A Special Sense of Smell that Saves Lives

By Sam Linder, Reporter

May 18, 2018

In 2016, the number of positive patients that had been incorrectly pronounced healthy by their clinics, but were correctly identified by the HeroRATs, surpassed 10,000.

One of Our Planet’s Present Problems: Pieces of Plastic

By Sam Linder, Reporter

April 24, 2018

On Feb. 3, a Cuvier’s beaked whale was found stranded in the shallow waters off the coast of Sotra, a small Norwegian island. This already came as a surprise because these whales aren’t normally found near Norway, only ranging as far north as Scotland in the eastern part of the Atlantic Ocean. However, wardens were ...

The Seychelles Settlement: One Step Closer to Conservation

By Sam Linder, Reporter

March 13, 2018

With the rise of climate change, oil excavation, and commercial development, among other things, the world’s biodiversity has taken a serious hit over the last several decades. The World Wildlife Fund’s Living Planet Report 2014 found that 52 percent of our planet’s biodiversity was lost between 1970 and 2010. Accordi...

The Saiga Antelope: Nature’s Scariest Vanishing Act

By Sam Linder, Reporter

February 16, 2018

In May 2015, a BBC camera crew and research team gathered on isolated grasslands in central Kazakhstan to film the Saiga antelope, a critically endangered species, giving birth to offspring. Little did they know they were about to witness one of the most bizarre and tragic animal mysteries in recent memory. In a matter ...

A Monumental Display of Disrespect

By Sam Linder, Reporter

January 16, 2018

Demonstrating his apparent knack for making controversial decisions, President Donald Trump significantly shrunk the size of two national monuments in Utah on Dec. 4. The area of Bears Ears National Monument was decreased by 85 percent and the area of Grand Staircase-Escalante was cut by nearly half. Both places were d...

College Applications: Don’t Stress Please

College Applications: Don't Stress Please

By Sam Linder, Reporter

October 23, 2017

  Of all the academic shadows that loom over a high school student’s head, there aren’t many darke...

Climate Change: A Not So Silent Disaster

Climate Change: A Not So Silent Disaster

By Sam Linder, Reporter

September 22, 2017

    Over the past two months, never has the weather in Portland been as… interesting...

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