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Spreading Kindness: One Bag at a Time

Rebecca Maritano, News Reporter December 16, 2021

Portland’s homelessness problem is very prominent and in need of some kindness. There are around 15,876 homeless individuals in Portland as of 2021. Junior Aidan Ionis has started an organization dedicated...

The commons area decorated for Pink Week.

United We Stand

Rebecca Maritano and Maddie Mitchell November 4, 2021

According to the Oregonian, an average of 3,038 women in Oregon are affected by Breast Cancer each year, including students and staff in our own community.  In honor of Breast cancer awareness month,...

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Letters For Rose – A Meaningful Act Of Community Service

Rebecca Maritano, News Reporter May 24, 2021

Letters For Rose is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping bring smiles to elders during the pandemic. The organization was founded in June 2020 by Annika and Layla, two teenagers from Montclair,...

BSD School Board Candidates

School Board Election Controversy

Dylan Brehm, Guest News Reporter May 19, 2021

May 19th, post-election update: Zone 1 elected: (Incumbent) Susan Greenburg Zone 2 elected: Karen Perez-Da Silva Zone 4 elected: Sunita Garg Zone 5 elected: Ugonna Enyinnaya May 13th: While...

A Message from the Black Student Union

Addie Carman, News Reporter April 1, 2021

In honor of Black History Month, Mountainside's BSU used their voices to share some of their experiences. Please take the time to listen again or maybe for the first time. Afterwards, reflect on what they...

Sports are back: Students weigh in

Sports are back: Students weigh in

Mallory Kane, News Reporter March 1, 2021

The Beaverton School District has begun to allow participation in high school sports under the OSAA guidelines. The district has made restrictions, including no full-contact indoor sports and mandatory...

Survey results of 44 MHS students on whether or not BSD should reopen for in-person learning.

Should Beaverton Schools Return to In Person Learning?

Ryan Dickinson, News Reporter February 23, 2021

The talks of Beaverton Schools returning to in-person learning is a controversial and debatable topic right now. Some people are all for going back as soon as possible, and others are adamant that schools...

Hate Speech in the Mountainside Community

Hate Speech in the Mountainside Community

Aliyah Ndayishimiye and Addie Carman February 10, 2021

Multiple Mountainside students were exposed online in the summer of 2019 for actively participating in an Instagram groupchat perpetuating hate speech. The group chat included discussions about how white...

Storming of the Capitol artwork (featured image) by Ty Kalestiantz

Storming of the Capitol

On January 6th, President Donald Trump spoke to thousands of his supporters, prompting them to march to the Capitol Building, eventually escalating into a riot that caused five deaths. This resulted in...

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Staying Safe This Holiday Season

Aliyah Ndayishimiye, News Reporter January 4, 2021

For many, it feels like the most wonderful time of the year has been put to a screeching halt—as most things have been, with COVID-19. While much of COVID-19’s behavior as a virus is unknown, including...

The Mountainside Peak News Video Broadcast

The Mountainside Peak News Video Broadcast

Ty Kalestiantz, Liberty Domingo, and Addie Carman January 4, 2021

Included in this episode is the article, "Free lunches from the Beaverton School District" by Addie Carman. Linked below:

A dusting of snow in the Portland Metro Area - 2/25/1997

Can Portland Expect Snow This Winter?

Ryan Dickinson, News Reporter December 18, 2020

Snow is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the winter season for many people. From hitting the slopes on Mount Hood to relaxing indoors with cocoa, there's something for everyone on a snowy day. The...

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