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Ensuring Graduation For All Students

By Sylvia Strupp, Reporter

March 13, 2020

When it comes to a high school’s public image, graduation rates are seen as one of the clearest indicators of success. A school with high grad rates has gotten its students engaged with the curriculum and ready for college. There have been multiple initiatives to get graduation rates rising in Oregon, which has had so...

U.S. Students Fall Behind International Assessment

By Sylvia Strupp, Reporter

March 4, 2020

In the few weeks since Dec. 3, US news outlets were reporting dire news over the future of our students. The reason? An international test showed that US students scores were plateauing and the economic class gap in scores had widened. A little over a year ago, students around the world were given a test called the Progr...

Members and representatives of the members of the 2020 Hall of Fame class, inducted on Feb. 21.

Cleveland’s Hall Of Fame Welcomes New Members

March 4, 2020

Cleveland welcomed five new inductees, along with an entire team, to its 27-year-old Mel Krause Athl...

An Early Look At Cleveland’s Future Face

By Sylvia Strupp, Reporter

March 2, 2020

The Cleveland remodel project is taking its first steps, and revealed the conceptual renderings of what the high school could look like at its Conceptual Master Planning Committee meeting on Dec. 9 in the library. The committee outlined in this conceptual stage that they are working out the loose, bare design of the school, ...

Cleveland Speech And Debate Team Rich in Talent, but Short on Volunteers

By Sylvia Strupp, Reporter

January 7, 2020

Cleveland’s speech and debate team, the Cannibals, coached by John “Gonzo” Gonzales and Matthew Parker, has had no shortage of talent over the past decade. In the last eight years, the Cannibals have won six Oregon School Activities Association speech and debate titles. The team is comprised of three squads (two beginning se...

Disappearances Inc. Short Story

By Ally Keefe

October 28, 2019

Disappearances Inc. His job may not be well paying, or have great benefits, but it was steady and honest work. He was a faerie, so the work could be, and was, frequently condemned in other circles as “unethical,” “taking advantage of innocents,” or just plain “kidnapping.” Which it wasn’t. Those humans did all t...

What’s Going On With Vaping?

By Ally Keefe and Sylvia Strupp

October 28, 2019

Photo Credit: Jordan Sindelar Vaping may not be a recent thing, but information on people getting sick and dying from it is. As of Oct. 18, the death total is 33 in the United States, but many more have gotten sick―right now, over a thousand cases of vape-related lung injury have been confirmed in 49 states and one U.S. territor...

Homecoming: What Should We Change?

By Sylvia Strupp, Reporter

October 22, 2019

Top 5 Best Parts of Cleveland’s Spirit Week   This year’s spirit week held what was declared at the football game to be “the best year of Hall Decs we’d ever had.” The hall decoration theme, “The Show Must Go On,” was a fantastic choice―it made for entertaining musical performances and solid decorat...

Updates on School Renovations

By Sylvia Strupp, Reporter

October 18, 2019

Most PPS students have heard of the School Improvement Project. It’s the initiative to modernize district schools, first funded in 2012. This project focuses on updating arts and science buildings and maximizing seismic safety and water quality. Grant High School, the third of the first three high schools to be modernize...

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