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2024-2025 ASB President Camden Pate
Our ASB officers
Faith Lewis, Cub writer • June 3, 2024

On April 29th, 2024, the following students were elected to be your 2024-2025 ASB officers- Spirit commissioner: Ulises Avendano Miranda, Recording Secretary: Sofia Potts, Corresponding Secretary: Allison Shamoon, Treasurer: Olivia...

Gift bags for those who worked at the event as a thank you for volunteering.
Four Bruins Take On DECA Internationals
May 31, 2024

On May 7, Barlow held its second annual Bruin Expo. The Bruin Expo is a showcase for the work students have done in their CTE classes. The CTE...

(From left to right) Jenna, Madison Sorenson, Madison Hodge, Mrs. Lamoureux, and Aiden Craft posing in front of a gray Mickey Mouse statue at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Four Bruins Take On DECA Internationals
May 31, 2024

On Friday, April 26, four Seniors in DECA flew down to Anaheim to participate in the 2024 International DECA competition. These four students,...

Wilczewski Leaving After 27 Years
Wilczewski Leaving After 27 Years
May 28, 2024

Mrs. Wilczewski, beloved English teacher and debate team coach, is parting from Sam Barlow as she leaves after the 2023-2024 school year. Wilczewski...

Sam Barlow Speech and Debate Team at State
Barlow’s Speech and Debate Continues Their Successful Season
Phoebe Busiek, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024

The 2023-2024 Sam Barlow Speech and Debate Team has had a very successful season and continues to shine brightly upon the stage as they get ready for nationals. In addition to these large competitions including State and Nationals, high school speech and debate teams also compete in league and conference...

Crews trying to extinguish the fire at Timberline Lodge.
Timberline Lodge on Fire By Julia Aguirre
Julia Aguirre, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024

On April 18th, a fire was reported at Timberline Lodge around 9:30 PM. According to   OPB, crews from Gresham, Clackamas, Estacada, Portland, and Hoodland responded to the attic fire,...

The sink in the male 300 hall bathroom has been fully ripped off of the wall.
Barlows Big Stink! And Other Cases of Bathroom Blues
Jacob Hallberg, Assistant Editor-in-Chief • May 31, 2024

Barlow has, for the past few years now, been plagued by numerous school-wide issues pertaining to the bathrooms. Sporadic closures, damaged or unusable facilities, bathrooms that are difficult...

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...

Student and Teachers Opinions On Hall Sweeps
Madilyn paulsen, Cub Writer • June 3, 2024

Have you heard about the new hall sweep rule?! The hall sweep rule was put in place about four weeks ago. The rule is that you must have a pass at all times in the hall. This is designed to have fewer...

DIsney theme mentioned in article
What we would like to see at Barlow for next year
Zoie Stayton, Cub Writer • June 3, 2024

The Bruin Banner surveyed 135 Barlow students to see what they would like to see in the following year. We got many different responses that would be great additions to the 2024-2025 school year. Among...

One of Barlows graduating class holding their diplomas while hearing the final words of their graduation. 
NGs vs. Fs
Allison Rasmussen, Cub Writer • June 3, 2024

Most students strive for As and Bs when receiving a final grade in a class. What about those who will receive a failing grade of an F? Is there still a way for them to keep a high GPA or graduate?  At...

Student management office here at Barlow
Do we feel safe at barlow with the current security?
Lillie Thayer, Cub Writer • June 3, 2024

Barlow had a School Resource Officer, but two years ago, he returned to work in the Gresham community. With the officer leaving, the Barlow Student Management had more responsibility for daily occurrences. We...

Twelve Angry Men cast During the last rehearsal before opening night.
The Making Of A Barlow Production
Ollie VanOrsow, Cub Writer • June 3, 2024

The theatre department at Sam Barlow has put on some impressive shows in recent years including Wizard Of Oz, Mary Poppins, Mamma Mia!, Peter And The StarCatcher, and many others. But what really happens...

The tortured poet herself on the album’s main cover.
Reviewing Tortured Poetry
Hannah Stickney, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024

On February 4, 2024, Taylor Swift made Swifties everywhere clown about Reputation (Taylor’s Version). At the 66th Annual Grammy Awards, Swift walked the red carpet wearing an outfit fans might call “rep-coded”...

Sam Barlow’s Production of 12 Angry Men Cast and Crew after closing night
Barlow Theatre Is Getting Angry
Phoebe Busiek, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024

Barlow has taken a shift recently with their latest theater production. In the past two years, Sam Barlow theater has done comedy or kid friendly shows such as Peter and the Starcatcher. The play Twelve...

Sublime album cover art
Sublime by Sublime - an Honest Review
Avery Coats, Cub Writer • May 31, 2024

On July 30th, 1996, the band Sublime released their third, and final, album. Self-titled Sublime, this album was highly critically acclaimed, and very well received.  Sublime’s lead singer and guitarist,...