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APRIL 30, 2014

VOL. 95 NO.4

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NEWS CAREER OPTIONS EXPLORED. P18 SPORTS BRYCE ANDERSON TAKES A LEAP. P15 A & E MOVIE PICKS FOR WEEKEND. P8

MR. MAC HIGH RAISES RECORD AMOUNT $37,996.54 FOR THE KIDS “I WILL SURVIVE” PAGEANT CROWNS GRANT RUBADO KING, SURPASSES GOAL FOR DOERNBECHER CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL . P6 BY EMILY NEEL

FAREWELL COLUMN EDITOR EMILY NEEL HANDS OFF PAPER TO HANNAH LUNDEEN. P3


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ART FOCUS

AP Studio Art student Emily Swick gets creative. To view examples of her artwork, see page 10.

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TEEN PREGNANCY For teenagers with children, it can be hard to balance school and parenthood. Read the interviews on page 12.

MR. MAC HIGH GALORE Take a look at additional photos of the annual event and its 13 contestents.

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LEAPING INTO LEADERSHIP PERFECTING STYLE

Next year’s ASB president Curtis Neilson and vice president Joe Stuart run for the positions unopposed this year, and prepare to lead the student body.

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Teachers and students alike show off their personal style. Check it out on page 19.

The credit-minimum required to graduate sorely affects homeschooled students, who are not recognized for previous work.

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POETS AMONG US April is National Poetry Month. Get in the spirit and read original poetry written by Mac High students.

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SEEKING CREDIT EQUALITY

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OPINIONS

DO YOU HAVE A STORY TO SHARE? CONTACT EDITOR OLIVIA BOWMAN

HALEY SWINTH

Each issue the The Bruin Editorial Board meets to discuss the topics of the school and give their opinion.The board consists of Emily Neel [Editor], Olivia Bowman [Opinions Editor], Hannah Siepmann [News Editor], and Haley Swinth [Design Editor]

BRUIN EDITOR BIDS FAREWELL EMILY NEEL HANDS OFF BRUIN TO FELLOW EDITOR HANNAH LUNDEEN BY EMILY NEEL

editor in chief

I’ve had people tell me that high school will be the best four years of my life. Well, I really hope that they are wrong. A misconception exists that the life of a high school student revolves around hanging out with friends, with academics as a side detail. Yet, in order to thrive in a post-high school world, we have to balance school, clubs, community service, friendships, work, sleep, exercise and family life. Did I forget anything? I have little doubt that many others feel like me; the number of students who are overstressed is overwhelming. Mostly I hope that high school isn’t the best part of my life because I am so looking forward to years to come. As my four years in secondary school come to a close, I propel myself into the world with an overall optimistic outlook. Like most of my fellow seniors, many of my thoughts, excitements, and fears are centered on what will become of me next year. The variety of subjects and difficulty of courses at McMinnville High School allowed exploration in topics ranging from Health Services to Engineering to Publications. Mac High has provided ample opportunities to explore not only a variety of course options,

FAREWELL: Current Bruin Editor Emily Neel writes to fellow seniors in her final edition.

but the seemingly gazillion nooks and crannies of the school. It took until late in my sophomore year for me to feel comfortable navigating the halls. You know your school is large when you pick a favorite bathroom because there are so many (Fourth Hall, all the way). Walking through the hall, one can tell the old building carries memories and traditions just by the distinguishing smells each section of the school has. As odd as it sounds, the difference between the earthy smells of fifth hall and sickeningly sweet smell of first hall reminds me of the individual character each section of the school has. Its vastness allows for diversity and ability of the student body to avoid the terrible clichés of high school movies. The athletes do not rigidly avoid the academically driven students, and more often than not, they are one in the same. Additionally, we have avoided rigid cliques relatively well, and do not abide by the apparent law of nature that considerable bullying takes place. I am so proud of the generally friendly atmosphere and to have made friends of all types of people; athletic, academic, artsy, musically inclined, you name it. Though the pressure of high school may be unrealistic and unbearable at times, I wouldn’t have asked for a better place to spend the past four grueling years than at McMinnville High School. Despite the difficulty of managing a school of over 2,000 students, I am so glad to have only one high school in McMinnville, allowing for the unification and simultaneous diversification of students and experiences that I have encountered. Good luck to my fellow seniors being sent off into that so-called “real world”; the hard work we have applied to reach this point has finally paid off!

SCANLON BREAKS SCHOOL RECORD

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Junior Tanner Scanlon clocked a 38.95 second time in the 300 hurdles on April 11, breaking a school record set in 1979. Doug Rauen, the former record-holder, called Scanlon personally to congratulate him on breaking MHS’ second-oldest record.

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THE CRUCIBLE

The school play that premiered during class for students to watch was nothing short of excellent in its acting and production. However, select members of the audiencetalked and laughed throughout the show, which was very distracting for those trying to pay attention and disrespectful of the actors trying to perform.

NO ASB PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS Juniors Curtis Neilson and Joe Stuart placed in their applications for ASB president and vice-president with no opposing candidates. As a result, the two are automatically elected and there will be no elections for those two positions. However, The Bruin congratulates Neilson and Stuart and wishes them the best of luck next year.

PROM TO BE HELD AT EVERGREEN This year’s prom, The Great Gastby, will be held at Evergreen Aviation Museum, an abrupt difference from last year’s location at beautiful Maysara Vineyards. The venue is also the same as this year’s winter formal, a disapointment to upperclassmen looking for something new and refreshing.

SNOW DAY MAKEUP Due to a freak mini-blizzard this February, underclassmen will have to make up a day of school and return for their last day on Friday, June 13th. Finals for underclassmen have also been pushed back an extra day, and will start as normal on Tuesday June 10th.

