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Vol. 55, Issue 7 / April 18, 2023
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 Bruce Schmidt, Barlow’s Principal, shares a final message with the class of 2023.
Schmidt's Letter to Seniors
Bruce Schmidt, Principal • June 2, 2023

Dear Class of 2023,Sitting down to write an open letter to the Class of 2023 is somewhat of a dauntingtask. Do I get sentimental, humorous, cliché, what direction should this letter take?Well, I hope to leave you with some...

Teachers say goodbye to students.
Teacher Messages to Seniors
June 2, 2023

“Good luck out there. The world is yours!” -Doug Grant (English Strategies and Learning Strategies) “Be comfortable in yourself and...

 Students dancing through the night at prom
Barlows Golden Hour
May 25, 2023

Barlow's Golden Hour-themed prom was held at Portland State University (PSU) for Upperclassmen. The Barlow leadership classes and April Anderson...

Haystack Rock northwest face
Spring Activities!
May 25, 2023

Springfest Springfest will happen on May 19th at Sam Barlow High School! There will be four tournaments you can sign up for by the College...

French citizens protesting the hike in the retirement age.
Protests Ravage France over Retirement Age
Julia Aguirre, Staff Writer • May 25, 2023

New legislation in France concerning the retirement age, which has been changed from 62 to 64, has been met with significant backlash. The public has demonstrated frustration over this change through numerous...

 School Based Health Centers are accessible and equitable!
Gresham-Barlow School District is building a School Based Health Center
May 25, 2023

By the start of the 2024-2025 school year, students will be able to access a health clinic across the street from Gresham High School. To create...

Books are being banned in the Canby school district.
Canby’s Banned Books: A List of the Condemned
May 25, 2023

After two citizen complaints, Canby School District removed 36 books from its shelves. Completely foregoing the typical review process, these...

 Julie Frediani(left) and Holly Riegelmann(right), the candidates running for Position 4 on the Gresham-Barlow School District board.
Gresham-Barlow School District Board Election
May 25, 2023

The Gresham-Barlow School District board elections are happening on May 16, 2023. Voters will be electing people for three positions: Position...

Go out in the sun! It will improve your mood!
Cloudy with a Chance of Moodiness; How Weather Affects Our Emotions
Madelyn Stumbo, Website Editor • May 25, 2023

When most of us think of summer, we envision happy, sun-filled days free of the stress of school, but can the weather actually play a role in how we feel? The short answer is yes, changes in levels of...

 There are several sustainable options for hair ties.
Eco Hair Ties Save Animal Lives
May 25, 2023

Have you ever bought a new pack of hair ties, worn them a few times and then they disappear? This isn't something that just happens to you. With...

Happy Earth Day!
Earth Day 2023
May 25, 2023

The 22nd of April every year is proclaimed as Earth day. This year marks the 53rd anniversary of the first earth day in 1970. Earth day is just...

Sunset on the beach
Home Stretch Until Summer
May 25, 2023

If you’re like me, this part of the year can be tough to get through. Homework is piling up, we have just a few days off, and instead of enjoying...

Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves features a star studded cast led by Chris Pine and Michelle Rodriguez
Dungeons and Dragons Review
Jacob Hallberg, Assistant Editor • May 25, 2023

Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is, to use the technical term, not very good. The emotional core of the film is weak, the characters are thin, and the plot could probably write itself if you...

“The Dawn” an acrylic painting, created by senior Megan Maroon.
Barlow Students Take Home High Honors at MHCC Art Exhibit
May 25, 2023

Over the course of the past month, Mount Hood Community College hosted their annual MHCC Regional High School Art Exhibit. From April 3rd-28th,...

Super Mario Bros. movie cover
The Super Mario Bros. Movie
May 25, 2023

  The Super Mario Bros. movie is a new animated film from Illumination and Nintendo. Released on April 5th, the Super Mario Bros-based...

Bieber and Gomez hugging after ending the feud rumors.
Bieber’s Bad Blood
April 18, 2023

For quite a few years, people have suspected there was a feud between Hailey Bieber and Selena Gomez. Only recently has it been eradicated by...