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Trash Talk: Seniors Lead Parking Lot Cleanup
Mia Fiedler, Co Editor-in-Chief • April 23, 2024

Looking around the parking lot this year, you may have noticed an uprising in the amount of trash scattered throughout. You can’t park your car or walk into the school without encountering at least two chip bags, a Chick-fil-A...

princess Kate of Whales out in public
The Fate of Princess Kate
April 23, 2024

The Royal family has been the pinnacle of English culture for a very long time, so when Princess Kate disappeared from the media, it was no surprise...

Mrs. Caine (pictured left), the previous ASL teacher, orders from the owner of Pah!, Lillouie Barrios (pictured right), using ASL.
ASL Students Get Hands-On Experience at Pah!
April 23, 2024

Liz Bernal is a first-year teacher, and the new American Sign Language teacher this school year, bringing changes like a completely new classroom...

Senior Shaylee Castro spends as much time in the choir room as Mrs Schroeder
Senior Shaylee Castro Hits all the Right Notes
March 19, 2024

Senior Shaylee Castro has her day filled with the sound of music. Five out of her seven school periods are in choir with Mrs. Schroeder.  “I’m...

students enjoying their night at prom
Barlows Garden of Lilies
Julia Aguirre, Staff Writer • April 23, 2024

This year, Barlow’s prom was held at Left Bank Annex in Portland, and the theme was Garden of Lilies. The industrially-designed venue was very spacious and able to accommodate all of the students that showed up. String lights ran across the ceiling, and snacks and water were available to the right...

Life in Gaza in the Face of Challenges
Updates on The Ongoing Crisis in Gaza
Tatum Louthan, Social Media Editor • April 23, 2024

As of April 1st, 2024, the war between Hamas and Israel rages on. On October 7th, 2023, Palestinian group Hamas carried out attacks in Israel that killed at least 1200 Israelis. Israel...

Garrison, Navarro, students, and the moms in Costa Rica!
Bruins Take on Costa Rica
Hannah Stickney, staff writer • April 23, 2024

Over spring break, Spanish teachers Mr. Garrison and Mr. Navarro, nine Barlow students, and three moms took a trip to Costa Rica through EF Educational Tours. I had the opportunity to speak...

Barlow Varsity Cheer team takes fifth place in the high school varsity situational/sideline division at USA Spirit Nationals
Barlow’s Varsity Cheer Team Takes Their Spirit to State!
Tymber Sandvig, Social Media Editor • March 19, 2024

February was a big month for Barlow’s varsity cheer team. The team competed in OSAA Cheer State and USA Cheer Nationals led by Coach Brandie Seibel and their two senior captains, Tatum...

With daylight savings, clocks “spring forward” in March and “fall back” in November.
Is it Time to Ditch Daylight Savings?
Julia Aguirre, Staff Writer • March 19, 2024

Near the end of February, Senate Bill 1548 would have ended daylight savings time in most of the state of Oregon, excluding a small area of southeastern Oregon in the Mountain Time Zone, and kept the state...

Popular AI platform that’s been taking over the world
The Artificial Intelligence Insurgence
Mia Fiedler, Co Editor-in-Chief • February 26, 2024

With the era of AI infiltrating our lives, from social media platforms like Instagram and Snapchat to replacing jobs, it’s not hard to imagine that students would take advantage of it. Many people have...

Pre-AP English is here for 9th graders and will be implemented for all 10th graders next year.
Navigating A New Pre-AP Class
Tatum Louthan, Website Editor • January 30, 2024

With Pre-AP English 9 being a new class this year that all freshmen take, it is hard to know how it will run its course. As we are halfway through the school year, it is to be expected that most people...

Heres Some tips to get you through the holiday season.
Ask Agnes
Mia Fiedler, Co Editor-in-Chief • December 18, 2023

Dear Agnes, What do I get my parents for Christmas?    Dear Santa, For your mom, you could opt for getting her relaxing gifts. The pressure of taking care of kids is always going to be...

British actor Dev Patel wrote, directed, produced, and starred in Monkey Man, which he produced independently for only $10 million
Monkey Man is no Monkey Business
Jacob Hallberg, Assistant Editor-in-Chief • April 23, 2024

Dev Patel’s Monkey Man, a low-budget, high-octane action thriller with a dash of social commentary, has finally been released. This is Patel’s first film, following a successful acting career with...

Students from Sam Barlows Theater department at the State Thespian  Festival
Two Bruins Both Alike in Ability, Crush Thespian Festival
Tymber Sandvig, Social Media Editor • April 23, 2024

From April 4th-6th 2024, Sam Barlow’s Theatre Department participated in the Oregon Thespian State Festival in Salem which showcased over 1,500 theater students from around the state.  Barlow’s...

Dune: Part Two has grossed nearly $370,000,000 internationally (as of 3/11/24)
2 Dune or not 2 Dune
Jacob Hallberg, Assistant Editor-In-Chief • March 19, 2024

Frank Herbert's seminal sci-fi classic, Dune, released in 1965, was thought by many to be unfilmable. The novel is over 185,000 words and is chock full of lore and world-building so esoteric that the book...

Emma Nuttall Weston Glover, Sam Brown, Haley  Deleon, Kate Kiperman, and Racheal Popesca at all state band.
Band All State
Phoebe Busiek, staff writer • February 26, 2024

On the weekend of January 13th, six Barlow students were selected to participate in the All-State Band Festival: Rachel Popescu on flute, Hailey De Leon on flute, Kate Kiperman on clarinet, Weston Glover...