for millions of people in the United States. In fact, more than 40,000 people of all ages are d...

    Pictured above is a glucose monitor, or meter, as well as an insulin pump showing a blue shield with a blood sugar on it.

  • These Shoes are Made for Walking

    These Shoes are Made for Walking

    November 15, 2018

    One of the many things that come with us everywhere is our shoes. Our shoes have been on our feet to the many places and things we do since we were little. We have certain shoes for certain things. There are those shoes that nobody can seem to throw away no matter how old they get. Our shoes have be...

    Teacher Kelly Loogman enjoys hiking in her free time.

  • Fast & Friendly Food

    Fast & Friendly Food

    Justin Bright & Sophia Taylor, Journalists

    November 15, 2018

    Sometimes it can be hard to decide where to get food, especially when there are so many great choices. There’s multiple things to consider, such as the people who work there, how long it will take, and the quality of what you order. To help conquer this issue, we went to six different places in Ripo...

  • Cross Country Runs into Sections

    Cross Country Runs into Sections

    Ally Pendleton, Journalist

    November 15, 2018

    This year at Ripon High, many of the teams have gone to sections and playoffs. The girls’ varsity cross country team, Madison Berry, Abbigael Williams, Kalani Kahandawala, Kiana Mikami, Lydia Waters, Ava Velasco, and Leah Van Dosrt, as well as a couple of boys, Bennie Dimas and Abe Alsaidi, will be ...

    Bennie Dimas runs to the finish line during the TVL Finals at Legion Park.

  • This DUDE. is Nice

    This DUDE. is Nice

    Maria Soto, Editor

    November 15, 2018

    Just this last week, Ripon High participated in the 3rd annual “DUDE. be nice” week. For those who do not know what DUDE. be nice is all about, it is a movement for the development of a more “conscious culture” that was created by the media company “dude. be nice”. Ripon High has been ma...

  • Jumping into the Holidays

    Jumping into the Holidays

    Malia Taylor, Journalist

    November 15, 2018

    As the “Most wonderful time of the year” approaches, Ripon High has a few early birds who love to jump right into the holiday spirit. For some, that happens to be the day after Halloween. If you’re a big fan of Christmas, you and these students may have a few things in common. Sophomore Sailor ...

    Sailor Rogers festive room

  • What’s Cookin’ in the Kitchen

    What’s Cookin’ in the Kitchen

    Eleanor Tran, Journalist

    November 15, 2018

    The Ripon High cafeteria crew put nothing but love into the food they prepare and serve. Although they are apart of what helps makes Ripon High the best it can be, their role on campus is often overlooked by the students. Former cafeteria lady and current campus supervisor, Samantha Green, explains...

    Gretchen Barslund preparing nutritious salads for lunch.

    Eleanor Tran

  • Caution: New Drivers Ahead

    Caution: New Drivers Ahead

    Agamchat Dhami, Journalist

    November 15, 2018

    Turning 15 ½ for many students marks a new chapter in their lives. This chapter is to be composed of funny, scary, ridiculous driving stories with family and friends that are to be cherished for generations to come. The ability to drive independently grants students the freedom and responsibly to ...

  • Remembering Passed Pets

    Remembering Passed Pets

    Addie Azevedo, Journalist

    November 14, 2018

    As all pet owners know, animals can be a wild ride to own. There are memories that range from funny to gross, and some that may be so good that you want to publish them in a book in the future. It is always hard when they pass away, but it only makes those memories more cherished. RHS senior Cameron...

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Survive and Thrive in High School

Deven Stokes, Newspaper Editor

For many students, high school can be a huge transition into the next stage of a student’s life. On some days, it may feel impossible to even survive through one day of...

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