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Sochi Olympics controversies summed up

Tyler Wickord, Staff

February 26, 2014
Filed under Op/Ed

Every four years, the world stops what they are doing to watch and witness feats of greatness by Olympians from all around the world. This month, the Olympic Winter Games are being held in Sochi, Russia, which, according to... Read more »

How to get a job

Blake Thomason and Hana Watari

June 12, 2013
Filed under Op/Ed

Opinion At some point, you have to stop relying on your parents for money. As much as they say they love you, they don’t want to keep paying for all of your wants and needs forever. Applying for a job is a very... Read more »

A guy’s guide to prom

Blake Thomason and Jacob Thompson

May 3, 2013
Filed under CHS Stories, MHS Stories, Op/Ed, Proms, RPHS Stories

Opinion Dresses, flowers, pictures, fancy restaurants, formal clothes… we know these aren’t your strong suits, so here’s a guy’s guide to a successful prom. First things first, you have to find a date. If... Read more »

Of morals and mirrors

Kaitlynn D'Auvergne , Entertainment Editor

May 3, 2013
Filed under Op/Ed

Opinion Sometimes in this hectic and sometimes overwhelming beautiful yet cruel life, we lose ourselves. We forget simple concepts and internal beliefs of what is morally right, just and honest. We put our own personal... Read more »

My Mexico Mission Trip

Cassidy Scott, Feature Editor

April 23, 2013
Filed under Op/Ed

Opinion Over Spring Break, Mar. 23- 30, I went with my church to a little village outside of Ensenada, Mexico to build houses for needy families. Along the way I learned more about myself, my faith and just how important... Read more »

Senioritis: deadly killer of grades

Blake Thomason, Sports Editor

April 4, 2013
Filed under CHS Stories, MHS Stories, Op/Ed, RPHS Stories

Opinion Ah crud. I was supposed to write this story about a month ago, but late is better than never, right? I think I write better last minute anyway. What is this about again? Oh yea, senioritis. According to the... Read more »

NCSD girls basketball: a little of everything

Blake Thomason and Jacob Thompson

March 11, 2013
Filed under CHS Stories, MHS Stories, Op/Ed, RPHS Stories, Sports

The NCSD girls’ basketball team's regular season has come to a close. It should be one to remember, but for different reasons. The Putnam girls are going to remember this season… while they are in the weight room preparing... Read more »

NCSD Playoff Basketball: MHS and CHS represent

Blake Thomason and Jacob Thompson

March 2, 2013
Filed under CHS Stories, MHS Stories, Op/Ed, RPHS Stories, Sports

Four of the six NCSD basketball teams made the playoffs, and three are poised to make a deep run in the playoffs, and possibly hoist the championship trophy. The Clackamas boys stumbled to the playoffs, finishing the regular... Read more »

Winter fun comes alive in Portland

Jesse Waian, Copy/Managing Editor

February 19, 2013
Filed under CHS Stories, Features, MHS Stories, Op/Ed, RPHS Stories

Oregon living has its tolls; residents see about three months of sun in the summer and spend the rest of the year – all nine months – locked up inside resenting the harsh rain and snow. What most people... Read more »

How to tell if someone likes you

Hana Watari, Staff

February 14, 2013
Filed under CHS Stories, MHS Stories, Op/Ed, RPHS Stories, SSC Stories

Opinion Ever wonder if that guy across the room is winking at you, or if he just has something in his eye? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Guys and girls have been wondering this since the beginning of time and... Read more »

Coping with grief of everyday happenings

Jesse Waian, Copy/Managing Editor

January 25, 2013
Filed under CHS Stories, Features, MHS Stories, Op/Ed, RPHS Stories

Suffering is hard. Everyday, around the world, lives are lost and people are impacted with tragedies plaguing human life which comes with the cost of living. Members of the NCSD community are no different, we all suffer losses... Read more »

Finals Survival Guide

Cassidy Scott, Feature Editor

January 17, 2013
Filed under CHS Stories, MHS Stories, Op/Ed, RPHS Stories

Opinion It's that time of year again! It's the time where the stress is piled on and you have to buckle down to study for Finals Week. For many other students, Finals Week is one filled with fear over losing a good... Read more »

Internet effects on teens

Cassidy Scott, Feature Editor

November 9, 2012
Filed under Archives, CHS Stories, MHS Stories, Op/Ed, RPHS Stories, SSC Stories

Opinion With access to Internet everywhere, a student can spend hours scrolling through their newsfeed, re-tweeting funny tweets, or liking pictures on Instagram. But sometimes what the student is subjected to on the... Read more »

Future focus, prepare for senior year

Joelene Carroll, Staff

June 5, 2012
Filed under Archives, CHS Stories, Op/Ed

Opinion As the school year of 2011/12 comes to a close for the summer, seniors leave with the victories of pranks, diplomas and futures of their choosing. After June, seniors should be the only ones letting loose... Read more »