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Rant 2: meteorologists by Logan Winder
Audrey Lippert, Podcast and Blogs Editor June 13, 2021

On this week's episode of One Minute Rants, opinions editor Logan Winder gives his opinion on meteorologists and their predictions. In light of the extreme weather conditions our staff and school have...

Preparing for the Oscars

Aidan Erdahl, Arts and Culture Editor April 9, 2021

With the way vaccines were distributed, it feels like everyone is reaching out to get one. Image created by Logan Winder

Vaccine Tug-Of-War

Logan Winder, Opinion Section Editor April 7, 2021

The controversy surrounding COVID-19 never seems to end. Lockdown restrictions, masks, social gatherings, the list goes on and on when it comes to things people are angry about. If we follow this pattern,...

Billie Eilish performs songs from her album, “Don’t Smile At Me” on a stop of her “1 by 1” tour in Portland, Ore. on Oct. 23, 2018.

The queen of ‘anti-pop’ accepts her crown

Billie Eilish’s fast ascension to fame in ‘Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry’
Karina Rower, Web Editor April 1, 2021

At 19 years old, Billie Eilish has won six Grammys, performed three tours, directed three music videos, released an EP and an album along with multiple hit singles. Eilish has done more than the average...

On the cover of her second album, Bridgers stands in the middle of the California desert in her trademark skeleton costume.

Hidden in plain sight

A review of Phoebe Bridgers' "Punisher"
Lillian Gottschling, Copy Editor March 13, 2021

Phoebe Bridgers entered the music scene with resounding force when she released “Stranger in the Alps” in 2017. Making a name for herself, Bridgers went on to collaborate with the likes of Connor Oberst,...

Being a sustainable consumer is a difficult position to take on in the world of 'fast fashion,' and it can be easy to be performative and not up front about your shopping habits.

A sustainable choice: Evading ‘fast fashion’ in support of our planet

Karina Rower, Web Editor March 4, 2021

When discussing climate change, often the fashion market’s severe impact on the planet goes unmentioned. Fashion is one of the foremost polluting industries in the world. We often forget this because...

'Twilight' tells a story of a girl trapped between two worlds, the real one and the one of the boy she loves.

‘Twilight’

A critical look at the young adult classic
Lillian Gottschling, Copy Editor February 24, 2021

Published in 2005, Stephenie Meyer’s debut novel, “Twilight”, instantly secured the attention of fans of forbidden love stories, providing the classic trope with a twist. With the recent release...

The eerie short novel 'We Have Always Lived in the Castle' was released in 1962 to critical acclaim and is still a cherished classic today.

‘We Have Always Lived in the Castle’

A classic thriller with a twist
Audrey Lippert, Podcast and Blogs Editor October 27, 2020

With Halloween fast approaching, there is nothing better than a bone chilling tale to get you in that fall spirit. ‘We Have Always Lived in the Castle’ was the final book written by acclaimed author...

A student takes a picture for their social media page, posting it for their followers to see.

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

"The Social Dilemma" explains how mental illness, addiction, and manipulation are the three key components of Silicon Valley.
Karina Rower, Web Editor 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,...

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

‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’

A worthy successor
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...

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...

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

Should gyms open before parks?

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...

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