GSA creates safe space

Go Fish! At the Homecoming Carnival, GSA creates a fun, inclusive game booth.

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”

Members of ASB pose at the Black and White Dance .

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...

Goodbye Wray, hello Kloth

Wray hands off the torch to Clothe by passing him her favorite books.

Ethan Gill, Opinions Editor

September 29, 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...

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

Students lead the first United Club meeting of the school year on Sept. 18.

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 club members debate about how much, if at all, the government should pay for citizens' medical bills.

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

Davala promotes his

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...

Climate strike draws over four million students worldwide

Signs resting against their legs, students sit down for a mid-protest break, following the daunting walk up the hill. Met with mixed reactions from drivers and pedestrians, students spread their messages on the hot-button issue, hoping to gain local support.

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...

Worldwide climate strike to happen Friday

Over 1.5 million students worldwide participated in the global climate strike on March 15, 2019, and an even bigger turnout is expected this 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...

Climbing the ranks

Trevor Menne in his office at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.

Emma Coke and Madelyn Tabor

September 16, 2019

Most students may not think much of their administration, but it doesn’t take much to learn about a friendly face in the halls. Most people know Trevor Menne as one of the three assistant principals, who has worked at this school since 2006. But what they may not realize is that he was once a student h...

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