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 →

One Season, Two Championships for CHS

MALI GOTTFRIED It has been an outstanding season for Corvallis fall sports, with both girls volleyball and boys soccer winning the OSAA 5A State Championships. Riley Mellinger, a senior and one of the captains of the soccer team, says that winning was an indescribable feeling. “We fought so hard last year and came so close,... Continue Reading →

Miracle Worker works Miracles at Corvallis High

MALI GOTTFRIED Once again, the Corvallis School District Theater Program has put on a wonderful, touching, and magical performance. Starring Sara Schoeffler as Annie Sullivan, Emmaline Westfall/Milla Smith (split role) as Helen Keller, and Maia Gelser as Kate Keller, The Miracle Worker - taking place in the late 1800s - tells the story of how... Continue Reading →

A Halloween Birthday Reflection

MALI GOTTFRIED Overall, having my birthday on Halloween is pretty great. I mean, seriously… I get pretty much all the sweets I could possibly want and presents?! Yeah, there are definitely some drawbacks, but there are awesome upsides to it as well. One of my favorite stories from when I was born is that my... Continue Reading →

National Pit Bull Awareness Month

MALI GOTTFRIED To some, pitbulls are thought to be vicious, bloodthirsty animals, but is this really true? According to pitbulls.org in regards to a test given to show levels of aggressiveness, “American Pit Bull Terriers passed the test at a rate of 85 percent. This is higher than Collies, Golden Retrievers, and other dogs generally... Continue Reading →

National Mental Health Month

MALI GOTTFRIED It’s not unusual for teens to feel down in the dumps, especially in this day and age. Social, academic, and social expectations can create a strong feeling of hopelessness and disappointment in ourselves. Stress levels can skyrocket as we are faced with messages that constantly tell us to do better. Over the past... Continue Reading →

Spartan Success: Incredibles Director

  MALI GOTTFRIED You might have heard of the famous  director of Ratatouille and The Incredibles, Brad Bird, but did you know that he went to Corvallis High just like us? Life at CHS As a Spartan, he was very active, playing football in the fall, swimming in the winter, and playing tennis in the... Continue Reading →

There’s A Place For US

MALI GOTTFRIED    West Side Story is a modern day take on Romeo and Juliet, based in the streets of the upper west side New York. The musical is centered around two groups, the Jets, a white gang, led by Riff (Graice Miller), and the Sharks, a Puerto Rican gang, led by Bernardo (Aaron Lewis).... Continue Reading →

The Unsung Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement

MALI GOTTFRIED Although history books include crucial information about our past, when it comes to racial inequality in America, they tend to be whitewashed, as suggested in an NPR interview with eleventh-grade U.S. history teacher, Samantha Manchac, from Houston, Texas. When talking about using textbooks in Manchac’s class, Laura Isensee (interviewer) says, “She doesn't want... Continue Reading →


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