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The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

Stories from Lincoln High School - OR
Todos somos Americanos (We Are All American)
Opinions

Lucia Aballay | May 25, 2021

Translation available below

Los estadounidenses tienen fama de sentirse el centro de la tierra, algo que es evidente en ciertos términos populares. Usamos los idiomas para expresarnos, comunicarnos…

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Portland protest art: a reflection of the past, present, and future
Arts & Entertainment

Mei Xu | April 13, 2021

Walking through downtown Portland, you might stumble upon a blue mural depicting the face of a dreaming woman and an excerpt of the Langston Hughes poem “Dream” written in cursive. The mural exists…

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Politics: Can they be avoided in classrooms?
Features

Jaden Schiffhauer | March 23, 2021

Since the beginning of 2021 alone, numerous current events, political discourses, and controversial ideologies have come to the forefront of the American public’s discussions. As a result of such a culture,…

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Editorial: Asian-American violence is nothing new
Opinions

Amanda Ngo | March 23, 2021

Content warning: This article contains graphic descriptions of violence and hate crimes against the Asian-American community.

On Mar. 1, 2020, an Asian man in New York City gets water thrown at him…

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New “safe park” program could help Portland’s houselessness
News

Hadley Steele | March 19, 2021

In early February, a “safe park “program was proposed by City Commissioner Dan Ryan who oversees Portland’s Housing Bureau, the Joint Office of Homeless Services and the Bureau of Development Services. 

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Teaching tribal studies with senate bill 13
News

Kate Haddon | March 1, 2021

Emphasizing the voices of Indigenous peoples and teaching about their histories and culture in schools is what the new Tribal History curriculum aims to do.    

Senate Bill 13 (SB13) was passed…

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Mi Viaje
Opinions

Joel Reyes | February 15, 2021

My journey
My name is Joel Reyes and I am from Honduras. I will tell you about my journey emigrating from my country to the United States.

There are times when one desires to accomplish every one of…

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Portland DA responds to property destruction with new regulations
News

Katlyn Kenney | February 12, 2021

The city of Portland entered 2021 with fresh vandalism from destructive protesters, causing Mayor Ted Wheeler and Multnomah District Attorney Mike Schmidt to evaluate the future of demonstrations in the…

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Portland houselessness protocol draws controversy
News

Hadley Steele | January 19, 2021

As a result of COVID-19 and the houseless state of emergency Portland, the procedure that Portland follows when removing houseless camps has changed to account for the spread of the disease, as well as…

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Teachers reflect on lack of diversity in Lincoln staff
News

Cate Bikales | January 19, 2021

According to the Oregon Department of Education, white teachers made up 84% of the teaching population at Lincoln during the 2019-2020 school year.

Math teacher Ricardo Alonso, who identifies as Afro-Cuban,…

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Wilson High School nears the end of name change process
News

Katlyn Kenney | January 13, 2021

This year, PPS has started to take part in a project they are calling, “Renaming and Redefining PPS Spaces: Centering the Experience of Black, Native, and Students of Color Through A Racial Equity Design…

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Cats prove to be purr-fect distraction for online classes
Features

Katlyn Kenney | January 12, 2021

While online school may not provide the perks of socialization, it does have one benefit: cat cameos. 

Since online learning restarted in September, many students have noticed an influx of appearances…

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Student organization encourages Oregon youth to vote
Features

Cate Bikales | October 29, 2020

With only six days until the presidential election, independent groups are encouraging people to vote in what many argue is the most critical election of our lifetime.
Across the state, students have…

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Cafeteria workers contribute to city-wide efforts; deliver meals to youth
News

Cate Bikales | October 7, 2020

When Lincoln students were in the building, Nutrition Services Lead Trinity Dutton worked by herself in the kitchen. She was in charge of prepping for breakfast, cooking entrees for lunch and doing the…

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Lincoln juniors create online platform for Black students
Features

Gracie Pixton | October 1, 2020

Many students throughout the city have been attending Black Lives Matter demonstrations, having conversations with family members, and donating to groups working towards racial justice. Two Lincoln students…

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Opinion: Fans need to stop attacking athletes for taking a stand
Sports

Cole Pressler | September 17, 2020

Before the NFL Kickoff on Sept. 10, the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans linked arms and stood together in silence in a “moment of unity,” announced inside Arrowhead Stadium as being “dedicated…

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COVID-19 poses difficult dilemma for rising college freshmen
Coronavirus

Cate Bikales | May 21, 2020

COVID-19 has created a challenging situation for current high school seniors: go to college in the fall or skip it?

