The Compass

Over a New Limit

Jessica Findlay, Senior Reporter

April 22, 2019

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“What it will help do is raise awareness to folks that you can be impaired at an .05,” said Sgt. Tim Plummer, speaking about a pitched idea to lower the legal blood alcohol level. On April 8th, Sen. President Peter Courtney o...

Star of Hatred

Ruby Webb, Senior Reporter

April 22, 2019

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Nearly 300 people were killed and around 500 injured in eight coordinated attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 22, 2019. The death toll is continuing to rise, with at least 290 people dead as of Monday, a...

Unwrapping the Fashion Industry

Ashlyn Blair and Elisa Arslan

March 21, 2019

Filed under Beginning Journalism Stories, News

From 2012 to 2016, nearly three thousand workers lost their lives in fires and building collapses in Bangladesh. Almost all of the people who lost their lives were workers in clothing factories, trying to feed their families w...

Learning Civil Discourse In Unsettled Times

Joshua Moore and Venessa Theonia

March 15, 2019

Filed under Beginning Journalism Stories, News

Some teachers in North Clackamas say they have heard reports that their students are fearful in expressing their political beliefs. Compass reporters spent time speaking with 18 students from Clackamas High School to uncover whether ...

School Shootings – Do You Feel Safe?

Adam Pumphrey and Zachary Mendenhall

March 15, 2019

Filed under Beginning Journalism Stories, News

Seventeen students and faculty died at Parkland High School on February 14th, 2018, after being shot allegedly by Nikolas Cruz. This tragedy caused many protests for gun control and safety in schools. So now we ask, “Do students f...

Respect

Angelica Marin and Olivia Spotswood

March 14, 2019

Filed under Beginning Journalism Stories, News

In the intense and notorious social politics and hierarchy of high school, one might venture to ask: how are students affected by not only their relationship to their peers, but to their teachers and mentors as well? An ano...

A Dead App Is Still Alive.

Alli Driscoll and Valeri Fries

March 14, 2019

Filed under Beginning Journalism Stories, News

How does an app that’s been shut down for two years still impact teens? Even though the Vine app hasn’t been around, its iconic videos are still a huge aspect of teen Internet culture, to the point where it can even transfer ...

Depression and Dogs

Depression and Dogs

January 29, 2019

Homelessness: Dealing With A Crisis

Fiona Wagner, Reporter

January 29, 2019

Filed under Beginning Journalism Stories, News

Marking the fourth year that Portland has renewed its State of Emergency regarding homelessness, it is clear that 2019 is an important time to recognize this issue. According to the City of Portland's website, around 3,801 member...

The Oregon Shutdown Impact

Kayla Ingraham

January 29, 2019

Filed under Beginning Journalism Stories, News

On December 22, 2018, the United States went into its longest, and ongoing, government shutdown. Passing up the 21-day shutdown of 1995-1996, and there's no sign of the shutdown coming to a close any time soon. Members of t...

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