April 5, 2016

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Smarter Balanced testing postponed – new graduation requirements

BY CLAIRE TORKELSON The school received an overwhelming amount of opt out forms a week prior to the time the smarter balance test was supposed to be implemented. Because of this, the test has been pushed back until further notice so that students may receive all the available information regarding Smarter Balance testing. Currently the […]

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February 16, 2016

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Intro to Winter Sports

BY JENNY KWON Girls Basketball Even with the colder days approaching, the Lake Oswego Girls Basketball team is ready to get to work on the court. Many of the girls have been training and spending time together during open gym this past summer and fall. Although it has been a little tough with many changes […]

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February 16, 2016

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Boys water polo wraps up fall season

BY JENNY KWON With October coming to an end, the LOHS boys water polo team wrapped up their fall season. Having played some rough games, the boys were overall proud of how their season turned out. The team’s last game was on Wednesday night against Newberg. Although they faced a tough loss from Newberg, it […]

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February 16, 2016

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Real or not real: ‘The Hunger Games’ franchise is coming to an end

BY CLARE O’GARA On Nov. 20, the last movie installment of “The Hunger Games” series, “Mockingjay: Part 2” was released in U.S. cinemas. This final motion picture marks the epic conclusion to a novel-and-film collection that’s been in the making since 2008. Everyone’s favorite Girl on Fire Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) suits up one last […]

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February 16, 2016

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Trigger warnings and censorship stifle the students’ educational development

BY JOE LANTOW Schools are designed to foster children into adults, exposing them to different ideas and viewpoints that are alien to them. A school’s intent is creating a citizen whose knowledge does not simply come from a small lake town near Portland, but from the entire world. Their main goal is to challenge a […]

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February 16, 2016

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Star Wars: The Hype Awakens

BY NATHAN REDINBO “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” came out today, Dec.17, and the hype is real. Everyone is excited to watch the movie, and Lake Oswego is no different. Both students and staff are eager to experience the first new entry in a franchise that is galactically loved. The “Star Wars” franchise is well […]

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February 16, 2016

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“Making a Murderer’ leaves viewers questioning the American Justice System

BY ADRIANA AGUILAR The new hit Netflix original series “Making a Murderer” has had people binge watching since its release date on Dec. 18, 2015. This true story focuses on Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey’s murder convictions and life sentences for the death of Teresa Halbach in 2005. Avery had previously been wrongly […]

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February 16, 2016

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‘Denali’ captures the hearts of many

BY KATIE HEALY “Denali” has captured the hearts of many, a humorous yet heartfelt film by professional photographer Ben Moon, honoring the 14 years of his dog’s life. Think “Marley & Me’s” shorter, better looking twin. Though only about eight minutes long, the documentary conveys a lifetime of meaningful moments between a loyal dog and […]

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February 16, 2016

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Recipes for the holiday season

BY BRIDGET MYERS & EMILY LEACH           NO-BAKE COCONUT BALLS Source: For the Family Ingredients: 1 3/4 cups unsweetened shredded coconut 3 tsp coconut oil 3 tbls maple syrup 2 tbls unsweetened coconut milk 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/8 tsp salt organic dark chocolate Directions: Place 1 cup shredded coconut and […]

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February 5, 2016

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Can’t go wrong with those baby blues

BY JENNY KWON Much like how In-N-Out, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills are prime “treasures” of California, a certain quarterback celebrates 14 years of domination in the NFL this year. Tom Brady. Thirty eight years old, six foot four, and married to a worldwide famous model. Yes, at this point, 99 percent of Americans who keep […]

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January 8, 2016

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What Is Stressing These People Out?

A five-storey mesh dancer, a giant game of fire Tetris and — if rumours are to be believed — a hacked Boeing 747 are just a few of the oversized artworks on show at Burning Man (August 30 to September 7). Microsoft’s newest wearable is called Microsoft Band, the same name as last year’s activity-tracker. The new one looks sleeker than last […]

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