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A SLICEHIGH OF LIFE OPINIONS FLYING

A COLUMN TO LIGHTEN YOUR SPIRITS

THE TALE OF LOSING A RACQUET

DREW ALTRINGER

As a member of the boys’ varsity tennis team, I am always looking for ways to improve my abilities both mentally and in technique. A main source of our knowledge comes from our coach, Coach Martin. When in between drills one day at practice, he shared with us a helpful story from his days in college of what he might do if we can’t contain our frustration and take it out on our equipment. Coach Martin played at Linfield College

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR HANG IN THERE, SENIORS . . . BY KEEGAN CASSIDY

writer

You’ll never be as excited as a senior as when the countdown begins for graduation. We start getting restless, lazy, just burnt out really. Most of us have a job on top of school. Some of us barely have school, some have a full schedule. But one thing in common is that we are all trying to break free of this place. The weather is starting to get nicer and nicer, and with that comes to urge to just walk out the front door, put on some sunglasses and go hang out anywhere that isn’t MHS. I can’t say don’t skip 4

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“MOST OF THE GUYS WOULD AGREE THAT IT IS DIFFICULT TO PICTURE COACH DOING ANYTHING SO DRASTIC.” The shocked player asked Coach Carl what he did that for and Carl told him that apparently he didn’t want his racquet so he just threw it for him. I tend to get pretty upset with myself at times but if I don’t keep my emotions in check; who knows what Coach Martin will do. However, most of the guys would agree that it is difficult to picture Coach doing anything so drastic. and don’t give into senioritis, because I myself have a bad case of it. Enjoy the good weather, and everything that spring has to offer. Oregon is just starting to warm up again and because of it, we finally have things to do around the Valley. Go fishing, hiking, riding your bike, enjoy the sun. Walk around with your friends, put on your sunglasses and have a great time. But we all need to hold on and deal with our teachers and enjoy the last few days of the classes we actually like. We can do it! We’ve been waiting for a long time to get out of here. Resist the urge to yell at your teachers, not show up to school and sleep in. (Even if it is just for a little bit.) For everyone else, summer is almost here! And for the lucky ones, no more school. But we have to make it first. And that will be the test. One more month, a quarter of which will be getting our diploma. And after that? The summer is ours.

OPINIONS

FOR FUN OR FOR COMPLIMENTS? CURRENT SELFIE FAD IS HOPEFULLY OVER SOON BY VERONICA FAJARDO

sports editor

Whether it’s a close up or the duckface, selfies can be found on nearly any social network nowadays, mostly posted by adolescents on Instagram and Twitter. These are most commonly found under the hashtag ‘selfie’, and on Instagram there are over 94 million of these self-portraits. The first ever known selfie was by camera pioneer Robert Cornelius in 1839, who used one of the first working cameras to take a photo of himself in his family’s Philadelphia store. The word ‘selfie’ even competed with other words such as “swag” and “twerk” to become an official word in the Oxford Dictionary. In November 2013, ‘selfie’ was even named the word of the year. But has the Oxford English Dictionary taken this too far? “I do believe adding the word selfie to the dictionary is a bit too much.” said senior Arisa Larmay. “Everything has

VERONICA FAJARDO

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where there was a guy on the tennis team who thought he deserved to be playing at a higher rank on the team. Because he felt he was being treated unfairly, he mailed a letter to other coaches saying that he would like to play for them as long as he was playing at number one. A coach that received one of the letters told the player’s coach, Coach Carl, how he had sent out the letters, but Carl didn’t say anything to the young man. At a practice later in the season, the same player that thought he should play higher on the team, mis-hit a ball and proceeded to throw his racquet to the court. Coach Carl, then, did what any reasonable tennis coach would do and threw the guys racquet, sending it over the fence smashing into the bleachers. The racquet hit the bleachers, cracked, and fell to the ground.

KEEGAN CASSIDY

BY DREW ALTRINGER

SELFIES

“EVERYTHING HAS ITS MOMENTS TO SHINE AND I FIGURE RIGHT NOW IT’S SELFIES BUT IT WON’ T ALWAYS BE THAT WAY.” -SENIOR ARISA LARMAY its moments to shine and I figure right now it’s selfies but it won’t always be that way.” There are no exact rules when taking selfies, which can lead to some being too revealing. Most people, particularly teens, post selfies as a confidence booster and take every ‘like’ as a personal compliment. You’d think that the most confident people post the most selfies. But behind every selfie there is a different motive, meaning that there is no exact reason why people take selfies. “I feel like people take selfies for fun and not too much over beauty,” junior Austin Suiter said. Overall, there is no general opinion on whether selfies are cool or annoying. Just remember that everything you share on social media tells something about who you are and indeed you are in control of that.


HOMESCHOOLING

ASB

OPINIONS

CURTIS NEILSON AND JOE STUART

HALEY SWINTH

OPINIONS

NEXT ASB DUO SITS DOWN WITH THE BRUIN

HOMESCHOOLERS FIND IT DIFFICULT TO TRANSFER CREDITS TO MHS AND GRADUATE ON TIME BY EMILY SWICK

guest writer

My name is Emily. I’ve been homeschooled from the day my mother taught me to read until my sophomore year of high school, although from sixth to tenth grade I took two classes at public school –science and electives. After deciding it was smarter for me to obtain college credit through the high school rather than only being homeschooled, I was enrolled as a full time public school student my sophomore year –straight into a vigorous schedule filled with advanced classes. Last year, my junior year, I sat down first semester to add up all of my credits and discovered that I wouldn’t have enough credits to graduate. I would joke around with my friends in my AP classes and say things like, “Hey guys, as it stands, I’m not going to graduate.” When I graduate this year, I will have completed seven AP classes, with an un-weighted GPA above 3.5, so saying that I wouldn’t graduate is completely ridiculous. But as far as the school was concerned, I wouldn’t. MHS requires 27.0 credits to graduate high school. I had taken Spanish and science my freshman year (two credits) and if I took a full schedule for the rest of my time in high school, I would be at

