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Tualatin High School   June 6th, 2013              Volume 23 | Issue 7

                                        Graphic designed by Ellen Green
  2 - News                                                                                                                                                                                            June 6, 2013
Memorable events:                                                                                             TuHS braces for cuts once
2012-13 in review                                                                                             again; class sizes swell
                                                                Max Casey                                                                                students next year. The current       sizes and the required teachers.
                                                                Staff Writer
                                                                                                              Emily Bartlett
                                                                                                              News Editor                                student class sizes are at 32.5            State testing is being changed
                                                                   1. Feb 11, 2012 – Famous                                                              students in core classes, while       from OAKS to the Smarter Bal-
                                                                singer Whitney Houston                          Next school year marks an-               34.5 students is common for           anced Assessment, based on
                                                                died in the Beverly Hilton                    other year of cutting budgets              elective classes. The number          the Common Core State Stan-
                                                                Hotel. The official cause of                  district wide. The budget has              of students rises according to        dards program, which has
                                                                death was drug overdose;                      not yet been finalized, but it             how many classes and teachers         higher standards for students.
                                                                friends and fans mourned                      will be affected by the amount             are cut for the next year. As of      The higher standards will af-
                                                                at her funeral.                               allocated from the                         May 31, the district planned to                                fect the number
                                                                   2. March 2012 – Ahmed                      state income taxes.                                                                                         of students who
                                                                Shami, a human rights ad-                     These cuts will fur-                                                                                        graduate in the
                                                                vocate, was arrested in 2011                  ther the impact on                                                                                          upcoming years.
                                                                by Libyan leader Muam-                        class sizes, teaching                                                                                       Last year’s grad-
                                                                mar Gaddafi’s forces. Pro-                    staff and graduation                                                                                        uation rate was
                                                                tests and an uprising result-                 rates.                                                                                                      84 percent.
                                                                ed in Gaddafi’s demise.                         “There are no                                                                                                “That’s    my
                                                                   3. May 26, 2012 – The                      good cuts… Soon                                                                                             worry;         the
                   Photo by Hannah Smith / Staff Photographer
                                                                “Miami Zombie” attack:                        enough you have to                                                                                          OAKS test is go-
A student proudly displays his Baltimore Ra-                    Rudy Eugene attacked                          get rid of electives to                                                                                     ing away and
vens gear. The Ravens won the Super Bowl.                       Ronald Poppo on the Ma-                       balance what we can                                                                                         Smarter       Bal-
                                                                                                              keep for the kids’                                                                                          anced is a harder
cArthur Causeway. Eugene                                                                                      required      classes,”                                                                                     test,”    Barnard
beat Poppo unconscious,                                                                                       Principal Darin Bar-                                                                                        said. “The bar
and began eating most of                                                                                      nard said.                                                                                                  is being raised;
his face. Eugene was fatally                                                                                    Money for edu-                                                                                             it will impact
                                                                                                                                                                             Photo by Hannah Smith / Staff Photographer

shot by police, and they de-                                                                                  cation has been Students in an elective class sit crammed together in their desks. Elec-                     the graduation
termined that he was on the                                                                                   reduced over the tives and core classes alike will have increased numbers next year as                       rates. This will
                                                                                                                                       teaching positions are reduced again.
street drug “bath salts.”                                                                                     years from when the                                                                                          be a big differ-
   4. August 6, 2012 – The                                                                                    district received 45                                                                                         ence with the
Mars rover Curiosity land-                                                                                    percent of the state’s budget in cut four teaching positions at new Common Core program.
ed on planet Mars, took as-                                                                                   2005 to the current 36 percent. TuHS.                                            Kids will have to buckle down
tounding, high-definition                                                                                     The allocation of funds has               Deciding what programs to to adjust.”
pictures and transmitted                                                                                      been reduced because of the cut depends on the classes stu-                           The school board will make
them to Earth. The rover                                                                                      diversion of educational mon- dents sign up for. Forecasting the new budget official later
continues it’s mission to                                                                                     ey to other state-funded pro- sheets determine how many in June. The upcoming year’s
prepare Mars for human ex-                                                                                    grams, such as corrections and students need a particular class, budget will have an impact, but
ploration to this day.                                                                                        human services.                         so when students choose to for- officials say the cuts are a nec-
   5. Sept 11, 2012 – After                                                                                     Administrators predict that go signing up for classes, this essary action for the school to
peaceful protests in 2011                                                                                     class sizes will increase by three affects the calculations for class keep running.
were silenced by President                                       Photo by Hannah Smith / Staff Photographer

Bashar al-Assad’s mili- A TuHS student has no money. Bummer.

                                                                                                                  Budget by the numbers
tary forces, the Free Syrian
Army formed. Now, an ongoing civil war between al-Assad and
his neo-Ba’athist government and oppositionists will decide the
country’s fate.
   6. October 29, 2012 – Hurricane Sandy ravaged the east coast,
left millions without power, and many homeless. Restoration ef-

forts are still continuing.
   7. November 6, 2012 – President Barack Obama was re-elected
for his second and final term in office. Obama vows to use his pow-

er to try to change and fix America’s socio-economic and political
   8. December 14, 2012 – Sixteen mass shootings took place in
2012. Some of the more prominent were the movie theater in Colo-
                                                                                                                  will increase
rado and the Sikh temple in Wisconsin, but one that was particu-
larly upsetting to the public was the elementary school in Con-
necticut. The combined total of mass shooting-related deaths was                                                 by students
at least 88 last year alone.
   9. November 21, 2012 – Casual marijuana use, as well as gay
marriage, became legal in certain states in 2012 and 2013. It is now
                                                                                                                   The amount of
legal to smoke marijuana in Colorado and Washington if you are
18 years of age.
   10. December 2012 – The U.S. economy nearly approached col-
lapse at the end of 2012. The fiscal cliff, the name given to the expi-
ration of important economic policies in January 2013, was averted
at the last second by bipartisan Congressional lawmakers.                                                          needed to keep
                                                                     11. Feb 5, 2012 – The
                                                                  Baltimore Ravens de-                                 the district
                                                                  feated the San Fran-
                                                                  cisco 49ers, 31-34, at                              running has
                                                                  Super Bowl XLVII
                                                                  in New Orleans. The

                                                                                                                    by 2.4
                                                                  power failed for 22

                                                                     12. April 15, 2013 – A
                                                                  bomb detonated at the
                                                                  Boston Marathon fin-
                                                                  ish line. One suspect
                                                                  was killed; one was

                                                                                                                                                                                 Elective class size
                                                                                                                                    Next year’s
                                                                     13. May 7, 2013 –

                                                                  Three kidnapped girls
                                                                  were rescued from an

                                                                                                                                                                                  for next year: 37.5
                                                                  Ohio home where they
                                                                  had been held captive

                                                                                                                       class size: 35.5
                                                                  for a decade. Neighbor
                                                                  Charles Ramsey helped
                      Photo by Hannah Smith / Staff Photographer

The Boston Marathon was marred by bomb explo- them escape and called
sions on April 15, 2013.
                                                                  the police.
June 6, 2013                                           News - 3
Change in standardized assessments will affect graduation rates
Connor Thurman                                                not meet requirements for students to be admitted to           this as a good thing. By all accounts, a large group of
Staff Writer                                                  universities. The goal of Common Core State Standards          seniors will be heading to college underprepared for
   The OAKS tests will soon be leaving the Tigard-Tu-         is to raise the level at which students are being graded       the challenges and courses that they will face. The fact
alatin School District for good. OAKS, or the Oregon          and to better prepare them for college.                        that the OAKS test is outdated and lagging behind in
Assessment of Knowledge and Skills, which has been               Students have already begun weighing in on the              content simply puts current seniors at a disadvantage
a part of TTSD’s educational platform for years, will         issue as it directly affects the younger student body.         of not being taught what they might need to know. This
be replaced by the Common Core State Standards pro-           Freshman Mark Cepeda commented on the issue as                 is the exact reason for the update in testing standards.
gram of Oregon. Oregon is one of 45 states to adopt the       someone who will be taking the Common Core tests.                 Recently, the Tigard-Tualatin School District has
Common Core. This change in standardized testing is              “I don’t feel like OAKS needs to be replaced, but           maintained a relatively high graduation rate among
not just a simple change for our district, but rather a na-   making classes more rigorous would be a good idea,”            schools, but that rate may to fall once these new stan-
tion-wide increase in overall difficulty that has caused      Cepeda said.                                                   dards come into effect. With the higher standards,
some concern within the educational community.                   Cepeda did state that he sees the reasoning behind          many students who barely passed OAKS will possi-
   Tigard-Tualatin Schools have enjoyed a relatively          the state’s choice.                                            bly not meet the required levels to pass the Common
high education level and a steady college admittance             “I understand the reasoning behind making the test-         Core State Standards assessments. The first year for full
level of late, but the new Common Core State Stan-            ing switch, and that as a freshman it is all new to me         implementation of the Smarter Balanced Assessment
dards could change that. Currently, OAKS assessments          anyway,” Cepeda said.                                          is set for the 2014-15 school year, meaning that these
test content standards from 2002 for reading and 2007            Upperclassmen are a bit detached from the whole is-         changes are right around the corner.
to 2009 for mathematics. These dated tests are gener-         sue because they have finished their required tests. But          Only time will tell if this change truly improves the
ally considered too easy for students, as they often do       perhaps seniors heading off to college shouldn’t see           knowledge base for future graduates.

Increased popularity of High School Completion program causes concern
Gabby Marderosian                                             tiny due to the soaring numbers of students applying           sitting in a classroom, rather than working in isola-
Entertainment Editor                                          to it.                                                         tion,” Barnard said.
                                                                 “We probably need to sit down and talk about what              Earning credits in high school completion does seem
   As the end of the school year approaches, seniors          the positives are and the negatives,” Principal Darin          to be learning in isolation. Most students sit in silence
begin to imagine what it will feel like to finally be fin-    Barnard said.                                                  while on the computer or work quietly on the packets
ished with high school. According to the Counseling              Nicole Cano, one of the seniors who graduated early         specific to the subject they are learning. The atmosphere
Department, the number of students finishing high             using this program, argues that students in the pro-           is very peaceful in the large classroom lined with desk-
school using the program called High School Comple-           gram receive the same education.                               top computers and filled with two-person tables.
tion more than doubled from last year’s 40 students at          “You just go your own way,” Cano said.                           Due to the changing standards and tests required
TuHS. They completed the requirements through Tu-                 Cano needed 4.5 credits when she entered the pro-          for graduation, Barnard is prepared to deal with the
alatin High School or through the Durham Center.              gram and finished them in time to graduate. Her future         increase in students needing an alternative way to
   To be eligible for this program, seniors near the begin-   plans consist of taking a year off to work and then en-        graduate.
ning of the semester must need five or fewer credits to       rolling at Portland Community College.                            “As the new graduation requirements take effect, we
graduate. If they finish these credits, they walk across          Some wonder whether students use this as an ap-            have to re-evaluate our programs and raise the bar,”
the same stage as seniors who graduated through the           proach to take the easy way out and be finished with           Barnard said. “Unfortunately, we have a lot of bright
standard core classes, and they will receive the same         all their classes as soon as they can, or if they truly need   students who just don’t have the motivation.”
diploma.                                                      the alternative learning experience. Another concern is            Both Barnard and Cano agree that motivation is a
   One of the downsides to this program is that they’re       whether students in high school completion receive the         necessity to graduate, whether in high school comple-
unable to attend a four-year university directly after        same educational benefits as they would in standard            tion or in standard classes.
high school, though they can attend community col-            classes.                                                           “You have to make sure that you have the motiva-
lege. High school completion is currently under scru-             “I think there’s a totally different experience when       tion to get through it,” Cano said.
4 - Feature                                                                                                                                                                June 6, 2013

Cavassa sets sights on military Students lost
                                during hike gain
Ryan Elder
Staff Writer                                                                        came naturally.
                                                                                         “Mainly because it’s a family thing. My dad was

                                appreciation for
                                                                                    in (the military) and my brother is in right now, and I
                                                                                    wanted to do something for my country,” Cavassa said.
                                                                                    Cavassa is currently enlisted in the Air Force and has

                                SAR volunteers
                                                                                    been since last March. Once he has graduated from
                                                                                    Tualatin, he will depart for basic training in July.
                                                                                    Cavassa decided early “to relieve stress and to decide
                                                                                    early what I wanted to do with my future so that I have
                                                                                    a set goal. “                                                  Hannah Smith
                                                                                        There are many reasons that Tualatin students have         Staff Writer
                                                                                    decided to enlist in the different branches of the mili-
                                                                                    tary. For Cavassa, it was a mix of several different fac-         At approximately 4,000 feet up in the Oregon
                                                                                    tors. He hopes to get a job in a Pararescue unit, which        Gorge, five students from Tualatin High School re-
                                                                                    is the Air Force equivalent of the Special Forces. How-        alized they were lost. The plan for a 10-mile hike
                                                                                    ever, he isn’t worried if that doesn’t work out.               through the Gorge turned into an overnight stay
                                      Photo by Hannah Smith / Staff Photographer
                                                                                       “It really depends if I get a special forces job or not.    and a day-long trek through waist-deep snow.
Chris Cavassa posing for a picture. Cavassa will begin basic train-                 If I do then I will stay enlisted for 20 years and then           Students Kellen Reid, Elisabeth DeHaan, Aleksey
ing in July.                                                                        retire. Right now, my current job is in aircraft electrical    Milekhin, Jasen Armillas and Rigo Rodriguez were
                                                                                    and environmental systems. If that is my job, then I will      prepared for a sunny day hike, wearing shorts, t-
    As the year draws to a close, most seniors are pre-                             probably stay in for six years and then get a job with         shirts, and light windbreakers. The mood of the
paring for a final summer before departing to college to                            Boeing,” Cavassa said.                                         hike began to change from optimistic to scared
finish their schooling. However, a select few members                                   There is little doubt in anyone’s mind that Cavassa        when there was no visible trail for the hikers.
of our school are preparing to depart for the military.                             will find success in the military. We at The Wolf wish             “The main problem was the snow... everything
One of those students is senior Chris Cavassa.                                      him, and all of the other students headed for the mili-        looked the same covered in snow,” avid hiker Reid
    For Cavassa, the decision to enlist in the military                             tary, the best of luck.                                        explained.
                                                                                                                                                      When the students unknowingly passed a trail
                                                                                                                                                   junction covered in snow, it began to look bleak.

