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Scott Kim, a sophomore at West Ranch High School, is a returning reporter for JSR. He plays baseball for his high school team and enjoys spending time with family and friends whenever possible. Scott hopes to have another fantastic semester for JSR and learn new skills!

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Editor’s Column: Rising Rap Culture Among Teens

| June 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
Editor’s Column: Rising Rap Culture Among Teens

  In today’s increasingly hip-hop and rap oriented culture, many teens have been beginning to embrace such genre of music and producing their own tracks. Driven by the desire for fame, influence, wealth, or whatnot, eager high school students want to establish themselves in the industry. They are highly motivated and regard such a feat […]

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High End Streetwear: Cop or Drop?

| April 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
High End Streetwear: Cop or Drop?

It seems to be everywhere. It’s at school. It’s predominant at public events. It’s promoted all over social media. But what is it, exactly? It is one seemingly simple phenomenon: streetwear. Originally, “streetwear” was a term used to describe a type of clothing or simple apparel that people wore in public, but in the past […]

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Is Cable Television Dead?

| March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
Is Cable Television Dead?

Over the past several years, online streaming services, such as Netflix and Hulu, have become increasingly popular. This trend has, in turn, taken away a significant amount of appeal and support for traditional cable television providers. Big names in this waning industry include corporations such as Dish, DirecTV, and TWC. Overall, long time cable customers […]

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Is the Drought in California Over?

| February 7, 2017 | 0 Comments
Is the Drought in California Over?

Southern California is notorious for a dearth of rainfall every single year, and the amount of precipitation has been waning drastically every single year since 2011. Just last summer, the government issued a legitimate state of emergency due to “exceptional drought” in large portions of the region. However, this winter saw excessive amounts of rain […]

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Crisis in South Korea

| December 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
Crisis in South Korea

Recently, there has been immense turmoil in South Korea, and the current state of affairs is rapidly deteriorating. Hundreds of thousands of South Korean citizens, in record numbers, have staged protests to force the resignation of President Park Geun Hye amidst an escalating corruption scandal. Investigations and past records have revealed that Park allowed Choi […]

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West Ranch Baseball Starts Training

| September 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
West Ranch Baseball Starts Training

The first game of the CIF Foothill League baseball spring season is 6 months, half a year, away. Despite this seemingly interminable time to prepare, the West Ranch High School varsity baseball team is already training vigorously like the season were  next week. Two to three hour practices are held every single week day, while […]

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Can Verizon Go Big with Yahoo?

| August 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
Can Verizon Go Big with Yahoo?

Recently, Yahoo’s 21 year history as an independent corporation came to an end. Verizon Wireless has already paid, in full cash, a staggering $4.83 billion dollars to take ownership of Yahoo, a seemingly integral part of the web. After all, many regard Yahoo as one of the several “Internet giants,” which also include companies such […]

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Artificial Intelligence: Will Humans Prevail?

| June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
Artificial Intelligence: Will Humans Prevail?

Artificial Intelligence is becoming more and more popular these days and more readily available. However, although there may be many benefits to utilizing artificial intelligence there is also a major cost. Many people, human jobs to be more specific, can be lost due to the growing prevalence of artificial intelligence.

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Private? Or Public

| May 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
Private? Or Public

There is a continuing debate about whether a public school or a private school is the better choice for high school students. On one hand, some prefer the private school curriculum and smaller student teacher ratio, but cannot afford the very expensive private school tuition. On the other hand, some students prefer the less strict school environment at the public schools and also that it is free for all to attend. With no definitive answer, the debate continues.

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Why Do Students Study so Hard for AP Exams?

| March 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
Why Do Students Study so Hard for AP Exams?

Top Reason: High Parental Expectations

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