On Wednesday May 7, Astoria High School sophomores, juniors, and seniors got the unique opportunity to sit in on two Oregon Supreme Court trials held in their own auditorium. Seniors from Knappa, Warrenton, and Seaside were also invited to AHS to observe the court trials. AHS was one of two schools in the state to get to host these trials and have students oversee the court in action.
The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament kicked off on Thursday, March 20 with a couple of odd games and upsets that broke brackets at the very start and to the very end. To start off with the 2014 Tournament, the first game in the round of 64, 6th seed Ohio State falls to 11th seed Dayton by a single point to procure an amazing upset. Not long after Dayton performed some magic, 12th seeded Harvard created an upset for the second year against 5th seeded Cincinnati to continue in the tournament. Besides the two mentioned games everything seemed to go correctly seed-wise until 12th seeded North Dakota State man-handled greatly favored Oklahoma to step in the third round.
The NBA regular season is finally coming to an end and now teams are getting ready for the finals. This year’s season has been a great one, with no team’s spot in the playoffs guaranteed. Teams that are usually big contenders for the championship including the New York Knicks, the L.A Lakers, and the Boston Celtics are not even qualifying this year. It is the first time ever that any of these basketball power houses haven’t made the playoffs.
The school year is ending and seniors are ready to escape the confines of the brick walls of Astoria High School. They will leave behind a legacy as the Class of 2014, and whether that is a good or bad one is for each individual to decide. Personally, I think there are a few things we, as the Class of 2015, can learn from the seniors, but they do leave behind some great memories.
As the end of the 2013-2014 school year comes close upon us, AHS has undergone elections for new student government positions for next year. As has been a reoccuring theme from past years, it is like pulling teeth to get students to run for leadership positions. This year there was only competition for the position of ASB Co-President. The other ASB positions had either one student running or none at all. Whatever the reason for the lack of motivation for running for a leadership role has to be investigated if there is going to be true student council achievement in the future.
When someone goes to a friend’s house they may expect a dog or a cat to greet them, right? Well, what if instead they were greeted by a sugar glider or a capybara? I know that I would definitely be surprised and, in some cases, very grossed out. How do people find the joy in owning these kinds of pets? Yes, some of them seem cute and cuddly, but others are just plain scary.
Everyone is aware that Winter Ball was canceled due to the snowy weather that arrived Thursday, the 6th. While the dance would have been all the more enchanting with a light dusting of snow on the ground, the frozen precipitation did not cease, and proceeded to make road conditions treacherous, especially on Astoria’s frozen hills.
It’s an epidemic. The selfie-situation has grown to certain extents that not even politics can contain it. Pop culture has a new toddler, and continues to grow to become a longstanding addition to the 21st century fads. But how long will this self-portrait-apocalypse last? Considering the endurance that selfie’s have had already, it might be a while.