School club presidents reflect
                                                                                                                                                      There were no trails, just uneven terrain, Reid
                                                                                                                                                       “At five or six we found a clearing without any
Bella Koessler                                                                                                                                     snow, but everything was so wet we couldn’t start
                                                                                    own senior project to help the community; it forces            a fire.”
Staff Writer                                                                        them to think about the society they live in.                     They only had three matches and a limited amount
                                                                                                                                                   of food. They decided to camp out, and in the morn-
                                                                                    Brandon Yee-University of Oregon                               ing things turned around. No one really slept, but
                                                                                                                                                   once the sun rose the mood changed from frustra-
                                                                                    Q: Why did you want to be FBLA president?                      tion to optimism. The students could see around
                                                                                    A: I wanted to be more involved in the club.                   them and began to hike down the Gorge further.
                                                                                                                                                      “When we found a stream my mood was much
                                                                                    Q: What is your job as club president?                         better. I knew most streams in the gorge lead to a
                                                                                    A: I meet with officers, assign tasks, handle communi-         trail,” Reid said.
                                                                                    cating with members, and make sure everything gets                Then the students found a trail, and soon after
                                                                                    done.                                                          they rounded a corner and saw the Search and Res-
                                                                                                                                                   cue Team. They were taken to the trailhead and met
                                                                                    Q: What is the best part about being in the club?              up with their parents. This was when the emotions
                                                                                    A: I think the best part is getting to know lots of people     were released.
                                                                                    I wouldn’t have known otherwise.                                  Senior Matthias Weislogel is a former Search and
                                                Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor
                                                                                                                                                   Rescue volunteer. He worked mainly in the Wash-
Chistine Ho (Left), Brandon Yee (Center) and Aparna Govindan                        Q: What is the most challenging part of your job?              ington County District. He has helped most with
(Left) are the presidents of Key Club, NHS and FBLA.
                                                                                    A: Definitely getting 100 high school kids to listen and       crimes rather than missing hikers.
Aparna Govindan-Oregon State University                                             get work done.                                                    “Most of the time,” Weislogel stated, “people are
                                                                                                                                                   missing close to their homes. They go out in late fall
Q: What is your job as club president of NHS?                                                                                                      when it is still nice, but cold, and get hypothermia.”
A. I run meetings, organize some events, make agen-                                 Christine Ho-University of California Berkeley                    Search and Rescue in the Tualatin Area has helped
das for the meetings, and meet with Malone to help the                                                                                             not only hikers, like our students, but also cases of
club function.                                                                      Q: What is your job as Key Club president?                     missing weapons, children, and security outreach.
                                                                                    A: I help mediate dilemmas that arise throughout the              Weislogel is no longer a volunteer, but Reid has
Q: What do you like most about being the club presi-                                school year, deal with scheduling conflicts, make sure         now been inspired to donate his time to Search and
dent?                                                                               people complete duties and maintain orders, and get            Rescue, since the SAR helped him so much.
A: I enjoy running a club that allows students to par-                              people their monthly donut fix.
ticipate in local events.
                                                                                    Q: What is the most challenging part of your job?
Q: What is the most challenging part of your job?
A: Keeping the juniors and seniors interested in the
                                                                                    A: Keeping people on task, and sometimes encourag-
                                                                                    ing people to volunteer is sometimes difficult.                 Newspaper needs artists,
events and trying to create an event that the whole club
can participate in.                                                                 Q: What is the best part about being in the club?              web designers and business
                                                                                    A: My goal is to make volunteering more accessible for
                                                                                    the students at TuHS, so it’s really rewarding to see all          gurus! Interested?
                                                                                                                                                     Come to Room 155!
Q: What is your favorite part?                                                      the attendance at events. I also like seeing people at our
A: I like NHS because it allows students to create their                            school be proactive and working together.

Brencer casts final pearls before TuHS swine
Brencer                                                                             on on-stage nudity, and you want to make sure you’re          get from the IB program: Good grades, plenty of sleep,
Staff Writers                                                                       prepared for any unexpected drafts when you receive           and a healthy social life. The only catch is, you can
                                                                                    your diploma.                                                 only pick two. Good luck!
What do Brencer do in their spare time?                                             Whom should I invite to my graduation party?                  During finals week, how much sleep should I be get-
         The first thing you need to know about Brenc-                                       You should make a point not to invite linger-        ting? Also, how much coffee is too much coffee?
er is that we do everything together. By which I mean                               ers or food grabbers. Food grabbers are the kind of                    First of all, there is no such thing as too much
we are surgically joined at the hip. This lends itself                              mooches you don’t want, ‘cause all they care about is         coffee. Second, if you have a big test first thing in the
some problems when it comes to activities, especially                               da food. Grandparents are usually a good idea, since          morning, you should either go for the full eight hours
when riding bikes and using the restroom. But most                                  they usually come standard with cards full of money           of sleep or none at all. If it’s later in the day, go for
of the time we braid each other’s hair and argue about                              and/or hard candies.                                          the average time highschoolers sleep (5 hours), and
which Radiohead album is the best.                                                                                                                then try and doze during the study period for team
                                                                                    Should I do full I.B.? I’m pretty busy as it is, but I’m      sports.
What should I wear for graduation?                                                  seriously considering during full I.B. anyway. What
         Well, you should start by making sure your                                 do you think? Can I still have a social life?                         -Thanks for the year of advising, xo Brencer
genitals are properly covered. Society tends to frown                                       I’ve always said there are three things you can
June 6, 2013                                                                                                                                                                     Feature - 5

Senior art shows display Timberwolf talent
Photos by Sam Aplin & Hannah Smith
Photo Editor & Staff Photographer

 Mosaic dresser top by Olivia Schrimp

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Watercolor by Hannah Smith
                                                                                                      Eloise Loen &
                                                                                                      Olivia Schrimp

                                                                                                                                             Portrait and jewelry by
                                                                                                                                                  Mollie Freel
                                                                                                          Oil painting by Hannah Smith

                                            Drawings by various artists

High school “Chopped” cooking                                                                                                            Graduates plan final
competition comes to Tualatin                                                                                                            journeys with friends
                                                                                                                                         Madison Goforth
Krista Zobrist                      tion.                                cause you knew everyone was
                                                                                                                                         Staff Writier
                                       Junior Farah Abu-Khater           watching you.”
Staff Writer                                                                                                                             As seniors’ high school careers come to an end, many have
                                    won the competition and was            Another contestant, sopho-
  Three students competed in a                                                                                                           begun to plan a summer full of independence and adventures
                                    awarded a set of knives as well      more Maddy Casey, prepared
culinary arts competition with                                                                                                           before starting their new lives in the fall, whether that be col-
                                    as a chance to go to Washing-        pan-fried chicken, steamed as-
Food Network’s Maneet Chau-                                                                                                              lege or entering the work force.
                                    ton, D.C., to cook with one of       paragus, and gnocchi. She plans
han from the show “Chopped”                                                                                                                 “It’s going to be freaking awesome,” senior Sarah Paul said.
                                    the featured chefs from the          to go to a culinary institute after
on May 7. The students each                                                                                                                 In the past, Tualatin High School graduates have gone on a
                                    White House Chef Tour.               high school.
cooked a dish and were ap-                                                                                                               multitude of different road trips the summer after graduation.
                                       “I was really surprised, but it     “I feel like I belong in the
proved to compete by culinary                                                                                                            This summer, right after graduation, Nicole Janes, Sarah Paul,
                                    was really exciting,” Abu-Khat-      kitchen. It’s like my second
arts teacher Heidi Larson.                                                                                                               Rachel Gifford, and Emily Wisler have planned a group trip to
                                    er said.                             home,” Casey said.
  Chauhan was on a tour and                                                                                                              Disneyland.
                                       Abu-Khater made grilled             Sophomore Gabe Jensen
came to schools that teach                                                                                                                  “I am most excited to spend time with my best friends in
                                    cheese with a butternut squash       made an Asian turkey wrap
the Prostart curriculum to                                                                                                               the happiest place on earth, to go on tons of crazy rides and to
                                    soup. Her panini press got stuck     with cashew sauce for the com-
host a high school edition of                                                                                                            meet Disney princesses,” Paul said.
                                    the last two minutes of the com-     petition. It is a dish he has made
“Chopped.” Tualatin’s edition                                                                                                               This summer trip that is taken after students finish their final
                                    petition, which was stressful,       with his mom.
will be will be considered for                                                                                                           year of high school is not only a time to enjoy their new found
                                    but she learned to manage her          “I learned that winning isn’t
the show.                                                                                                                                independence, but also to spend times with friends that they
                                    time.                                everything and that the experi-
  About 60 students, parents                                                                                                             may not see for a while.
                                       “It was really stressful be-      ence was enough,” Jensen said.
and teachers came to watch the                                                                                                              “After graduation I want to go to the happiest place on earth
                                    cause you knew everyone was          “I never knew I could make it
students prepare a dish of their                                                                                                         with the people that make me happiest,” senior Emily Wisler
                                    watching you,” Abu-Khater            because of my disabilities, but it
choice in a 40-minute competi-                                                                                                           said.
                                    said. “It was also exciting be-      was a big step for me.”
                                                                                                                                            In the fall, Gifford will be going to Texas Christian Univer-
                                                                                 The contestants said the
                                                                                                                                         sity, Janes will be going to Seattle Pacific, Paul will be going to
                                                                              environment at the com-
                                                                                                                                         Colgate, and Wisler will be going to Oregon State University.
                                                                              petition was quiet, stress-
                                                                                                                                         With everyone going their separate ways next year, having one
                                                                              ful and nerve-racking. All
                                                                                                                                         last hurrah with their high school buds will give them memo-
                                                                              the people watching, along
                                                                                                                                         ries that they will remember for the rest of their lives.
                                                                              with the crunch for time,
                                                                                                                                            “I’m excited to spend quality time with three of the greatest,”
                                                                              made for a difficult com-
                                                                                                                                         senior Rachel Gifford said.
                                                                              petition that taught them
                                                                                                                                            Janes, Gifford, Wisler, and Paul plan to arrive at the park on
                                                                              a lot.
                                                                                                                                         June 11 after graduation and will be there through June 13.
                                                                                 “I learned that you have
                                                                                                                                            “We’re just going be there all hours that the park is open, all
                                                                              to be really organized and
                                                                                                                                         the days that we are there,” Wisler said.
                                                                              keep your head in what
                                                                                                                                            Similiary, after graduation seniors Jen Williams and Heidi
                                                                              you’re doing,” Casey said.
                                                                                                                                         Peterson are going to Maui, Hawaii.
                                                                                 All these students have
                                                                                                                                            “We’re going ziplining and surfing,” Williams said.
                                                                              a love and talent for cook-
                                                                                                                                            This trip was a senior present from Williams’ dad. They are
                                                                              ing. The competition was a
                                                                                                                                         planning on staying in Maui for seven days and they will be
                                                                              great opportunity for them
                                                                                                                                         leaving Tuesday, June 11.
                                                                              to use all the knowledge
                                                                                                                                             Williams will be attending the University of Oregon next
                                                                              they have learned in culi-
                                                                              nary arts.
 6-Features                                                                                                                                                                                  June 6, 2013

Class of 2013 valedictorians exceed expectations
Delaney Bigelow, Bella Koessler, Sahar Petri,                                       Kyle George-Gonzaga University                                                Eloise Loen-University of Washing-
Krista Zobrist                                                                      What was your most difficult class that almost broke
                                                                                                                      your 4.0? Spanish 3                                                        ton
Staff Writers                                                                                                         with Osorio                              What’s your favorite high school memory? Winning
                                                                                                                      Who was your most                         Districts with Mollie Freel and going to state for ten-
Tanner Mitton- Serving as a Church                                                                                    influential teacher?                                                                                   nis.
Missionary                                                                                                            Tryon Thompson                             Any words of wisdom you’d like to pass on to fel-
Any words of wisdom you’d like to pass on to fellow                                                                   If you were a type of                   low students? Get in-
students? Skip occasionally.                                                                                          food, what type of                      volved and do things
What was your most difficult class that almost broke                                                                  food would you be?                                that you love.
your 4.0? Junior IB English                                                                                           Steak                                    What was your most
                                      If your life had a                                                              What major do you                       difficult class that al-
                                      theme song what                                                                 plan on going into?                     most broke your 4.0?
                                      would it be? Call                                                               Finance at Gonzaga                        IB English 12. Yikes.
                                      Me Maybe                                                                        What’s the big-                                  Who was your
                                      Who was your                                                                    gest lesson you’ve                           biggest supporter
                                      most influential                                                                learned? Suns out,                              throughout the
                                      teacher? Schmidt                                                                guns out                                   last four years? My
                                      Who was your                                                                                                             parents. They always
                                      biggest support-                                                                                                           support everything
                                      er throughout the
                                                                                                      Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor                                     I’ve done.            Photo by Sam Aplin/ Photo Editor

                                      last four years?                                                                                                            What major do you
                                      My mom             Nicholas                            Cross-Oregon State                                                          plan on going into? Biomedical Engineering

