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Gallery: Signs of hope amid uncertainty

Above Peet's Coffee & Tea on Laurel Street flies a simple, yet meaningful, banner. The COVID-19 outbreak has prompted an outpouring of recognition for healthcare workers, many of whom risk their health to care for the sick.

Rachel McCrea, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

Three weeks ago, Carlmont Shopping Center was a somber place to be. Few cars crowded the usually busy lot, and shoppers conducted their business quickly and anxiously: stocking up on groceries, sending packages, picking up takeout from quiet restaurants. Masked figures avoided each other, making a cons...

California signs $1 billion deal with Chinese automaker to supply masks

The Chinese automaker BYD is providing surgical-grade masks for California.

May 12, 2020

In order to satisfy high demands for medical equipment in California, the governor’s Office of Emergency Services has recently imported 3 million surgical masks from China. The masks are a part of a signed confidential agreement between BYD (Build Your Dreams), a Chinese automaker, and the state...

Opinion: We need to stop complaining about quarantine

Many people have been feeling depressed since quarantine started. However, we have it better than a lot of people.

Ethan Torban, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

As humans, one of our natural instincts is greed. When we lived in the caves, we had to be greedy to survive, as the ability to successfully hunt and gather determined whether one would live or die. However, now, humanity has a different kind of greed. In fact, we foster many types of greed, with...

The 2020-21 school year may be closer than usual

High schools across the U.S. have been shut down due to the pandemic like this one, subject to distance learning until further notice.

Brayden Young, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

By this point, it seems clear that the 2020-21 school year won't be normal, and it may be closer than most people anticipated.  A study conducted by the Oregon-based education research group, Northwest Evaluation Association, found that students may return in the fall with only about 70% of reading skills and 50% of general educational content as opposed to a regul...

Animal shelters adjust to the shelter-in-place order

Animal shelters adjust to the shelter-in-place order

Brandon Moon, Segment Producer

May 9, 2020

During the shelter-in-place order in this period of COVID-19, many animal shelters necessitate a change to retain the quality of life for the animals that are housed in these private shelters. Despite the changes made, the community they serve reciprocated the love and support the pets need. Featu...

Pups during a pandemic

Silfvast's new adopted puppy, Phoebe, brings joy during a difficult time.

Calista Shohet, Staff Writer

May 9, 2020

While the world has erupted in chaos, many people are finding joy in having a furry friend by their side. With this new demand for comfort, some animal shelters are emptier than ever before. During the COVID-19 outbreak, many people have been adopting and fostering animals. This has provided peop...

Nike to donate 30,000 pairs of shoes to health care workers

An Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) nurse wears a version of the Air Zoom Pulse created by OHSU patient Sawyer Miller.

Cambell Kirk, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

On Monday, Nike announced that they plan to donate 30,000 pairs of their Air Zoom Pulse shoes to health care workers. “Our Nike family has come together to serve our communities and support our COVID-19 response efforts in communities around the world ... From one athlete to another, Nike athletes recogn...

Cartoon: Reopening States

As U.S. states reopen, projection models predict a sharp increase in deaths. Here are the majority of states who are reopening.

Ryan Ng, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020


Opinion: Hardship paves way for leadership

A true leader will reach out their hand to help others and together, guide them to success.

Cori Nicholson, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

Throughout history, leadership is always needed. From monarchies to elected officials to unassuming individuals thrust into positions of leadership, society needs leaders who have the charisma to take charge.  Though it might be hard to define leadership, times of crisis allow for stark contrast...

Companies strive to help victims of COVID-19

Manufacturing companies are shifting focus to produce supplies and aid front line workers for COVID-19.

Isabelle Nunes, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

As people struggle to adjust with the confinements of quarantine, hospitals are increasingly overwhelmed and undersupplied, while small businesses scrambled to keep afloat. Ultimately, COVID-19 has created one of the most disastrous financial and public health crises the world has ever seen.  In t...

Students pass time with Netflix’s Top 10 list

One way to pass time during the shelter in place is watching TV.

Mari Ramirez, Staff Writer

May 1, 2020

While the shelter in place is still in effect, it’s easy to become bored and feel restless during this time. Many students may find themselves spending their days on social media or watching TV because there isn't anything else to do besides school work. This repeated routine can become agonizing ...

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