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News
Incoming Freshmen

A new school year means one thing: freshmen. The class of 2019 is coming into high school soon with little knowledge as to how things work around here. Every year, the Astoria High School staff puts together days in which the 8th graders can get a little insight and see what life is like as an underclassman. 

Columbia River Bar Pilots

Over two thousand ships have been lost in the Columbia River bar.

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.

Sports

 

Sports
Pizazz Brings Home the Gold

Pizazz had a great season that ended with a bang. Pizazz won the State Championship for Pizazz's fourth overall Championship, and for the first time in 10 years. 

Baseball

Baseball is known as America’s favorite pastime. The Astoria High School baseball season hit off to a great season in March that will now continue on, due to the fact that the team  won the league championship Saturday, May 16. The team is now ranked number one in the Cowapa League and is now heading off to playoffs. 

Softball

Astoria softball didn’t necessarily live up to the hype surrounding the team. Although there is a new coach meaning a new system of running things, key components revolving skills and the mental side of the game are in need of improvement.

NBA Wrap-Up

The NBA playoffs started off with a bang in one of the best first rounds in NBA history. From Chris Paul and the Clippers to John Wall and the Wizards, fans all over the country were intrigued by every series no matter the circumstance or team.

 

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.

Opinion


Opinion
AP Classes at AHS

Starting in the 2015-2016 school year, Advanced Placement English courses will be offered to juniors and seniors at Astoria High School. Juniors will be introduced to AP English Literature and Composition taught by Craig Randall, while seniors will take AP English Language and Composition taught by Clint Hill. 

Modern Monarchy

From clubs to strengthen a college application, to an after school play, we tend to fill our high school schedules with a variety of activities. Despite how jam-packed they become during the school year, we feel pressured to add one more thing to our plate: a job.

 

Too Much Vacation?

Around America, it seems that schools have their students on vacation more than they have them in school. Is that really beneficial to our country’s future generations?

E-cigs

Electronic cigarettes are being seen all over and people have many different opinions on the topic.

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

Entertainment

 

Entertainment
Memorial Day

May 25 is a day of remembrance; a day to honor our nation's soldiers who served our country. A day to appreciate the life you would not have without those brave men and women who have fallen. From now on, it is important to remember that Memorial Day is much more than an inservice day. Every year citizens all over the United States mourn and remember those who have served our country.

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.