Issues 2 & 3 Nov./Dec. 2021


Sandy High fires up for Canned Food Drive by Ty Tilden
Students and staff donate over 5,000 lbs. of food and $2,600

Digital Media Club creates game show by Rebekah Harrell
The PDMC records episodes of a Sandy High version of Family Feud

Block schedule affects Leadership’s communication by Nerisa Olomua
Only meeting three times a week has forced the class to adjust the way they operate

With no in-person assemblies, Leadership students have had to record messages to the student body.

Sandy mayor runs for governor in 2022 by Jake Oeck
Mayor Stan Pulliam has made himself a candidate for the state’s highest office

New Chick-fil-A opens in Gresham by Jake Oeck
The popular fast food restaurant opened on Nov. 11


Students balance in-person learning with Edgenuity by Nicole Wright
Time and motivation cause problems for Edgenuity classes

Cartoon by Cinthya Bautista

Students long for in-person assemblies by Rebekah Harrell
Are there ways we could gather together in-person at school?

Stress weighs on students learning in the classroom by Rebekah Harrell
Some students have had a rough time reacclimating to in-person school

Support needed for other Pioneer athletic programs by Brooke Womack
Fans need to show support for sports besides football and volleyball


Senior Macy Maul turns a hobby into a business by Gillian Moore
The senior paints pet portraits mostly using acrylic paint on canvas

Senior Macy Maul works on her latest pet portrait. Photo courtesy of Liam Green

Travel helps students gain perspective by Gillian Moore
Traveling to far off places like China and Africa has opened some students’ eyes

Junior wins multiple awards showing her dog by Vinny White
Ashley Humphrey has won over 70 awards with her dog Bentley

Students gain confidence with their fashion choices by Brooke Womack
SHS students have eclectic tastes when it comes to clothing fashion

New math teacher shaped by hardships by Rebekah Harrell
Steve Becker knows what it’s like to “come from nothing”

Reinecke emphasizes inclusion in class by Nerisa Olomua
The new English teacher taps into students’ curiosity

Native American Heritage Day celebrates culture by Laila Ramirez
Ceremonies, feasts, and a rodeo are just a few of the many events

Philip Foster Farm offers education about the Pioneers by Ty Tilden
The local attraction transports visitors back to the 1800s

Photo courtesy of Philip Foster Farms

Local ‘heroes’ serve Sandy by Sydney Glover
Police, fire help keep local residents safe

Historical Society keeps Sandy history alive by Vinny White
The local museum contains a lot of information about the origins of SHS

Photo courtesy of the Sandy Historical Society


Wes Anderson scores another hit with ‘The French Dispatch’ by Henry Schutt
His quirky storytelling is again on display with his newest film

Bill Murray, Wallace Wolodarsky and Jeffrey Wright star in “The French Dispatch.” Photo licensed from

Sandy High the topic of numerous Instagram accounts by Michelle Valencia
Students chronicle life at SHS through social media

Holiday activities abound in Oregon by Sydney Glover
Lights and festivals abound during the holidays

Craig wraps up Bond run with ‘No Time to Die’ by Henry Schutt
Review: The final installment with Daniel Craig shines

Phot licensed through

Students show different tastes in pop music by Gillian Moore
A poll shows a small majority of students favor Hip Hop or Rap

Crumbl Cookie the latest sugary favorite by Nicole Wright
The shop features rotating types of cookies that are sure to please

Live music fans look forward to upcoming concerts by Michelle Valencia
There’s a little something for everybody as artists tour through Portland

Harry Styles played the Moda Center in early November. Photo by Michelle Valencia.

Podcasts offer entertainment alternative by Makayla Bogle
True crime podcasts are one of the favorite selections for SHS students

Holiday movie season in full swing by Sydney Glover
The new ‘Ghostbusters’ movie is one of many to open over the holidays

Photo licensed through


Fall sports teams wrap up ‘normal’ seasons by Brooke Womack
Teams are happy to play full slate of games with fans in the stands

Lucky’s switch to basketball proves wise by Sydney Glover
Dropping soccer for hoops has worked out for the junior

Over-worked athletes experience burn out by Makayla Bogle
Practices and work outs can contribute to over-training

Girls basketball team full of upperclassmen by Michelle Valencia
The team has a family bond and looks forward to a normal season

Ski and Snowboard teams look forward to snow season by Ty Tilden
Teams have dry land practice until their first competitions in January

Boys basketball team will hit the road over break by Ty Tilden
A trip to Bend and a tournament in Astoria highlight the upcoming schedule

Wrestling team ready for tournaments and dual meets by Gillian Moore
Team is hoping for success leading to a district title

Swimmers getting additional training this year by Vinny White
Team still has to travel to Barlow to train

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