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Students Speak Out: What is your scariest Halloween memory?

Students Speak Out: What is your scariest Halloween memory?

Sam Cook & Henry Craft
October 31, 2011
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Every year people flock to haunted houses and scary movies around this time of year and we were wondering; what is your scariest Halloween memory?     Hope Gilbert, freshman: “Some guy jumped out and scared me, and I was so scared I turned around and punched him in the face....

Occupy Movement ignored by mainstream media after a month of strong protest

Occupy Movement ignored by mainstream media after a month of strong protest

Elise Brown
October 19, 2011
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Log on to any news website. Turn on any news channel. Read any newspaper. Chances are that your favorite news source is underreporting one crucial story: the Occupy Movement. The Occupy Movement began on Sept. 17 when an organized group of people, mostly young progressives, went to Zuccotti Park,...

Students Speak Out: What would you suggest for Homecoming Week themes?

Students Speak Out: What would you suggest for Homecoming Week themes?

Sam Cook
October 10, 2011
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Every year for Homecoming Week, students dress up for a different theme each day of the week. This year the days were: Monday - Class Colors, Tuesday - Hawaiian Day, Wednesday - Twin Day, Thursday - Sloppy Day, and Spirit Day on Friday. These themes change every year and we wanted to know: What dress...

Students Speak Out: What do you think the bear was?

Students Speak Out: What do you think the bear was?

Priya Basak
October 10, 2011
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It’s not often that West Linn has a bear scare, like the one we had on September 7, the first day of the year. Students had many different ideas about what the bear really was:       Brett Bushnell, freshman: “I think it was a bear.”               Jessica ...

Decency in the media is endangered

Gracie Sleeper
October 5, 2011
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“Kate Plus Eight?” more like Kate Minus Eight. TLC’s hit show, now canceled, is just one of many examples of how some in our society still take pleasure in watching lives fall apart through broadcast in the media, and how we are increasingly desensitized to human suffering. It also shows how this...

Big ideas require smart politics – this includes compromise

Big ideas require smart politics – this includes compromise

Elise Brown
September 30, 2011
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I am a citizen of very strong beliefs. I believe billionaires should pay higher taxes, women and men must be completely equal, and teachers should earn six figure salaries. And to make these goals happen, our politicians and leaders must lead moderately. This doesn’t necessarily mean that politicians...

A snarky Liberal’s look at the Republican presidential candidates

Elise Brown
September 16, 2011
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Pick your poison, voters. If you choose not to give President Obama a second term, you can give the job to one of eight potential future presidents, eight people who each show in their own way just how ridiculous politics have become in the 21st century. Make your pick: the President, or one of these...

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