May 14, 2015

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LO Consent Culture displays wall of offensive tweets and phrases to expose the prevalence of rape culture

BY LAUREN ANDERSON On May 4 Lake Oswego Consent Culture started a campaign to spread awareness about rape culture throughout the high school. LOCC was created during the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year by a group of junior girls in Andrew Duden’s Political Action Seminar class, which includes Pia Fornell, Emily Leach, Ariana Manafi, […]

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May 4, 2015

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Fortune smiles upon Operation Smiles Club

BY JILLIAN BATIUK This year, sophomores, Jenny Kwon and Lauren Cooper started a branch of the Operation Smile Organization, which is based in Virginia, as a club at Lake Oswego High School. The original Operation Smile is a nonprofit organization that provides medical service to children worldwide. It mainly specializes in cleft lip and palate […]

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May 4, 2015

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UNICEF Tap Project taps into the digital age

BY KENNA DOLAN Remember those orange, cardboard, UNICEF boxes you got on Halloween when you were a kid? You went around saying “Trick or treat for UNICEF” and people would put coins and, if you were lucky, a couple dollars in your box. Well they’re back, but in a more young adult friendly form. The […]

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May 4, 2015

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DECA participants mean business

BY JENNY KWON Not only are LOHS students involved in numerous spring sports, they are also involved in many in class curriculum activities, such as DECA. DECA is a class for upperclassmen who are interested in expanding their experience and knowledge in business, management and more. In the class, students choose a long-term project, which […]

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May 4, 2015

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Senior-directed One Acts never cease to amaze

BY BRIDGET MYERS Senior-directed One Acts, which ran from Thursday, April 23 through Saturday, April 25 sold out all three shows, leaving audiences wanting more. This year the performance showcased eight acts, each with its own senior director and set of characters. 35 students auditioned, but there was only room for 27 actors. Despite this […]

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May 4, 2015

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LO speech and debate team articulate at state competition

BY ADA ZHANG The Lake Oswego speech and debate team took an articulate and well-dressed ensemble of students to the OSAA state tournament, April 23 to April 25. The tournament saw the presence of many of the top debaters and speakers from LOHS: state qualifiers in debate included seniors Max Groznik and Zohar Hoter; juniors […]

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May 4, 2015

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LOHS music department in sweet harmony at districts

BY MEGHANA MYSORE Music flooded the hallways of Lake Oswego High School as musicians celebrated the end of Three Rivers League (TRL) Districts. LOHS’s band, orchestra and choir recently participated in districts and brought home several wins for Lake Oswego. On April 7, the LOHS choir participated in TRL districts, which included Lake Oswego, Canby, […]

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May 4, 2015

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New American Academic Aid aims to help immigrant students

BY ANNIE PRASIL New American Academic Aid (NAAA), a nonprofit organization formed by LOHS students, is designed to help new immigrant students adapt to the American culture and education system. It is centralized at LOHS, but it is expanding to include other schools. The organization was founded by junior Daniar Imanbayev, the President of NAAA. […]

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May 1, 2015

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Laker Ladies bring joy to junior high ladies

BY ADA ZHANG Middle school has never been anyone’s favorite transition period- it’s that awkward, nervous, acne-ridden, “brace-face-y” gray area between high school and elementary school, that time when it sometimes feels like the adults don’t know what to do with hundreds of puberty-stricken children so they shove all the kids into a tiny school […]

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April 28, 2015

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NCAA capitalizes on unpaid March Madness players

BY STEPHEN MORE March Madness has recently ended, and many don’t think about much besides their bracket, but a good question to ask is, who is the NCAA? Currently the NCAA, a non-profit organization rakes in around a billion dollars a year due to March Madness, and that may seem like a lot, until you […]

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April 6, 2015

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LOSD sets new rules for opt outs after immense opposition

BY ANDREA PRASIL The first day of Smarter Balance testing will begin on Friday April 17. The day will consist of the first half of the English / language arts portion. This will be a essay-style test. The following Monday, juniors will continue with the computer portion of the test. “There will then be over […]

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