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Meet Michael Payne: Cleveland’s New Theater Teacher

By Madeline Sweet, News Editor

December 10, 2019

Michael Payne teaches intro to theater, IB theater (HL and SL) and intermediate theater at Cleveland. Not only is he new to the school, Portland is a new city to him as well. Payne grew up an only child in Dallas, Texas. He didn’t live near many other kids, so he put on one-man shows in his tree house. “I had no idea w...

‘Almost, Maine’ Performed by Cleveland Students

By Madeline Sweet, News Editor

December 10, 2019

The Cleveland High School drama department put on a beautiful performance of “Almost, Maine” by John Cariani on Nov. 13-15. The play received great praise from the audience and the auditorium grew in numbers each night.  “Almost, Maine” follows nine different love stories in the course of one Friday night in the fic...

Students Walkout to Fight for Climate Justice

By Madeline Sweet and Lena Tinker

December 10, 2019

Fields of protestors packed themselves in Terry Schrunk Plaza across from city hall, sliding through the mud, sneakers ruined, cameras out, scrambling to the front of the crowd to get closer to the speakers. As rallying cheers broke the chilly morning of Sept. 20, the largest climate strike in history began.  Millions of...

Meeting ‘Dougan’ – Two Seniors Buy a Bus and Convert it into a Tiny Home on Wheels

By Madeline Sweet, News Editor

December 10, 2019

After almost two years of drawing charts and saving money, Cleveland seniors Noah Clark and Jeremy Johnson bought a 1997 E450 Ford 7.3 L turbo diesel school bus. It took a while to convince their parents, but by Aug. 2, all the parts fell into place and they bought  the bus that they now call “Dougan,” named after Douga...

Tamanawas Falls

December 10, 2019

I wake up late in the morning  and drink tea to help wipe away the drowsiness and goo over my eyelids. Once I drain my cup and gaze at the bits of tea leaves stuck to the bottom of the mug I pull wool socks over my feet and head out the door.    Leaves crunch under my boots as I slog out to the car and my mind wanders alo...

Spiritus Scriptorium

By Madeline Sweet, Reporter

May 16, 2019

The IB and intermediate drama classes put on a series of shows Feb. 21-22, and made a beautiful display of the talent that lies in the drama department. The performance was split into two sections. In the beginning section, the first year and second year IB students performed in four separate groups, which were put together...

Cleveland’s First Black History Month Assembly

By Madeline Sweet, Reporter

May 16, 2019

Cleveland had its first Black History Month assembly on Feb. 14, and thanks to the efforts of the Black Student Union (BSU), it was a great success. “I think the assembly went really good. I think that there was a lot of pressure for it to be good because it is Cleveland’s first Black History Month assembly, and so it was ...

Much Ado About Nothing

By Madeline Sweet, Reporter

May 16, 2019

Cleveland students performed the Shakespeare play “Much Ado About Nothing” April 12-14, and produced it wonderfully. “Much Ado About Nothing” follows the love story between Claudio and Hero that begins with lust, has moments of betrayal and lies, and ends with forgiveness and love. The play also pursues the chemistry b...

Spring Hikes

By Madeline Sweet, Reporter

March 11, 2019

Spring is one of my favorite times to take to the trail. The snow starts to melt and rain and sunshine bring promise of new growth. Late April and early May kick off the season of wildflowers across the Pacific Northwest. In the fall issue I mentioned Dog Mountain, which is famous for its blooms. Below are three other trails wi...

Winter Hikes

Winter Hikes

January 23, 2019

Don’t let the cold weather keep you inside! Even though the trails near Mount Hood are icy, there ...

Senior Rachel Miller's Rowing Success Brings her to Stanford

Senior Rachel Miller’s Rowing Success Brings her to Stanford

January 23, 2019

After years of hard work and dedication to rowing, senior Rachel Miller is committed to Stanford Univer...

Portland's Toxic Air

Portland’s Toxic Air

December 4, 2018

Diesel fuel has been around for a long time in Portland and the exhaust can be linked to heart attacks,...

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