‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes lives up its monumental expectations in a spectacular way.

Audrey Lippert, Podcast and Blog Editor

September 23, 2020

Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy has forever changed the face of the teen genre. The trilogy introduced science fiction and dystopian books to a much larger audience by making them more interesting to younger readers and easier to comprehend. When I heard that she was writing a prequel for the s...

An open letter to the class of 2020

An open letter to the class of 2020

Remy Gottschling, Coverage Editor

May 30, 2020

To fellow members of the class of 2020, Graduating is a big deal. No matter what our graduation looks like, when it takes place or who is there, it is a major accomplishment that everyone who walks across the stage has earned and should be extremely proud of. We have all put more than a decade’s w...

Should gyms open before parks?

Oppenlander Fields, a West Linn park, remains shutdown due to COVID-19.

Audrey Lippert, Co-Current Events Editor

May 30, 2020

It has been over three months since the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown and as we enter phase one of reopening, some businesses are opening their doors for the first time in months. Some of these businesses include gyms and workout centers, but the question arises of should indoor workout places re...

“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.

Karina Rower, Co-Arts and Culture Editor

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 know how or when this pandemic will resolve. It is imperative to stay informed, and why not be aware ...

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

Ethan Gill, Co-Opinions Editor

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 Jedi”, there is no place where the anti-war message is more highlighted than in the animated series “...

7 best reading spots

7 best reading spots

Megan Riehle, Arts and Culture Editor

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 consider when leaving the house while sticking to social distancing guidelines.    ...

Online school just isn’t enough

Logan Winder, Co-Current Events Editor

April 28, 2020

On April 13, the Oregon Department of Education’s plan for distance learning was put into action. Known as “Distance Learning for All,” it requires all students to utilize Google Classroom and other such resources remotely to finish getting their credits for the year. Currently, it’s the bes...

Give distance learning a chance

Ethan Gill, Co-Opinions Editor

April 28, 2020

Everybody has a different preferred learning style. Some people learn best from lectures. Some people do best with reading textbooks. Some swear by flashcards and some will promise the effectiveness of mnemonics. There are plenty of ways to learn for the plenty types of people in the world. But a m...

Online school: harmful or helpful?

Online school: harmful or helpful?

April 28, 2020

Entering the third week of  online "Distance Learning For All", the debate arises of how effectively virtual school can replace in-classroom learning. 

Preserving whimsy and wonder

Matilda Milner, Co-Editor-in-Chief

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 easy to forget the magic of everyday life, which Starlee Kine reminds us of in her six episode podcas...

For no particular reason: horror (episode two)

For no particular reason: horror (episode two)

Ethan Gill and Remy Gottschling

March 6, 2020

  Welcome back to episode two of "For No Particular reason." In this episode Remy Gottschling and Ethan Gill are joined by Nolan Lampson and Aidan Erdahl as they discuss horror with an emphasis on movies. They discuss what makes it great, why it works and why they love it....

The irony of ‘Richard Jewell’

On the set of

Paige Rodriguez, Photo Editor

February 27, 2020

Clint Eastwood and Warner Brothers are under fire for the defamation of the deceased journalist, Kathy Scruggs, in Eastwood's newest film. On Dec. 13, 2019, "Richard Jewell" hit the big screen. The movie covers the portrayal of wrongfully accused security guard Richard Jewell, who alerted the authori...

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