According to a national survey of 487 rising college freshmen conducted by the Art…

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COVID-19 causes challenges for Special Education staff and students
Coronavirus

Cate Bikales | May 11, 2020

The Special Education (SpED) program at Lincoln is already at a disadvantage with a smaller teaching staff compared to other PPS schools. Now, during the quarantine, students may be falling even further…

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Coronavirus across the country
Coronavirus

Gabby Shaffer | May 8, 2020

The Cardinal Times interviewed students around the country about their experiences during the Coronavirus pandemic. Across the country, students are moving to online learning and a new way of life. Read…

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Athletes reflect on careers during lost spring sports season
Coronavirus

Cole Pressler | May 4, 2020

The 2020 spring sports season will forever be remembered as the one that could have been.

For senior Ethan Harper, a canceled spring sports season means a lost opportunity for a state title. Harper…

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Portland limits facial recognition
News

Katlyn Kenney | April 9, 2020

When you walk into two of the Jacksons Food Stores in Portland, your face is being recorded and captured by multiple cameras, and then sent to be stored on a database. 

The stores say they are using…

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Opinion: The damaging effects of cancel culture
Opinions

Angela Mashroutechi | April 7, 2020

“Cancel culture.”

When Googling the term, over two billion results come up. This is understandable considering the essence of this term is rooted in social media and the internet. We see it happen…

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Coronavirus transforms students’ studies abroad
Coronavirus

Hadley Steele | April 1, 2020

Students globally are being affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in a variety of ways. Oregon schools will be out until at least Apr. 30, Japan has planned for a five-week closure and Italy has placed…

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Tribal history to be taught in schools
News

Elle Knofczynski | April 1, 2020

For the first time, Native history is mandated to be taught along with Oregon history.

Senate Bill 13 (SB13), known as Tribal History or Shared History, was set to be implemented in January of this…

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February deaths on Mount Hood increase skiers’ caution
News

Devyn McMillen | March 30, 2020

“Two unrelated deaths at Mount Hood on the same weekend are a rarity in mountain’s history,” opens an article in The Oregonian describing two unrelated snowboarding deaths on Feb. 16 and 17 in the…

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Lincoln COVID-19 update
Coronavirus

Cate Bikales | March 25, 2020

The Lincoln administration hosted a listening session where leadership students could join and ask any questions they had about the recent school closures. Questions about IB testing, future grades and…

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Community angered by magazine article
News

Cole Pressler | March 10, 2020

Editor’s note
In this article, The Cardinal Times is citing several anonymous sources and not naming three students both out of personal safety concerns stemming from the online harassment that Beyond…

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The custodians: overlooked members of the Lincoln community
Features

Katlyn Kenney | March 4, 2020

Roger Hastings and Carl Miller. While most of you probably haven’t heard these names, they’ve heard yours. These are two of the 12 custodians currently cleaning up after you at Lincoln High School….

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Lincoln alum makes history as Portland’s first black female fire chief
News

Archie Barnes | February 26, 2020

In 1995, when Lincoln alumnus Sara Boone began her training with the Portland Fire Service, she was the first woman of color to join the force. Today, 25 years later, she remains the sole woman of…

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Houselessness concerns students and staff
News

Hadley Steele | February 26, 2020

Camps belonging to houseless people border the sidewalks of NW Salmon Street and can’t be missed by students dropped off for school or walking to Westside during break. Some have been relocated or removed…

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Some students must choose: dance or tradition
Features

Sydney Ward | January 23, 2020

For many students, next Saturday, Jan. 25, Lincoln’s Winter Formal dance could mean the choice between dancing with friends and celebrating with family, due to a peculiar scheduling change.

