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Teen Pregnancy

Music, movies, and TV shows are seeing a rise in sexual content as the years go by. It is still important though, for teenagers especially, to understand that this is not the example that they should be following in their actual lives. 

Religious Freedom Law

Indiana has been in the news recently for a law that the state passed explaining how a gay or lesbian individual will be refused access in all stores and restaurants by law.

Measles

From January 1st to February 20th, 2015, 154 people from 17 states were reported to have the measles with the most cases currently showing up in California at the largest number of 104 cases.

Stress Awareness Month

The month of April is Stress Awareness Month in America. This is when we can learn all about stress, and how we can cope with it to stay happy and healthy.

Weird National Holidays

Americans are known for placing importance on non important things. So much so, that there are national holidays for these ridiculous affairs. 

Gema Garcia: Migrant Education Student of the Year

Of the astounding 19,000 migrant students in Oregon, Gema Garcia was chosen as Oregon’s Migrant Student of the year at OACE’s Annual Winter Conference.

Sports

 

Sports
March Madness

Millions of fans around the country accept the challenge of  attempting to create the perfect NCAA March Madness bracket.

Jordan Poyer Q&A

After Jordan was done speaking in front of the student body, I got the chance to ask him a few questions.

Senior Nights

The 12 seniors participating in a Winter Sport, all had a very successful season.

Dance Team

Pizazz is looking to ride their momentum all the way to the State Competition, as they hope to bring home some hardware.

Seattle Seahawks

     The Seattle Seahawks had big expectations to repeat as Super Bowl champions in 2015. Although, Seattle did lose the Super Bowl to the New England Patriots this past year, they achieved great things with what players they were given.

 

Poyer Talk

Jordan Poyer graduated from Astoria High in 2009 and went on to play college football at Oregon State and later got drafted into the NFL to play for the Philadelphia Eagles and now the Cleveland Browns.

Opinion


Opinion
Palcohol

There is a new type of alcohol, and its name is Palcohol. The brainchild of entrepreneur Mark Phillips, Palcohol is what its name implies: powdered alcohol. 

Hit the Gym Before Life Hits You

More often than not, when ‘the uninitiated’ think of weightlifting, they also think of big, mean, and scary jocks, which understandably frightens them away from the gym

Climate Changes

Changes in the climate around the world are starting to have catastrophic effects. According to NASA and NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), 13 of the 15 hottest years have occurred since 2000.

 

School Structure Sucks

There is one question that is often asked by adults. Do kids go to school to learn new things, or are they just trying to pass their classes? Worldwide, the United States is ranked 14th in education; 18th in reading, 24th in literacy, and 34th in math progress. 

Electronic distractions are detrimental to student education.

In recent years, devices such as iPhones have become increasingly popular. This has allowed students to be in sync with advances in technology, but it has come at a cost.

Neil Patrick Harris's Choose Your Own Autobiography Review

While also the most entertaining autobiography I have ever read, Neil Patrick Harris’s Choose Your Own Autobiography was very interesting.

Entertainment

 

Entertainment
Business Leaders of Tomorrow

Once a month, gathering in Mrs. O’Bryan’s room at lunch, the Business Leaders of Tomorrow club meets. Every meeting they have a new and exciting topic to discuss. Sometimes with a guest speaker other times with the club leaders. 

 

The Roommate Review

Three words: what the flubber. Although it did not acquire any official awards, I personally would not give The Roommate any either.

Zayn Malik Leaves One Direction

On March 25th, 2015, teenage girls all over the world were astonished to hear the news that Zayn Malik of One Direction had officially left the band to be a “normal 22-year old.” After five years in the spotlight, Zayn says, “I know I have four friends for life in Louis, Liam, Harry and Niall. I know they will continue to be the best band in the world.” The other four are sad to see Zayn leave, but completely respect his decision. 

Rixton

Though many Americans are growing tired of Brits taking over the music industry, people might want to sit down and listen to Rixton.

Germany Trip

The March 17-27, 2015 Germany trip was a wonderful cultural experience for everyone who went.