(student names have been changed for anonymity) When we talk about drug use in high school, we traditionally think of alcohol and other substances used to kick back, relax, and socialize. What regularly sits overlooked are the drugs that aren’t meant for tuning out, but for tuning in. These ever-present drugs in schools are overlooked … Continue reading Adderall: The Secret to Success, But At What Cost?
Has the Wilson experience changed since teenagers first began attending in 1956? The current student body will surely look back on their days of high school and reminisce on what it was was like to go here in the 2010s and 20’s, but what did Wilson kids that attended in older generations experience? Alumni teachers … Continue reading Wilson Then Vs Now by Shandra Back
She is beauty, She is grace. She is Portland’s Rose festival princess. Since 1907, Portland has celebrated 13 extraordinary women from a diverse array of high schools, to create a court of representatives for the city of Portland. What began as a huge affair in which every single senior girl from participating high schools had … Continue reading Maggie B: A Rose from Portland’s Garden
The time has come for seniors to start thinking about going off to university. Wherever they are with applications, the thought looms large in their minds. For some, it just seems like another four years of school, but for others it is like embarking into completely unknown territory. No matter where you stand, most of … Continue reading University Options
Someone mentions you, and I roll my eyes. And why shouldn’t I? You’re 1,000 leagues below my taste level. The mere fact that you’re appealing to almost everyone automatically makes you revolting to me. You and your despicably upbeat tempo and your infectiously catchy chorus. Pop music, you’re just a disease. You really expect me … Continue reading Breakups & Makeups: Pop Music