                       Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor
                                                                                    University                                                                Sarah Paul-Colgate University
                                                                                    Any words of wisdom you’d like to pass on to fel-                         What’s your favorite high school memory? Probably
Katie Moshofsky-Smith College                                                                                                         low students?           all the stuff I have done as part of the equestrian team.
                                            If you could have one                                                                     Doing home-             I have loved making the most amazing friends and
                                            person narrate your life                                                                  work actually                                                     being able to share my life
                                            who would it be?                                                                          helps                                                             with them. I will always
                                            Morgan Freeman... duh!                                                                    What was your                                                     remember all the crazy
                                            Who was was your most                                                                     most difficult                                                    things we have done to-
                                            influential teacher?                                                                      class that almost                                                 gether.Who was was your
                                            Mrs. Childers from fresh-                                                                 broke your 4.0?                                                   most influential teacher?
                                            man advanced biology                                                                      Every year of                                                     Mrs. Lacy was amazing.
                                            and Strachan from ad-                                                                     English                                                           She taught me to love
                                            vanced U.S. history                                                                       If your life had                                                  English and was altogether
                                            What major do you plan                                                                    a theme song,                                                     awesome! She has helped
                                            on going into?                                                                            what would it                                                     me so much with college
                                            Biology/animal sciences                                                                   be? Highway to                                                    and I am so thankful to
          Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor What’s the biggest les-                                                                   Hell                                                              have had her as a teacher!
                                            son you’ve learned?                                     Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor Who was your                    Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor Also Mrs. Gorka and Mrs.
                                            You decide your grade;                                                                   most influential                                                   Tompkins have taught me
if you’re willing to put in the time, anyone can get                                teacher? Murray                                                           so much and I absolutely love their classes!
a 4.0! (even me)                                                                    What major do you plan on going into? Chemical                            What major do you plan on going into? Neurosci-
                                                                                    Engineering                                                               ence
Mikayla Ngo-University of Oregon                                                                                                                                     Ryan Elder-George Fox University
What’s your favorite high school memory? Senior Night for Basketball                                                                       What was your most difficult class that almost broke your 4.0? Advanced
                                               What was your most difficult class that                                                      freshman English; I went into
                                               almost broke your 4.0? Advanced fresh-                                                       the last day of school with an
                                               man English                                                                                                           89%.
                                               Who was your most influential teacher?                                                     Who was your most influential
                                               Salisbury                                                                                                 teacher? Schmidt
                                               If you could hang out with any fictional                                                       Who was your biggest sup-
                                               character, who would you be? Sheldon                                                       porter throughout the last four
                                               Cooper                                                                                                  years? My parents
                                               Who was your biggest supporter                                                             What major do you plan on go-
                                               throughout the last four years? My                                                                   ing into? Engineering
                                               parents                                                                                      Any words of wisdom you’d
                                               What major do you plan on going into?                                                        like to pass on to fellow stu-
                                               Environmental Studies                                                                      dents? Make friends with some
                                               What’s the biggest lesson you’ve                                                            underclassmen. They aren’t as
                                               learned? Don’t procrastinate and get lots                                                          bad as everyone thinks.
                                               of sleep.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor
                                                Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor

                Rachel Gifford-Texas Christian University                                                                                           Vanessa Chizum-Oregon Institute of
          What’s your favorite high school memory? Senior Homecoming                                                                Technology
      Any words of wisdom you’d like to pass on to fellow students? Be                                                     What’s your favorite high school memory? My favorite memory
      kind to one another.                                                                                                 is winning State this year for FBLA. I was an officer this year and
     What was your most                                                                                                    it was the best experience of my life being a part of this awesome
     difficult class that al-                                                                                              chapter.
 most broke your 4.0? IB                                                                                                   If your life had a theme song what would it be? “Stronger
            Senior English                                                                                                 (What Doesn’t Kill You)” by Kelly Clarkson.
 If your life had a theme
                                                                                                                           Who was your most influential teacher? I had Señora Bailey
 song what would it be?
  Many the Miles by Sara                                                                                                   for Spanish for three years. She is an awesome teacher and
                   Bareilles                                                                                               is always willing to give you a hug when you need it.
                                                                                                            Courtesy Photo
   If you could have one
 person narrate your life                                                                       Nicole Janes-Seattle Pacific University
   who would it be? Julie                                                                    Any words of wisdom you’d like to pass on to fellow stu-
                   Andrews                                                             dents? To do their best in school, but that it is more important to
       Who was was your                                                                        pursue the things that you love and enjoy every moment.
  most influential teach-                                                                   What was your most difficult class that almost broke your
      er? Schmidt, Gorka,                                                               4.0? Probably either IB Senior English or Calculus. But I almost
       Tompkins, Kroeger                                                                                           broke my 4.0 in Photo I sophomore year!
      What major do you                                                                 Who was your most influential teacher? Rostron was my most
         plan on going into?                         Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor     influential teacher because of art, but mainly because he was
                       Theater                                                              my tennis coach for the past 4 years and taught me so much
          What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned? It’s not worth it to get                                                                     through that.
                                         worked up over the little things.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor
June 6, 2013                                                                                                                                                                                                        Features - 7
                                                                             Ainsley Taylor-University of Oregon
        What’s your favorite high school memory? Receiving a 100% on my last European history
                                                                      essay in Hausman’s class.
          Any words of wisdom you’d like to pass on to fellow                                                                                                   Aidan Grealish-University of Oregon
         students? Take IB. Getting addicted to adrenaline from                                                                                                 What was your most difficult class that almost broke your 4.0?
                                               all the stress is fun.                                                                                           IB Spanish III- Languages are definitely not my thing.
          Who was your biggest supporter throughout the last                                                                                                    If you could hang out with any fictional character, who would
         four years? The authors of the world, aka book writers;                                                                                                it be? Sherlock Holmes or Robert Frobisher. I’m sure no one’s
        escapism is a great way to deal with all your IB or other-                                                                                              really surprised to hear that, but I’m too invested in both charac-
                             wise related problems. *poker face*.                                                                                               ters to just pick one. They’re both supreme jerks though, so who
          What major do you plan on going into? Biology, then                                                                                                   knows, hanging out with them might actually be a terrible idea!
        eventually into neuroscience or biomedical engineering.                                                                                                 Who was your biggest supporter throughout the last four
        What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned? Never forget                                                                                                                                                 years? My parents
           who you are. “We are so accustomed to disguise our-                                                                                                                                                 have definitely
         selves to others that in the end we become disguised to                                                                                                                                               helped me out
        ourselves.” - author François de la Rochefoucauld. Also,                                                                                                                                               a lot, although
                           there is no such thing as too much sleep.
                                                                              Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Malone, Thomp-
                                                                                                                                                                                                               son, Ros, and
                                                     Jocelyn Taylor-University of Oregon                                                                                                                       Schmidt have been
                                                     What’s your favorite high school memory? I have a lot, but                                                                                                pretty supportive,
                                                     one memory that jumps out is the monologues we per-                                                                                                       too.
                                                     formed in Mrs. Schmidt’s IB English 11 class, especially with                                                                                             What major do
                                                     the people who really let go and gave it their all.                                                                                                       you plan on going
                                                     What was your most difficult class that almost broke your                                                                                                 into? I’m going
                                                     4.0? AP Calculus.                                                                                                                                         to be a digital arts
                                                     If you were a type of food, what type of food would you                                                                                                   major, although I’ll
                                                     be? A strawberry, because then I would just be chilling on a                                                                                              be on a pre-med
                                                     sunny patch of ground all day.                                                                                                                            track, and I plan on
                                                     If you could hang out with any fictional character, who                                                                                                   going to medical
                                                     would that be? The Weasley Twins. They could give me all                                                                                                  school.
                                                     sorts of nifty tricks that identical twins can play on people.                                                                               Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor
                                                     What major do you plan on going into? Biology
               Photo by Sam Aplin/ Photo Editor

Retiring teachers reflect on their time at TuHS
Yarden Shnayder                                                                 This year we are seeing a lot more retiring teachers than we have in years past. As the year comes to a close and some
                                                                                teachers wrestle with the tough decision of retirement, we interviewed a few retiring/leaving staff members to give us
Staff Writer
                                                                                perspective on how they may feel about leaving TuHS and moving on with their lives. Although these are only a few
                                                                                of our retiring staff members, we extend our goodbyes to those that were not recognized, and wish them the best.
Marilyn Schmidt, Language
Q: How do you feel about retiring?
A: I have mixed feelings. I always want to                                      Dori Becker, Library                                                           Al Spencer, Social Studies
be connected to students.                                                       Q: What are you looking forward to after retiring?                             Q: What are you going to miss about working at TuHS?
Q: What will you miss the most about                                            A: Spending time with my husband. We have been                                 A: The students, the intellectual exercise, that I have every day
TuHS?                                                                           married 44 years, and we have never been together                              with students,
A: I will miss the students the most, but I                                     24/7, so we are both looking forward to that. Plus                             Q: What will you not miss about working at TuHS?
won’t miss grading papers.                                                      having unlimited time with grandkids.                                          A: Showing up at 7 o’clock in the morning. I’ll be able to stay
Q: What are you looking forward to                                              Q: What are you not looking forward to about retir-                            home have some coffee and read the newspaper. Maybe watch
after retiring?                                                                 ing?                                                                           CNN, and go on OPB.
A: Family, friends and traveling.                                               A: I don’t know what’s going to start my brain be-                             Q: What are you looking forward to about retiring?
                                                                                cause when I open the door and I come in here and                              A: I get a chance to go visit my grandkids down in California.
                                                                                start helping students, that’s when I really wake up.
                                                                                Q: What are you going to miss the most about
                                                                                working at TuHS?
                                                                                A: I will miss all of you guys.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor
                                                                                                                                                               After this school year ends, Al Spencer will visit family in California.

                                                                                                                                                               Erin Handy, Special Education
                                                                                                                                                               Q: How do you feel about retiring?
                                                                                                                                                               A: I’m ecstatic.
                                                                                                                                                               Q: What will you miss the most about TuHS?
                                    Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor                                                      Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor   A: Being around the students, but I’ve been doing this 44 years,
Marilyn Schmidt prepares to clean out her class-                                Dori Becker has been teaching for 44 years. After she leaves                   so I just like high school. I’ve been stuck in high school since ’69.
room at the end of the year. She will miss spending                             Tualatin High School, she looks forward to spending time with her              Q: What are the first things you will do once you retire?
time with students.                                                             family.                                                                        A: I’m going to start painting again. My husband and I are both
                                                                                                                                                               retiring. He is 81 and still working. We are going to take some
                                                                                      Shoshana Shuval,                                                         time together. We haven’t had a honeymoon yet, so we may take
                                                                                      ELL Instructional Aid                                                    a honeymoon.
                                                                                      Q: What is the first thing you are going to do                           Q: What will you not miss about TuHS?
                                                                                      when you retire?                                                         A: The way things are changing and workloads are evolving, I
                                                                                      A: The next day is my son’s birthday. Then on                            won’t miss being here late hours and coming in early.
                                                                                      June 21, my daughter is getting married, and then
                                                                                      I will be putting my house up for sale, so I’m go-
                                                                                      ing for a whole new life.
                                                                                      Q: What will you miss the most about TuHS?
                                                                                      A: I will miss my students.
                                                                                      Q: What will you not miss about TuHS?
                                                                                      A: The bells.
                                                                                      Q: What is something you aren’t looking for-
                                                                                      ward to about retiring?
                                                                                      A: Probably when I start hanging out with people
                                                                                      my own age, they are going to seem boring next
                                                                                      to teenagers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Photo by Sam Aplin/ Photo Editor
                                                  Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor
                                                                                                                                                               Erin Handy is preparing to leave Tualatin High School at the end of this school
Shoshana Shuval will celebrate family events and sell her
                                                                                                                                                               year. She is looking forward to being able to spend more time with her husband.
home after leaving Tualatin High School.
 8 - Entertainment                                                                                                                                    June 6, 2013
Students share their favorite soundtrack songs
Jaz Tojong
                                                                    Nikos Jordan
Staff Writer


                                                                    The Lord of the Rings

                                                                    Favorite song on soundtrack:
                                                                    “Evenstar”-composed by Howard Shore

                                                                    “All the soundtracks from The Lord of
                                                                    the Rings are really amazing.”
                                                                                                                                                                        Photo provided by IMDb

                                                                                                                              Kim Colisch
                                                                    Elijah Raffo
                                           Photo provided by IMDb


                                                                    Movie:                                                    Movie:
                                                                                                                              The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Cas-
                                                                    The Great Gatsby
                                                                    Favorite song on soundtrack:                              Favorite song on soundtrack:
                                                                    “A Little Party Never Hurt Anybody”
                                                                                                                              “The Call” -Regina Spektor

                                                                    “It has great lyricism that conveyed                      “It has a lot of meaning. It’s like a
                                                                                                          ‘goodbye for now, but not forever’
                                                                    one of the main messages of The Great
                                                                                                          song, which really fit well with the
                                           Photo provided by IMDb                                         movie.”

