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  • Illustrating Le Page

    Illustrating Le Page

    Addie Azevedo, Journalist

    September 18, 2018

    Ashley LePage, an RHS junior, has been working diligently over the past 10 months illustrating two children’s books. The first book she illustrated is called “Willie’s Wheelchair” and she has since finished it. The book she is currently working on is “Cyrus the Cyberbully”. LePage illus...

  • Cash Cart Episode 1

    Cash Cart Episode 1

    Haley Meece and Justin Bright, Producers

    September 17, 2018

  • Student A.C.E. of the Month

    Student A.C.E. of the Month

    Laila Irigoyen, Guest Writer

    September 11, 2018

    Every month, Ripon High comess together to vote for ACE of the Month. The student body and staff votes for someone they felt has met the standards of being an Academic Achiever, Community Contributor, and Effective Communicator. ACE of the month looks for students and staff who possesses integrity, a stron...

  • Staff A.C.E. of the Month

    Staff A.C.E. of the Month

    Maria Soto, Editor

    September 11, 2018

    Ripon High stands out for many things.  From the outstanding academics and athletics to the unique curriculum of Character Strong which teaches students valuable lessons that will help them thrive in the professional world outside of high school.   Part of Ripon High’s school-wide positive beh...

  • Video: RHS is Back-to-School

    Video: RHS is Back-to-School

    Sam Brown, Videographer

    September 5, 2018

  • Relax Your Mind With the New Yoga Club

    Relax Your Mind With the New Yoga Club

    Sanjana Sivakumar, Journalist

    August 31, 2018

    This year Ripon High School welcomes Mindfulness Club which focuses on yoga. It will start on September 10 from 3:15 to 4pm in Mrs. Ochoa's room. It will be every Monday, except during holidays and other important events. The Mindfulness and Yoga Club was founded by Evelyn Tison, Gracie Jaime, S...

  • Bienvenidos, Mr. Giedd!

    Bienvenidos, Mr. Giedd!

    Malia Taylor-Chavez, Journalist

    August 31, 2018

    As Mr. Giedd approaches his first year at Ripon High School, we learn a bit more about him and his adventurous lifestyle. Formerly attending Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma, Geidd found his way to small town Ripon landing his first teaching position. “After meeting everyone here I knew th...

  • Renaissance Gets a Revamp

    Renaissance Gets a Revamp

    Agamchat Dhami, Journalist

    August 31, 2018

    Renaissance Rewards is a program that encourages students to do well academically and be rewarded at the end of a quarter or semester. This program was adapted from Jostens Renaissance which was founded in 1988. The aim of this program according  to the Renaissance Revamp published by Ripon High'...

  • Get To Know Van Vuren

    Get To Know Van Vuren

    Ashley Jackson, Journalist

    August 31, 2018

         This year, Ripon High School welcomes biology teacher, Abigail Van Vuren.  “Biology is not as small of a field as a lot of people believe; most people think ‘oh you can go into nursing, or the medical field or environmental science,’ but there’s such a huge spectrum in between that people don’t know about,¨ Van Vuren said. Biology is not as small of a fie...

  • Families Fighting Fires

    Families Fighting Fires

    Macie McPeak, Journalist

    August 31, 2018

    The two dozen fires burning across California are affecting students and teachers at Ripon High. Ripon High’s business teacher Sean Derrick and junior Kassidy Isham have family members that are currently fighting the flames. Drew Derrick, Sean Derrick’s brother, has been a firefighter since he got out of hig...

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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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