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Spooky book recommendations to get you into the Halloween spirit

Spooky book recommendations to get you into the Halloween spirit
October 29, 2020

"Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley In a series of letters to his sister, Robert Walton, the captain of a ship going to the North Pole, he recounts his journey when traveling. He meets Victor Frankenstein,...

Connection at a Cost: How the technology industry is working against users

A student takes a picture for their social media page, posting it for their followers to see.
"The Social Dilemma" explains how mental illness, addiction, and manipulation are the three key components of Silicon Valley.
October 27, 2020

TW: suicide Social media has become the cornerstone of life for most teens. Amidst the pandemic, students have taken to social media for multiple reasons: self expression, communication with peers,...

Summer movies available for you

September 29, 2020

Nothing’s new Scooby-Doo

The latest outing for Mystery Inc. is more of the same
May 27, 2020

It’s hard to successfully change the formula of “Scooby-Doo”. The tried and true serialized adventures of four young adults and their talking dog finding the logical reasons behind a “supernatural”...

“Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak” shows the ins and outs of a virus

In the “Pandemic” docuseries, it mainly focuses on the doctors and scientists in very close proximity to the virus. The series is now streaming on Netflix.
The timing of one of Netflix’s newest docuseries is shockingly coincidental with COVID-19
May 22, 2020

When it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many unknowns. We didn’t know how our society and daily routines would be disrupted. We don’t know when our lives will return to normal. We don’t...

Why “The Clone Wars” should be your next “Star Wars” fix

May 22, 2020

“Star Wars”, despite the name, has always been against war. Even at its most subtle, it’s not that subtle. While it’s easy to see the anti-war message in films like “Rogue One”, or “The Last...

Painted Earth

On a slow day, Trisha Statde works on an art piece to fill the time and keep her inventory stocked.
This artist puts her own spin on the nationwide trend of painting and hiding love rocks.
May 7, 2020

Have you ever stumbled upon a painted rock in your neighborhood park? They’re called love rocks. They are meant to provide a spot of love and joy in a person's day when they find one. After finding a...

Creativity in a crisis

Angelic Tosado, senior, models some of the necklaces she has made. Tosado created her jewelry business, Newmoon Jewelry, shortly after Oregon's shelter-in-place order was first issued.
Self-isolated at home, one senior has made her entrepreneurial dreams into a reality.
May 5, 2020

When faced with a shut-down school, shut-down social lives, and a practically shut-down country, students’ lives tend to, well, shut down. Some students take advantage of the extended period of...

7 best reading spots

7 best reading spots
These seven spots in West Linn are the best for an outdoor reading session. These locations are listed, not ranked.
May 4, 2020

While cases of COVID-19 continue to occur and the state of Oregon remains under orders to social distance, there’s a struggle to stay occupied as well as safe. These reading spots are ideal places to...

Sticking it to the man

Anonymous artist creates an installation of sticky note art to represent ostracized peoples
April 21, 2020

Beginning mid way through last school year, a student has installed a collection of art celebrating marginalized groups, providing access to mental health support outlets and representing a diverse...

Preserving whimsy and wonder

Podcast “Mystery Show” brings color to the mundane
April 14, 2020

In the world of high-stakes self isolation that Covid-19 has imposed, days can feel lackluster, monotonous, and dare I say boring. Even before the frenzy of Zoom meetings and long days at home, it was...

Overcoming heartbreak within the DC universe

‘Birds of Prey’ explores the topic of heartbreak and defines what it means to be independent.
March 9, 2020

On Feb. 7, “Birds of Prey” was released into theaters. The movie was centered around Harley Quinn, played by Margot Robbie.  Even though Quinn and the Joker were loved by many, their relationship...

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