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The newest voices of the students

The newest voices of the students

Nalini Oliver, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor
June 12, 2017
Filed under Current Events, The People

As the school year comes to a close, the newest round of seniors are leaving the Associated Student Body (ASB). With this comes a handful of dedicated juniors that have campaigned (and were elected) to become the newest leaders of the incoming senior class.  With outgoing president Tristan Wait...

Fad now? More like Fadd9

Fad now? More like Fadd9

Ji Hyun An, Head Print Editor
May 19, 2017
Filed under The People, Top Stories

Drawn to the “DIY aspect” of punk rock, Bryce Cumptson, junior and Rory Cheevers, sophomore, formed a band of the genre as sophomores in Jan. 2015. “It started out just me and Rory Cheevers,” Cumpston said. “I played drums and around that time he started picking up the guitar.” Do...

A passion for Science and Science Fiction

A passion for Science and Science Fiction

Angel Abraham-Rodriguez, Staff Writer
May 5, 2017
Filed under The People

Unlike other classrooms that are interchangeably dull, cold and boring, science teacher Steve Davala, has a classroom that stands out. Posters of Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and other franchise trinkets scattered around the room light up the room creating a refreshing atmosphere. When asked if he was influe...

Part of the act

Part of the act

Nalini Oliver, People Editor
April 15, 2017
Filed under The People, Top Stories

As the eldest group of thespians finish their senior year, a new round of students have been inducted into the long standing thespian troupe through a round of challenges, events and activities that encompass the fine arts. But if non-inducted thespians are wondering what happened during the secretive p...

Rockin’ the big stage

Rockin’ the big stage

Zoe Craig, Editor-In-Chief
April 11, 2017
Filed under The People

While most teens have a job making pizza or babysitting, Matthew Snyder, sophomore, has a far more interesting day job. “Working professionally has been so fun,” Snyder said.  “I’ve been working with professional musical theater companies since I was ten,”. Snyder plays the role of Fr...

44-year-old English class tradition ends

44-year-old English class tradition ends

Evan McKinley
March 13, 2017
Filed under The People, Top Stories

“My father created it in around 1973,” Mr. West said. “My mother made it. She took a potato chip tin, cut out pictures from magazines, and glued them on. He did it his entire career.” When Mr West Senior retired in 1997, Mr. West took the Thought Pot and began to use it in his classes. For ...

Out-of-state student brings out-of-state club

Out-of-state student brings out-of-state club

Aidan Whittemore, Copy Editor
March 3, 2017
Filed under Current Events, The People, Top Stories

As one of only a few students who knows what Academic Decathlon (AcaDeca) is, and being the only one courageous to take on the task of starting one, Galtsev has declared himself dictator of the club. “We didn’t really have an election for me,” Galtsev said, “so I guess I’m the dictator....

ASB gives the green light on 2017 May Day

ASB gives the green light on 2017 May Day

Zoe Craig, Editor In Chief
March 1, 2017
Filed under The People, Top Stories

As winter bursts into spring ASB feels the weight of May Day on their shoulders. This 97 year old tradition has become a favorite for students and community alike. Past themes like candyland and city of roses were hard themes to live up to this year. “We chose Great Gatsby as our theme this year and I’m super ...

Artists win gold

Artists win gold

Philip Chan, Opinion Editor
February 21, 2017
Filed under Arts and Culture, The People, Top Stories

Of a nationwide total of more than 300,000 submissions, two artists have an honor that only 5 to 7 percent of applicants receive. These two, along with 15 others, were recognized with a total of 39 Scholastic Art Awards. The Portland Metro Region announced the recipients Jan. 23. Submissions to the a...

Embracing the stage

Embracing the stage

Brooke McKelvey, People Editor
February 14, 2017
Filed under The People, Top Stories

Looking out to an audience filled room from under glaring spotlights is a daunting task. For Matthew Snyder, sophomore, however, this is a dream come true. Snyder has over a decade of singing and dancing experience under his belt, and he couldn’t imagine himself doing anything else. “I’m a so...

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