                                                                    Linda Guillen

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   AMC has announced that “Breaking Bad” will re-                   son’s path to becoming a hero, it’s the opposite. This    Sports Editor                      Carissa Grouell
turn on Sunday, August 11 at 9 p.m. EST. This season                makes it more intriguing to me. I want to learn more      Humor Editor                       Ross Karapondo
is highly anticipated, as it is the show’s final season.            about Hank. On the surface he seems like a big crass      Copy Editor                        Carissa Grouell
   The final eight episodes of season five will also be             brute, but through seasons four and five, the depth       Social Media Editor                      Jamie Perry
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ing Bad” is a live show that will discuss the conclu-               namic between he and Walt more interesting.”              Photo Editor                               Sam Aplin
sion of the show in depth for fans and will air directly              Gilligan has made a point to explain that the show      Photographer                           Hannah Smith
after “Breaking Bad.”                                               will be entirely resolved to reassure any worried fans.   Staff Writers         Delaney Bigelow, Bobby Black,
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   The drama has won Emmy, Critics Choice, Writers                    “Anyone anxious that there won’t be enough reso-                              Ryan Elder, Madison Goforth,
Guild and Television Critics Association awards over                lution at the end of these eight episodes can rest as-                         Ellen Green, Spencer Herriges,
the last five seasons. Recently, co-star Aaron Paul, who            sured that the story very much reaches a resolution,”                            Christine Ho, Ryan Houlberg,
plays the character Jesse Pinkman, won an Emmy for                  Gilligan said in an interview with The Daily Beast. “It                                       Bella Koessler,
                                                                                                                                                    Logan Myers, Ashlynn Schmitt,
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama. This was                   will not end in any kind of open-ended sense.”                            Yarden Shnayder, Zackery Thompson,
his second time winning this award for the same role.                 This information is sure to excite any “Breaking                               Connor Thurman, Jaz Tojong,
   The first portion of season five held many dramatic              Bad” fans that were worried that the show, filled with                       Jane Westenhaver, Krista Zobrist
and important moments. There were plot twists and                   so much drama, wouldn’t be fully resolved in its final
                                                                                                                              Adviser                                        Lisa Lacy
tense situations, which are what many fans have come                eight episodes.
to expect from the show. The director, Vince Gilligan,                “I feel sad about it being the last season, but I’m     Direct all correspondence to:
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June 6, 2013                                                                                                                                                                  Entertainment - 9
Summer movie must sees                                                                                                                           Gatsby suceeds in
Delaney Bigelow
Staff writer
                                                                                                                                                 delighting viewers
                                                                                                                                                Jaz Tojong
Monsters University                                                                                                                             Staff Writer
  The furry, loveable characters Sully and Mike Wazowski from
Monsters Inc. are back in this prequel where viewers get to see                                                                                     Baz Luhrmann’s adapta- ing job of fulfilling and dis-
where and how it all began. Many of the students of Tualatin                                                                                     tion of The Great Gatsby viv- playing the intensity of the
High School are more excited about the movie than most chil-                                                                                     idly captures the very essence characters that Fitzgerald cre-
dren.                                                                                                                                            of the classic tale                           ated.
  “I want to see that so bad! My favorite childhood movie has                                                                                    written by F. Scott                                    DiCaprio’s
always been Monters Inc. and now that they’re coming out with a                                                                                  Fitzgerald.                                     portrayal of Jay
prequel, my life is complete,” sophomore Sydney Jones said.                                                          Photo provided by IMDb         The blockbuster                               Gatsby      defi-
                                                                                                                                                 movie, starring                                  nitely deserves
                                            The Heat                                                                                             Leonardo
                                                                                                                                                                                                  an Oscar award.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Even the mov-
                                               Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock star in this comedy
                                            where they act as two cops with very different personalities who                                     MaGuire        and                              ie’s soundtrack
                                            must work together.                                                                                  Carey Mulligan,                                 is a success and
                                               “Sandra and Melissa are both very funny ladies; obviously this                                    effectively com-                                 includes      hit
                                            is going to be hilarious,” junior Nicole Meyer said.                                                 bines     strik-                                       songs by
                   Photo provided by IMDb
                                                                                                                                                 ing visual                                              Lana Del
                                                                                                                                                 effects,                                                Rey, Jay-
Mortal Instuments: City of Bones                                                                                                                 dynamic                                                 Z, Flor-
  Based on the best-selling series by Cassandra Clare, City of                                                                                   perfor-                                                 ence    +
Bones is about Clary (Lilly Collins), a teen who discovers her role                                                                              mances                                                  The Ma-
in a supernatural world after her mother is abducted by a demon.                                                                                 a n d                                                   chine and
  The student responses about the movie don’t seem positive:                                                                                     power-                                                  The Xx.
“The preview doesn’t look a lot like the actual book,” freshman                                                                                  ful mu-                                                    T h e
Collin Beikman said.                                                                                                                             sic     to                                              m u s i c
  “I read the books and they were really good, but I saw the pre-                                                                                create a                                                fit   per-
view and it definitely doesn’t look as good,” junior Ashley Korn                                                                                 movie that
                                                                                                                                                                        Graphic by Yarden Schnayder
                                                                                                                                                                                                      fectly with
said.                                                                                                                                            engages the                                          the    movie
  Find out for yourself if the movie really is true to the book.                                                     Photo provided by IMDb
                                                                                                                                                 audience and meets the expec- and gave the film its finishing
                                                                                                                                                 tations of those who have read touch.
                                            Man of Steel                                                                                         and enjoyed the book.                Overall, the movie earned
                                              This movie is another take on the Marvel comic that is suppos-                                        The whole production of the a well-deserved 4.5 out of 5.
                                            edly fresh and different from previous Superman movies. Clark                                        movie is a sensational won- The Great Gatsby is a must-
                                            Kent, the main character, is played by Henry Cavill and Amy                                          derland that leaves you with a see, and even if you have not
                                            Adams will star as Lois Lane.                                                                        burning desire to wear a glam- yet read the book (which you
                                              “I’m very excited for this one. I’m really into superhero movies                                   orous feather boa and party should, because it’s great!),
                                            so I will definitely see it,” junior Nicole Meyer said.                                              for the rest of the night.         you are sure to enjoy every-
                                              Hopes are high for this new DC movie that will set the tone for                                       Each actor did an outstand- thing the movie has to offer.
                                            upcoming DC films.
                   Photo provided by IMDb

      Farewell playlists: Reflections of high school

                          Courtesy Photo                   Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor                 Photo by Sam Aplin/ Photo Editor                  Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor                Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor

Mary Ruiz                                   Spencer Herriges Logan Podpora                                                                      Abbie Howard                                       Maureen Ochs
 1. “This must be the place                 1. “Muscle ‘n Flo” - Menomena                      1. Madlib – “Stepping into                       1. “Where We Gonna Go From                         1. “How Can you swallow
    (Naïve Melody)” – The                                                                          tomorrow”                                        Here” – Matt Kearney                               so much sleep” – Bombay
    Talking Heads                           2. “Longevity” - Yeasayer                                                                                                                                  Bicycle Club
                                                                                               2. Nujabes – “Reflection Eter-                   2. “Waltzing Past the Grave” –
 2. “Surgeon” – St. Vincent                 3. “Giving Up the Gun” - Vam-                          nal”                                             Jay Clifford                                   2. “Diane Young” – Vampire
                                                pire Weekend                                                                                                                                           Weekend
 3. “Michicant” – Bon Iver                                                                     3. Corn Truise – “Glawio”                        3. “Easy Lucky Free” – Bright
                                            4. “Laughing With a Mouth of                                                                            Eyes                                           3. “Pompeii” – Bastille
 4. “Teenage Riot” – Sonic                      Blood” - St. Vincent                           4. Luisine – “Another tomor-
    Youth                                                                                          row”                                         4. “Furr” – Blitzen Trapper                        4. “Next to me” – Emeli Sande
                                            5. “Dirt” - Tobacco
 5. “Mercy” – G.O.O.D Music                                                                    5. Bon Iver – “Wolves (Act I                     5. “Never Alone” – Sean Hayes                      5. “Comme Des Enfants” –
    ft. Kanye West                          6. “Street Fighting Man” - The                         and II)”                                                                                            Coeur de pirate
                                                Rolling Stones                                                                                  6. “The Good Times Are Killing
 6.“Fasting in San Francisco” –                                                                6. Harmonium – “Dixie (Sum-                          Me” – Modest Mouse                             6. “Fred Astaire” – San Cisco
    Y La Bamba                              7. “Take on the World” -                               mer)”
                                                Wavves                                                                                          7. “Drop Out/The So Un-                            7. “Mountaintop” – The city
 7.“Ready, Able” – Grizzly                                                                     7. Santana – “Just in time to see                    known” – Jack’s Mannequin                          harmonic
    Bear                                    8. “The Sun” - Portugal. The                           the sun”
                                                Man                                                                                             8. “Fergalicious” – Fergie                         8. “World News” – Local Na-
 8.“Anthems for a Seventeen                                                                    8. The Samuel Jackson five –                                                                            tives
    Year-Old Girl” – Broken                 9. “Rill Rill” - Sleigh Bells                          “Never ending now”                           9. “Feel Good Inc.” – Gorillaz
    Social Scene                                                                                                                                                                                   9. “We Don’t Eat “– James Vin-
                                            10. “Desert God” - Sleepy Sun                      9. Genesis – “Los Endos”                         10. “Banana Pancakes” – Jack                           cent Mcmorrow
 9. “Hellhole Ratrace” – Girls                                                                                                                      Johnson
                                                                                               10. John Coltrane – “Resolu-                                                                        10. “Flying Away” – Sheppard
 10. “Post Acid” – Wavves                                                                          tion”
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            Tyler Kemp            Walla Walla Community College
                                                                           University of Idaho                                          Drew McGove
                                           Makena Carkner                           Pierce Edgerly
   Pacific Lutheran University
         Durant Abernethy             Whitworth University

           Karin Luvaas                    Jonathan Thayer
          Megan Perkins

         Azusa Pacific University                           Portland Community College
                Paul Scheffield
                                                           Brandon Abbey, Nicole Acosta, Marisa Aiello, Amber-           Aveda Institute of Portland
                                                           Ginelle Alberto, Juan Alvarez-Arzate, Emma Andrade-                      Saphire Spencer
                    Cal-Poly                               Jimenez, Yamiley Avila-Sanchez, Alina Balanyuk, Jac-       Chemeketa Community College
              Mattea Mundstock                             queline Bautista, Stephanie Bautista, Timothy Beck,
                                                           Yuridia Benitez-Solano, Susana Bernal-Torres, Olivia
                                                                                                                          Brian Faris, Javier Yanez, Paul Rahier

                                                           Bonnar, Christopher Breniser, Ryan Caporale, Dylan         Clackamas Community College
  Dominican University of California                       Carpenter, Monique Chalumeau, Dorothea Ciorba,                      Brittany Callen, Joelle Self
                                                           Kenneth Collins, Megan Conlee, Katherine Creer, Clay-               Corban University
             Madeline Powelson                             ton Crum, Kale Davis, Qiwnyonna Dixon, Nicole Doty,                       Austin Marsh
                                                           Quinten Dube, Kent Edgerton, Darlene Flowers, Jas-               George Fox University
     Loyola Marymount University                           mine Flygare, Victoria Garcia, Justin Gleason, Jose Go-
                                                           dinez-Contreras, Carissa Grouell, Jessica Hendrickson,
                                                                                                                              Brenn Borror, David Elder
                                                                                                                                  Lacey Karjalainen
                Paige Peterson                             Jennifer Hernandez, Eneas Hernandez-Bailon, Grace                Mckenna Martin, Kyle McAnnis
                                                           Howard, Ethan Joshi, Brittany Kent, BriAnne Kirwan,                     Allan Sanders
                                                           Justice Kono, Andy Lara, Evan Loeffler, Katrina Luce,
                Mills College                              Mariela Madrigal-Perez, Gabriella Marderosian, Lind-           Lane Community College
                                                                                                                            Ryan Alexandre, Jordan Brown,
                   Mary Ruiz                               sey Mather, Taryn McKillion, Rose McManmon, Gen-
                                                                                                                             Will Chapman, Max Houston
                                                           esis Mena-Lopez, Aleksey Milekhin, Ariel Niemela,
                                                           Christina Nunez, Miranda Onchi, Jasen Osborne, Bas-               Beau Kennedy, Heather Lewis
 Recording Connection Audio Institute                      eem Petri, Elyzabeth Phillips, Bernardo Pleitez, Madi-               Anthony Monteferrante

                Hudson Dotter
                                                           son Plucar, Hunter Price, Nichole Price, Alexis Radilla-              Linfield College
                                                           Rivera, Sheetal Ram, Axel Ramirez, Rylie Rasmussen,              Sarah McDowell, Kayla Moore,
                                                           Joseph Reddick, Tyler Riley, Luis Rodriguez, Julio Ruiz-     Ashely Owen, Sean Pellatz, Connor Scott
         San Jose State University                         Navarete, Audel Rumbo, Donna Salmeron-Magana,
                                                           Diego Sanchez-Lopez, Ryan Sheets, Ericka Shelton,          Linn Benton Community Colleg
                   Britta Hall                             Hunter Shumard, Kimberly Simpson, Sara Snyder,                 Courtney Coons, Mackenzie Terrall,
                                                           Kimberly Sotelo-De La O, Michelle Spicer, Gina Ste-                    Kage Wabaunsee
                                                           fani, Erin Steward, Cheyenne Stickland, Emily Surby,          Northwest Beauty College
   University of California-Berkeley                       Hayden Swanson, Zack Thompson, Erika Thurmond,                           Kaitlin Gattucio
                  Christine Ho                             Jeremiah Tomas, Aryssa Torabi, Leslie Torres, Trung Tri,   Northwest Christian University
                                                           Sarah Trumbo, Mackenzie Wahl, Isaac Wheatley, Tyler                       Natalie Spieker
  University of California-San Diego                                                                                     Oregon Culinary Institute
                 Trevor Moore                                  Portland State University                                     Emmy Heaton, Veronia Hobbs
                                                                                                                        Western Oregon University
                                                           Freddy Astorga, Maxwell Deyoung, Sydney Eberle,             Jessica Cox, Mihnea Moga, Madalyn Taylor,
       University of San Francisco                         Fabiola Gonzalez Valenzuela, Andrea Guerra, Jimena
                                                           Hernandez, Gillian Moreno, Joshua Moreno, Jasmine
                                                                                                                                       Jessica Uribe

                Kelsey Wagner                              Newcomb, Michelle Parent, Hannah Rader, Yarden                   Willamette University
                                                           Shnayder, Nicole Ugulini                                         Michael Allred, Jonathan Thayer,
                                                                                                                            Zachary Salton, Brennan Symes

  Nevada                                 Utah                                                     Arizona
University of Nevada                    Brigham Young
                                                                                                 Arizona State University
                                                                                                          Marissa Rietman
                                                                                                           Aaron West
     Las Vegas                          University-Provo                                        Grand Canyon University
       Kai’Aire Pitts                        Shaelyn Rogers
                                                                                                          Kathryn Howard                                  Colo
                                                                                                            Cheri Luikart
                                                                                              Northern Arizona University
                                   Utah Valley University                                                    Brody Beebe

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                                                                                             Scottsdale Community College
                                             David Walser                                                   Jenna Barnhart
                                                                                                    University of Arizona
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                                                                                                          Kimberly Colisch
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                                                                                     New York                             Massachusetts
                                                                                     Colgate University                         Smith College
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                                                                                                                            Kathleen Moshofsky
na                                                                               University of Rochester

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ng                        Cedarville University
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                                                                                          Iowa                                   Illinois
                                                                            University of Northern Iowa
                                                                                          Maureen Ochs                          Knox College

                                                                                         Cornell College                         Emma Williams
                                                                                          Macayla Smith

