Issue 3 – Dec. 16, 2020


Holiday disasters don’t keep the SHS staff down by Emmily McKinzie
Staff members share their stories when the holidays didn’t quite go as planned

Science teacher Sadie Grasle was forced to make a Christmas tree out of a stray branch last year when her car broke down.


Photos courtesy of Keinanah Weakland and Lindsay Schnell

Holiday entertainment adapts by Vanessa Lemke
Light shows and activities still go on during the pandemic

Covid-19 vaccines, home tests on the way by Brooklyn Adams
Pfizer vaccines roll out of the plant and head to most needy first

Local businesses try to survive another shutdown by Emily Fendall-York
Local officials oppose the latest call for restrictions by the governor

Poll Results: Family holiday plans


Manual transmissions are a dying breed by Brooklyn Adams
Most newer cars are automatic transmissions, many kids can’t drive a stick

Kiwanis still delivers Christmas baskets by Rebekah Harrell
Despite no Canned Food Drive, Kiwanis club still comes through over the holidays

Two local businesses collect winter necessities by Rebekah Harrell
Mountain Moka and Mt. Hood Cigars collect blankets and coats for the needy

Dill keeps PE lively during distance learning by Keinanah Weakland
Josh Dill has adapted his PE curriculum to work over the internet

Poll Results: Are you planning to take the SAT or ACT

Arts & Entertainment

Steffan Argus and Madison Iseman star in the movie “Clouds” about the life of Zach Sobiech.

Review: ‘Clouds’ offers new perspective on life by Keinanah Weakland
Film tells the true story of Zach Sobiech’s life

There’s a Christmas movie for everyone by Emily Fendall-York
Whether it’s the new, recent, ot traditional, these Christmas movies deliver

Library moves activities online by Vanessa Lemke
The Sandy library offers programs for all ages

Student and staff holiday favorites by Keianah Weakland
What’s your favorite gift you have received? Your favorite holiday treat?

Poll Results: Thanksgiving side dishes


Many local churches are offering both online and in-person worship services over Christmas

In this edition . . .

Should churches be open over the holidays? by Rebekah Harrell
The pandemic has restricted services but many churches are still open for in-person worship

District should honor traditional ‘snow days’ by Emmily McKinzie
The OTSD currently plans to hold classes and have teachers teach from home on ‘snow days

Letter to the Editor
DECA is recruiting new members

Poll Results: Pumpkin spice?

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