26.0 credits, just one elective credit short of graduating. In order for me to graduate high school, I had to take Individualized Fitness (out of school, an extra class) and enroll in summer school. How does this screw me over? My senior year, I’m unable to take even one open period, and because of this I have missed an amazing chance -taking a class to become a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) through Chemeketa. I don’t and will not get recognized for eight semesters of being on honor roll because I only took two classes my freshman year and I had to bust my butt to just to “walk” at graduation with my class. I am not the first home-schooler to be screwed over by the credit system, but I may be the first to speak up about it. The solution is easy-a placement test.Before I was put into my classes as a sophomore I was required to take each of the OAKS tests. That alone should count for something –my scores on a regulated test should prove that I have the competence to pass a class. Just as one has to pass an AP test to earn college credit, or pass a CLEP test to skip a class in college, a placement test should be available through an already state mandated test. This doesn’t mean that a student who meets the requirements for these tests gets a whole year of credits, just the subject that they’re tested on. That would mean any home-schooler transferring wouldn’t receive any elective credits, but they would receive credits they’ve completed, such as language arts, math, and science. I struggle to understand why a student in the top 15 percent of her class is struggling to graduate high school. Clearly this represents a flaw in the credit transferring system at MHS.

NEILSON: Determination, Determination, Determination. STUART: Curtis and Joe, the Way to Go. THE BRUIN: What do you feel will be your greatest challenge next year? NEILSON: Our greatest challenge is the one that is unknown: next year. We don’t know what class will be like and that’s hard to predict. STUART: I think it will be that

make MHS a place you want to go to, versus just somewhere you have to be. THE BRUIN: Being unopposed, how do you plan to make the student body aware of your election? NEILSON: I would have originally preferred presidential elections. I wanted someone to run against, but I’m still very grateful for the oppurtunity. I’d like to advertise our election in toilet talk and also give a speech. STUART: By having a really good election speech. THE BRUIN: If you were to choose a campaign slogan, what would it be?

you can only please some people. In the words of JFK, “You can please some of the people all the time, but you cannot please all of the people all of the time.” THE BRUIN: What were your motivations to run for ASB president and vice president? NEILSON: Our main reason was that we wanted next year to be better than this year. We’ve seen a best and a worst and wanted this year to be better. STUART: I’ve been involved in leadership since 7th grade. This was a way for me to be in position that would make a difference.

LEFT: JOE STUART, RIGHT: CURTIS NEILSON

CREDITS

CREDITS: Senior Emily Swick found herself an entire elective credit short last year.

THE BRUIN: What aspects of this year are you planning to change? What will stay the same? NEILSON: I want to hammer out issues with the budget process. I’d also like to increase student involvement and make leadership more involved, but stay just as organized as we were this year. STUART: Next year I’d really like to boost school spirit. I want to

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DO YOU HAVE A N IDEA TO SHARE? CONTACT EDITOR EMMA BEYER

MAKE WAY FOR THE KING

BIANCA FLORES

A&E GRANT RUBADO CROWNED KING IN ANNUAL PAGEANT FOR DOERNBECHER editor in chief

13 Contestants raised a total a record amount of money to be donated to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. The annual event took place April 19 at the McMinnville Community Center.

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MR. MAC HIGH: Junior Ehren Cahill performs his talent at the pageant. BIANCA FLORES

As the lights in the Community Center dimmed and all eyes were directed at the stage, those in the audience who were first time attenders of the Mr. Mac High pageant were unaware of the craziness they were about to witness. The “I Will Survive” themed 2014 pageant lived up to, and possibly, exceeded previous years’ creativity and enthusiasm. Above all, this event raised $37,996 for donation to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. 2013 winner Kurtis Cooper and his father, Dean of Students Steve Cooper, hosted the event, according to tradition. Scene changes were quick and microphone difficulties were minimal this year, helping to keep enthusiasm high. Each of the 13 contestants participated in an opening dance, casual wear, future fantasy, personal talent, and formal wear portion of the show. The especially touching moments in the show occur when little girls dress up and help the contestants during the future fantasy portion, and once again make an entrance when the contestants thank them with a rose and hugs. Mr. Mac High is not centered solely on humor. This year’s Doernbecher story was presented by contestant junior Ehren Cahill, who shared his family’s experience. His brother, Ryan Cahill, underwent brain surgery at the hospital after a skateboarding accident. Cahill’s story became especially touching as both brothers shared an emotional hug, endearing both the story and the cause of Mr. Mac High to the audience. These moments remind the audience of the importance of the show; Mr. Mac High exceeds the boundaries of entertaining pageant by miles. The boys spend countless hours collecting money for Doernbecher, as well as visit the hospital in order to be connected with the cause. The tenacity and compassion necessary for the Mr. Mac High contestants allows them to help those at the hospital who will be benefited by the donations.

MR. MAC HIGH: Senior Roman Yoder entertains the audience during the casual wear section. HALEY SWINTH

BY EMILY NEEL

MR.MAC HIGH: Senior Stephen Gilliat presents casual wear to the tune of “Rubber Duckie.”

MR.MAC HIGH: Junior Walter Stahl presents his future fantasy.