          Oregon State University
     Braden Ackles, Caio Alves-Silva, Ludwig Avendano,
     Tyler Baggenstos, Emily Baker, Alanna Bartelamia,
     Bobbie Beyer, Dakota Billington, Megan Brauer, Jus-
e    tin Brown, John Cameron, Sahil Chand, Alexandra
     Connall, Caroline Conway, Alexandria Cross, Nicho-
                                                                          West Virginia
                                                                      Concord University
     las Cross, Zachary Deyoung, Richard Doherty, Em-
e    ily Doughty, Brittany Dunford, Lindsey Ferguson,
     Kyle Gager, Kade Gerlach, Eric Goessens, Madison
     Goforth, Aparna Govindan, Austin Green, Erin Han-
     son, Jenna Harden, Joseph Hernandez, Linh Ho, Ryan
                                                                          Deyanira Rivera-Solis
     Houlberg, Jill Irvine, Danielle Lacy, Kenzi McConnell,               Vanessa Rosenkrantz
     Rebecca McDade, Rachel Miller, Melissa Misner, Rose
     Newberry, Graye Norlin, Kayla O’Brien, Kimberlie
     Olson, Mackenzie Olson, Aaron Oswald, Tera Perala,
     Caleb Peterson, Heidi Peterson, Miranda Petrone, Al-
     exander Ponce, Kasandra Reiling, Kiara Sadler, Dani
     Schaffer, Derek Senger, Meghan Shockloss, Noah
     Shumway, Jordan Thompson, Connor True, Virginia
     Tworoger, Samirya VanBrocklin, Kelly Wakefield,
                                                                                                                                 Purdue University
        Paul Weislogel, Emily Wisler, Kristen Yarbrough                                                                               Noah Petersen
              University of Oregon
       Arthur Aplin, Claire Bange, Jacob Bowman, Erica
       Bruce, Ruichao Cui, Hana Dempsey, Sarah Derh-
                                                                            Oklahoma                                               Wabash College
ge                                                                        Southwestern Oklahoma
       alli, Dominique Ehmig, Jenny Ellisen, Mariana Folk,                                                                              Robert Black
                                                                              State University
       Aidan Grealish, Nils Hagberg, Alexander Hancock,
       Joseph Hiefield, Abigail Howard, Austin Hunsdon,
       Sarah Jacobson, Kelsey Johnson, Isabella Koessler,                           Anthony Summers
       Alexander Krafve, Nicole Krill, Caleb Laird, Gaga-
y      ndeep Malhi, Jack McDonnell, Clayton McKean,
       David McKean, Sean McKean, Nicholas Melanson,
       Kelli Mignano, Mikayla Ngo, Monica Nunan, Ja-
       mie Perry, Sahar Petri, Alexander Podpora, Chelsea
       Queen, Hannah Richards, Andrew Schlottmann,
       Nishan Senthirajah, Hannah Smith, Miranda Steed,
       Hannah Stewart, Randall Tainer, Ainsley Taylor, Joc-
       elyn Taylor, Connor Thurman, Mckinna Tillotson,
       Emily Valleck, Jennifer Williams, Brandon Yee                     Texas                                              Florida
            University of Portland
                David Johannesen, Olivia Schrimp               Texas Christian University                       St Johns River State College
                                                                           Rachel Gifford
                                                                                                                           Megan Lundgreen

orado Mesa University                                                                                      Work
     Katherine Gerstmar                                                Travel
                                                                     Stacy Nyman
                                                                                               Cody Allison, Nichole Cano,
                                                                                               Briana Chambers, Diana Fer-              United States Air Force
                                                                     Annie Payne               man, Lory Folkert, Sebastian       Dacoda Engelman, Calvin Starbird
                                                                                                                                      United States Marine Corp
niversity of Colorado
                                                                      Kellen Reid             Glos, Emily Hankins, Chelsea
                                                              Foreign Exchange Students
                                                                                              Hunt, Dylan Kuch, Ixchel Na-            Jeffrey Carl, Hector Diego,
                                                                   Tristan Couvreur                                             Kristopher Dube,Rolando Torres-Albor,
       Margaret Richter                                            Matilde Guazzelli
                                                                       Yuri Sato
                                                                                             varrete-Rosas, Derek Paet, Zack-
                                                                                               ary Pruitt, Azennet Ramirez,                   Cole Vessey
                                                                                             Nathanial Saari, Jesus Santama-              United States Navy
                                                                  Maaike van der Geest
                                                                       Sara Bjork            ria, Alexander Starodubov, Sean       Krista Frederick, Logan Podpora
                                                                                             Sweeney, Kenneth Walther, Julie         WestPoint Military Academy
                                                                                                         Weichold                           Jeffrey Williams
 12 - Sports                                                                                                                                                                                          June 6, 2013
Tualatin athletes show sucess through sports
Christine Ho                                    nior Jon Fishback, who will be                         ball,” Fishback revealed.
Staff Writer                                    playing baseball next year at                                    Girls’ Golf
  Tualatin High students have                   Linfield, elaborated on the team                         For girls’ golf this season,
been perserverant in reaching                   dynamic this year.                                     the ladies were undefeated in
both personal goals and team                       “The team is really tight and                       league, even though the team
goals. Each team has hardwork-                  close. Even though we are los-                         was faced with numerous inju-
ing players and coaches that                    ing a lot of seniors, they have                        ries. At state, the team got eighth
help contribute to their sucess                 enough kids to come back and                           place out of 12 teams, which is
through each season. Spring                     make a strong season next                              better than they expected, and
sports such as Baseball, Girl’s                 year,” said Fishback, who has                          junior Hayley Mortensun was
Golf, Girl’s Tennis, Softball,                  been on the team since fresh-                          able to get fourth at state. All the
Boy’s Tennis have displayed the                 man year.                                              girls scored their personal best
dedication that the students put                   The team had a tournament                           when practicing at the course
into their teams.                               during Spring Break in Arizona                         before state, and they were able
              Baseball                          this year, where they lost two                         shoot what they normally shoot
  The team slogan for boys’                     games. However, ever since the                         at state. Sophomore Mandy
baseball this year was “Cher-                   trip, the team has been playing                        Pozo also accomplished great
ish your boys.” The team had                    really well.                                           personal achievements through
a slow start this year but had                     “I will miss everyone on the                        the season.
a huge winning streak, which                    team; it was fun while it lasted.                        “I improved a lot over the
will hopefully carry into play-                 Also, the girls in high school                         season and dropped my score                                                                         Photo by Hannah Smith / Staff Photographer
offs that started on May 20. Se-                liked me more because of base-                         about ten strokes. During the
                                                                                                       end of season, I was fighting          Senior Eloise Loen prepares to serve. Loen played singles during the season
                                                                                                                                              and doubles during Districts and State.
                                                                                                       over the number four and five
                                                                                                       spots,” said Pozo.
                                                                                                         The team was really close this       we can play. When we play                             Koessler (doubles), and Taylor
                                                                                                       year compared to past years,           Glenco, I think we will beat                          Barnes (singles) were able to go
                                                                                                       in Pozo’s opinion, because the         them, which is our biggest com-                       to state. Freel went undefeated
                                                                                                       team had nicknames and loved           petition,” mentioned Senior                           as singles the entire season, but
                                                                                                       hanging out with each other.           Sarah Trumbo. “Also, shout                            decided to play doubles for dis-
                                                                                                         “The team was a lot more fun         out to the freshmen who have                          tricts with Loen, a good friend,
                                                                                                       and less stressful than in the         stepped up to the plate, made                         to see if they could get further
                                                                                                       past. It’s been the closest team       great plays when we needed                            together. The girls were also
                                                                                                       for a while,” mentioned Pozo.          them to and made great hits                           able to really bonded while at a
                                                                                                         Next year, the team hopes            and catches.”                                         tournament in Bend and spent
                                                                                                       everyone comes back in league             With the young team, they                          time together off the court,
                                                                                                       and keeps in touch over the            hope to only get better. There                        along with their annual tradi-
                                                                                                       year.                                  were a lot of good hitters and                        tion of having dinner at Coach
                                                                                                                      Softball                fielders this year and with ev-                       Rostron’s house.
                                                                                                         On the softball team, hitting        eryone coming up. It will just                           “I think they will do really
                                                                                                       has been improved while they           get better and better.                                well; there are definitely people
                                                                                                       learn how to get ahead of the                   Girls’ Tennis                                that have potential to be leaders
                                                                                                       game early. One of the key mo-            This year, girls’ tennis was                       on the team, and they under-
                                                                                                       ments of the season was when           able to bring home the League                         stand how the team works to
                                                                                                       they beat Forest Grove at For-         championship for the 13th year                        make it successful. Ros leads us
                                                                                                       est Grove in the seventh inning.       in a row. Not only did the team                       really well and helps us to have
                                                          Photo by Hannah Smith / Staff Photographer   They were down but they came           win districts, but doubles team                       the right mindset. We have a
Sophomore Karter Cook practices his pitches. The baseball team will lose a lot of seniors              back when it was 2-0. They end-        Eloise Loen and Mollie Freel                          perfect combination of working
this spring, but is looking forward to another strong season next year.                                ed the game with a score of 2-3.       won the doubles championship                          really hard but having a ton of
                                                                                                         “I think we will go deep into        match. Freel and Loen, (dou-                          fun,” Freel said.
                                                                                                       playoffs if we play at the level       bles) Nicole Janes and Bella

Tualatin High sports highlights, 2012-2013
Bella Koessler and                                                                                                                                                                                  Goessens and Jeff and John
Madison Goforth                                                                                                                                                                                     Whitaker and sophomore Kel-
Staff Writers                                                                                                                                                                                       len Poti.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Walther and Summers placed
                                                                                                                                                                                                    sixth and Jeff Whitaker took
  Tualatin High School athlet-
                                                                                                                                                                                                    fourth at the State competition.
ics had a great year full of many
accomplishments and state ap-
pearances. Those sports includ-
                                                                                                                                                                                                       The track team sent eight
ed girls’ tennis, water polo, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                    people to state including senior
swimming along with cheer-
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Emily Wisler for long jump and
leading, wrestling, and track.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    triple jump, senior Beau Kenne-
  Great job to everyone who
                                                                                                                                                                                                    dy for triple jump, juniors Laura
contributed to these teams suc-
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Taylor and Lauren Balsinger for
                                                                                                                                                                                                    pole vault, junior Ryan Wisner
                                                                                                                                                                                                    for high jump, junior Garrison
           Girls’ Tennis
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Saina for shot put, sophomore
   The Tualatin girls’ tennis team
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Matthew Lovos for the 3000 and
won league yet again for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                    1500 meter and freshman Kari-
13th time in a row. At the dis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                    na Moreland for triple jump.
trict tournament, seniors Mollie
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Wisler took fourth for triple
Freel and Eloise Loen took the
                                                                                                                                                                                                    jump, Taylor won the pole vault
championship. They sent five
                                                                                                                                                                                                    event and Wisner took fourth
players to state, including Freel,
                                                                                                                                                                                                    for the high jump.
Loen, Bella Koessler, Nicole
                                                                                                                                                       Photo by Hannah Smith / Staff Photographer

Janes and Taylor Barnes.                        Senior Kyle Gager practices intervals on the TuHS track. Gager was an important member of the track team during the
                                                spring season.                                                                                                                                                Girls’ Swimming
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Girls’ swimming won dis-
           Water Polo
                                                                                                                                                                                                    tricts this year and were un-
  This year, the girls’ water
                                                Abbie Howard.                                          to take fourth at the National         great season this year. They beat                     defeated in league. They sent
polo team took second at the
                                                                                                       Competition. The squad is los-         Newberg for the first time in the                     freshman        Teagan     Goforth,
state tournament. Though they
                                                             Cheer                                     ing two seniors: Megan Perkins         school’s history. They sent eight                     sophomores Ashley Tam and
put up a good fight at the state
                                                  This year’s cheerleading                             and Nicole Krill.                      boys to state, including seniors                      Kristian Kotchik, junior Alyssa
tournament, they fell to New-
                                                squad was very successful.                                                                    Cody Summers, Kenny Wal-                              Fuji and senior Christine Ho to
berg in the final round at state.
                                                They took second in the State                                    Wrestling                    ther and Kage Wabaunsee, ju-                          the state tournament. Fuji took
This year the girls are losing
                                                competition and then went on                             The wrestling team had a             niors Franklin Giannone, Luke                         fifth at state in the 500 freestyle.
two seniors, Sarah Visse and
June 6, 2013                                                                                                                                                                              Sports - 13
Athletes commit to colleges in California, Oregon
Ashlynn Schmitt
Staff Writer                                                                                     Britta Hall
                                                            Q: Where are you going to college?
                                                     A: I am going to San Jose State University.

                                                                                             Q: City and state?
                                                                                               A: San Jose, CA

                                                                                                 Q: What sport?
                                                                                                  A: Basketball

                                         Q: What are you looking forward to in college?
        A: I am looking forward to obviously playing basketball because being able to
     play at the division 1 level has always been a dream of mine for a very long time.
                But other than that I am excited to meet new people and be in the sun.

                             Q: What will you miss most about high school athletics?
     A: What I’ll miss the most is the friendships I have developed with my team and
  coaches. Also being able to play with my sister Madison. Not a lot of athletes get to
  say they played with not only their sister but their best friend. So that is going to be
                                                                             missed a lot.

                                                           Q: What scholarship did you receive?                                                                                                  Photo by Hannah Smith/ Photographer
                                                           A: I was given a full ride scholarship.                  Britta Hall relaxes before graduation. Britta Hall Hall will be attending the San Jose State University
                                                                                                                    next fall.

                                                                                                   Madeline Powelson
                                                                                                   Q: Where are you going to college?
                                                                                                      A: Dominican University of California.

                                                                                                   Q: City and state?
                                                                                                       A: San Rafael, CA

                                                                                                   Q: What sport will you be playing?
                                                                                                      A: Volleyball.

                                                                                                   Q: What are you looking forward to in college?
                                                                                                      A: I am looking forward to being in a warm state and meeting new people while I am fulfilling
                                                                                                      lifelong goal of playing college volleyball.

                                                                                                   Q: What will you miss most about high school athletics?
                                                                                                      A: I will miss the support of the student body and knowing everyone in the community. I will
                                                                                                      also really miss playing softball.

                                                                                                   Q: What scholarship did you receive?
                                                          Photo by Hannah Smith / Photographer        A: 85% covered by my athletic scholarship and the rest is covered by an academic scholarship.
Powelson wears a sweathshirt with her college’s team name on it . Powelson will be                    to.
attening the university of Dominican University of California next fall.

                                                                                                  Kelsey Wagner
                                                                          Q: Where are you going to college?
                                                                              A: University of San Francisco.

