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Kate Brown takes office as Oregon’s governor

Kate Brown takes office as Oregon’s governor

Sydney Dauphinais, Staff Writer

February 19, 2015


Filed under News, Top Stories

Following the scandals and resignation of former Oregon governor John Kitzhaber, Democrat Kate Brown took his place this Wednesday morning. The switch will not only provide cultural polarity with stark differences from Kitzhaber, but with Brown’s firm activism, some immediate changes will take place. ...

NHS Blood Drive

Sydney Dauphinais, Staff Writer

February 10, 2015


Filed under News

Small red posters have been popping up around school telling people that they are “somebody’s type.” This play on words is reference to the blood drive going on Wednesday, February 11th. Students who are at least 16 years of age with a parent signature are encouraged to donate. The  blood drive ...

Canterbury Killer

Sydney Dauphinais, Staff Writer

February 6, 2015


Filed under News

Homicide has made itself even more present in the Tigard area. Last Friday night, 36 year old Jerry Duy Nguyen was found shot outside of his condo on Canterbury Lane. Officers responded after the sound of gun shots being reported. They found the victim shot outside of his ex-wife’s home, where Nguye...

The horrors of dog breeding

The horrors of dog breeding

Sydney White, Staff writer

February 1, 2015


Filed under News, Top Stories

In 2012, 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats were euthanized. While some people purchase dogs and cats from breeders or puppy mills, other animals are sitting in cages in a shelter, waiting for a home they may never get. Out of the millions of dogs and cats adopted each year, some are adopted from s...

Let it snow

Taylor Wilhoit, Staff Writer

February 1, 2015


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A raging storm has swept across the northeast, changing the landscape into a winter wonderland. From Maine to Ohio to Virginia, snowfall averages ranged from one to twenty-four inches or more. Starting on Saturday, the storm has passed, leaving behind problems that accompany 2 feet of snow. The east coast is mu...

Obama has ideas for more accessible post-secondary education

Sydney Dauphinais, Staff Writer

January 15, 2015


Filed under News

As a freshman in high school, college seems to be pretty far off in the distance- however, the closer graduation gets, the question slowly begins to arise: What are you planning to do after senior year? Of course, there are plenty of options, and unfortunately, some come with a price tag that will ma...

2015 Golden Globes

Taylor WIlhoit, Staff Writer

January 14, 2015


Filed under News, Poplife

The 72nd annual Golden Globes ceremony was held at the Beverly Hilton hotel, January 11, 2015,  with stars dressed to the nines, decked out in beautiful gowns and handsome suits. With Amy Poehler and Tina Fey hosting for the third time, the evening was full of laughs. "Tonight all we celebrate all...

Transgender teen commits suicide

Sydney Dauphinais, Staff Writer

January 12, 2015


Filed under News

Many people are pleased to enjoy their holiday season with their families, sharing love with the people who support them the most. For 17 year old Leelah Alcorn, she wasn’t blessed with this support. The transgendered teen committed suicide this December 28th because of her Christian parents refusing to ...

History throughout 2014

Sydney White, staff writer

January 8, 2015


Filed under News

Events are constantly changing the world, whether that be for good or for bad. Some years in history are extremely notable for change and major events. 2014 impacted millions of lives. Though local to some, certain events impact even those across the world due to the severity of the issue. Major events in...

7 Year old survives a plane crash in Kentucky

Amanda Prince, Staff Writer

January 7, 2015


Filed under News

Sailor Gutzler, a seven year old girl, survived a plane crash that killed her whole family. She walked about a mile from the crash wearing only a short sleeve shirt, shorts and no shoes until she saw a house in the distance belonging to Larry Wilkins, a 71 year old man. “I come to the door and there’...