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February in Ripon

February in Ripon

March 21, 2017

TRICKED – I AM NOT FOR SALE

Abbi Kissee

February 14, 2017

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Beginning in 2010 the month of January has been designated National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month and January 11 is observed annually for National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. The Stanisalus County Family...

Inauguration 2017

Abbi Kissee

February 14, 2017

Filed under Community, Entertainment, News

The inauguration of Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, and Mike Pence, the Vice President, was held on January 20, 2017. Shortly after breakfast and a church service the morning of Inauguration Day, Donald...

MENTAL OR NOT

Abbi Kissee

February 1, 2017

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On Sunday, November 13, 2016 a Stanislaus County Deputy Sheriff by the name of Dennis Wallace was shot twice in the head when responding to a suspicious van parked near Fox Grove fishing access in Hughson, California. During th...

Historic Pioneer Cabin Tree Felled by Storm

Kevin Valdez

January 27, 2017

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A heavy storm in northern California toppled one of America’s most famous trees in Calaveras County Sunday, January 8.   The Pioneer Cabin Tree, which has been estimated to be more than 1,000 years old and was known for ...

They Faced the Music

Abbi Kissee

January 20, 2017

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Hundreds of people of all ages packed into the Warren Atherton Auditorium at San Joaquin Delta College to show their support for the arts. It was a chilly Saturday evening, but that wasn’t going to stop either spectator or pe...

Warm and Fuzzy Spirit Week

Abbi Kissee

December 5, 2016

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Student Senate presents, Warm and Fuzzy Spirit Week. Monday November 28 was “Freshy Freshmen Flannel Day”, Tuesday November 29 was “Sassy Sophomore Stuffed Animal Day”, Wednesday November 30 was “Frosty Toes-Ice Fuzz...

Season Ending Injury Shows Faith in Humanity

Abbi Kissee

December 4, 2016

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Sophomore George Murphy, a forward for the Modesto Christian Crusaders, suffered a season ending injury in a scrimmage at Ripon High. Within the first minute of the game, Murphy suffered the non-contact injury.First year basketball c...

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

Filed under Community, News, Student Life

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...

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