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Streamline communication during school emergencies

The Editorial Board

November 30, 2019

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, LOHS went into lockdown for 45 minutes after the administration determined that an armed individual had entered the school without checking in. Ultimately, the man was identified as a Portland police office...

Mental health in schools a huge problem, big burden placed on student’s futures

Bianca Kennedy, Staffer

October 31, 2019

“School makes me feel stressed, anxious, sad, dumb, tired, lonely, sick.” When you ask a normal high school student how everyday school makes them feel, this is the response you will get. It’s no secret or surprise that scho...

Why the drop in AP Lang enrollment isn’t necessarily bad

Penelope Spurr, News Editor

October 31, 2019

Sometime during the first week of school, I passed by the AP English Language and Composition classroom--more commonly known as AP Junior English--and noticed a small group of students inside. I didn’t think much of it at fi...

Thumbs

The Editorial Board

October 28, 2019

With last year’s seniors long gone, no one has re-filled the feminine hygiene products in the girl’s restrooms and I predict we’re going to have a full-blown “The Shining” moment. Point blank period. After being on the d...

Lack of communication at LOHS impairs student involvement in school affairs

The Editorial Board

October 28, 2019

THE SENATE Last year, in response to concerns regarding attendance and accountability, former ASB President Eli Rowland restructured the Senate in hopes that Senators would reliably report to and represent their English class...

Don’t support unethical CEOs

Adrianna Mabin, Social Media Manager

October 28, 2019

If you’ve been on the internet in the past three years, you may have noticed the many boycotts of certain establishments. The owners of Chick-fil-a, the Cathys, regularly donate to anti-LGBTQ+ foundations. The owner of Jimm...

The College Board is the devil (and it knows it)

Kyla Schmitt, Copy Editor, Columnist

October 26, 2019

Just when we thought we had enough reasons to hate the College Board, it decided to exceed expectations once again. Forcing students to take surprise extra SAT sections, conning us into leaking our emails to hundreds of painf...

God save the band: high school football games shouldn’t need a DJ

Penelope Spurr, News Editor

October 26, 2019

Maybe I don’t seem the type, but I greatly anticipate football season. If you know me, you may now know that deep, deep down, I love football. Not exactly for football itself--I’m not a fanatic for contact sports--but at the ...

The gun violence solution you’ve never heard of

Penelope Spurr, News Editor

September 30, 2019

Every time I hear about a mass shooting, there’s a phrase that repeats itself over and over and over: people who noticed the shooter’s warning signs attempted to report their concern, but found limited or no success. Then the...

FlexiSched off to a promising start

Jackson Rickert, Opinions Editor, Columnist

September 28, 2019

hool introduced FlexiSched to the student body. While I initially presumed it would end up being another over-complicated and unnecessary piece of technology we’d all give up on, it has, to my great surprise, worked out well. I ...

Corn maze adventures

Mimi Jeandheur, Features Editor

September 28, 2019

On Friday October 25, as the night fell and the air chilled, I embarked in a van along with 20 other anxiously giddy teenagers headed towards Sauvie Island for Bella Organic’s annual haunted corn maze. I’d never been to a hau...

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