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Finals only seem impossible until they are done

Finals only seem impossible until they are done

Ji Hyun An
February 1
Filed under Opinions

All high school students face it. Finals week. In most cases, it is a time of pain, anxiety and tears. You have exams to cram for, papers to write and presentations to give--all of which might determine if you pass or fail a class. Here are some tips that might help you pass this week with less stress... Read more »

Super Bowl LI: What to Expect?

Super Bowl LI: What to Expect?

Caleb Franzen, Assistant Sports Editor
February 1
Filed under Athletics, Opinions

Starting off with the Patriots, this will be their third Super Bowl appearance in the last six years, which means they have experience and a team that knows how to win. Led by quarterback Tom Brady, who has led the team on a tear since returning from suspension (12-2), the Pats are looking for their ... Read more »

Is Anybody Listening?

Is Anybody Listening?

Ji Hyun An
January 19
Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

Imagine. You’re walking down the street, going home after a long day of school. Nothing could make this tiring and boring walk better than plugging in your earbuds and listening to your favorite song, “I can’t hear you” by Dead Weather. Turning up the volume, you jam out. You pace yourself to t... Read more »

Trump continues to make inexperienced cabinet choices

Trump continues to make inexperienced cabinet choices

Aidan Whittemore, Copy Editor
January 18
Filed under Opinions, Politics

President-elect Donald Trump has made his nominations for who should be in his cabinet, and they couldn’t be more ironic. Rex Tillerson (who has “close Russian ties”) has been chosen for Secretary of State, and Scott Pruitt (who is a close ally of the fossil fuel industry) has been chosen for the Environ... Read more »

Trump’s Detrimental Cabinet Choices

Trump’s Detrimental Cabinet Choices

Aidan Whittemore, Copy Editor
January 18
Filed under Opinions, Politics

Since Nov. 8, when Donald Trump was announced presidential-elect, there have been rumors that he “conned” the whole nation with his campaign’s racism, homophobia, xenophobia, ableism, transphobia, sexism and islamophobia. While this would be quite exciting, after Nov. 12, the possibility of Tru... Read more »

Unwanted extra snow

Unwanted extra snow

Brooke McKelvey, People Editor
January 12
Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

Predictions of light snow were thrown out the window when inches of ice and snow lined the streets Dec. 14. Cars and buses were stuck, and those lucky enough to be driving experienced a commute time that was hours longer than usual. With four snowstorms this winter, students are starting to lose interest... Read more »

Say goodbye to healthcare

Say goodbye to healthcare

Grace Nickas, Current Events Editor
January 10
Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

The Republicans and GOP have been trying to defund any health service that saves people’s lives just because it is funded by the government or it does not benefit themselves. The GOP has ruthlessly been trying to shutdown the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare” as they so nicely renamed it, sinc... Read more »

Snow forces students to choose wait or walk

Snow forces students to choose wait or walk

Philip Chan, Opinions Section Editor
December 14
Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

Students were greeted by falling flakes of snow as school ended Wednesday afternoon, but the winter wonderland turned quickly turned into a nightmare. I got on Bus 55 to find it packed students, crowded with three to a seat in some rows. We slowly inched along West A St., and the cautious climb up... Read more »

Trending outdoor food court offers delicious variety to local food lovers

Trending outdoor food court offers delicious variety to local food lovers

Brittany Ard, Staff Writer
November 14
Filed under Opinions, Portland Food Cart Reviews

With a total of thirty two different food carts, Cartlandia has something to fit everyone’s tastes. While I was there, I noticed that they offer everything from Thai, Indian, and Mexican dishes to burgers, gyros, and Portland’s infamous Voodoo Doughnuts. I found that the website, Carlandia.com, is ... Read more »

Saving dogs from death

Saving dogs from death

Philip Chan, Opinions Editor
November 14
Filed under Opinions

In just 10 minutes on a hot day, the temperature in a car can rise 20 degrees Fahrenheit, turning into an oven and killing whatever lies inside. This is known as heat exhaustion, a common cause of death for dogs and other pets, but a new law grants good Samaritans with the power to save lives. These ... Read more »

So, now what?

Zoe Craig, Editor In Chief
November 9
Filed under Opinions

The news broke on CNN around 11:50 on Tuesday night, Donald Trump will be our 45th president of the United States. This shocking news surprised not only Americans but also the media. Hillary Clinton was ahead in polls leading up to the election and seemed to be the clear victor in the media. But can... Read more »

The problem plaguing us all

The problem plaguing us all

Grace Nickas, Current Events Editor
October 17
Filed under Blogs, Opinions, Top Stories

The crunchy yellow leaves under boots and the cool, muddy pumpkin patches come to mind when the season fall arrives. But what’s forgotten about fall is the incredible turmoil people are placed in during the beginning when the weather goes from being freezing cold in the morning to being hot and su... Read more »

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