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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...

Smoking In The Boys Room

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...

Women and the Presidency

January 28, 2020

The Pain of Suicide

January 28, 2020

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...

Is Summer School A Crutch in North Clackamas?

Natalia Godoy, Sunny Urben, Ashton Hooper, and Hana Newcomb

November 18, 2019

The rising attendance of summer school in the North Clackamas School District has been a consistent issue for years. Whether it be due to the shorter schedule or smaller classes, students have begun to flock to summer school rathe...

Social Media: A Cheater’s Paradise

Lacey Joseph, Senior News Reporter

November 15, 2019

Social Media is something this generation uses on a daily basis. Many teens spend a massive amount of time, give lots of attention and even spend tons of money on sites for gaming, dating, and other interests. Students are solely d...

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