MOVIE REVIEW

BOOK MANIA

give up hope, but when a mysterious girl arrives with a strange note , their world begins to change. The Maze Runner stars Dylan O’Brien and Kaya Scodelario and will be released into theaters on Sep, 19, 2014. Get the book: The Maze Runner can be bought at Third Street Books for $9.99

MORE BOOKS TRANSFORMING INTO FULL-LENGTH FEATURES

UNBROKEN

VICTORIA ROTH

Based on the book written by author Veronica Roth, Divergent is about a futuristic dystopian Chicago in which society is divided into five factions based on virtues, Abnegation (selfless), Candor (truth), Erudite (intelligence), Amity (peace) and Dauntless (bravery). Beatrice ‘Tris’ Prior takes an aptitude test to tell her which faction she carries the characteristics for. When she finds out she carries the attributes of many factions and not just one, her world is flipped upside down when her test proctor tells her that she is Divergent. Divergent was released into theatres on March 21, 2014 and stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Kate Winslet. Get the book: Divergent can be bought at Third Street Books for $9.99.

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

JOHN GREEN

Based on the book written by John Green, The Fault in Our Stars showcases the love between cancer patients Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters. When Hazel is forced by her overbearing parents to go to a cancer patients’ support group she reluctantly goes, oxygen tank in hand. Through the course of the meeting she catches the eye of Augustus Waters, who is only attending the meeting to be moral support for a friend. Their world is flipped upside down when love ensues and tragedy strikes. The Fault in Our Stars rolls into theatres on June 6th, 2014 and stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. Get the book: The Fault in Our Stars can be bought at Third Street Books for $17.99.

THE MAZE RUNNER

Thomas wakes up in an elevator with no memory of his previous life, only his name. He has arrived in a world of 60 boys who have learned to be self-sufficient in an enclosed environment. When they try to escape the maze surrounds their living space, they soon begin to

Unbroken is the true story of Louis Zampernini, a former Olympic track star who survived a plane crash in the Pacific Ocean, spending 47 days adrift on a raft and then two and a half more years as a prisoner of war in several brutal Japanese internment camps. Unbroken is set to be released into theatres on Dec, 25th, 2015 and is starring Garrett Hedlund, Jai Courtney, and Domhnall Gleeson. Get the book: The hardcover of Unbroken can be bought at Third Street Books for $28.

THE HUNGER GAMES MOCKINGJAY PART 1 Katniss Everdeen is back in the third installment of The Hunger Games in which she fights against an extremely corrupt government to save her lover, Peeta Mellark, as well as the fragile society that hangs in the balance. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 will come into theaters on Nov, 21st, 2014 starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth. Get the book: Mockingjay can be bought at Third Street Books for $12.99.

THE GIVER

Everything is perfect; every disease has been wiped out, everyone is equal, and society is under control. Each person is assigned a position by the Community, and 12-year-old Jonas has been picked as the “Receiver of Memories.” Only “The Giver” knows the truth of the past, and he must now give the information to Jonas. “The Giver” has been called the first young adult dystopian novel, and shows that a utopian society has some downsides. Starring: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgård, Taylor Swift. Aug. 15, 2014.

MUST SEE CAPTAIN AMERICA WORTH TICKET PRICE The second installment of the Marvel’s Captain America movie The Winter Soldier was a hit with audiences around the world. Chris Evens brings back the patriotic, warm-hearted Steve Rogers that audiences have fallen head over heels for. This was by far the best work of Chris’s career bring a serious tone to the world of flying guys with hammers and sarcastic men is iron suits. Following his lead is Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanova bringing a feminine kick-butt attitude to the film as Black Widow. It all begins with Steve trying to adjust to the new world and while on a morning run he meets the hysterical ex-soldier Sam Wilson played by Anthony Mackie. Right away Steve goes to work fighting pirates and discovering that there is no one he can trust even in the secure world of S.H.E.I.L.D. He is now on the run from the people who were once friends of this new world and his past. All the while he must survive his greatest challenge the Winter Soldier played by Sebastian Stan who is an enhanced assassin. Full of action scenes this movie takes stunts to the limits with everything from car chases to hand to hand combat. It might have even been too much. Around every corner someone is shot, blown up or terrorized. Still, the twisted plot full of lies and lead offs keeps the audience on the edge of their seats until the very end. No one is safe and no one is who they seem. This is most likely the most grown up movie Marvel has produced, tapping into the balance between security and freedom. The producers are correlating to our world and the drone strikes from President Obama. The balance between freedom and anarchy is a thin line. EMMA BEYER

DIVERGENT

SUZANNE COLLINS

writer

LAURA HILLENBRAND

BY ABBY RHODES

A&E

JAMES DASHER

BOOKS MADE INTO MOVIES

LOIS LOWRY

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A&E

C I N E MA 10

POETRY

H W Y 99, M C M I N N V I L L E O R E G O N

O P E N S F R I DAY

WE CELEBRATE POETRY MONTH

SONNET 1 by Abigail Rose Kuhnhoffer It’s like you’re hidden beneath the high seas, A place where no one can find you at all, And nobody knows because you stand so tall. Everyone cares, yet nobody could know, You’re drowning in an ocean full of hate. You say what you want, you tell me to go, I know what you need, this isn’t your fate. I can see it all, I see all the tears. Because the waves that crash upon the sand, They are all just piles of your many fears All you have to do is please take my hand. It’s all just you. See, you’re drowning yourself. And I don’t know if you will ever stop So just put it all on the bottom shelf, ‘Cause one day I know you’ll reach the top. -a.r.k-

ALONE AMONG THE FIDDLES by Lydia Carrillo Velvet Tracing bare feet Above mass and fern The fresh green Soft Radiant with the glistening beads of dew Secretly smiling As pale fingers Linger Enjoying lichen-covered tree trunks Knotholes catching fingertips Fingertips The soft fiddles tickling Like little bearded men Guard roots Which Like capillaries Carry life up to the canopies Where birds crooning With clicks and whirs Summon day and night And below Alone among the fiddles Pale fingers And Velvet

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MOONLIGHT THE-

T H I R D S T R E E T, M C M I N N V I L L E O R E G O N


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ART FOCUS

DO YOU HAVE A PIECE OF ART TO SHARE? CONTACT EDITOR BIANCA FLORES

“WHEN I WAS YOUNGER IT WAS JUST SOMETHING TO OCCUPY MY TIME, SOMETHING I THOUGHT WAS FUN. NOW IT’S A WAY FOR ME TO EXPRESS MYSELF AND TRY TO SEND AN IDEA OR MESSAGE TO THE VIEWER. FOR ME ART IN GENERAL EMBODIES FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION.”

