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STEM education: why should we have it?

STEM education: why should we have it?

Delaney Callaghan, Current Events Editor

November 14, 2019

Every early-release day, the robotics team, known as To Be Determined or TBD, hosts a STEM camp where elementary and middle schoolers have a chance to have a hands-on experience with STEM activities. Beth Landsem, junior, is one of the organizers of these events.  “For these, we have around five different ...

GSA creates safe space

GSA creates safe space

Morgan Johnson, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2019

“I get called slurs, like in the hallways,” Susie Walters, senior and President of the Gender-Sexuality Alliance, said. The impact of bullying on queer youth is to not be taken lightly. According to the Trevor Project, “LGB youth seriously contemplate suicide at almost three times the rate of heterosexual youth.” Suicide is already th...

School dances evolving for “century of pride”

School dances evolving for “century of pride”

Karina Rower, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2019

School dances are considered a quintessential high school experience, and are conforming to new trends as the years go on. This year, the Associated Student Body (ASB), is taking old traditions and revamping them to motivate the student body to show their school spirit. An example of these changes is ...

The new addition to the counseling team

The new addition to the counseling team

Emma Coke, Social Media Editor

October 4, 2019

This year, our school has a new addition to the counseling team. Austin Wilson is the new college and careers administrator.  Wilson had never really intended on becoming a college and careers administrator. "I have always enjoyed helping people," Wilson said. "becoming a college and career administrator was j...

Hottest movies of the summer

Matthew Udell, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2019

Every summer, some of the hottest movies of the year are produced. With the new school year coming around, it’s easy to get lost in the newfound responsibilities and forget about the future classics that were produced, so it is good to recap the most popular movies of the summer, according to the st...

By the students, for the students

By the students, for the students

Lillian Gottschling, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2019

After a slew of racially-targeted incidents on campus in 2014, United Club was formed by teachers Jackie Hamm, Dan Julian, and Alex Close. Its purpose: to be a platform for students to express their thoughts and opinions on ways to make their school and community a better place.  “It’s a pla...

JSA optimistic for new year

JSA optimistic for new year

Helena Erdahl, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2019

For students interested in having a discussion about political aspects of the school, Junior State of America is an essential club to check out.  So far in the school year, JSA has 12 students consistently in the club. While all the students have differing political opinions, they all find a pl...

A story to tell

A story to tell

Skylar Moore, Co-Editor in Chief

September 25, 2019

The challenging pursuit of our childhood dreams can be easy to lose sight of over the years. We can get caught up in other things, whatever they may be, leaving our hopes for the future buried under the dust-covered reality of practicalities. This wasn’t the case for Steve Davala, chemistry teac...

Goodbye Wray, hello Kloth

Goodbye Wray, hello Kloth

Ethan Gill, Opinions Editor

September 22, 2019

After completing her student teaching under Andy West, and over seven years of teaching here, Jessica Wray, English teacher, is leaving for Franklin High School in Southeast Portland. “I have a connection that works at Franklin, he reached out to me and said, are you at all interested in teaching P...

Climate strike draws over four million students worldwide

Climate strike draws over four million students worldwide

Delaney Callaghan, Current Events Editor

September 21, 2019

Last Friday, September 20th, an estimated four million people showed up to events held in over 185 countries in a mass strike to bring attention to climate change. Organized by Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old climate activist, the strike came three days before world leaders gathered in New York for a U.N Cl...

Striking for the future

Striking for the future

Lillian Gottschling, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2019

Worldwide climate strike to happen Friday

Worldwide climate strike to happen Friday

Delaney Callaghan, Current Events Editor

September 19, 2019

This Friday, Sept. 20, a worldwide climate strike will be held in over 150 countries. The strike, led by climate activist Greta Thunberg, comes right three days before the UN Climate Summit in New York. Participants in the strike, specifically students & young people, will strike from sunrise to sun...

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