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Oregon Wildfires

Zoe Klawetter, Reporter

October 14, 2020

Dozens of wildfires have ravaged the West Coast this year, bathing the skies in fiery oranges and hazy grays, blocking out the sun and raining ash. Some thirty people have been confirmed dead, tens of thousands have evacuated, an...

Social Life in Happy Valley & Necessary Safety Precautions

Willy Zybachynskyi, Reporter

October 14, 2020

As of today, October 8th, 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has killed 211,750 people in the US, according to The New York Times. Despite those numbers rising every day, people seem to care less about the pandemic as time goes on. W...

Looking Forward To Normalcy

Riley Bader, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2020

In the midst of a global pandemic, millions are wondering when it will be safe enough to begin to return to normal. Ideally, going back outside would mean the end of quarantine and travel bans. But according to experts, retur...

Scorched Earth in Australia

Lilli Ahlers, Reporter

January 29, 2020

Bushfires have spread over 18 million acres of land in Australia since August of last year. Australia has been suffering from the blazes of their worst wildfire season ever. These blazes have razed homes and wiped out entire town...

An Update On Climate Change

Salina Thongsisavath, Reporter

January 29, 2020

Climate change and its effects are accelerating, according to scientists, with climate-related disasters building up, not only in our own backyard but around the world. According to meteorologists (scientists who study meteorolo...

Vaping warnings.

Smoking In The Boys Room

January 29, 2020

Fighting Homophobia

Preston Castillo Rios, Reporter

January 28, 2020

There were a lot of issues in 2019 that impacted the people around us mentally, emotionally, and physically. While the stories listed below in this article did not make it to major news sites, for the LGBTQ+ community, they were...

Dealing With Government Shutdowns

Ruby Oakes, Reporter

January 28, 2020

The United States government was shut down from December 22, 2018, to January 25, 2019, by President Donald J. Trump. It was the longest shutdown to ever occur. The government was shut down due to a dispute between Donald Tru...

Gun Violence and White Supremacy

Serena Mason, Reporter

January 28, 2020

Throughout 2019, in the U.S. alone there were 417 mass shootings. Worldwide, there were 1,491. Almost one-third of all mass shootings in the world were in America, yet gun reform is still not a priority. People tend to blame ...

The Abortion Debate

Phoenix Smith, Reporter

January 28, 2020

In early April of last year, Indiana proposed a bill that would almost completely ban second-trimester abortions in the state. Only days later, Ohio enacted a similar law, banning most abortions after an embryo's heartbeat cou...

A Look At the Climate Crisis

Ellie Oakes, Reporter

January 28, 2020

The Climate Crisis. Possibly the most menacing issue of this century so far. July 2019 was the hottest month ever recorded on the planet in a 140-year record. July alone melted Arctic and Antarctic sea ice to devastating-and hist...

Students of Color

Zion Mesfin, Faith Stutzman, and Serena Mason

December 11, 2019

On May 17, 1954, one of the most monumental supreme court rulings was made. It was the day when segregation was made illegal in schools. Since then students of color have had to face new obstacles, many of which go unnoticed. Fro...

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