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Mountainside’s Take on Homecoming 2021

Haley Barnes, A & E Reporter December 14, 2021

The annual homecoming dance has made its rounds this year as students recall the highlights of the night. It was the first dance of the year and it provided a golden opportunity to connect with peers from...

Race & Cinematography in Film

Race & Cinematography in Film

Eli Bruce, A & E Reporter November 30, 2021

At first glance Citizen Kane is just like any other movie out there. So why is this movie widely considered the greatest film of all time? It may be because of the cultural impact this individual movie...

How to get into the Thanksgiving Spirit

How to get into the Thanksgiving Spirit

Katelyn Weber, Student Reporter November 16, 2021

Before the feast comes on November 25th, here are some fun ways to get into the spirit. 1. Write a handwritten letter. Family and friends would love handwritten letters from their loved ones. It...

The History and Origin of Halloween

The History and Origin of Halloween

Sidney Ambrose, A & E Reporter October 30, 2021

Halloween can be described as a fun holiday for people all around the world, either a party at school, an excuse to dress up as your favorite character without being called a weirdo, or a chance to steal...

Noises off: A play full of laughter and confusion.

Noises off: A play full of laughter and confusion.

October 21, 2021

Noises off: A play full of laughter and confusion.    Lights, Camera, Action! School productions are back with an award-winning comedy, Noises Off, that everyone can enjoy.  Noises Off...

Events to Attend in October

Events to Attend in October

Sidney Ambrose, A & E Reporter October 20, 2021

This year it's still up in the air on whether or not people should hang out to celebrate Halloween, or fall activities in general, personally, I think with the right safety precautions, you should enjoy...

Anna Kims winning artwork

Fall Art Gallery

Anna Hoppenrath, Eli Bruce, Haley Barnes, and Felipe Rivera October 15, 2021

The walls of the Metropolitan art museum are waiting to be filled with your creative ambition. At this year's nationwide Scholastic Art Competition, artists and writers go head to head for the chance of...

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Coming Soon: Theater Openings

Rebecca Maritano, A & E Reporter March 29, 2021

As more things around Oregon slowly get back to normal, movie theaters are now open with limited capacity and restrictions.  Oregon’s Governor, Kate Brown, announced that indoor activities like gyms...

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“Before I Fall” Raises Important Questions on Teen Suicide Portrayal

Danielle Taschioglou, A & E Reporter March 1, 2021

Author Lauren Oliver published her New York Times bestselling novel “Before I Fall” on February 14, 2010. Its movie adaptation was filmed in Squamish, British Columbia. It was released on March 3,...

Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash. A device sits in a students backpack.

Chromebooks: Great Deal or Too Cheap?

Cash Lesley, A & E Reporter February 10, 2021

Highschoolers in the Beaverton School District seem to have an almost universally positive opinion on the latest chromebooks. Given this a new question forms, why only "nearly"? The Beaverton School...

Comparing The Hate U Give and Dear Martin

Comparing The Hate U Give and Dear Martin

Rebecca Smits, Guest A & E Reporter January 13, 2021

THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR BOTH BOOKS The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and Dear Martin by Nic Stone are, in theory, two similar books about police brutality and racial justice. When I heard we...

Two tweets from Vanessa Morgan (actress) about the BLM movement

Riverdale Controversies

Danielle Taschioglou and Liberty Domingo January 8, 2021

“Riverdale” is a high-budget teen soap opera drama on Netflix based on the vintage “Archie Comics” series. It has had a large fan base since the day it was released in 2017, due to the well-known...

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