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The Wrangler

The #1 student news site of Yorba Linda High School

The Wrangler

The #1 student news site of Yorba Linda High School

The Wrangler

The high school years are arguably some of the most awkward within one’s life, so it comes as no surprise that virtually everyone has a specific embarrassing high school story.

Embarrassing High School Moments

Riley Pietsch, Editor-in-Chief June 7, 2021

High school is usually four years that are looked upon with great fondness. For many, it is a time in their lives in which life-long friendships are formed, important lessons are learned, and new paths...

As the United States increases its number of vaccinated citizens, the CDC has announced a major breakthrough in which vaccinated individuals do not need to wear masks.

Are Masks Soon-To-Be a Thing of the Past?

Riley Pietsch, Editor-in-Chief May 31, 2021

Recently, Americans have been in an uproar over a new announcement regarding the need to wear masks in public. President Joe Biden announced in a speech on May 13 that “the Centers for Disease Control...

Southern California residents are facing danger as they travel the freeways, as an increase in shootings has proven to be problematic.

Shootings Terrorize Southern California Freeways

Riley Pietsch, Editor-in-Chief May 25, 2021

Since late April, there have been at least 80 incidents of cars being shot at while traveling on Southern California freeways (California Highway Patrol).  According to ABC7 News, “A large majority...

Living in the United States means constantly fearing losing your life to a bullet.

It’s Back

Riley Pietsch, Editor-in-Chief April 13, 2021

I am not sure of the exact moment my biggest fear went from creepy clowns to being involved in a mass shooting. Maybe it was when my entire elementary school went on lockdown because an alleged gunman...

Six Dr. Seuss books will no longer be published because of their racist and insensitive imagery.

The Removal of Racist Dr. Seuss Book is not Cancel Culture, It’s Progress

Riley Pietsch, Editor-in-Chief March 22, 2021

On Tuesday, March 2, the business that maintains Dr. Seuss’s legacy announced that six of the acclaimed author's children’s books will no longer be published due to their featuring of racist imagery....

American schools typically require that students read the classics, and as a result, important topics discussed in more current books are being entirely neglected. In a society that is constantly changing, the importance of reading current literature is pressing.

Literature in the American Curriculum is Outdated

Riley Pietsch, Editor-in-Chief March 15, 2021

In American public schools, students are forced to read the classics. Books like To Kill a Mocking Bird, Lord of the Flies, and The Great Gatsby are read by high schoolers across the nation. While they...

Taylor Swift posing with her three Grammy’s back in 2016 for her fifth studio album, 1989, making her one of two female artists who have won “Album of the Year” twice.

The Sexist Taylor Swift Jokes Have Never Been Funny

Riley Pietsch, Editor-in-Chief March 3, 2021

Taylor Swift, the ten-time Grammy winner, rose to fame during the peak of her adolescence. She signed a music publishing deal with Sony back in 2004, at the ripe age of 14, making her the youngest singer...

As little has been done when it comes to addressing the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans, individuals from the Asian American Commission protest on the steps of the State House in Boston. Signs reading “My ethnicity is not a virus” and “Time for facts not fear” solidify the paramount need for accurate information surrounding the recent coronavirus pandemic.

“Kung Flu”: How Donald Trump’s Words are Still Inciting Violence

Riley Pietsch, Editor-in-Chief February 16, 2021

Donald Trump officially left office back on January 20 of this year, but the harmful words he spewed during his term have not left with him. Back in the early stages of COVID-19 in the United States, when...

With this pressing need to “not be like other girls” that many women feel, the importance of lifting other females up is essential. Instead of saying she is “bossy,” say she is confident; replace “confrontational” with bold. Women already face the pressures society pushes upon them, so let’s weaken the pressure by cutting out our own internalized misogyny.

Modern-Day Misogyny: From the Perspective of High School Girls

Riley Pietsch, Editor-in-Chief February 15, 2021

As years, decades, and centuries pass, the idea that we evolve as a society seems to be inevitable. After all, we have watched an African American president hold the presidency for two terms, when just...

With both of their partners beside them, newly confirmed Vice President Kamala Harris and President Joe Biden wave to the American people as they begin their new terms.

2021 Inauguration: Joe Biden Becomes 46th U.S. President

Riley Pietsch, Editor-in-Chief January 20, 2021

Today, January 20th, Donald Trump’s presidency came to an end as Joe Biden took the oath of office, swearing to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution” at 11:49 a.m., becoming the 46th President...

On Wednesday, January 6, thousands of Trump-supporters surrounded the Capitol building, with scores of people forcefully entering the building. Shattered glass surrounded the area and confrontation between police and protesters arose.

Trump-Supporters Breach Steps at Capitol Hill as Congress Debate Vote Count

Riley Pietsch, Editor-in-Chief January 6, 2021

On Wednesday, January 6, Congress gathered at the Capitol building to certify Electoral College votes. The peaceful meeting quickly turned violent as Trump-supporters stormed the monumental building, causing...

Generally, people associate ADHD with hyperactivity and inability to sit still; however, these symptoms are typically seen in boys. Due to the disregard of common symptoms in girls, such as forgetfulness and intense emotions, many girls live a difficult life undiagnosed.

Why Girls With ADHD Often Go Undiagnosed

Riley Pietsch, Editor-in-Chief December 18, 2020

When someone expresses they have Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, or more commonly known as ADHD, most typically picture the kid in class who has trouble focusing, or staying still for the entirety...

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