EMILY SWICK AP STUDIO ART STUDENT

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FEATURED AP STUDIO ART

WHAT I SEE

THE CRUCIBLE BEN SCHEIBER

HUMANITY ON WINGS JOSE PEREZ

BROOKLYNN GERING “THIS PIECE REFLECTS THE HISTORY OF MAKEUP FASHION. I CHOOSE TO TAKE A TWIST ON TWIGGY DUE TO HER UNUSUAL LOOK, AND THE WAY IT REVOLUTIONIZED FASHION IN HER GENERATION. THE PICTURE SLIDES SURROUNDING THE EYES SYMBOLIZE THE ADVANCEMENT OF PHOTOGRAPHY, AS WELL AS CAPTURING THE EVER CHANGING PERCEPTION OF BEAUTY.” UNTITLED HAYLEY MYERS

JEZEBEL SOPHIA MURRAY

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IN FOCUS

DO YOU HAVE A STORY TO SHARE? CONTACT EDITOR HANNAH LUNDEEN

TEEN PARENTS GROW UP FAST YOUNG PARENTS JUGGLE SCHOOL WORK, RELATIONSHIPS AND RAISING A CHILD BY AUBREY LOVEALL

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Becoming a teen parent is starting to increase at MHS. Without our helpful staff, teen parents wouldn’t have the support they need to get through high school, have an education and still become the best parent they can be. Having a child at such a young age is always a struggle. Trying to juggle school work, relationships, and having your own job is difficult when having to handle a child. Angie Vansickle has experienced the struggles of being a teen mom. Vansickle said, “My struggles are having enough time in the day to get all of my things done, homework, laundry, dinner etcetera. Finding free time to do the things that I enjoy and the pressure behind being a teen mom, such as all the things that people say about you, the staring, the EMMA NIXON whispering, etcetera. It can be very hurtful at times and I feel that a lot of teen moms are have an hour of free time, I make sure that we are doing very misunderstood.” something together.” Balancing education while still being a loving mother Being a teen mom is rough. Having to deal with the to a child can be a difficult task. Vansickle said, “I always negative things and have so much stress on your shoulput my daughter first for everything so sometimes that ders. It’s not an easy job. means missing a few classes, a test, or a project, but I Sarah Gledhill shared what her struggles are when try my hardest to make it up and get good grades so that having a child at a young age. She said, “Some struggles I can set a good example for her, and let her know that being a teen mom is trying to balance school, work and school is important and it is not an option. But when I taking care of a baby. Also financially it’s very difficult. I 12

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barely have money left for anything extra that Kali might need. Trying to co-parent is one of the biggest struggles right now. Trying to make sure the decisions we make for Kali are in the best interest for her and not what will work best for us.” Most of the struggles for teen parents are similar, like trying to support your child in the best way, not giving up, and being a good influence for your child. It is not easy and you have only a short amount of time to change and become mature. Bear Hugs Child Care, here at Mac High, provides things for teen parents, though there are expectations that students have to meet to get proper child car at Bear Hugs. Heather Keinonen, who works at Bear Hugs, said, “We offer child care when school is in session and students are in class.” Teen parents have to take the parenting class with Sheila Lenker to have their child in Bear Hugs. Lenker said, “We offer support to them while they have their child in Bear Hugs with child care. We also provide advice for them. Debbie and Judy in the infant room give good advice for sick children, how to care for a child when they are teething, what to do if the child has a diaper rash, and all sorts of things that have to do with parenting.” Bear Hugs is a huge support system for teen parents that don’t have anyone to take care of their child so that they can get their proper education and graduate from high school. Keinonen also shared her feelings and her role in supporting students. She said, “I feel like we are a big support to teen parents. A lot of teen parents, without Bear Hugs, wouldn’t be able to finish their high school education because they have to stay home with their child. So we offer support with their education. The parenting class is also a huge support because there are a lot of people that come in from the community that offer guidance and support.” If you are concerned about becoming pregnant, the Health Center offers confidential pregnancy tests, and relationship advice for teens here at the high school. Teen pregnancy is not an easy thing to do. Having to care for a child while still being cared for by your own parents is tough. You are forced to grow up quickly. Without the care and support from our amazing staff at MHS, teen parenting would be much harder.


IN FOCUS AUBREY LOVEALL

IN FOCUS

NEARLY 20 MHS STAFF MEMBERS HAVE CHILDREN CURRENTLY ATTENDING SCHOOL

GREG AND RILEY MCANALLY

INTERVIEW WITH GREG MCANALLY BRUIN STAFF INTERVIEW GREG MCANALLY ON HIS EXPERIENCE WITH HAVING HIS CHILDREN AT MAC HIGH

GREG MCANALLY BY MILO SILLANPAA

Q: How long have you been teaching at McMinnville High School? A: I’ve been teaching 18 years at Mac High and seven years at Central High School; 25 years altogether. Q: What are the postitive things about having your children at Mac High? A: I get to see all of their activities and be more involved in their lives and we have the same vacations and snow days. Q: How about the negative? A: They always ask for lunch money and know where to get it!