                                                                          Q: What sport will you be playing?
                                                                                                   A: Soccer

                                             Q: What are you looking forward to in college?
    A: I am looking forward to playing college soccer and living the college life. I am excited
                                                             to start a nursing career as well.

                                     Q: What will you miss most about high school athletics?
       A: I am going to miss the seniors on the team that I have been with all of high school. I
                                                                     will miss them the most.

                                                                      Q: What scholarship did you receive?
                                                                        A: I received a quarter scholarship.                                                                                      Photo by Sam Aplin / Photographer
                                                                                                                           Kelsey Wagner smiles for the camera. Wagner will be attending the University of San Fran-
                                                                                                                           cisco next fall.

                                                                                                 Kayla Moore
                                                                                                 Q: Where are you going to college?
                                                                                                  A: Linfield College

                                                                                                 Q: City and state?
                                                                                                  A: McMinnville, OR

                                                                                                 Q: What sport will you be playing?
                                                                                                  A: Cross-country and track.

                                                                                                 Q: What are you looking forward to in college?
                                                                                                   A: I’m looking forward to meeting new people and taking classes I want to take, not ones that
                                                                                                 I’m              forced to. Of course my sport, too.

                                                                                                 Q: What will you miss most about high school athletics?
                                                                                                  A: I will miss how they are more relaxed and how they are more of the try-your-best-and-have-f
                                                                                                  un-with-it type of setting.

                                                       Photo by Hannah Smith/ Photographer
                                                                                                 Q: What scholarship did you receive?
Kayla Moore smiles on a windy day outside of the school. Moore would be at-
tending Linfield College in Oregon next fall.                                                     A: I received an academic scholarship of $15,000 per year.
 14 - Forums                                                                                                                                                                      June 6, 2013
Four things that everyone needs to know in life
Carissa Grouell                                    making friends. But how long                                                                          that     other         people that truly understand
Portland Community College                         will it last?                                                                                         people find            you. Everyone has moments of
                                                      There is nothing worse than                                                                        immensely              insecurity. Everyone feels alone.
   Every student has been giv-                     pretending to be someone you                                                                          annoying or            Everyone is weird. It’s just a
en the same advice, year after                     are not. Contrived personali-                                                                         frustrating,           matter of finding the people
year, in an attempt to segue                       ties and interests will fool no                                                                       such as en-            that are weird in the same ways
them through the hell that is                      one and will only make you feel                                                                       gaging in rest-        you are. I promise, they are out
high school. While all advice-                     trapped and alone.                                                                                    room vandal-           there. You will find them.
givers have pure intentions at                        2) A-holes will be a-holes.                                                                        ism or the use            4) Learn from mistakes,
heart, high school will always                     There are people in this world                                                                        of improper            don’t regret them. Screwing
be an institution of cruelty and                   that even the most colorful                                                                           grammar and            up is inevitable. The moments
hostility, no matter how much                      language cannot properly de-                                                                          punctuation.           I’ve learned from most in high
advice is given. However, after                    scribe. Unfortunately, there                                                                            Or perhaps           school are the moments I look
experiencing all four years of                     is not much that can be done
                                                                                                                                         Courtesy Photo
                                                                                                                                                         your differ-           back on and cringe over: mo-
this school, I have gathered a                     for these people. If you are                                                                         ence is some-           ments when I was wildly inap-
few pieces wisdom that I have                                                          are a-holes. The best thing to do
                                                   like me, you will feel the con-                                                 thing far more serious.                      propriate, situations I handled
discovered through my many                                                             is avoid a-holes, and find joy in
                                                   stant obligation to try to amend                                                  Maybe you are gay. Maybe                   poorly, and many moments
quests and travels, and wish to                                                        knowing that they will forever
                                                   them, or enlighten them or                                                      you suffer from depression.                  when I flat out failed at some-
bestow upon you.                                                                       live sad, lonely, disappointing
                                                   maybe just beat the #@&* out                                                    Maybe you have an incred-                    thing. Embrace the failure.
   1) Be yourself. Though it is                                                        little lives.
                                                   of them. This never works. You                                                  ibly difficult time controlling                 Finally, if you must vandal-
cliche advice, it is perhaps the                                                          3) The people that really mat-
                                                   see, most a-holes do not realize                                                your emotions. Tolerance is one              ize, at least do it in a way that
most important. It is easy to                                                          ter are the people that truly un-
                                                   they are a-holes, a massive con-                                                thing, but acceptance is anoth-              is grammatically correct. My
sit and pretend for the sake of                                                        derstand. There is no point in
                                                   tributing factor as to why they                                                 er. Do not settle for people who             sincere thanks to everyone, for-
                                                                                       denying the fact that no one is

 Summer anticipation
                                                                                                                                   will merely tolerate you. Find               ever.
                                                                                       perfect. You probably do things

Ashlynn Schmitt
Staff Writer
                                                   myself. No matter what I have
                                                   planned for summer, my fam-
                                                                                       Slow down and enjoy life as it is
                                                                                                                                                                                           room, those moments
   Everyone looks forward to                       ily is always involved. We do                                                                                                           ground me and remind
the summer to go downtown                          everything together because                                                                                                             me that there is more to
and do crazy things. Sum-                          we have the room to do what                                                                                                             life than my busy sched-
mer is completely different to                     we please. There are no wor-                                                                                                            ule.
me than most people. For me,                       ries about how much noise we                                                                                                               High school is an in-
summer means staying out                           make or how many people we                                                                                                              credibly busy time. Ev-
late in the country and doing                      have over for barbeques.                                                                                                                eryone spends all of their
crazy things.                                         There is so much more free-                                                                                                          time telling you to get
   This summer I will be mov-                      dom in the country. Going out                                                                                                           involved, but nobody ex-
ing back to Gresham to live                        on 4-wheelers, or leaving to go                                                                                                         plains how you are sup-
with my mom and the family I                       to the river and wake-board-                                                                                                            posed to maintain your
left behind when I transferred                     ing are just some of things                                                                                                             sanity while doing 15 ac-
to Tualatin last year. For the                     that go on on a daily basis.                                                                                                            tivities in addition to IB
past 17 years I have lived in                      Getting dirty, laying out in the                                                                                                        classes and a sport. The
the same house in Gresham.                         sun, doing whatever comes to                                                                                                            key is to find the relief in
Every summer was the same,                         mind is just the best feeling.                                                                                                          perspective. Take an hour
though: driving around blast-                      Knowing that I can just go in                                                                                                           and catch up with a friend
ing music and being with the                       my backyard and go shooting                                                                           Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor that you have not seen in a
ones I love. Whether it is fam-                    as a stress reliever is great, as                                                                                                       while. Find out what they
ily or friends I was never by                      are hunting with my family,         Ryan Elder                                      This approach means that I
                                                   then going to our property in       George Fox University                        tend to spend a lot of time run- are up to, and it might help re-
                                                   Prineville to go camping.              I am the type of person                   ning from one activity to anoth- mind you that there is a great
                                                      The city, on the other hand,     who enjoys a certain amount                  er. It can also suck the fun out big world out there and your
                                                   is fun on some occasions. The       of chaos in my life. Very few                of almost anything. All of a sud- activities are not the only thing
                                                   city is great for going shop-       times is a project finished be-              den, it becomes less about what in the world.
                                                                                                                                    I am doing and more about how                       “But Ryan!” you might say.
                                                   ping, or when I do not know         fore the last minute, and my                                                                 “I have too much on my plate
                                                   what else to do at home ex-         family has begun to ignore my                fast I can get it done.
                                                   cept walk around. Getting           panicked exclamations that, “I                  The moments that I have to possibly take time to talk to
                                                   all dressed up and going out        will never finish this in time!”             treasured the most in my high someone!” Well, I hate to break
                                                   with some friends instead of        It is those moments that have                school experience are the mo- it to you, but mental break-
                                                   getting dirty and going mud-        led me to produce some of the                ments when I have slowed downs take time too. A 15 min-
                                                   ding is sometimes an alter-         work of which I am most proud                down and spent time talking ute conversation is a small sac-
                                                   nate, although I would much         of. I have been able to cram                 with someone. Whether it was rifice for a better high school
                                                   rather stay out, go mudding         my schedule full of activities,              time spent talking on an air- experience, so take some time
                                                   and relax than at a campfire.       whether they are academic,                   plane or a quick conversation and go have a conversation.
               Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor                                       choral or sports related.                    with someone in the weight

High school: a time to discover yourself amongst others
                                                   meant that                                                                                               rather avoid in     en me a course in life towards
Connor Thurman                                     I had an                                                                                                 the future, and     which to strive.
University of Oregon                               opportu-                                                                                                 I am definitely        Along with the classes that
   After four years of walking                     nity to meet                                                                                             thankful      for   have shaped me, out-of-class
through the halls of Tualatin                      plenty      of                                                                                           that. If I have     activities have made an un-
High School, I like to think that                  new people                                                                                               any advice for      mistakable impact on my life.
I have learned valuable les-                       and make                                                                                                 younger stu-        Clubs, sports and any other af-
sons both in and out of class. I                   a plethora                                                                                               dents when it       ter school activity can allow you
have committed the Pythago-                        of       new                                                                                             comes to class-     to meet new people and learn
rean theorem to memory and                         friends.                                                                                                 es, it is to en-    new skills in environments not
now know that when someone                         Four years                                                                                               joy our selec-      offered inside the classroom.
has a gun to my back, I need to                    later, I can                                                                                             tion of elective    FBLA has expanded my inter-
surrender. Every single thing                      proudly                                                                                                  courses,      in-   est in the field of business and
learned and everything I have                      say that I                                                                                               cluding busi-       given me valuable insight into
experienced in high school has                     have made                                                                                                ness, arts and      the professional world. Knowl-
its value as I move forward                        friendships                                                                                              physical edu-       edge gained in clubs and sports
with my life.                                      and memo-                                                                                                cation. These       is irreplaceable for all students
   It seems like only a short                      ries      that                                                Photo by Hannah Smith / Staff Photographer electives    can    because the lessons and skills
while ago that a tentative fresh-                  will last a lifetime.                                                       teach you valuable life skills                   gained translate directly into
man walked through the doors                          Not only have I grown up         time in our lives, and I know but also help guide you toward                             adult life.
of TuHS for the first time. Some                   in a social way, but of course      that I have been shaped for what you want to pursue in life.                                All of these things I have ex-
of my best friends attended Ti-                    in an educated way. I truly be-     the better. Some classes taught The business department here                             perienced the last four years
gard, which put me in a very                       lieve that these years shape        me what I love, while others at Tualatin has shown me what                               were invaluable to me, and will
daunting position. But that also                   who we all are more than any        helped me learn what I would my biggest passion is and giv-                              remain invaluable to future
                                                                                                                                                                                classes of students.
June 6, 2013                                                                                                                                                      Forum - 15
How to start loving yourself during high school                                                                                                                Tips for
Dominique Ehmig
University of Oregon
                                                                          Maybe your peers look down upon you and taunt you because
                                                                                                                           they feel like their lack of at-    surviving
                                                                                                                                                               high school
   High school makes you hate                                                                                              traction to your appearance
yourself. That is a known fact. If                                                                                         is reason for bullying.
you have made it through the year                                                                                             The next step is to own
without at least once thinking you                                                                                         your ugly. Be proud of your
were the dumbest human alive,                                                                                              supposed ugliness and know          Ryan Houlberg
then congrats; you are way more                                                                                            you do not owe beauty to
evolved than I am. Disliking parts                                                                                         anyone, but know that be-           Oregon State University
of, or all of yourself is an unfortu-                                                                                      ing a living creature in our
nately normal occurrence in teen-                                                                                          convoluted world makes you
agers. I can bet that every person                                                                                         beautiful.
reading this paper has felt like ut-                                                                                          Hating yourself is exhaust-
ter garbage at some point, for any                                                                                         ing and a waste of time. It
multitude of reasons. Maybe you                                                                                            truly is. Maybe it is hypocriti-
failed a test, or a class. Maybe it is                                                                                     cal of me to preach self-love
because your thighs touch or your                                                                                          considering my self-esteem
tummy hangs over your pants,                                                                                               levels are lower than the
or you have chubby cheeks and                                                                                              Dead Sea. But loving your-
crooked teeth. We all nitpick and                                                                                          self is difficult, and I am still
overanalyze every faction of our-                                                                                          on that journey. It’s tough to
selves, however small and insig-                                                                                           think that you are crazy great
nificant, and dwell on these faults                                                                                        all of the time, and some-
until we feel like sobbing.                                                                                                times you will not.
   What is even stranger is the mes-                                                                                          Especially when you spend               Photo by Hannah Smith / Staff Photographer
sage that is continuously pumped                                                         Photo Courtesy of Dominique Ehmig four years in a superficial in-
                                                                                                                                                                  I wanted to write some su-
into our brains by those who are                                                                                           stitution that causes you to        per insightful, wise, life ad-
supposedly trying to help us. We                                                                                           doubt any thought you had           vice, but seeing as I’m a high
are constantly told to love and accept ourselves. Yet, when a person      of yourself having worthwhile skills. Sometimes you are going to                     school student with a danger-
tries to have self-love, they are patronized for being vain. What I       get a crappy grade on a test. Remember that you are not a letter                     ously short attention span,
am going to say next is going to be a shock considering the society       grade; you are a human being. Often you may look at your stretch                     writer’s block, and a missed
we live in: vanity is not a bad thing. In fact, it is pretty freaking     marks, your gangly body, your uneven features or your big feet,                      deadline, I figured I wouldn’t
awesome. Be vain, dammit. Remind yourself daily that you are a            and think that no uglier human has lived before you. Remember                        do that. Instead, I’ll just rant
stellar human being, and look in the mirror and tell yourself you         that you are beautiful because you are living, and every flaw you                    on some random tips that I
are the baddest bitch alive, even if you do not feel like any of these    may perceive about yourself actually makes you fantastic and                         think are useful.
things are true. Over time, you might start to believe it, because it     worthy of love. Because after all that may happen in these four                         Make sure to build up good
is true.                                                                  years, you are not your high school experience. You are not what                     connections. Knowing the
   One thing those cheesy kids’ sitcoms and health classes got right      your family or friends or whoever you used to love thinks and                        right person at the right time
is that every person is unique and beautiful. Maybe you do not            says about you. You are everything and you are worthy of love, so                    can get you sweet benefits.
think you are beautiful. Maybe you look at yourself and see ugly.         love others, and yourself. Stay rad, kiddos.                                         Sometimes the situation calls

