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Model Ditches Social Media. Here’s Why.

Model Ditches Social Media. Here’s Why.

Dylan Zack, Staff

November 24, 2015


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In today's world, if you have 50k+ followers on any given social media platform, it may seem like you have it all. However, social media is still fairly new, and its users are still learning how to use it in a healthy and productive way. Essena O'Neill is the former owner of an extremely popular...

What Are You Thankful For This Thanksgiving?

What Are You Thankful For This Thanksgiving?

Amiah Porter, Commentary

November 23, 2015


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"I, My Porter, am thankful that I got chance to attend St. Mary's academy and be a part of a community that is so hard working. I am especially thankful for my parents who work hard to provide for me and my family. They made sure to provide both my sister and I with a  good education and encouraged...

Why You Should Consider a Foreign Exchange Part 2: A Testimonial

Why You Should Consider a Foreign Exchange Part 2: A Testimonial

Caleigh Warner, Staff

November 2, 2015


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Second semester of my sophomore year, I decided to go to France for six months as a foreign exchange student. Here in Portland, I have a large family and share the dominant language. I also have friends that I can rely on, am an active part of the culture and community, and attend an amazing and challenging...

Indigenous Peoples’ Day: A Much-Needed Acknowledgment

Indigenous Peoples’ Day: A Much-Needed Acknowledgment

Sophie Caesar, Staff

November 2, 2015


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Early this October, the Portland Public School Board established October 7 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day to honor Native Americans. Regions from Hawaii to Minneapolis have taken similar action in celebrating Native American days, but this is the first school district in the Oregon area to do so. This...

Why Oreos may not be your friend

Why Oreos may not be your friend

Josephine Fagan, Staff

October 22, 2015


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Oreos: that wonderful combination of cookies and cream that are a vital part of American, and SMA, lifestyle. But, crazy as it sounds, there may be a legitimate reason to stop purchasing them. Irene Rosenfeld, the CEO of Nabisco, the company which makes Oreos, announced on July 29 that instead...

Why We Need To Fix Our Response To The Mentally Ill

Why We Need To Fix Our Response To The Mentally Ill

Maggie Petros, Staff

October 20, 2015


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On November 19, 2013, Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds was stabbed by his own son. Shortly thereafter, his son, Gus, took his own life. Gus Deeds was diagnosed with Bi-Polar disorder and had been hospitalized two times prior to this incident. Even though he was hospitalized twice the doctors only diagno...

11 Presidential Candidates That Spoke Before Anyone Cared

Josephine Fagan, Staff

October 2, 2015


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On Wednesday September 16, 2015 CNN hosted the second Republican national debate. This debate showcased 11 of the total 16 republican candidates. Everyone gathered in the Ronald Reagan Library in front of Reagan's presidential plane. The following list details all the candidates present for this debate,...

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