Q: Have you ever taught Riley or Taylor in class? A: Yes, I’ve taught both of them. Q: What’s the difference between having a daughter and a son at Mac High? A: It’s pretty much the same. They are both into sports and enjoyed similar activities. Q: Before they came to Mac High, did you expect your experiences would be different? A: I didn’t except much differences, but it was interesting being able into their personal lives, like who their friends are and who they hang out with.

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HERE’S MORE

SEAN AND ISAIAH COSTE

We’ve been noticing more MHS staff that have students at school. We decided to find out. Here is our list:Karry Walters(CodyWalters)Kathleen Ulvang (Lauren Ulvang) Kathy Beyer(Emma Beyer) Tony Vicknair(Maddie Vicnair)Kris Olsen(Molly Olsen) Vic Downs(Kay and Victor Downs)Sean Coste(Isaiah Coste)Steve Cooper(Craig Cooper)Brian Maselli(Noel Maselli)Greg McAnally(Riley McAnally)Jody Mechals (Kade Mechals)Cindy Robertson (Daniel Roberson) Kerrie Savage(Serengetti Savage)Siria Larmay(Arisa Shante Larmay)Chip Ford(Taylor Ford and Josh Ford) Vonnie Davis (McKenzie Davis)Nate Weant (Steven Weant) CHIP AND JOSH FORD

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CROSSFIT IMUA CHANGES PERSPECTIVE ON FITNESS AND CHANGES LIVES BY HALEY SWINTH

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Crossfit IMUA is a fitness program that focuses on building up a person’s workout endurance, strength and all around athleticism. By focusing on agility, accuracy, balance, coordination, speed, power, and stamina, Crossfit can maximize someone’s potential in becoming a better athlete. Using a large variety of different workout combinations, full of movements that exert high intensity, it can also improve a person’s overall confidence and physique. Crossfit Imua, located off of Eigth and Alpine Street near the Granary District, is a sanctuary for all athletes and a rejuvenator for office workers and beginners. The name, “Imua”, was given to this particular gym by native Hawaiian owners JP and Cyra Kloninger, meaning “go forward”. Crossfit Imua has been in McMinnville since 2010. JP and Cyra are both trainers at the gym, and work hard to create a positive and safe workout environment. Kloninger said, “I believe it’s the best way to get fit. It makes me feel more empowered and confident, and able to do anything. [Crossfit] transfers into your life physically, mentally, and spiritually.” After being a part of Crossfit for the last couple years Cyra

has a new outlook on fitness and says, “I look at fitness differently now, its not just something to keep me looking good, but it’s something to keep me stronger and more fit. Fitness isn’t about [your] appearance, but more performance based.” A schedule of classes is put together on their website, creating a workout of the day, known as a “WOD.” Exercises will rarely be repeated, disposing of all routines. Workouts consist of weightlifting, body weight exercises, and traditional cardio. But what makes it different is including Olympic lifting, climbing, throwing, and some gymnastics. With a main focus on the whole body and using functional movement patterns, there is no room for isolation movements. Core strength is key and works as a foundation in the whole program. Although Crossfit may not be for everyone, people who are dedicated and committed to hard work and consistency thrive and become better athletes that can face the fear of failure and take the challenge. Crossfit Imua focuses on bringing everyone together like family. Lacey Taron, a regular crossfitter, said, “When all of the stresses of life take over, one thing remains the same. At 5:30 I throw on my tennis shoes and go to the place where I am challenged, encouraged, and influenced. Crossfit has been life changing for me. It has pushed me to realize that I was stronger than I thought. Crossfit is more than just people coming together to get in a solid workout. We’re there for each other. Cheering each other on till the very end.”


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TOP OF THEIR GAME IN SPRING SPORTS

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GIRLS TRACK & FIELD

“ I HAVE ALREADY SET PERSONAL BESTS IN ALL OF MY EVENTS WHICH HAS MADE MY SEASON GREAT SO FAR.”

BOYS GOLF

DAKOTA BUHLER

JUMP BRYCE ANDERSON SURPRISES EVEN HIMSELF BY JUMPING OVER SIX FEET IN THE HIGH JUMP BY NOAH DAUGHTERY

“I’M HAPPY TO HAVE MY FAMILY ON THE TEAM, ESPECIALLY MY DAD AS COACH. ITS BEEN VERY ENTERTAINING THIS YEAR.” did enough running from basketball, so I don’t want to run that much right now.”

Q: What motivated you to start track your senior year? A: Breaking my arm and not being able to play football. So, I substituted track for football.

Q: Is this more success in the high jump event than you thought you would be getting? A: Yes, going into the year my goal was 6’4” and I jumped over that my first track meet. Q: What have you learned about high jump? A: There is a lot of emphasis on form; the coaches always work with that the most. I learned that I do like track. I did track in third grade and I didn’t like it that much so I never did it again. It is a ton of fun; the practices are different from football or basketball ,there is more leisure time in track. Q: Why did you do this event and none of the others? A: I already knew I could jump high, not this high. I went into it thinking, “Alright, I already

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KAYLA WORDEN

“GETTING TO KNOW EACH OTHER HAS BEEN KEY SINCE THIS IS A BRAND NEW TEAM. I HOPE TO PLACE IN CONFERENCE.”

Q: What kind of success did you expect this year in track? A: I expected to be good. That’s how I am, I want to succeed. Being in the top three was a great surprise. Q: Have you faced any challenges up to this point? A: I have learned that high jump is all mental. I need to get past the fact that I won’t PR (personal record) every single time. That is something I had to learn. For example the meet last week at Newberg I won, but I was disappointed because I didn’t jump my best.

KYLE BROOKER

“WE’VE DONE REALLY GOOD THIS YEAR, WE NEED A LITTLE BIT OF WORK ON PUTTING. I HOPE TO GO TO STATE.”

