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Removing the SAT and ACT from college applications

There have been noticeable differences in the SAT scores by family income since 1995.

Natalie Opager, Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

Colleges in California and around the United States have been making the ACT and SAT optional on the college application in 2020 with hopes to include more diversity and level the playing field for students’ acceptance. In the past with standardized tests, there have been issues caused by a differ...

Is tie dye coming back in style?

Classic summer camp shirt

Natalie Opager, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

Currently there has been a reappearance in tie dye around media. Tie dye was invented in 1909 and was called tied and dyed. It originated in Japan and Indonesia with ancient resist-dyeing techniques and adding in patterns. To this day this design is still being worn.  Tie dye became popular in the 1960's in Amer...

Is AP forecasting too early?

Forecasting Logo. Photo by Nick Youngson.

Halle Isaak, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

AP forecasting is coming up here in a week and I’ve always wondered “why are we doing this so early?” For myself, I know that I change my mind over what classes I want to take the next year constantly, so forecasting as early as February is hard for me to do. I talked with two students to see their vie...

Is Boba worth the time and money?

Kylie Hadden, a junior here at Wilsonville High School.

Natalie Opager, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

A common discussion between my peers is the debate over whether Boba is worth the time, money and the taste. Boba is a drink containing tapioca balls and can be in milk tea, smoothies, or in iced coffee, and a typical Boba drink costs between three to four dollars. One student, Kylie Hadden (a junior at Wil...

Wilsonville High School Super Bowl predictions

Meghann Yochim, Academic Editor

January 31, 2020

As the end of January rolls around, football fans all over Wilsonville and the United States are gearing up and hunkering down to watch the 2020 Super Bowl LIV. This year, the San Francisco 49ers are playing the Kansas City Chiefs in Miami on Sunday, February 2nd. The 49ers are currently 15-3 while t...

Star Wars Episode IX “The Rise of Skywalker”

Rey and Kylo

Kade Palmer, Staff Writer

January 12, 2020

Star Wars Episode IX, The Rise of Skywalker. One of the best Disney created Star Wars movie I've personally seen. I did not leave the theater once and I have a short attention span and get bored easily, especially at the movies but this movie had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. Now, I’m a bi...

Our future hinges on the price of college

The Oregon State Memorial Union.  Photo by Wikimedia commons.

Aly Johnston, Editor-in-chief

December 19, 2019

College is expensive. The grass is green, the sky is blue, and going to a university costs an arm and a leg.  I grew up just accepting this as a fact. As I go about my senior year, though, the words are beginning to hold real meaning. And I don’t like it one bit. In-state tuition at Oregon ...

Does Frozen 2 deserve the hype?

Fiona Dunn, Staff writer

December 9, 2019

Back in the medieval age, when iPhones were still single digits and President Obama was still president, a movie was released that took the world by storm. The world of pop culture swooned, and soon shirts, stuffed animals, sing-along soundtracks and look alike Barbie dolls lined shelves of every gr...

First semester finals need to remain before Winter Break

Students studying for their finals.

Finlay Dunn, Sports Director

December 8, 2019

Due to the fact that school starts far before September, there has been much recent debate for when first semester finals should take place. Some people also feel that students are not prepared after a long Winter Break to have finals. The question is whether finals should take place before or after Wint...

Thoughtless words through one-way glass

Teenagers have found a home with social media, but being so comfortable can lead to thoughtless choices. Photo credit Pexels

Aly Johnston, Editor-in-chief

November 20, 2019

Navigating social media is tricky, especially for its main population of teenagers. Adults that grew up without social media find it easy to criticize teenagers for using social media so frequently. Their points are valid – the dependency, emotional investment, and huge time commitment are big bur...

Are grades really that important?

The photo above is grades on a grade sheet. Students put a lot of pressure on themselves to get good marks.

Aly Johnston, Editor-in-chief

November 4, 2019

Last Friday marked the end of the quarter for Wilsonville students. After completing assignments, taking tests, and perhaps making up some late work, final grades were put in. For some students, a sigh of relief. For others, not so much. Grades are important for some students – if college is the ne...

Favorite halloween candy

Favorite halloween candy

October 29, 2019

Obviously this is the question of the season. What is everyone’s favorite Halloween candy and why should it be the best. I asked anyone and everyone I talk to and also a lot of extra students what their favorite Halloween candy was. I thought looking up the top three halloween candies would be best...

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