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Vol. 56, Issue 3 / November 17, 2023
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Natasha Ross, freshman, excels into junior level science class.
Freshman Excel In Junior And Senior Science Class
Natalie Brooks, Staff Writer • February 2, 2024

Natasha Ross is one of the few extraordinary freshmen taking AP Chemistry this year. She has big goals and ambitions for her future, which is the reason she’s taking this class.  “I want to be a doctor so I kind of needed...

Find out more about Barlows exchange students
Getting to know the foreign exchange students
February 2, 2024

For as long as I’ve been in this high school, I’ve never experienced the curiosity I felt once I figured out the student exchange program...

Stress often overwhelms and interferes with your abilities.
Ways to Handle Stress During FInals
January 30, 2024

Take a Bath- Taking a bath can be very relaxing. It gives a sense of comfort that allows your body and mind to relax. You can use epsom salt...

Empty wall of fame
Plans For Barlows Wall of Fame
January 30, 2024

Walking through the bustling commons area, you might have never noticed the Bruin Wall of Fame. Located on the right wall near the entrance from...

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Tracy Jackson Retires After a 44-Year Career
Tracy Jackson Retires After a 44-Year Career
Britney Henderson, Co Editor-in-Chief • February 9, 2024

Sam Barlow High School’s head football coach and credit recovery teacher Tracy Jackson retires after three years with the Bruins.  Jackson’s career began in 1980 at South Salem High School for...

Fast Track is a program taken here at Barlow that helps students who want to pursue Trades.
Fast Track and Pre-Apprenticeship
January 31, 2024

Here at Barlow, there are many options for students who want to go to college and aren’t sure what they want to do for their future or how...

Bathroom door permanently propped open in 300 hall
New Changes After Winter Break
January 30, 2024

With the new year comes new bathroom and parking pass policies here at Barlow. Bathroom doors are locked open, and an excessive amount of tardies...

The weight room has seen various damages in the first semester of the 2023-2024 school year including a lat pull that is broken beyond repair.
Theft, Vandalism, and Destruction Weighs on the Barlow PE Department
January 29, 2024

The Barlow weight room is utilized for strength and conditioning classes as well as a place where Barlow athletes and their teams train. Each...

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
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  Josh Hutcherson “whistle” edit picture.
What Bruins Think we Need to Leave in 2023
December 18, 2023

Fortnite: I honestly forgot Fortnite existed until everyone went feral over the new season, and I don’t get the hype. You could hide the...

These five politicians are over the age of 80. (From left to right) Representative Grace Napolitano (Californian Democrat) is 86 years old.  Senator Mitch McConnell (Kentucky Republican) is 81 years old. Senator Dianne Feinstein (Californian Democrat) was 90 years old and died in office. Senator Chuck Grassley (Iowa Republican) is 90 years old. Representative Nancy Pelosi (Californian Democrat) is 83 years old.
The Most Privileged Nursing Home in The Country: The U.S. Congress
November 20, 2023

140 of the 535 U.S. congressmen and women are over the age of 67, the retirement age in the United States. A large portion of this group is a...

Studio Ghibli’s latest release, The Boy and the Heron written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Available in theaters now.
Studio Ghibli: Masterpiece After Masterpiece
Natalie Brooks, Staff Writer • February 2, 2024

The Boy and The Heron is Studio Ghibli’s latest movie and the 12th feature film Hayao Miyazaki has directed. The Boy and the Heron is currently available in theaters and has so far made 129 million United...

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is the final film in the DCEU. Stars Jason Momoa and Patrick Wilson.
Aquaman 2 Sinks to the Bottom of the Box Office
January 29, 2024

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, after a tumultuous production,was finally released in late December. And it seems that with it, sounds the death...

Sam Barlow’s theater students compete at districts!
Sam Barlow Theater Students Excel at the Mt. Hood Conference Acting Festival
January 29, 2024

The Mt. Hood Conference Acting Festival is a high school theater competition held once a year and consists of solo and duo acting. This year’s...

The Marvels released in theaters on November 10, 2023 and became the lowest profiting movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Marvels Was Marvelousy Mediocre
December 18, 2023

The Marvels, the newest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, released in theaters on November 10th, 2023. Starring Brie Larson as Captain...

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