Issue 2 – Nov. 18, 2020


Cover Story

Veterans remind us what Nov. 11 is all about
Vietnam vets still carry their experiences with them. By Rebekah Harrell

Also in the news . . .

COVID-19 vaccine on the horizon by Hannah Adams
Two potential vaccines have seen success during testing and clinical trials

Pandemic changes holiday celebrations by Brooklyn Adams
With cases on the rise, families are altering their traditional holiday plans

Highway bypass study seeks funding by Keianah Weakland
A potential Highway 26 bypass around Sandy could be in the future

In-N-Out Burger continues to expand in Oregon by Emmily McKinzie
The popular California-based fast food joint is expanding their Oregon stores


Senior Rachel Urback spent 15 days in the hospital fighting a pelvic infection. She has had to re-learn to walk and still uses a cane.

Urback recovering from health scare by Keianah Weakland
The senior has had to re-learn how to walk after a pelvic infection

SHS graduate Lindsay Schnell finds success as professional journalist by Lahna Glenn
The 2005 grad has written for ESPN, Sports Illustrated and now USA TODAY

Colleges drop SAT/ACT requirement by Emily Fendall-York
Most state colleges will not require the entrance tests for this year’s seniors


Studies show that unplugging from technology has a number of health benefits.

Technology over-use can affect sleep, cause other health issues by Vanessa Lemke
Unplugging from tech, even for just awhile, can improve your mental and physical health

The real story behind our pumpkin spice obsession by Brooklyn Adams
Is it the pumpkin flavor or the spices associated with pumpkin pie that we love?

School would benefit from separate college prep class by Keianah Weakland
A class devoted to applications, financial aid, personal essays would benefit seniors

Arts & Entertainment

Junior Shelby Loeb works on a piece for her art class. Art has been one of the harder classes to do during distance learning.

Art students and teachers adjust to distance learning by Emmily McKinzie
The adjustment to an online version of art has been difficult

Chick-fil-A expanding into Gresham by Vanessa Lemke
The popular fast food spot is building a restaurant off Burnside by Fred Meyer

New Apple iPhone 12 is cool . . . but expensive by Emily Fendall-York
The new device has 5G speed but doesn’t come with a charger or earbuds

Black Friday shoppers look for alternatives by Rebekah Harrell
The pandemic will most likely move some of the shopping online


Athletes begin workouts at school by Nicole Wright
As workouts begin, athletes and coaches are anxious for their seasons to begin

Ski team to sponsor movie night
Watch the 2020 Warren Miller Movie from the comfort of your home! Click the link below to purchase through Sandy High Ski Team. $3 of every ticket sold goes back to the SHS Ski Team!” EVENT Details – Sat. Nov 21, 2020 at 7:00pm – Mon. Nov 23, 2020 at 11:59pm PST

Tickets @

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