Q: What are you looking forward to in track this year? A: Going to state will be fun. I want to just go against the other great jumpers in Oregon.

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“IT’S BEEN A GREAT SEASON AND WE HAVE WON MOST OF OUR LEAGUE GAMES. PLAYING TUALATIN WAS TOUGH; I LOST, BUT MY TEAM WON.”

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“WE HAVE GREAT TEAM CHEMISTRY THIS SEASON.”

SOFTBALL

Q: What are your goals by the end of the year? A: I definitely want to break the school record. My other goal would be to get attention from colleges. I know that I can jump at a bigger college, and if I played basketball I would have to go to a smaller college.

GAGE GUBRUD

“WE STARTED OFF REALLY WELL AND HAVE NEW TALENT ON THE TEAM. THE TEAM IS REALLY DIVERSE THIS YEAR BECAUSE WE HAVE A LOT OF YOUNGER AND OLDER PLAYERS.” JOSIE SMITH

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EXTRAS

SPRING SPORTS STATS

BOYS TRACK & FIELD

100m Tanner Scanlon #1 11.07 400m Cameron Marcom #5 53.35 800m Nic McDaniel #1 1:55.44 1500m Nic McDaniel #1 4:03.45 300m Hurdles Tanner Scanlon #1 38.95 (School Record) 400m Relay #3 Maurico Duran, Clayton Maves, Cameron Marcom, Zach Silver 1600m Relay #3Maurico Duran, Nic McDaniel, Tanner Scanlon, Cameron Marcom Shot Put Tim Tatton #2 47’5 Discus Tim Tatton #1 165’6 (School Record) David Ingham #3 135’1 Javelin Tim Tatton #2 183’07 (School Record) Noah Daugherty #4 159’6 High Jump Bryce Anderson #1 6’5 Jesse Kinion #2 6’0 Pole Vault Micah Steeves #2 12’3 Long Jump Tanner Scanlon #2 20’10 Jesse Kinion #5 19’9 Nathan Clevenger #5 20’2 Triple Jump Nathan Clevenger #1 41’1.25

GIRLS TRACK & FIELD

400m Taylor Petersem #1 60.37 800m Ally Legard #3 2:26.08 1500m Whitney Rich #3 5:03.59 3000m Whitney Rich #2 10:58.16 400m Relay #3 Taylor Petersen, Annika Nyquist, Dakota Buhler, Montanna Gubrud Shot Put Jalyn Clark-Johnson #2 35’8 Dominique Burden #4 32’11.5 Discus Amber Bonds #1 115’2 Dominique Burden #5 97’7 Javelin Bethany Mohler #2 123’5 Amber Bonds #4 111’8 High Jump Lucy Bellville #2 5’0 Natalie Scott #5 4’10 Pole Vault Jessica Noyes #3 9’6 Sarah Simpson #3 9’0 Long Jump Dakota Buhler #1 17’6 Montanna Guburd #5 16’10 Triple Jump Dakota Buhler #3 35’1.75 BOYS TENNIS

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#13 Tanner Autencio 9.1 #16 Bryce Brooker 15.1 #23 Adam Israel 16.6 #27 Michael Martinoff 19.1 #33 Kyle Broder 22.1 GIRLS GOLF

BASEBALL: KADE MECHALS PITCHES AGAINST FOREST GROVE

#5 Emma Beyer 23.37 #13 Hazel Findley 39.7 #15 Kaela Worden 41.7 #18 Katy Kuehn 45.83 #28 Aubryn Walters 71.37

McMinnville boys varsity baseball is 12-2 in the season. “The team has been playing great and hitting the ball really well,” said sophomore Kade Mechals, one of starting pitchers for the Grizzlies.

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Nine seniors leading the pack with a winning streak of 8-0. Beat Tualatin for the first Grizzly victory over the Timberwolves since 2010. Overall with a streak of 41. BASEBALL

So far the Grizzlies are 12-2 overall and 5-1 in league. There are a total of 403 hits, leading in hits are Zach Rhoads with 48 and Sam Swenson with 45 and Cameron Fox with 39. The Grizzles have tallied 74 runs this season.

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MHS ROBOTICS TEAM SUCEEDS AT DISTRICT COMPETITION AND ATTENDS REGIONALS BY HAILEY SAHAGUN & HAZEL FINDLEY

HAILEY SAHAGUN

Recently, the NerdHerd FIRST robotics team competed in two district competitions and one regional event, their robot accompanying them to the district events. At the Wilsonville High School district competition they won the Engineering Inspiration Award. “The Engineering Inspiration Award is given to teams for growing in numbers and helping teams around them in the past year,” said former coach Juanita Clarno. This award allowed them to compete again at the regional competition in Portland after their second district

“OUR ROBOT IS AFFECTIONATELY NAMED MALEFICENT.” -HAILEY SAHAGUN

HAZEL FINDLEY

competition in Corvallis. Although their robot, “affectionately called Maleficent,” said junior Hailey Sahagun, acquired several malfunctions at both of their district competitions and did not qualify for the Portland Regional, a few members of the team were still able to go and represent the NerdHerd in an interview to be considered for the Regional Engineering Inspiration Award. Junior Hazel Findley said, “In addition to the interview, we were able to socialize with others are the event, cheer for matches, and we were even able to spend time at Powell’s Technical Books.” The Nerd Herd First Robotics team won the Engineering Inspiration Award. This is the third robot the EASA program has created. Advisors include MaryBeth Kramer and Juanita Clarno.

TWILIGHTERS: Senior Kj Smith performs the national anthem at an MHS assembly.

