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Ghost busted: Why was Snapchat blocked?

Ghost busted: Why was Snapchat blocked?

Philip Chan, Copy Editor

October 16, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

School Wi-Fi blocked the social media app Snapchat two weeks ago, though the ban has since been lifted. The school receives Wi-Fi and other network services from the Clackamas Education Service District. This includes high-speed connectivity, cloud services and internet filtering that the West Linn...

Court is in session for freshman mock trial

Court is in session for freshman mock trial

Matilda Milner, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

This Monday, Matt Kellogg, social studies teacher, hosts the first freshman mock trial meeting in his room at lunch. He reports that whether or not there will be some form of tryout will be contingent on how many students decide to show up. Last year, the mock trial team placed first in state, seventh...

Karaoke Fridays make their monthly debut

Karaoke Fridays make their monthly debut

Brooke McKelvey, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 6, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Starting out as a fun lunch activity, Karaoke Fridays has made itself a tradition. On the first Friday of every month, students and staff alike gather around the senior couches to hear those who signed up sing their hearts out. “I like it when people go all out,” Ben Carr, senior, said. “Today Ms...

Powder up against cancer

Powder up against cancer

Brooke McKelvey, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Early release days are usually spent out at lunch or at home relaxing. This year, however, many students chose to spend their Wednesday afternoon out on the football field either supporting or participating in the annual powder-puff football tournament. “This year has definitely been the most su...

The sword of the executive

The sword of the executive

Wally Milner, Coverage Editor

September 27, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Opinions, Politics, Top Stories

Leading up to this weekend, two stories seemed set to dominate the American news cycle: Rising tensions with North Korea and the catastrophic damage dealt to Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria. These are two stories of incredible importance, one crisis dealing with a threat verging on existential as threa...

Voter registration day

Voter registration day

Wally Milner, Coverage Editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Today is voter registration day for students. A stand outside of the F-Lab is the site where 17 year olds and 18 year olds can sign up to participate in upcoming elections. “We’re working with the Bus Project, a local, nonprofit lobbying group,” Skylar Kool, one of the student organizers, said. T...

Striding out of cancer in purple

Striding out of cancer in purple

Sarah Heiden, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

My dad is a Ninja Warrior. He completed two obstacles... without a fully functioning pancreas. That's why this saturday's fundraiser hits home for me. On Sept. 23, Portland will ignite with the color purple. Purple is the color of hope for countless pancreatic cancer patients and (the few) survivo...

Theater’s quest

Theater’s quest

Brooke McKelvey, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2017


Filed under Arts and Culture, Current Events, Top Stories

Instead of slowly easing into new classes and activities, the drama department wasted no time before diving into this year’s fall musical: “Spamalot.” “Spamalot” is a comedic spinoff of the 1975 film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” following the tale of King Arthur and other knights o...

Enjoying the eclipse

Enjoying the eclipse

Philip Chan, Copy Editor

September 12, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

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Senior sunrise?

Senior sunrise?

Brooke McKelvey, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 6, 2017


Filed under Current Events, The People, Top Stories

Opposed to the usual last minute scramble that occurs when a morning alarm goes off, Tuesday morning was a different story. Seniors made sure to set their alarms an hour earlier in order to uphold one of the many senior traditions: Senior Sunrise. “It was fun to get together with everyone,” Magoo...

Smoke descends as Tuesday night athletic events loom

Smoke descends as Tuesday night athletic events loom

Rory Bialostosky, Sports Editor

September 5, 2017


Filed under Athletics, Current Events, Top Stories

As the Eagle Creek Fire quickly advanced 12 miles through the Ore. side of the Columbia River Gorge and threatened the famed Multnomah Falls Lodge overnight, the massive plume of smoke created by the blaze travelled aloft into the Willamette Valley, blanketing the surrounding area. Air quality quickly b...

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