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Venezuela Crisis

Will Sanford, Sports Editor

December 6, 2017

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When Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez died on March 3, 2013, the country of Venezuela was left divided into two factions, the Chavistas, in support of late Chávez’s socialist policies or the PUSV, whose faction could not...

It’s Just a Water Bottle!

Deven Stokes

October 3, 2017

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Hydroflasks have become the new trend of water bottle brand to have at Ripon High. Students, as well as teachers, carry about their hydroflasks with a variety of sizes and colors. The insulated stainless steel bottle has people t...

Weston Cell Tower

Andrew Goodspeed

August 31, 2017

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The cell tower at Weston Elementary School is a very divided topic. Two students were diagnosed with different forms of cancer and some people believe that the cell tower may be a contribute to the cancer and make recovery harde...

Mr. Flever: Theater Star

Kevin Valdez

August 31, 2017

Filed under Community, Entertainment

Ripon High's music teacher, Geoffery Felver, appeared in a production of “Billy Elliot” at the Gallo Center for the Arts with performances held August 5, August 6, August 11, August 12, and August 13. “Billy Elliot” is a m...

Top 10 Thing To Do In Ripon

Abbi Kissee

May 19, 2017

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10.Go on random adventures. Even if they are in Ripon, go for a drive.  Find things to do.  New people to meet.   9.Picnic time! Host a picnic at Mistlin.  Do not forget the speaker!   8.Host a field ...

Top 10 Summer Essentials

Abbi Kissee

May 18, 2017

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10.SILICONE GLASSES These are great for pool parties because you are able to bring your cold drink in the pool! 9.POOL FLOATS Pool floats were huge last summer with massive swans but now they have a lot more designs that c...

Mrs. Ochoa: Crystal Apple Award Winner

Deven Stokes

May 18, 2017

Filed under Community, News, Student Life

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

Filed under Community, Entertainment, Student Life

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...

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