HARMONY THE TWILIGHTERS SAY GOODBYE TO BELOVED SENIORS AND WELCOME NEW VOICES NEXT YEAR BY ERICA WOOD

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The Twilighters are a group of some of the most accomplished singers of Mac High, and always prove to be amazing at every performance. Junior Audrey Pattishall is a proud member of the Twilighters. “We’re all a family,” Pattishall said. “I remember seeing them when I was younger and I saw how close they were, and how much fun they were all having together, and I just wanted to be a part of it.” Kj Smith is a second year Twilighter, but because he is a senior this is also his last year. “When I was in eight grade I tried out for Sterling and I made it, and then after that I just always aspired to be a part of the Twilighters,” Smith said. “I auditioned and made it as a Twilighter as an incoming junior, and it was probably one of the best things ever.” The Twilighters are definitely a close knit family to say the least. “Every time we sing, it’s just like singing with your

family, I don’t really know how to say it,” said Pattishall. Smith feels the same way. “I feel bad for anyone who isn’t with the Twilighters, because they will never get to know that special bond we all have with each other,” said Smith. “I have never been closer with any other group of people, which is just one of the reasons why I’m going to miss it so much.” As for the future, returning Twilighters look forward to welcoming new members, but are sad to say goodbye to the old. As an outgoing senior, Smith said he will continue music. “Whether I continue with choir depends on

“I HAVE NEVER BEEN CLOSER WITH ANY OTHER GROUP OF PEOPLE, WHICH IS JUST ONE OF THE REASONS WHY I’M GOING TO MISS IT SO MUCH.” -KJ SMITH what college I go to, but I want to always have a piano in my house. Then I can serenade my wife or girlfriend,” he adds jokingly. So, as Mac High wishes a sad goodbye to their beloved senior Twilighters, be sure to welcome the new members and look forward to all the music they will create.

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NEWS OUT & ABOUT

NEWS

HALEY SWINTH

GET A JOB

1. Right timing. Stop by the business when they are not too busy. If a time is listed in the advertisement, show up at that time. 2. Have a resume. Make sure your resume is up to date and attach it to the job application. Keep it in a folder where you can easily access it. 3. Dress nicely. Be dressed neatly and conservatively and try to avoid personal identity statements like politcal clothing.

WORK: Senior Kayla works at the Action Corner at MHS.

JOBS FOR TEENS CHECK OUT LOCAL BUSINESSES THAT HIRE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND WHAT FELLOW STUDENTS THINK ABOUT THEIR CURRENT JOBS

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BY TAYLOR VOGEL

s many students are approaching the age where taking on a job is expected, many have questions about when and where to get the information before applying. Jobs require either part-time or full-time, a full-time responsibility and need to be taken seriously by students. The best way to get informed about jobs here locally, is talking to MHS students who work there. Sandwich Express is located in McMinnville off the 99 and is a popular place for high school students to stop by during lunch. Junior Randi McCloskey has been working there for the past seven months. “It’s a cool experience to have a job that is really laid back and that lets me still see a lot of the kids from school that come in to get our bomb food,” said McCloskey. She landed the job in September by applying in the summer and getting a call from the manager during the first week of school. “When I was looking for summer job I applied all over the

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place and then when school started the manager called me and asked me to come in for an interview with her so we scheduled it and then a couple days later they called me and I got the job!” said McCloskey. The pool is another popular place for teenagers to get jobs. From the water park by Evergreen to the McMinnville Aquatic Center, there are more teen friendly jobs available. Senior Rebekah Wood has worked at the Aquatic center as a lifeguard for two years. “We’re usually short staffed, so apply anytime,” Wood said. “There is a training course you need to take for the job that goes on for about a month for three hours, two nights a week, but after that we almost always hire people that took the course. But a nice perk of the job is that you can use the weight room for free.” So as Mac High students go on the hunt for jobs, take in mind what fellow students say about their employment.

4. Look presentable. Remove all your piercings and cover up tatoos if you have any. 5. Be polite. Approach the first available employee and ask politely if they are hiring. Never interrup a conversation. 6. Don’t give up. If an employee tells you they are not hiring, make sure to still leave your resume for the manager. 7. Locate the manager. Find out when the business’ manager is next working and stop by so you can personally speak to him or her. 8. Follow up. Come back a few days later and tell them that you hope they consider you. 9. Be professional. Be polite and don’t stay too long. For example, if you have just dropped your resume off, don’t stay and do some shopping.


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FASHION EDITOR

SENIOR KIMBERLEE WILSON ART TEACHER CHRISTINE KINNEY

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STUDENTS AND TEACHERS AROUND MAC HIGH SHOWCASE THEIR UNIQUE PERSONALITIES AND APPEARANCE THROUGH THEIR OUTFITS.

SOPHOMORE SAM SWENSON

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SOPHOMORE GABE SYHALATH

JUNIOR JOSE PEREZ AND SENIOR EMILY SWICK

SOHOPMORE ANDREA MONTIEL

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WAYS TO SURVIVE THE 2 HOUR SENIOR ASSEMBLY

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The time of the year to sit in a crowded gym for two or more hours has arrived yet again at McMinnville High School. The Senior assembly takes place on June 5, and we have complied a list of ways to help your survive.

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WINNERS OF SELFIE CONTEST BRUIN CONDUCTED. CONGRATS BUNKER.

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Scream at the speaker while they’re speaking and get kicked out of the gym. Tickle the person next to you and see what happens. Listen to your friends/upperclassmen and just don’t go. Put your phone on eBay if flappy bird is still installed and see how much you can get for it. Slap yourself every few minutes.

Participate in the Selfie Olympics.

Do that homework you were supposed to turn in last week. Stand up everytime one of the categories is called.

Pinch yourself every 10 seconds. Take a pen out and draw on your arm.


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