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Black Friday

Black Friday is the unofficial start of the Christmas shopping season and it has been the busiest shopping day of the year since 2005.

AHS Art Show

The art show viewers chattered with praise as they walked about the Lovell Showroom on 14th & Duane, admiring the works of students from Astoria High School. The art pieces were a feast for the eyes, varying from paintings and drawings, to pottery, photography, and sculptures. 

 

Brittany Maynard Cancer Victim and Enthusiast

On November first, 29 year old ‘Death with dignity’ activist  Brittany Maynard, died by assisted suicide after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in January.

Nobel Prizes of 2014

For those who don’t know the nobel prize are six awards given to people each year. The categories they’re divided in is: physics, chemistry, physiology (also known as medicine research), literature, economics, and peace.

Wildlife Loss

Over the years, the world has been facing the challenge of wildlife loss through global warming and poaching. The animals that are unable to be domesticated for a profit are being overlooked, and killed meaninglessly. 

 

ARC Arcade

The ARC Arcade is one of the newest additions to downtown Astoria on 1084 Commercial St. The new arcade includes a variation of games. From retro Pac-Man and dozens of other quarter games to the newest consoles out there. Visitors can go from that old arcade feel, straight to next-gen gaming in a just a few steps.

 

New Clubs

This year at Astoria High School so many new clubs are emerging. These include the debate club, outdoor club, and the Japanese society club. 

Sports

 

Sports
Dodgeball

 The game of Dodgeball is believed to have started over 200 years ago when it was played by tribes in Africa with rocks and petrified matter, instead of the round, foam dodgeballs we play with today.

NBA Update

     The NBA season is in mid-swing and NBA fans are filled with excitement. With huge trades that went on in the offseason, that left fans anxious for the season to start.

 

Civil War: Oregon vs Oregon State

The rivalry between Oregon State and University of Oregon football games have been filled with excitement and bad blood since 1894.

    

New Coaches at AHS

New coaches have arrived at Astoria High to build their legacies in their individual sports. There are new coaches in girls soccer, cross country, and boys and girls basketball. Here, we had the chance to get to know them a little bit better, and can begin to see them as just more than coaches; but as a part of the AHS family.

Volleyball

The Astoria High School Varsity volleyball team has had a well played season. The team is ranked third in the Cowapa league and in the hunt for a playoff spot.

Football

This season has been unfortunate, but also rewarding for Astoria High School’s football team.

Cross Country

Running is a road to self-awareness and reliance. By pushing the human body to extremes and learning the harsh reality of its physical and mental limitations, or just coasting quietly down a solitary path, watching the earth spin beneath pounding feet, at least for a moment everything seems right with the world. 

Opinion


Opinion
Too Much Social Media

As modern American teenagers, our lives seem to have become defined by the number of likes we get on a photo, the number of chins we can pull off when sending a Snapchat, or the number of followers we have on Instagram. 

Ebola Coverage

Since summer, America has been in a frenzy over the spreading illness of Ebola. And everywhere people go on the internet it always says to donate to the foundation that will help cure the disease.

 

 

The Tiny but Mighty Uke

Ukuleles were originally Hawaiian instruments, but have migrated into pop culture. Ukuleles have become more popular in music allowing artists using the instrument to add a different texture to the songs.

An AHS Perspective of the Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has quite literally ‘soaked’ the nation! The Ice Bucket Challenge is a promotional gimmick, involving people dumping a bucket of ice water over one or more people’s heads.

Sunscreen Dangers

Everyone knows that tanning and too much sun can cause cancer. The solution? Coat oneself in sunscreen. Unfortunately, sunscreen can be just as bad for skin as the radiation from the sun. 

Standardized Testing for All

Schools use standardized testing as an extremely effective way of determining how people can perform important tasks. The scores are then used to determine our level of competency in certain areas, which is frankly quite useful. How else are we to know that someone can read or do math?

Sports Stadium Location

The new sports complex located on Williamsport (or Dump) Road on an old landfill owned by the city has come under a lot of scrutinization from the controversy posed by the local community.

Entertainment

 

Entertainment
Stocking Stuffers

Its that time of year again! When everyone is getting ready for the holidays! With so much to do before Christmas rolls around, you just might forget about one of the most important details. The stockings! Stockings can be a difficult thing to shop for. 

American Horror Story

With twisted storylines and characters that make the viewer’s skin crawl, American Horror Story has quickly become one of television’s most popular shows.

Halloween Plans

Halloween is perhaps the best time of the year for kids and young adults of all ages. Some people make plans for halloween weeks or months, before the season even arrives. People look forward to getting dressed up in their costumes, and going out with friends. 

Mr. Love: Meet and Greet

Mr. Love is a new teacher at Astoria High School. He is a part time teacher who teaches English. Mr. Love is also a published author of many books.

Holiday Recipes

When the holidays roll around, people tend to spend tons of money on decorations, food, entertainment, and other accessories to flamboyantly boost their holiday experience. However, there are also ways to enjoy the holidays without going out and spending a bunch of money.

 

Homecoming: Powderpuff

At Astoria High School we are all for girls’ football, aka powder puff. AHS had its traditional homecoming week powder puff game, on October 1st.

Mr. Randall: Meet and Greet

Mr. Randall is a new teacher at AHS he teaches English 9 and Spanish 1