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Cameron’s Circus: How to Forecast for Success

Cameron Iizuka, Web&Social Media Manager, Columnist

February 18, 2020

Such a great question that goes beyond compare, indubitably. You see, I’m a junior and that, I guess, means I’m supposed to take as many AP classes (praise be the College Board), sign up for as many extracurriculars, all the while...

The Schmitt: A type of discrimination at LO we don’t talk about

Kyla Schmitt, Copy Editor, Columnist

February 18, 2020

I want to address an understated form of sexism that still pervades our classes at LOHS. Before I begin, though, I want to first make a few things clear. Personally, my experiences throughout grade school with gender-based discriminatio...

Conor’s Column

Conor Mehaffey, A&E Editor, Columnist

February 18, 2020

We are currently in the midst of one of the year’s most exciting times: awards season. The Golden Globes and Oscars are all within roughly a month, with numerous guild awards in between. And for the most part, these award s...

Woolard’s Words: The bane of being a specialized athlete

Megan Woolard, Editor-In-Chief

January 10, 2020

When I was in 8th grade I quit all my other sports and activities to pursue basketball.  At the time I had been around club basketball for a few years and I had reached the point where I needed to commit hours and hours i...

Cameron’s Circus

Cameron Iizuka, Web&Social Media Manager, Columnist

November 30, 2019

“When you’re bored, what are your favorite videos to watch on YouTube?” asked by Junior Kelsey Yutan. Allow me to introduce myself… I am a master procrastinator. Besides school work of course my number one priority i...

Woolard’s Words: UO Ducks flying high and changing womens basketball

Megan Woolard, Editor-In-Chief

November 30, 2019

Women’s college basketball is finally getting the recognition that it deserves. For years it has been an underappreciated college sport. Now it’s finally starting to see the light. A big part of the increased excitement ove...

The Schmitt

Kyla Schmitt, Copy Editor, Columnist

November 30, 2019

Growing up, I never felt especially connected with my neighbors: to me it seemed that people just didn’t have the same incentive to interact with or befriend their neighbors that they did before the days of internet. In all honest...

Conor’s Column: How to apply to college in the modern era

Conor Mehaffey, A&E Editor, Columnist

November 24, 2019

So you’ve decided to apply to college. Whether you’re a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior, it’s never too early to start building up your applicant profile. It’s a complicated process, to be sure. There are so many v...

Cameron’s Circus: What influences my “fashun”?

Cameron Iizuka, Web&Social Media Manager, Columnist

November 24, 2019

“Where does your fashion inspiration come from?” - Junior George Danzelaud Oh the places I try to go… it seems I am always trying to improve my fashion sense, but am too uncomfortable to actually change anything (a dilemma...

Conor’s Column

Conor Mehaffey, A&E Editor, Columnist

November 21, 2019

After a fairly unorthodox column last month, I wanted to move toward something a little more positive for this next issue. And with Thanksgiving just one week away, I thought that this would be a perfect opportunity to recognize ...

Woolard’s Words: Ripcity makes the Blazers special

Megan Woolard, Editor-In-Chief

October 28, 2019

I wouldn’t consider myself a fan of NBA basketball. I don’t get the same enjoyment that I get from watching other forms of basketball or other sports for that matter. If a random NBA game is on TV I probably won’t watch...

The Schmitt: Quitting is okay sometimes

Kyla Schmitt, Copy Editor, Columnist

October 28, 2019

The most important thing I’ve learned about extracurriculars after three and a quarter years of high school is this: if you don’t enjoy something, QUIT. I know that there’s this huge stigma at our school (and in our great...

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