Green Book Review

FORREST IRVINE In what was a surprising upset for some, the biographical comedy-drama Green Book has taken home the Oscar for Best Picture in 2019. Like so many Best Picture winners, a backlash was sparked, with some saying that the film’s view on racism and racial politics was clumsy and a little too sanitized. This... Continue Reading →

Spring Sports Are Back!

MALI GOTTFRIED With spring just around the corner, sports teams are getting ready for their seasons to start. Lacrosse, tennis, track, and baseball are some of the most popular, and they’re excited to get going. Playing a sport can be a huge commitment. Most teams practice for two or more hours, six days a week... Continue Reading →

Group Projects

GRACE KNUTSEN In the classroom, nothing creates a stronger reaction amongst high school students than hearing a teacher announce, “Today we’re going to begin a group project.” Dreaded by some and loved by others, group projects are a rite of passage for high school students in practically all subject matter, including English, foreign languages, history,... Continue Reading →

Breathalyzers at Winter Formal

JOURNEY LIPSCOMB Many students at CHS were appalled by the announcement that students would be breathalyzed at random upon entering Winter Formal. After reports of unsafe behavior at Crescent Valley’s Homecoming, administration reached the decision to have breathalyzers at the combined dance in January. This declaration triggered a plethora of complaints and arguments amongst the... Continue Reading →

And Now Presenting the Oscars…

HANNAH ROBINSON It’s reaching the end of award season, and with that comes the 91st annual Academy Awards, commonly known as the Oscars.  The show will be held on the evening of the 24th of this month at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. The Oscars are arguably the most prestigious film event held throughout... Continue Reading →

Bubble Tea

GRACE KNUTSEN In recent years, bubble tea, the millennial drink of selfie-snapping fame, has become a phenomenon in culturally diverse communities across the United States, including New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Lately, this immensely popular drink has even become a staple in Corvallis. Bubble tea, often referred to as boba, milk tea,... Continue Reading →

2018 Pop Culture in Review

GRACE KNUTSEN As we welcome 2019, it seems appropriate to reflect upon the significant pop culture events of 2018 that highlighted our year. By definition, pop culture is associated with mainstream media commonly accessible to the public. It influences the lifestyle of the masses through sources such as television and film, the internet, social media,... Continue Reading →

Best Movies of 2018 Countdown

FORREST IRVINE 2018 may be behind us, but it was undeniably one of the most unique and exciting years of movies in recent memory. Let’s reflect on the movies everyone just had to tell their friends about this year, and even the ones you may have missed but want to catch up on before Oscar... Continue Reading →

Santa Around the World

HANNAH ROBINSON Who doesn’t love scrolling through their Instagram feed on Thursday mornings, getting a weekly dose of the most popular hashtag game ever, the alliterative ditty otherwise known as #ThrowbackThursday (#TBT)? What makes the #ThrowbackThursday trend so popular, anyway? Is it the sentiment-induced feelings of social connectedness we create in our ever-advancing digital world?... Continue Reading →

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