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Teacher Take a STAND for Education

June 12, 2019

Teachers Take a STAND for Education By Dylan Hammond Many schools in Oregon shut down and thousands of teachers marched at the Capitol on Wednesday, May 8. They were all supportive of an increase of funding towards education throughout Oregon. Recently the Senate was supposed to vote on a law that would add more taxes […]

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Who is Chuck Demonnin?

April 16, 2019

Who is Chuck Demonnin? By Lorena Albright and Lena Daniel One of the hardest jobs in the entire world is replacing someone who has touched so many hearts. Mrs. Violette was a favorite teacher of many students and loved by everyone who knew her. Her passing opened the opportunity for Chuck Demonnin to come and […]

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How Well Do You Know Nintendo?

March 11, 2019

By Bella Dragovich and Tyler Bernardo: Nintendo. It is one of the biggest video game companies in the world, but how well do you know the company? Well, I bet you didn’t know that Nintendo was started in 1889! Way before video games even existed! Nintendo, or as they were known at the time, “Nintendo […]

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4 Ways to Make Our School a Better Place

March 11, 2019

By Kenzie Litson: School is the first step in your life. It prepares you for adulthood. But why are schools so painful to sit through? Why do so many students skip or avoid school in general? How can we make our school a better and happier place for students? The Classroom Students tend to be […]

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Lemur Time!

March 11, 2019

Maddy Woodward (11) and Maya Reddy (10) feed bananas to lemurs on a unique field trip with Mr. Gray.

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Why We Do the Things We Do

March 11, 2019

By Kenzie Litson, Jocelyn Hubbs, Natalie Man: Over the course of five years, your brain goes through a huge “surge” of synapse pruning around the ages of 13-18. Synapse pruning is where the number of neurons, synapses, and axons change in your brain. This changes your ability to learn and can change your IQ score. […]

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The Miracle Baby

March 11, 2019

By Serenity Castleberry: Skylar Hoffman has lived with a heart defect her whole life. Skylar was born with three valves instead of four. Doctors told her that she wouldn’t live past seven years old, but she did. Then they told her she wouldn’t live past twelve years old. She’s now a senior. Skylar has died […]

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Be Forking Amazing!

March 8, 2019

By Julia Pavlosek: There is more microplastic in the ocean than stars in the Milky Way. (Gobalcitizen.org.) 8 million tons of plastic enter the oceans every year. This is equivalent to dumping a garbage truck full of plastic into the ocean every minute. The average American throws away around 185 pounds of plastic per yearand […]

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Florian the French “Fanatic”

March 8, 2019

By Dylan Hammond: Florian Laumain (12) is from Chamalieres, a town right next to Clermont-Ferrand, much similar to the distance between Springfield and Eugene. These are amazing cities with great art and history, featuring things like ancient cathedrals and town plazas. Also about a 15 minute drive away is the La Chaîne Des Puys, an […]

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Taking a Knee: Free Speech or Disrespect?

November 13, 2018

By Dylan Hammond: To some he’s a hero. Others despise him. But it is undeniable that NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has become one of the most influential and controversial people today. In the past few years Kaepernick has started a protest movement against racial inequality, especially to that of police shootings of unarmed black men. […]

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