Crimisonnaire controversy exposes more than hazing
                                                                                                                                                               for you to be an A-hole, but
                                                                                                                                                               most of the time it’ll benefit
                                                                                                                                                               you to be a kind and reason-
                                                                                                                                                               able person. You never know
This is an editorial representing the ma-                                 a large amount of communica-
                                                                          tion. Out of all of the forms of
                                                                                                                    to abide by what is laid out in
                                                                                                                    the Student Handbook. Thus,
                                                                                                                                                               who’s going to hook you up
                                                                                                                                                               with a job, give you some-
jority opinion of The Wolf staff and, thus,                               communication that humans                 in the end, whether the pun-               thing rad for free, or introduce
                                                                          use, language is only one of              ishment fit the crime is a moot            you to somebody great. Hard
remains unsigned. Responses may be sub-                                   them. It is impossible to convey          point. What is more important              work and dedication can get
                                                                          body language or other forms              is that rather than take the time          you far on their own, but a
mitted as letters to the editor and will be                               of nonverbal communication                to read these definitions, people          lazy person who keeps up
                                                                                                                                                               good relations with their boss
          printed as space allows.                                        through Twitter or any other
                                                                          form of social media. To assume
                                                                                                                    jumped onto both sides of the
                                                                                                                    argument just because every-               is going to be about as well off
                                                                          that we can deal that way with            one else was doing it.                     as the person who works five
    The recent suspension of        the facts and discussion of the       a sensitive subject such as haz-             In every dispute, there will            times harder but doesn’t get
many of the Crimsonnaires has       justice of the suspensions, it        ing, even without taking into             be at least two sides and two              along with the boss. Some-
led to a heated debate through-     quickly became 140 characters         account the various natures of            stories of what occurred. As the           body who’s dedicated and
out the school. Students and        of senseless argument. While          the different initiation groups,          number of participants goes up,            has good connections will get
teachers alike have become          some of the arguments were            is a grave mistake.                       so does the number of stories.             where they want to be.
embroiled in an argument over       positive in a nature, the writ-          In the middle of this debate,          In life, there is no way to avoid             Everybody has their own
whether the punishments were        ers still neglected to check their    we want to take the time to ac-           being drawn into one of these              unique view of the world and
just and fair. However, in the      facts or even think before the        knowledge that hazing is a very           types of disputes, whether as              everything. Understand that,
middle of that argument, an         Tweets were sent. Instead of          serious issue that has become             a participant or as an observer.           respect that, and tolerate it.
abundance of inaccurate infor-      helping to clarify a situation for    an important topic across the             However, the first step towards            It’s going to be more impor-
mation has risen up to compli-      those who were uninformed,            nation. Athletic teams, activ-            resolving such disputes is to              tant than ever to be able to
cate the debate. Both sides have    they forced people to take sides      ity clubs and other groups all            take time to listen to everyone.           work with completely differ-
been subject to false informa-      on a complicated issue. Rather        across the country, from middle           Whether or not you like the                ent people with globalization
tion and victims of groupthink.     than seeking justice for the initi-   school to college, have come              person on the other side of an             and whatnot.
Rather than take the time to        ates who were hazed, everyone         under heavy fire for hazing new           argument, if you take the time                Make sure you have at least
consider the validity of each       became caught up in a debate          members in cases that have led            to listen to them, you may be-             two computer geek friends
argument, opinions and “facts”      over whether the administra-          to injury, emotional trauma,              gin to understand what they                (unless you’re a computer
have been spread throughout         tion was right or whether the         and even death. It is also impor-         have to say. The second step is            geek yourself of course, but
the school at the expense of        Crimsonnaires were right.             tant to remember that hazing is           taking time to think for your-             then you’d already have plen-
the reputations of both teach-         Such a narrow approach to          against the law. In addition, the         self and make your own judg-               ty of computer geek friends).
ers and students. In the hurry      a sensitive subject ignores the       OSAA and the Student Hand-                ments. It is far easier to retweet         When “Word is gone,” or “the
to conform, the facts of the case   fact that life is complicated. Ev-    book both hold definitions of             an opinion than form your own;             internet isn’t working,” you
have been lost.                     ery day, we are faced with con-       hazing, along with the punish-            however, thinking for yourself             need help. A tech nerd will get
   Quickly after the news of        flicts and decisions that cannot      ment for committing it. Every             prevents you from being misled             you the same level of help as
the suspensions arose, the          be boiled down into 140 char-         athlete is supposed to sign an            by faulty information. The truth           a “professional” for the major-
hashtag #freethecrims arose         acters or even a status on Face-      OSAA agreement saying that                is important and is worth work-            ity of issues. You need two in
on Twitter. The phrase, which       book. Whether it is a relation-       they understand the rules and             ing to discover.                           case one dies and your com-
was originally intended to be       ship conflict or a debate over a      agree to them. In addition, ev-                                                      puter breaks before you can
a joke, quickly turned into a       topic such as abortion, resolv-
focal point of debate. How-
ever, instead of clarification of
                                    ing a disagreement is a very
                                    delicate process that requires
                                                                          ery student was told to sign a
                                                                          sheet at the beginning of the                   The Wolf Staff                       befriend another at the next
                                                                                                                                                               D&D night.
                                                                          year that states that they agree

                                                                                                                                                                                            Comic by Elllen Green
 16 - Forums                                                                                                                                                                June 6, 2013
Procrastination is an artform Childhood memory
Spencer Herriges                    last semester, and fix what my                  of people out there who only

                                                                                                                                      of racism serves as
Seattle University                  apathy has done to my grades.                   want you to be your best, and
                                    But grades aren’t really that im-               when you give up on yourself,
   Unlike most of my more hu-       portant, in the long run. Taking                you’re giving up on them too.
morous articles I’ve written        the steps to fix these problems                 And that ain’t cool.
over this past year, I’m going
to take a chance here and write
something with some substance
                                    will only help me succeed in
                                    life, and even though it won’t
                                    be easy, it’s something I’ve got
                                                                                       I don’t have a conclusion,
                                                                                    so here’s a joke a I heard once:
                                                                                    “Knock knock” “Who’s there?”
                                                                                                                                      call to action
to it for this last forum. And if   to do. I’m not going to pretend                 “Opportunity” “Opportunity
I’m writing an honest article,
                                                                                                                                      Mary! Ruiz
                                    I’ve got some life-changing ad-                 wh-” “Shut up. You’ve only got
I should probably start with        vice for any readers (and after                 a limited time on this stupid
some honesty; it’s 1:23 on the      that pity fest, I’d hardly expect               planet, and giving anything but
night before I have to turn this    you to take anything I say with                 your all every minute of your
forum in, and I’ve spent the last   credibility), but I guess it’s im-              life would be a huge waste”. Ha
two hours of what is usually        portant for people to take time                 ha, sorry, might have messed
my peak creative output time        to remember that there are a lot                up the punchline.
playing solitaire on my com-
puter. The worst part
is that I’m not even
remotely good at soli-
taire; according to my
lifetime statistics, my
win ratio is roughly
12%. But the fact that
there are toddlers
who can play virtual
card games better
than me isn’t even
the worst part. The
worst part is there is
literally (I’m using
that word correctly)
a page-long list of
things that I should                                                                                                                                                                     Photo Courtesy of Mary! Ruiz
be doing instead of
this right next to me.
                                                                                                                                          There is a distinct event that took place the summer before
   Fortunately, I’ve set
                                                                                                                                      I entered first grade. It was hot, my dad had just gotten out of
aside this entire long
                                                                                                                                      work and he surprised my brother and me by taking us on a
weekend to play Ex-
                                                                                                                                      trip to the river. After spending the day at the river swimming
treme Catchup 2 (ar-
                                                                                                                                      and fishing we headed home. I remember both my parents were
guably an unneces-
                                                                                                                                      tired and my brother and I sat buckled in the backseat, damp
sary sequel) and pull
                                                                                                                                      from our swim but content in the summer heat.
my academic goals
                                                                                                                                          I don’t remember what happened or what triggered the events,
out of the nose dive
                                                                                                                                      but somehow driving Lower Boones Ferry Road, my father and
they’ve taken over the                                                                           Photo Courtesy of Spencer Herriges   this man driving a Jeep had an altercation as we were driving

Complaints are obstacle
                                                                                                                                      home. It was sudden. I turned and suddenly there was this man
                                                                                                                                      driving right next to us and yelling out of his car window. It
                                                                                                                                      didn’t matter how many cars whizzed by us, or the volume of
                                                                                                                                      the wind outside. My brother and I still ended up hearing this

for success; stop whining!
                                                                                                                                      man yell racist, condescending remarks at our mom and dad,
                                                                                                                                      repeatedly telling them to go back to Mexico and even pointing
                                                                                                                                      at us.
                                                                                                                                          I was 6 and my brother was 5, and this was our first encounter
Bobby Black                         ing how a situation goes, be it                 rience? No, they run off say-                     with racism.
Wabash College                      schoolwork or a job interview.                  ing, “Oh woe is me! I did not                         My parents never tried to minimize or hide oppression or in-
                                                                                    get what I wanted and now the                     justice from me. It was just something that I had to learn to deal
                                                                                    world is out to get me!”                          with. Before my freshman year, I had never been to an “anti-bul-
                                                                                       These people do not seem to                    lying” assembly or discussed diversity or tolerance in a class-
                                                                                    understand that this is only go-                  room with my peers.
                                                                                    ing to become more common as                          I felt a bit of hope and reassurance in seeing so many people
                                                                                    they get older.                                   respond positively to messages of acceptance.
                                                                                       It is incredibly hard to get ex-                   Even with my initial expectations, I still understood that de-
                                                                                    actly what you want in real life,                 spite our school’s efforts to provide a safe, accepting community
                                                                                    and giving up at the first sign of                for students, there are still some people that do not respond to
                                                                                    adversity is only going to hurt                   these issues as positively. In fact, I have come face to face with
                                                                                    in the long run.                                  some of them.
                                                                                       Blaming someone and giving                         My first day in my weight training class sucked.
                                                                                    up only makes a person seem                           It sucked because despite the fact that we were supposed to be
                                                                                    like a whiny annoyance, and no                    playing a “friendly” game of dodgeball, the comments I heard
                                                                                    one will take them seriously.                     coming out of peoples mouth’s were less than friendly. After
                                                                                       And after this, their chances                  repeatedly hearing a boy refer to a girl on the other team as a
                                                                                    of succeeding at anything get                     “n*gger,” I was beyond frustrated. I called him out on it, polite-
                                                                                    steadily worse, and they end                      ly. I asked him to watch his language and he met my comment
                                                                                    up becoming very lonely and                       with confrontation, telling me that because I was a woman my
                                                                                    unsuccessful.                                     opinions were not valid outside of the kitchen. I was frustrated,
                                                                                       So I say stop complaining. If                  I was upset, I was angry and I felt betrayed because around me
                                                                                    something is not going prop-                      were about 20 other students that heard this boy say all of these
                                                                                    erly, keep pressing on until it                   things, and they laughed.
                                                                                    starts to work out.                                   It is upsetting to think that despite the efforts made towards
                                                                                       Do not back out too soon, be-                  acceptance and tolerance at our school by students like Hector
                                                                                    cause that only guarantees fail-                  Diaz, Emily Doughty and Freddy Astorga, or staff members
                                                                                    ure, and above all else do not                    like Kat Toms, Angelita Gregson and Vanessa Tharp there are
There is a saying that goes,                        Photo Courtesy of Bobby Black   whine about it.                                   students that listen and react, but never provide movement to-
“The Pessimist says, ‘It can’t                                                         Seriously, no one respects                     wards change.
get any worse’; the Optimist          As soon as something goes                     whiny people, yet there seems                         We can have a hundred “anti bullying” assemblies or class
says, ‘Oh yes it can’”.             wrong, quite a few people will                  to be quite a few of them run-                    discussions on acceptance, but it won’t make a difference if peo-
  As I am leaving high school, I    just give up and start complain-                ning about.                                       ple don’t stop being by-standers.
have to say that, yes, things can   ing about how nothing ever                         Stop whining and actually try                      We don’t have the ability to stop all oppression, but it helps if
get worse.                          seems to go their way.                          to achieve something instead of                   we stop biting our tongues and speak out against it when we see
  However, I have also noticed        Do they even try to press on,                 backing off, and then we might                    it.
that some people tend to be in-     just to see if there is anything                actually be able to get some-
credibly short sighted concern-     to be gathered from the expe-                   where in the future.
June 6, 2013                                                                                                                                                   Forums - 17
Standardized issues A realistic high school experience
Aparna Govindan                                                                                                           common than anything that           high school was not the BEST
Oregon State University
                                                                                    Monica Nunan
                                                                                    University of Oregon
                                                                                                                          John Hughes or Molly Ring-          four years of my life.
                                                                                                                          wald could conjure up.                 The idiotic notion that high
                                                                                      “High school is the best four          Looking back on my high          school is some sort of mind-
                                                                                    years of your life!”                  school career, it was comprised     bendingly, awe-inspiring, fan-
                                                                                      I sincerely hope not. In no         of long stretches of excruciat-     tastic experience is, as I have
                                                                                    way have the years I spent in         ing boredom, spurts of equally      noticed, most often spouted by
                                                                                    high school been “the best” of        painful embarrassment and           delusional adults well discon-
                                                                                    my life. Good, sure, but medio-       interspersed with bouts of self     nected from the reality of wak-
                                                                                    cre at best. I would hope it is not   loathing.                           ing up at five every morning
                                                                                    all downhill from here.                  Listen up froshies: high         and eating school lunches.
                                                                                      These are not the things that       school is not the end-all-be-all       In all honesty, kiddos, high
                                                                                    happened to me during my              and it will not be the best years   school was just as normal and
                                                                                    “high school experience.” I did       of your life. Pinning all your      everyday as Lloyd Dobler is
                                                                                    not go to detention and find a        hopes of meeting your sweet-        handsome.
                                                                                    rebel outcasted love interest. I      heart and having the time of           Who is to say when the best
                                                                                    never woke up to John Cusack          your life on four measly, hor-         years of my life will be?
                                                                                    playing “In Your Eyes” outside        mone-fueled years is going to          Certainly not Ferris Buel-
                                                                                    my bedroom window. I nev-             leave you feeling jipped and        ler.
                                                                                    er became prom queen. And,            facing an existential crisis.          Fun exists after high school.
                                                                                    moreover I never rose up as the          High school sucks.               So do freedom and individual-
                                                                                    underdog to win the heart of             You are going to feel socially   ity and short skirts.
                                                Photo Courtesy of Aparna Govindan
                                                                                    the football captain.                 awkward, isolated, tired, and          Do not let the fear of missing
   With the thought of graduation looming ahead, I started to re-
                                                                                      Here is how the majority of         uninterested.                       out on the “Great High School
flect upon the meaningless things that I spent my time doing in
                                                                                    my four years actually played            Consequently on the evening      Experience” hold you back
high school. Some assemblies, Health I, and standard tests come
                                                                                    out. I ate lunch alone in the li-     of your senior awards night         from actually finding yourself
to mind.
                                                                                    brary. I got in trouble for wear-     you will soon realize that put-     and your own interests.
   Standardized tests in high school did nothing to help me im-
                                                                                    ing shorts in 80 degree weather.      ting up with all this and coming       So what if you miss out on
prove or advance in my education. It taught me that I can choose
                                                                                    I had a curfew of 10:30 p.m. I        out with a handful of tassels is    those Friday night soirees and
a correct, multiple choice answer, but nothing more. OAKS testing
                                                                                    survived on all of three hours        slightly...disappointing to say     school dances now, do not
and tests that I used to take in elementary school, middle school,
                                                                                    of sleep. I felt almost constantly    the least.                          fret.
and even in my first years of high school have done nothing to ad-
                                                                                    self conscious, and for the most         Do not get me wrong. I have         Good times do not suddenly
vance my personal education. While these tests were able to show
                                                                                    part, I felt like a stupid and in-    met some amazing people and         end after grad night.
that I can spot a correct answer in front of me, because of the mul-
                                                                                    significant teen.                     done some pretty cool stuff in
tiple choice questions, they did nothing to demonstrate any per-
                                                                                      My experience is a lot more         my four years, but even still,
sonal knowledge. Any high scores achieved on these tests could
very well be the result of lucky guesses, not actually knowing the
answers. These tests just serve as stepping stones that we have to
accomplish in order to graduate high school.
   The SAT and ACT are another example of standard tests that
seems to be a waste of time. Again, students are forced to take mul-
tiple choice questions with the answers jumping out in front of
   How they do on the exams is based on their ability to spot the
answer or guess the answer, even if they didn’t previously know
it. Colleges that base their admittance on these scores are taking
the chance that students who received high scores actually knew
all of the answers.
   Students who are intelligent, but unable to perform well on stan-
dardized tests, are forced to take tests that do not completely re-
flect their personal education.
    These tests seem to be a waste of time, but because schools have
to find a way to demonstrate the education level of the school’s
population, they become crucial in determining how Tualatin
ranks amongst other high schools in the state and in the nation
   In the goal to show how the overall student population is do-
ing, get students into college, or even just get them to graduate,
students are forced to take tests that may not be benefitting them
at all.                                                                                                                                                                     Photo Courtesy of Monica Nunan

