Staff Question: What is the best thing that happened to you in the past year?

Naiya Gates, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

Cassia Tippett 10th The best thing that has happened to me in the past year is getting a new dog named Paloma! Jasmine Masalmeh 12th The best thing that happened to me this year was making it to my 18th birthda...

What We Can Learn From the Show “Friends”

Kayla Wolf, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

With the renewed popularity of the lovable ‘90s sitcom “FRIENDS,” it is apparent, even though a lot in the world has changed, this TV show still offers many valuable life lessons. Whether it be sharing words of wisdom or...

The “J” Agenda: The safety implications of not having phone service in the School Shooting Generation

Emma Nelson, Opinion Editor

December 10, 2019

Generation Z is commonly referred to as the School Shooting Generation due to our continuous exposure to gun violence on school campuses. It would be inaccurate for me to state the total number of school shootings that took place...

Seasonal Depression

Lupita Ruiz, Feature Editor

December 10, 2019

Since 2016, the Grammys have traumatized me. Album of the Year is the biggest category at the Grammys, and a majority of the audience watches to see which album wins the award. Well, in 2016 my favorite artist of all time, Kendrick...

Nike Oregon Project

Mahathi Sridhar and Kaitlyn Gearin

December 10, 2019

The New York Timesposted a video OpEd in which Mary Cain, former teenage distance-running prodigy, spoke out about her time training under Alberto Salazar in the toxic environment of the (recently shut down) Nike Oregon Project,...

All About the Christmas Music

Stella Fetherston, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

I have been excited for this holiday season, and its music, since Nov. 1. If there’s one thing I’ve depended on since age 6, it’s that Christmas music hits are immortal and irreplaceable. The only covers I’ll even consider...

Holiday Representation

Ella Davis, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year’s: all near-year-end celebrations from various cultures around the world, often celebrated in the same week each year. The chances are you’ve heard of them all, but one more than the...

Unplug from your phone and reconnect with the things that really matter

Olivia Ashley, Web Editor

November 14, 2019

Everyone uses their phones way more than they probably should.  We’ve all heard how can our phones affect us in a negative way.  There are usually more cons outweighing the pros. People keep throwing negative aspects at us,...

WiFi secrecy undercuts seniors

Matt Brown, News Editor

November 14, 2019

The weekly wifi password situation at Tualatin High School has sent the school into a frenzy as students scramble to break the enigma that is our wireless internet connection. While the situation in itself may be futile, I believe...

The “J” Agenda: Saying goodbye, even for a little while

Emma J Nelson, Opinion Editor

November 14, 2019

My eldest brother, Kyle, left for his last year of college on Sept. 19, and my other brother, Sean, left for his first year of college on Sept. 26. Within the span of one week, my two greatest role models moved on to the next...

Students need more info about classes

Mahathi Sridhar and Sean Khanna

November 14, 2019

Throughout our educational career, whether we liked it or not, math has always been the subject we personally excelled at. Sure, at first, it was embarrassing to be constantly-affectionately recognized by our peers as ‘the math ...

The dangers of cancel culture

Teagan Gaviola, Copy Editor

November 14, 2019

  “Toxic.” “Exposed.” “Canceled.” Such terms tend to float around social media on the daily, most revolving around who’s worthy of being the next “cancelled” online influencer. Fans, celebriti...