Lincoln’s…

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Lack of diversity: a long lasting issue at PPS and Lincoln
Features

Cate Bikales | January 21, 2020

When describing Lincoln, both attendees and outsiders refer to a common stereotype: white. After looking at enrollment from the past decade, this stereotype has proven true. 

At Lincoln, enrollment…

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National Treasures: How Lincoln cross country defied expectations by making it to Nike Cross Nationals
Sports

Cole Pressler | January 21, 2020

If you asked head coach Eric Dettman in the summer of 2018 if he thought the Lincoln girls’ cross country team would make it to the national championship meet, there might have been a sliver of doubt…

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New search and seizure policy limits students’ privacy
News

Katlyn Kenny | December 20, 2019

A new district-wide search and seizure policy may drastically expand the ways in which students can be legally searched, allowing administrative oversight on students’ technology and events outside of…

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What constitutes ‘activism’ at Lincoln?
Features

Angela Mashroutechi | December 20, 2019

The civil rights movement of the 1960s bred street marches. The antiwar protests of the early 2000s bred targeted grassroots organization. Now, many activists respond to important global issues like climate…

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Just Give Me Ten Minutes: The Pledge of Allegiance
Audio

Cole Pressler | December 20, 2019

This is the first episode of Just Give Me Ten Minutes, a ten-minute or less podcast about laws affecting students, created and written by Cole Pressler.

Below the podcast is the transcript of the conversation…

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Oregon ban on vaping products yields mixed reactions
News

Isabella Lo | December 19, 2019

In Oregon, one in four 11th graders have reported vaping a nicotine product. Youth vaping of marijuana has increased by 295 percent over the last three years, according to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).

This…

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Rugby team tackles misconceptions
Sports

Sydney Ward | November 19, 2019

The “rugby” tab on the Lincoln Athletics page leads to “Error 404: Information Not Found.” Multiple editions of the Lincoln High School Yearbook do not even mention the team’s existence.

Traditionally,…

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New attendance app receives praise, controversy
News

Oscar Harold | April 9, 2019

Most of the time if a student pulls out their phone in class, the teacher will quickly tell them to put it away. Now, they don’t have to.

A new app called ‘Present Education’ is working to combat…

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Anderson finds multi-sport success
Sports

Julian Bloom | February 12, 2019

Three and a half years, seven varsity letters- and counting.

Senior Charlotte Anderson has been part of both the varsity track and field team as well as the varsity basketball team since freshman year….

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Student publishes book about Portland’s female leaders
Features

Evan Reynolds | November 27, 2018

While many students dream of becoming successful authors, few have managed to do something as arduous as write a book, much less get themselves published. But for sophomore Zadie Schaffer, that dream has…

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TriMet threatens Lincoln students’ commute
News

Luke Gladen-Kolarsky | November 14, 2018

Every morning students pile out of the Max at the King’s Hill stop and walk to school. In the afternoon, they board again to head home. The ease of this commute is in jeopardy.

In June, Portland’s…

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Editorial: It’s time to clean up Lincoln’s bathrooms
Opinions

Evan Reynolds | November 14, 2018

Why haven’t Lincoln’s restrooms been fixed yet?

Make no mistake: criticism of these worn-down washrooms is nothing new. One of the most common complaints about Lincoln’s fractured, crumbling…

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Low turnout for women’s sports
Showcase

Scotty Martin | November 9, 2018

January 2016: the rowdy Lincoln crowd overflows the gymnasium. The bleachers are packed from shoulder to shoulder as friends and family cheer on the men’s varsity basketball team in a battle against…

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Hard hits: sports-related concussions continue to impact Lincoln athletes
Sports

Cole Pressler | November 9, 2018

A routine tackle. A soccer ball to the head. A slip on the field – all causes of concussions for high school athletes.

Studies in recent years have put pressure on high school sports to be held accountable…

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