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Fending off the flu

Fending off the flu

Maddie Fiorante, Staff Writer
February 5, 2014
Filed under Features, Top Stories

Take precautions against sickness! This season’s influenza is spreading rapidly throughout the U.S., and peaks in January to February. Although unpredictable in severity, the flu hits every year. Oregon’s flu season this year appears worse than California and Washington. Hospitalizations have dramati...

Ink 5 brings musical twist to the stage

Nicole Pelissier, Staff Writter
February 5, 2014
Filed under Features

For the fifth consecutive year, the advanced theatre class will be putting on their production of a set of student written and directed one acts: Ink 5. For this production, each student wrote their own ten page play with the theme of music, and of those, three will be performed, opening Thursday Feb...

Tips for a good semester start

Tips for a good semester start

Maddie Fiorante, Staff Writer
January 28, 2014
Filed under Features, Top Stories

New classes, teachers, and grades start the semester off with a clean slate. Follow these tips to keep up grades and begin the second half of the school year on the right track! 1. Be on time. Arriving in class before the bell rings will create a less stressful environment and let you adjust to your ne...

Who will win Juan Pablo’s heart?

Who will win Juan Pablo’s heart?

Caitlin Britch, Staff Writer
January 28, 2014
Filed under Features

Is it the abs? Is it the striking charm? Or is it the romantic Venezuelan accent? What is it that makes women of America melt over season 18 bachelor, Juan Pablo Galavis? After previously being a contestant during season 17 and finding there was no chemistry between him and bachelorette Desiree Hart...

Tips on cramming for finals

Rebecca Ramirez, Staff Writer
January 23, 2014
Filed under Features

It’s finals week and students know what that means: it’s time to cram. High schoolers have perfected the skill of passing a test after procrastinating as much as possible, and finals aren’t any different. Here’s a few tips on how to cram for a final. Make sure you are able to concentrate when ...

New year, new failure?

Linh Le, Staff Writer
January 13, 2014
Filed under Features

A New Year’s resolution is a commitment that a person makes so that they can be a better person for the new year. Making a resolution is very easy to do, but at times not easy to keep. It’s only the beginning of January and ironically people have already failed keeping their resolutions. One reason why peop...

Does technology better or worsen society?

Does technology better or worsen society?

Maddie Fiorante, Staff Writer
January 10, 2014
Filed under Features

Over and over again we hear about our generation being told we’re too involved in electronics. Some cases are worse than others. Few may be thinking, “Me? No way,” as they double tap a picture on Instagram, retweet that cute guy from math class, or beat their next level in Candy Crush. Let’s be ...

Not-so-holiday movies out Christmas Day

Not-so-holiday movies out Christmas Day

Maddie Fiorante, Staff Writer
December 21, 2013
Filed under Features

Traditions are so widely celebrated during the holidays, we dedicate songs, food, movies, and more to them. Festive or not, opening movies featured at cinema theatres on Christmas Day become packed as families come to spend the day together. Fit for all ages is The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, direc...

Hot list Christmas gifts

Hot list Christmas gifts

Caitlin Britch, Staff Writer
December 20, 2013
Filed under Features

Your guide to popular and most wanted gifts for the holidays Your mom, your dad, your friends, your lover: there’s a lot of gifts to give! But what do you surprise people on your list with? With sites such as Amazon, eBay, and etsy, shoppers have the capability to generously gift at their fingertips. Wh...

Christmas traditions around the world

Elisabeth White, Staff Writer
December 18, 2013
Filed under Features

In America, many cultures celebrate many different holidays, such as Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Hanukkah. However, most Americans and most countries celebrate Christmas. Americans have a lot of Christmas traditions, but other countries have traditions of their own, such as France, Australia and Egypt. ...

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