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Stem cell research sparks controversy

Stem cell research sparks controversy

Shana Feltham
June 11, 2013
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Researchers at the Oregon National Primate Research Center (one of eight  nationally funded primate research centers in the United States) have, for the first time, successfully reprogrammed human skin cells to mimic an embryonic cell like state. This new medical discovery reopens the debate concerning t...

Students take advantage of expectations

Students take advantage of expectations

Madison Staten
May 15, 2013
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David Hume Kennerly, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in photography and the official photographer to President Gerald Ford, Olympian Dan Browne, and professional baseball player Mitch Williams are examples of exceptional West Linn High School graduates. Expectations for WLHS students are high when it c...

We have to put an end to gun violence

Belle Cogan
May 15, 2013
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On a Tuesday afternoon in December, loud sudden bangs were heard inside the Clackamas Town Center Mall. Many people in the mall misunderstood the noises for balloons popping or racks falling, but it was the sounds of gunshots. Two people were killed in the shooting and it affected many people in ou...

Standardized testing hindering students ability to succeed

Shana Feltham
May 14, 2013
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Tests are a common occurrence in many high schoolers lives, but as standards are being raised and the pressure to pass is growing, more and more students are beginning to feel stressed. The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT), Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), and the American College Test (ACT) a...

North Korea becoming a nuclear threat

Madeline Marshall
May 14, 2013
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When we think of North Korea, what do we think of? Political unrest? Dictatorship? But have we ever thought of them as a nuclear threat? Kim Jong Un,  President of North Korea and the son of the late Kim Jong-Il, has made nuclear missile threats against the United States. North Korea has also been te...

Same-sex marriage should be federally legalized

Same-sex marriage should be federally legalized

Sarah Oliveras
April 30, 2013
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“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” One of our country’s most important documents, the Declaration of Independence, ...

Leadership Classes bashed by other students

Leadership Classes bashed by other students

Rachel Porche
April 30, 2013
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“Oh, its a poster making class. They don’t really do anything in that class.” Every year, the Leadership classes are bashed by students not in the class. No one realizes how much is accomplished by the leadership and Associated Student Body members and their work to bring the students together as ...

How young is too young?

Ashlyn Miller-Sanders
April 29, 2013
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Have you ever walked around and seen a child under the age of 13 with a phone? When I see this, I wonder why that child needs a phone. What is the point of having a phone? I asked my parents this question when they told me that my 7-year-old sister was going to have a phone. They said it would be a good ...

Apple has become less innovative

Apple has become less innovative

Shreya Nathan
April 16, 2013
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Most people would like to think that with every new product, Apple is taking another step in the direction of future technology; but they have recently fallen into the habit of reinventing the same thing over and over again. The company that has gone through many ups and downs in its lifetime came to a dr...

Janitor Staff is underappreciated

Jaime Sullivan
April 15, 2013
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For some reason, it is easier to take a free throw shot at the garbage can, rather than actually walking five feet to toss it in. Although it probably takes more energy and concentration trying to make it in, we can all admit to doing it anyways. What we don’t realize though, is that someone else is goin...

Farmed or fresh

Farmed or fresh

Nicole Gray
January 10, 2013
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The question is farmed or fresh? Which is better for our health and what is the difference? Many people don't know the answers to these questions and some don't even understand the difference between the two. Salmon is just something that you can buy as the store and there are two options: farmed or...

High School has Become too Easy to Cheat

Colin Squires
January 9, 2013
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Has it become too easy to cheat? I believe it has become too easy for students to cheat off other students’ tests, homework assignments and notes. The threat of receiving a zero doesn’t affect the cheating students that I see; They search the room for answers to copy off of their fellow peers. Some ...

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