Smart is not something you are; it is something you get
Gabby Marderosian                   says, “Smart isn’t something                    find some sort of inspiration         the courage to ask questions or     the end of second grade, I
                                    you ARE; it’s something you                     that will give them the will to       really admit that I was strug-      knew how to read and it be-
Portland Community College
                                    GET.”                                           pay attention.                        gling. It definitely affected       came a passion for me.
  There is a black and white          Most students come across                        Often, my eyes will drift          my learn-                                                   N o w
sign that hangs in most class-
rooms around the school that
                                    this quote while browsing the
                                    walls in boredom, hoping to
                                                                                    across multi-colored signs dis-
                                                                                    playing basic classroom rules,
                                                                                                                          ing experi-
                                                                                                                          ence, and
                                                                                                                                           “Every student,                          I am al-
                                                                                                                                                                                    most 18,
                                                                                    but it just so happened that
                                                                                    this ridiculously plain sign is
                                                                                                                          I ended up
                                                                                                                          being a sev-
                                                                                                                                          whether they are                          I     read
                                                                                                                                                                                    close to
                                                                                    the one that ended up catch-
                                                                                    ing my eye. I sat and stared at
                                                                                                                          en year old
                                                                                                                          who did not      in preschool or                          40 novels
                                                                                                                                                                                    a month,

                                                                                                                                           in high school,
                                                                                    it for a few minutes, and I be-       know how                                                  and I cur-
                                                                                    gan to really wonder how true         to read.                                                  rently
                                                                                                                                              deserves a
                                                                                    this quote is. Not only is it reas-      Eventu-
                                                                                    suring and inspiring, but it is a     ally, I was                                               from an
                                                                                    major confidence booster.             tired      of                                             empty
                                                                                       One significant thing that
                                                                                    students do not learn in school
                                                                                                                          seeing my
                                                                                                                          fellow stu-
                                                                                                                                            chance to get                           bank ac-
                                                                                                                                                                                    c o u n t
                                                                                    is how to learn. Now I am not
                                                                                    talking about taking notes or
                                                                                                                          dents read
                                                                                                                          book after
                                                                                                                                               smart.”                              due to my
                                                                                                                                                                                    love for
                                                                                    listening to lectures. Those are      book, while                                               reading.
                                                                                    obvious.                              I struggled over one sentence.        Every student, whether they
                                                                                       What I am talking about is         I tried harder, and I ended up      are in preschool or in high
                                                                                    how so many students’ doubt           going to extremes so I could        school, deserves a chance to
                                                                                    their ability to actually learn.      learn how to read.                  get smart because no one is
                                                                                    They shut down, call it quits,           I remember buying chil-          smart until they really strive to
                                                                                    and don’t get smart. Trust me         dren’s books and copying            be, and that is something that
                                                                                    when I say this. I used to be a       down every single word until        every teacher should teach to
                                                                                    student who did just that.            I could actually put the mean-      their students.
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High school senior is eager to start college                                                                                         Overheard in the
                                                                                                                                     halls returns again
Spencer Herriges
Space Warrior
                                         excited for all the freedom I’ll have be safe and whatnot. I’m so sick of
                                         in college! I’ll get to spend all my it! I can’t wait to not have to deal
                                         time partying it up with my friends, with all that crap. ’Course, I’ll still
  With the Class of 2013 Gradu-                                                                                                      Connor Thurman
                                         and they won’t care how dirty my come back for breaks and whenever
ation ceremony only days away,                                                                                                       Not a Fan of Game of Thrones
                                         room is! I won’t need to ask when I need laundry done, but that’s to be
many students are eagerly pre-           I want to borrow a car, because I’m expected, right?
paring for the next stage of             going to                                                                                   Junior: We are so close to being out of school! I can’t wait!
their lives. With most students          buy my                                                                                     Senior: You’re still going?
choosing to move on to a higher          own the
level of education, there is an          second
unmistakable buzz of anticipa-           I     move                                                                                 Connor Thurman: Guess what I’m craving right now.
tion for this next big step. Re-         into the                                                                                   Everybody: Qdoba?
cent all-school varsity bowling          dorms.                                                                                     Connor Thurman: It’s called Doba...
champion Billy Carlson is look-          S u r e ,
ing forward to all the new ex-           finding
citing experiences a childhood           parking                                                                                    Girl: Prom was so fun! My feet are still sore though.
of watching Animal House on              will     be                                                                                Guy: Now you know how my wallet feels.
VHS has promised him.                    a hassle,
  In this exclusive letter to the        but      at
editor, we get the first-hand per-       least     I
spective of a local (and totally         w o n ’ t                                                                                  Senior: Wooh! Senior Skip Day!
real) student ready to spread his        have to                                      Photo courtesy of The Coalition for Cars 2    Senior Later that Day: Man, Price is Right was so great today!
wings and take off into basically        w o r r y A drunken, passed out college student is pictured. The stu-
the same thing as high school.           a b o u t dent is a member of the popular Delta Cubes fraternity.
                                         my little                                                                                  Sophomore #1: I can’t believe I made it into Crimsonnaires!
  “Dear Wolf,                            brother up from soccer practice ev-     All in all, I’m excited for college                Sophomore #2: Ugh, can you not talk to me? Your breath still
  Wow, it’s finally happening. I         ery Wednesday. I might have to take because it means financial freedom,                    smells like cat food.
can’t believe, after eighteen miser-     out a few loans to pay for gas, but no accountability or responsibility,
able years of childhood bliss, I get     I think the mobility will really be and, of course, not having to rely
to blaze my own trail, as an adult,      worth it.                             on my parents for anything. Also,                    Junior talking to another Junior: Man, I can’t wait for all the
in college. It’s gonna be so sick! I’m      Hands down though, the best nonstop partying. Wooo! Wooo!                               seniors to be gone!
making a solemn vow; I will not          part about college will be not hav- Wooo!”                                                 Senior walking past: Yeah, me neither.
stop partying for all four years. I’m    ing to live at home. I’m so sick
just going to be a constant hurri-       of my parents! They keep trying
cane of party. This I swear to you.      to make me do things around the         (editors note: the next four
  When I was in high school, I never     house, completely oblivious to the pages of “Wooo” were omitted,                           Girl: You know what’s funny?
truly got to live, y’know? I spent all   effects of my crippling senioritis. due to space constraints. Mr.                          Other Girl: Something that makes you laugh...
of my time either doing homework         They don’t even trust me enough Carlson will be attending the
or cleaning my room so my parents        to take care of myself, always tell- University of Phoenix in the fall
would let me borrow the car. I’m so      ing me to make good decisions and of 2013.)

Helpful advice to future TuHS seniors      What is one thing that you                 bathroom?                                    detail on how I lived this in high
Zack Thompson
                                         wish you were not good at?                     “Don’t let stage fright get to             school.” – Patricia Kindlington                 What is the most terrifying
Scrap Metal Enthusiast
                                           “Well, I’m just so good at ev-             you. You can do it if you believe                                                         experience you have ever expe-
  Over the past year, the Class          erything so that makes it hard to            in yourself.” -Jim Winger                      What is the worst way you                  rienced within school grounds?
of 2013 has come up with some            pick. I guess I wish I wasn’t so                                                          have woken up in class?                         “Well, it all started when I was
questions which have been dy-            good looking so the girls would                What is the best way to show                 “Junior year, I was in Mur-                in my Econ class. The boredom
ing to be answered.                      stop chasing me.” - Konner                   ‘swag’?                                      ray’s class. I fell asleep during            was prevalent, and it was dead-
                                         Cook                                           “The best way to show swag                 an important lesson. Murray,                 ly; I had had just about enough
   In one word, how would you                                                         would be to be so good at every-             who was for some reason still                of it. So, I decided to just get up
describe senior year? Be sure to           If there was one embarrass-                thing that the school asks you to            teaching during my nap, be-                  and leave. The entire class stared
explain in as much detail as pos-        ing moment that you could                    stay back and be a senior again.”            gins to walk over in the middle              in awe as I waltzed out the door,
sible.                                   re-do during high school, why                – Peter O’ Shaughnessy                       of the lesson and grabs a yard               with the pride of a monarch.
  “Senioryearwassuperfu-                 wouldn’t you re-do it?                                                                    stick and a ping pong ball gun.              Afterwards, I had a great day
nandcrazybutkindastressfulal-              “Because it was embarrass-                    What is the worst definition of           He then slaps the table with the             to myself, and I was sure to be
thoughmyfriendsweresuper-                ing.” –Troy Glover                           swag and how did you show it                 yard stick, yells, and begins to             thought of as a folk hero. I then
chillandmadethingssomuchbet-                                                          in your high school experience?              spray me with ping pong balls. I             woke up to find I was still in
ter.” - Bob Small                          What is the best piece of ad-                “The worst definition of swag              then ran to the back of the class-           school. I was struck with horror.
                                         vice you could give while in                 I can think of is Sleep With Aus-            room, scared out of my mind.”                Never have I felt such fear in my
                                         the stall next to someone in the             sie Guys. I’d rather not get into            – Junior Okon                                life.” -Daniel Perry

 How to pull off the ultimate senior prank
 Ryan Houlberg                                                                        free, though we might steal a
 Computer                                                                             couple watches and wallets to
   I’ve got a great idea for               One idea would be to pour                  help pay for the rapidly rising
 this year’s senior prank.               $2,013 worth of pennies down                 cost of college that will inevita-
 I’m calling it “Occupy the              freshman hall. Yes, that’s                   bly burden our adult lives for
 Student Lot.” I’m envision-             201,300    pennies.     Another              years to come.
 ing students camping out in             $2,013 worth of pennies can                     We could also put gorilla glue
 tents, far before anybody else          be dropped into a few ran-                   in the keyholes on every single
 shows up to school, waiting             dom lockers, resulting in some               car in the teacher’s lot.
 to be anticlimactically kicked          memorable and slightly scar-                    Another choice is to sneak
 out by the police.                      ring surprises for select stu-               thousands of turtles onto the
   Just kidding, that would be           dents.                                       roof without telling anybody.
 a terrible prank. That’s prob-            Another idea is raisins.                   However, this runs the poten-
 ably the worst idea of a prank            My third idea is to kidnap                 tial risk of kicking off a blood
 anybody could have ever                 and replace certain teachers                 vendetta with the janitorial
 come up with. In order to be            with look-a-likes. I know some               staff as humanely removing the
 really memorable, the Class             guys in Portland who look like               turtles would be an incredibly
 of 2013 needs to do something           homeless pirates; possibly I’d               lengthy and repetitive task.
 large and slightly illegal (just        be able to get one to act like                  The final option for senior                                                                             Photo coutrtesy of AARP
 kidding don’t do anything il-           Thompson for a day. Eventu-                  prank is to just not show up for               A bitchin’ turtle is seen being just too cool for school.
 legal, it’s against the law).           ally we’d let the teachers go                graduation.

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