January 5, 2015

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“Interstellar” is out of this world

BY NATHAN REDINBO “Interstellar” is a summer blockbuster that is a few months late. Delivering both spectacles and explosions for the action crowd, and the intricate plot that fans have come to expect of Christopher Nolan’s films, “Interstellar” struggles only with some clunky dialogue and a long run time. These problems are easy to overlook […]

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January 5, 2015

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GMO Measure 92 fails by a slim margin

BY STEPHEN MORE Measure 92 was defeated in a close race on Nov. 4 last month, but after losing by a mere 805 votes, (a less than .02 percent margin) the initiative went into an automatic recount mandated by Oregon Law. The recount was required to be by hand so there could be no possible […]

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January 5, 2015

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Music reaches across cultures to unite everyone during the holidays

BY KATHERINE GRISHAM After Thanksgiving, the holiday season kicks off in earnest with Black Friday sales; the obligatory attic trek for Christmas decorations; the inevitable frenzy of wrapping paper, bows, last minute shopping, eggnog; and of course the vexatious music that fills the air. Holiday music music may be an annual tradition of relentless lyrical […]

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January 5, 2015

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Ski and Snowboard teams prepare to hit the slopes

BY CASEY IWASAKI With winter finally bringing itself out of hibernation (ironically), both the Ski and Snowboard teams are getting ready to hit the slopes, and both are looking forward to successful seasons. The LO Ski team did very well last year, with the girls winning the Three Rivers League Title and going on to […]

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December 18, 2014

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Garner, Brown and Rice need justice, continued: Rioting

This is a continuation of an article published in our December 2014 issue BY CAMRYN LELAND & DANIEL VOGEL In the initial protests against the decision made by the Ferguson Grand Jury in Portland on November 25th, the police were the only ones who showed up with weapons, and the only ones expecting violence. Protesters […]

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December 18, 2014

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ASB implements Student Recognition program and ASBox

BY BLAKE MINDEMANN ASB has decided to increase communication between the student body and themselves. “Actually, one of the hardest things for the committee is getting people involved,” says Matthew McGonegal, Publicities Director. They have begun the process of adding the ASBox and Student Recognition, both expected to be implemented in January. The ASBox will […]

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December 18, 2014

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The resurface of Bill Cosby’s rape allegations hits the media

BY EMILY LEACH On Monday, November 12, a tweet was posted by a publicist to Comedian Bill Cosby’s twitter account, which displayed a jovial picture of Cosby and read “Go ahead. Meme Me! #cosbymeme.” The responses were not what was expected. Though Cosby has won Emmy-awards, produced countless shows, and has long been one of […]

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December 18, 2014

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Bill Cosby illustrates America’s prevelant rape culture

BY FARAH ALKAYED The gilded image of sitcom star, Bill Cosby, has recently been shattered by the resurface of a series of rape allegations. Regardless of Cosby’s guilt or innocence, America’s reaction to the resurfacing of these cases was disheartening and became a definitive example of the impact of rape culture. Millions of fans struggled […]

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December 18, 2014

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Obama grants legal residence to millions of undocumented immigrants

BY CASEY IWASAKI On Thursday, Nov. 20 President Obama unveiled his executive order regarding immigration reform, one which will grant temporary legal residence to millions of undocumented immigrants currently residing in the United States. There were two key aspects of the speech; the first point was a temporary break from deportation for undocumented immigrants who […]

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December 18, 2014

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“I can’t breathe,” the death of Eric Garner

BY CASEY IWASAKI On July 17, 2014 Eric Garner was killed by Officer Daniel Pantaleo of the NYPD in the Tompkinsville neighborhood of Staten Island. Garner was a 43 year old black man who had been known as a “neighborhood dad” by many who knew him. He was approached by several officers after breaking up […]

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December 18, 2014

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Pursue the college of your own dreams, not your parents’

KENNA DOLAN From the moment I was born, my whole family and I have known that a desk job is not where I wanted to be stuck with my whole life. I have always been infatuated with any form of the arts; music especially. A couple of weeks ago, I was in the car with […]

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